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Old 07-11-2011, 08:55 PM   #21
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Red '08 SES Coupe with a 5M. bought used with 89K miles. Have put 1800 miles on it, and it uses absolutely no oil, and getting 37-40 mpg.

Gotta love those manual trannies vs. the slush boxes. If you know how to drive them, you can get way better mpg and performance than the auto. Plus, where I live the auto is constantly shifting back and forth with a little 4-banger.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:40 AM   #22
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ahem. 4 doors and 5 gears
LoL, same here
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #23
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Wow really not hating on you four door each to there own.
chill dude. joking. i have nothing against coupes. just represnting.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:02 PM   #24
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2dr 5spd, last one i could find at the time and as a plus it was fully loaded with only 12k kms on the clock and i got a wicked deal on it because they were just getting in a new shipment of foci
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #25
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4 door 5 speed here, when I bought my 09 was one of 3 in the 3 state area that had manual trans. 2 were sold before I got mine so that is how I ended up with a black one. Was supposed to be silver.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:30 PM   #26
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When I bought mine, the dealership had 60 Foci on the lot, and only 4 were manual. Of the 60, only one of them was black interior/exterior. And it happened to be a manual transmission. It was a match made in heaven.

At that moment, I knew it - I must have that car. And here I am, 7 months and 18,000 miles later. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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Old 07-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #27
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2010 behbehh! i have myself one slow 5spd :]
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:00 PM   #28
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I wanted a fully loaded SES with a 5 speed. My dealer couldn't find one so I ordered it built at the factory. It was a 6 week wait but well worth it. It was good fun watching the salesman's face when I whipped out my checkbook and paid the car off 100% NO PAYMENTS for me!. The car now has 26,352 miles on it and each day I have fun driving it!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #29
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I wanted a fully loaded SES with a 5 speed. My dealer couldn't find one so I ordered it built at the factory. It was a 6 week wait but well worth it. It was good fun watching the salesman's face when I whipped out my checkbook and paid the car off 100% NO PAYMENTS for me!. The car now has 26,352 miles on it and each day I have fun driving it!
Mine literally has every option available except its a manual. The first dealership I went to said there weren't any cars like it within 700 miles. They tried to convince me to buy a automatic sedan because of "resale value" So, I called another dealership around me and they found my car within 20 minutes. I ended up getting a nasty email from the sales lady for buying somewhere else after all the "work" she put in for me. Lmao.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:22 PM   #30
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Mine literally has every option available except its a manual. The first dealership I went to said there weren't any cars like it within 700 miles. They tried to convince me to buy a automatic sedan because of "resale value" So, I called another dealership around me and they found my car within 20 minutes. I ended up getting a nasty email from the sales lady for buying somewhere else after all the "work" she put in for me. Lmao.
Yea they tried that "resale value" crap on me too but I wasn't buying any of it! We all know that you don't buy a Ford Focus for a resale value. You just keep driving it until the wheels fall off and it wont go any more then buy another one. The 08 automatic trans just doesn't have the same performance as the 5 speed does. The 5 speed is great in the snow and also lets you squeeze more get up and go power from the stock engine. Also the 5 speed weighs much less then the auto trans. Less weight means you can haul more fat people around! (I make em ride in the back seat) LOL
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