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Old 09-10-2012, 11:10 PM   #691
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SO your too lazy to do it yourself, have to rely on a Puter. soooo the future is a bunch of lazy people driving "Go Carts" gas, brake..... gas .... brake. hmmm Ever wonder why Motorcycles never went Full Auto?
Right, which is why any car pushing enough power through a DCT or even auto has even a basic launch control system? Going all the way up to units sitting in BMWs M3 which let you change every aspect of how they launch?

Or how the Viper now has LC? Or how even the GT500 has it?

Attitudes like yours is what makes forums miserable. You don't like it, that's fine. But your solution is to come and shit on the posts of people that do?

That makes a lot of sense.

Funny you bring up bikes, they didn't go full auto because well, its a bike. Quite a lot of weight to saddle a bike with. And because sequential manual transmission that can shift themselves a la BMWs SMG or Audis R Tronic sucked quite nicely for daily driving. Excellent at speed, but they were more horrific for going around town.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:12 PM   #692
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Sure does since im going to be senile soon, I need to do it while I still can lmao hahahaha Im just F'n with ya man, if you like an Auto its your choice. Ill stick to having Manuals in the house.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #693
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A lot of awesome stuff here, some of which I had already known.

All I have to add is an iPad in a shoulder bag will it in the glove compartment.
I use a canvas carry bag for my iPad 2. It's in a Griffin Technologies Armored case. Yes it fits. Now I need a longer cord so I can run it to the center console spot for USB. Maybe get a hub. Run that and the Blackberry.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #694
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My only tip is use Premium gasoline.
And raise the pressure in the tires...
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:59 AM   #695
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My 2013 ST has hill assist.... When you are stopped on a hill, when you take off again, the car doesn't roll back at all when you take your foot off the brake.

I know the Euro cars have this feature, but not sure on the rest of the standard focus models.
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Unless you drive an ST,premium gasoline will not give much benefits.Changing your drivings habits will give you better fuel economy.As for tire pressure.I agree,but the tpms should indicate if your pressures are out of specs.
Premium gasoline will help with performance, but not necessarily fuel economy even in the base Focus 2.0L GDI with Ti-VCT because of the high compression ratio and up to a certain limit being able to advance the timing and take advantage of the more volatile fuel. It won't necessarily give better mileage. But its a simple test that might cost $7.5 over 3 full tanks of gas at a price difference of $0.2/gallon and a 12.4 gallon tank.
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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.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:04 PM   #698
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What a surprise.Here's monkey number two.Do you got other useless knowledge to pass on?
Oh Jesus you are the worst ...

Use the search feature, if the thread isn't on the front page already, and find the one that talks about using Premium gas.

It's been proven by dozens that these engines handle premium fuel better, have smoother power delivery and man have actually seen MPG increases; mpg increases that may or may not be beneficial depending on how much premium fuel costs where you live.

Calling us monkeys and useless isn't winning you any favor with anyone here.
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I wonder even if premium gives better milage if it would actually be enough to cover the increase in cost of the fuel.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:45 PM   #700
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I wonder even if premium gives better milage if it would actually be enough to cover the increase in cost of the fuel.
I'm going to say probably not from what I find
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