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Old 08-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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My first new car! (w/ red tuscany photos)

It arrived on Wednesday, picked it up today. I've been promiscuously driving other peoples' manuals to get used to driving stick. I must say, this manual was the easiest to drive out of all of them. Around the dealer I was in a parking lot testing clutch biting point and such before I got onto main roads, the Sheehy dealer is right next to I95 and really busy so I was a bit intimidated ;). I decided to see if I could roll out in 1st as some people were wondering about that and you totally can without even too much rumble. This manual is like butter, and was smoother than the Honda/GTI/and old Escort I've driven for preparing. The engine is PUNCHY. It's great. I've been driving the engine like it's meant to be driven. Staying 2k clear of redline but doing a lot of quick acceleration and engine braking to seal the rings. Anyway, I absolutely love the car so far. Here are some pictures.

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Old 08-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #2
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CONGRATS! enjoy it as much as we all are
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #3
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Congratulations! My 2012 Focus was my first car purchase ever!
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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Sweet ride, that Red Tuscany rocks!
I am getting more excited for my car every day. It's at the dealer now and I'll be taking delivery on 9/7. My daughter took some pictures of it on the lot (out back w/ sold sign on it) and I'll get to see those tomorrow!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:52 PM   #5
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Very nice! I really like the combo of the Sterling Gray w/ the Tuscany interior.

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Old 08-26-2011, 09:01 PM   #6
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Sweet car man, looks great hope you like it as much as we all like ours.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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Looks great! We have similar cars. Looks like we traded the Tuscany you have for 17's but nearly identical!
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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Tuscany rules. Just one look, that's all it took.
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:43 AM   #9
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Yea, and the added cupholders and stuff in the back was an awesome bonus! Only the leather trims have those!

Sad news though, I think the thermostat is broken. I started it up today after it was cooled down for like 3 hours and it said the temp was halfway between the C and the H which is totally wrong. Took my girlfriend for a quick spin and felt the engine bay was pretty hot, but also the needle hadn't changed position. Gonna call the dealership tomorrow. Oh what we go through for new versions of cars haha...
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:48 AM   #10
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Sterling gray + Tuscany equals the best combo!

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