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Old 09-04-2013, 10:14 AM   #1111
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Yup! If I'm going 55 on a highway and let off the gas, it keeps going 55. It also idles at 2000 - 2500RPM when cold.

It's "normal" according to the dealer.
Uhh yeah you need to find another dealer, your gas mileage in city must be terrible.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #1112
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yup! If i'm going 55 on a highway and let off the gas, it keeps going 55. It also idles at 2000 - 2500rpm when cold.

It's "normal" according to the dealer.
wtf?
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #1113
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Yup! If I'm going 55 on a highway and let off the gas, it keeps going 55. It also idles at 2000 - 2500RPM when cold.

It's "normal" according to the dealer.
Yeah, you should probably get that checked out... how's your gas mileage? lol
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:36 AM   #1114
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Lets try to get back to "tips and tricks". There are more than enough threads on what is wrong with our cars.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #1115
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The only "trick and tip" type feature that I am surprised that the Focus is missing (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong), is the lack of a notch for the Line In cable in the center console. So if I want to have my MP3 player plugged into the Line In, I can't easily route the cable out of the center console without smashing the cable. Has anyone figured out a way around this, or am I missing something? I thought this was a common car feature so I don't understand why it isn't there. Same goes with the USB line.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #1116
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The only "trick and tip" type feature that I am surprised that the Focus is missing (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong), is the lack of a notch for the Line In cable in the center console. So if I want to have my MP3 player plugged into the Line In, I can't easily route the cable out of the center console without smashing the cable. Has anyone figured out a way around this, or am I missing something?
A dremel and a small grinding stone could to it for you in about 10 seconds. Yes, better if Ford had thought of it for you, but . . .
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #1117
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The only "trick and tip" type feature that I am surprised that the Focus is missing (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong), is the lack of a notch for the Line In cable in the center console. So if I want to have my MP3 player plugged into the Line In, I can't easily route the cable out of the center console without smashing the cable. Has anyone figured out a way around this, or am I missing something? I thought this was a common car feature so I don't understand why it isn't there. Same goes with the USB line.
I have it in my other Ford and Mercury. What I did is I took two little felt feat (those round things) and stuck them on near each other on the frame around the center glove box. When I close it I make sure the wire goes between the two felt feet. It works ... not as good as in my other FoMoCo products ... but it works.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #1118
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The only "trick and tip" type feature that I am surprised that the Focus is missing (and someone please correct me if I'm wrong), is the lack of a notch for the Line In cable in the center console. So if I want to have my MP3 player plugged into the Line In, I can't easily route the cable out of the center console without smashing the cable. Has anyone figured out a way around this, or am I missing something? I thought this was a common car feature so I don't understand why it isn't there. Same goes with the USB line.
What's funny is, mine has a notch for this in the center console, but it only has the aux input in the glove box.. Really annoying. Can't figure out why they put it in there.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #1119
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Yeah, you should probably get that checked out... how's your gas mileage? lol
I average about 35-37 commuting back and fourth to work. On trips, 43-46 is normal. I have had it checked out - the reasoning is that it's to warm the converter up. In nearly 40K miles I have never had a tank below 30MPG.

The annoying thing is on cold mornings when I try to shift. It's -10F out, the transmission oil is like molasses, and the engine decides to race at 2500RPM whenever I push the clutch in. Makes shifting a real breeze!

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wtf?
Our 2001 ford truck does the same thing. Never idles below 1500RPM even when hot.
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I average about 35-37 commuting back and fourth to work. On trips, 43-46 is normal. I have had it checked out - the reasoning is that it's to warm the converter up.
I could be wrong, but I don't believe this trans has a converter...
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Our 2001 ford truck does the same thing. Never idles below 1500RPM even when hot.
That's a little closer to normal.
2000 to 2500 is just crazy.
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