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Old 11-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #381
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When washing my car, I seem to unlock/lock my car from the water hose and also washing over the door handles lol


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Take the fob out or your pocket. Lol can't do anything without that. ?
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:25 AM   #382
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It must be flat in Peoria.
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so you can take your foot off the brake!
That's unsafe - if you are rear ended you will be pushed out into the intersection and could be broadsided by oncoming traffic - not to mention possibly into pedestrians crossing in front, etc.

Please always keep your foot on the brake when you are stopped!
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #383
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just be sure to pronounce "hungry" very well. If it sounds anything like "horny", you and your focus will never have the same relationship again.
muhahahahahaha!!!
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:24 PM   #384
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I didn't know that... Its funny how even tiny little extras like this make the car that much cooler...
WOW, I would have never found that!! Awesome!
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:21 PM   #385
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Not sure if anyone's posted this yet, but if you nave Non-MFT Gen 1 Sync, you can definitely speed up the voice interactions by saying...

SYNC... (if you're not in the SYNC menu yet)
Voice Settings...
Interaction Mode Advanced...

Voice commanding doesn't have the feedback anymore leading to more instant gratification from your commands. There's no menu setting for this on us non-MFT ers, at least I haven't seen yet.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #386
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I have no idea if this has been posted before, but I saw in another thread that if you let your Focus go bone dry and run out of gas, in the odometer LCD at the bottom it will read "You should have filled up long ago moron!" It shows that ford has a sence of humor built right in. Lol[bootyshak
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:34 AM   #387
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RE: pull-down handles inside the rear hatch

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They're really well-designed too. I've seen plenty of these over the years in various rental cars, and most are designed for some species with which I am unfamiliar. The typical sequence goes something like:

1) Grab the handle and pull down.
2) Stop before closing because your wrist is fully hinged and about to break and/or the lower edge of the hatch is pressed uncomfortably against your forearm.
3) Grab some part of the filthy outer surface of the hatch and finish the operation, thereby defeating the purpose of the handle.

It actually works quite well, but it took me a few tries to master.

1. Stand with your knees about 6-8" from the bumper.
2. Put your fingers inside the handle (do NOT use your thumb).
3. As quickly as you can, whip your hand straight down.

About 2/3 of the way down your hand naturally slides right out of the handle (if you didn't use your thumb), and it closes with a satisfying "thunk".
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:36 AM   #388
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Well I feel ripped off! I am getting around 33 MPG and I don't get a trophy. Haha
I think you have to have all three icons in the ecomode - including the shifting. With an automatic, one only has two and thus, no trophy.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #389
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Trunk Cubbies in My SEL

I just unloaded all the "treasures" I carried in my '03 Elantra's trunk box and tucked all the important stuff into the slots under the trunk's cover. I have a 1/4 inch socket set, a screwdriver set, an umbrella, a roll of shop towels, a can of hand cleaner, a roll of duct tape, a pair of winter gloves, a pair of leather work gloves, a roll of 30 gallon plastic trash bags, a large flashlight, two bungees, a 30' long ratchet strap, and a tarp to work on/from.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:01 PM   #390
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I think you have to have all three icons in the ecomode - including the shifting. With an automatic, one only has two and thus, no trophy.
I was driving around with my wifes car last night. Went to go look at the ecomode stuff and the little popup came up congratulating her for being an eco champion. hers is an automatic.
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