What neat tricks and tips have you've found since owning? - Page 120 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2013, 06:12 AM   #1191
roswelltop
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83279
Location: Roswell, GA
What I Drive: 2013 SGM SE HATCH, 5 Spd Man

Posts: 463
Points 1,334, Level 20
Points: 1,334, Level: 20 Points: 1,334, Level: 20 Points: 1,334, Level: 20
Level Up 34% Completed
Level up: 34% Level up: 34% Level up: 34%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 1 roswelltop Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
When buying my 2013 SE Hatch, I definitely wanted a sunroof. While driving with roof open and all windows closed, one has a sense of openness without much moving outside air actually getting into the car.

When driving alone, open the roof AND crack (or simply open !) the rear passenger side window by about 1 inch or more and feel the rush of outside air just envelop you. Mix some AC with this and most any day becomes a perfect weather day.

If you have a passenger with you, crack (or simply open !) both rear windows 1 inch or more and you will both feel the rush.
roswelltop is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-19-2013, 06:44 AM   #1192
bama_focus
Focus Enthusiast
 
bama_focus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Fan#: 117648
Location: birmingham, AL
What I Drive: 2012 focus sedan sel

Posts: 381
Points 241, Level 4
Points: 241, Level: 4 Points: 241, Level: 4 Points: 241, Level: 4
Level Up 82% Completed
Level up: 82% Level up: 82% Level up: 82%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 2 bama_focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'm upset I dont have a sunroof on my focus as i've had them on my last two cars and grew to love my sunroof, especially at night. But I couldnt until now say if I have liked not having a sunroof im my focus.. its one of the few complaints I have on my foci.
bama_focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 08:04 AM   #1193
gtncpa
Focus Enthusiast
 
gtncpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86143
Location: Midland Park, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium Hatch

Posts: 505
Points 1,517, Level 22
Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 gtncpa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by roswelltop View Post
When buying my 2013 SE Hatch, I definitely wanted a sunroof. While driving with roof open and all windows closed, one has a sense of openness without much moving outside air actually getting into the car.

When driving alone, open the roof AND crack (or simply open !) the rear passenger side window by about 1 inch or more and feel the rush of outside air just envelop you. Mix some AC with this and most any day becomes a perfect weather day.

If you have a passenger with you, crack (or simply open !) both rear windows 1 inch or more and you will both feel the rush.
Yup ... that really works! Another thing I noticed, compared to most cars, you can open the sunroof and it is relatively quiet in the car. SUV's on the other hand make that "helicoptering" noise when the windows and sunroof are not open just so.
gtncpa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #1194
gtncpa
Focus Enthusiast
 
gtncpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86143
Location: Midland Park, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium Hatch

Posts: 505
Points 1,517, Level 22
Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 gtncpa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I wish there was a tip or trick to have the fog lights come on automatically with the headlights using the "auto on and off" feature. Most Fords do that.
gtncpa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 08:16 AM   #1195
Userdenied
Focus Enthusiast
 
Userdenied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116334
Location: Indianapolis, IN
What I Drive: '13 Black Ti Hatch 5-Speed

Posts: 279
Points 813, Level 15
Points: 813, Level: 15 Points: 813, Level: 15 Points: 813, Level: 15
Level Up 13% Completed
Level up: 13% Level up: 13% Level up: 13%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 Userdenied Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gtncpa View Post
I wish there was a tip or trick to have the fog lights come on automatically with the headlights using the "auto on and off" feature. Most Fords do that.
This would be amazing... It's really annoying having to turn them on manually when the rest of the lights are auto. Someone with more knowledge of the electronics in our cars please figure this out!
Userdenied is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #1196
tru88
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 114979
Location: Nowhere, United States
What I Drive: Public tramsportation

Posts: 77
Points 231, Level 4
Points: 231, Level: 4 Points: 231, Level: 4 Points: 231, Level: 4
Level Up 62% Completed
Level up: 62% Level up: 62% Level up: 62%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 tru88 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
It might be a thing on the 14s. I have my auto lights on and I've only had to turn on the fog lights once....which was the first time I turned them on. I wonder if ford has an update to do that for all models? I had a 13 as a rental and it did the same
tru88 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #1197
gtncpa
Focus Enthusiast
 
gtncpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86143
Location: Midland Park, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium Hatch

Posts: 505
Points 1,517, Level 22
Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 gtncpa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
In my other FoMoCo vehicles to get the fogs to come on you put the selector in auto mode and pull the dial out a bit. Simple and it works great! It will remember to turn them on if the car was off a very short time, for example after getting gas.
gtncpa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 09:10 AM   #1198
Userdenied
Focus Enthusiast
 
Userdenied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116334
Location: Indianapolis, IN
What I Drive: '13 Black Ti Hatch 5-Speed

Posts: 279
Points 813, Level 15
Points: 813, Level: 15 Points: 813, Level: 15 Points: 813, Level: 15
Level Up 13% Completed
Level up: 13% Level up: 13% Level up: 13%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 5 Userdenied Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tru88 View Post
It might be a thing on the 14s. I have my auto lights on and I've only had to turn on the fog lights once....which was the first time I turned them on. I wonder if ford has an update to do that for all models? I had a 13 as a rental and it did the same
Hmmm, this might be the case. I have to turn mine back on any time the lights turn off, it's not the end of the world, but it's annoying that it can't remember I wanted them on. :P
Userdenied is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #1199
JasDmw
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105501
Location: Calgary, Canada
What I Drive: 2013 Focus Ti Hatch Sterling Grey

Posts: 94
Points 177, Level 3
Points: 177, Level: 3 Points: 177, Level: 3 Points: 177, Level: 3
Level Up 54% Completed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 JasDmw Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Userdenied View Post
This would be amazing... It's really annoying having to turn them on manually when the rest of the lights are auto. Someone with more knowledge of the electronics in our cars please figure this out!
Maybe it's because "fog" lights are intended for foggy conditions or when you really need the extra lighting only. I'm quite tired of seeing all these useless lights on when the weather is clear. Around here, some silly folks put them on in bright sunshine. The only thing dumber is when one of those "fog" lights is burnt out and they still insist on having the one on. Now that the days are getting shorter, the glare is just annoying; moreso from the complete idiots in their monster trucks.

End of rant!
JasDmw is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #1200
gtncpa
Focus Enthusiast
 
gtncpa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 86143
Location: Midland Park, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Black Titanium Hatch

Posts: 505
Points 1,517, Level 22
Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22 Points: 1,517, Level: 22
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 gtncpa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Wow! That is a lot of anger. Let's be real, they are not true fog lights. They are decorative. Most car companies now distinguish upper trim levels by adding "fogs" and dual exhaust. (most dual exhausts on car is a joke one pipe off the engine with a "Y" connector at the back to make two) having said that I wish the Focus had dual.
gtncpa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:51 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.