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Old 01-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #71
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Absolutely love my SEL. Some studdering and headliner rattles like crazy (i usually just hit it until it stops). Drives like a dream and handles like a dream. Sound system is killer and with tinted windows it looks badass! love my focus!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #72
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Initially, no. Loved the color, the interior, the handling, the transmission (manual), and the overall design.

Then I spent a year trying to get Ford to admit to the infamous clunking issue with my RF suspension. Threw plenty of my own money down the drain trying to solve the issue myself.

I ended up trading the car in on something more worthwhile back in December.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:22 PM   #73
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Initially, no. Loved the color, the interior, the handling, the transmission (manual), and the overall design.

I ended up trading the car in on something more worthwhile back in December.
Me too ... undoubtedly the worst vehicle purchase I've made in the last 20 years.

I'm done with Ford forever. Hey! You asked ....

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #74
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Had mine into the dealer more than total trips to the dealer for the last 5 cars I owned combined. Constant MFT problems. Parts falling off. Rattles all over the place. It doesn't feel safe. It's doesn't feel like it will last past warranty. I had a piece of the exterior fly off on the highway. I leased it and I will be happy when i hand it back and step out of the last Ford Dealership I will ever be in again. Until then my goal is to make sure everyone I know and respect stays away from Ford and their horrible vehicles. Worst purchase of my life by far. f--kFord.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #75
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Not one...been lovin' every minute of it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:48 PM   #76
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been an absolute pleasure. Some rattles in the '12 that are not present in my '13. MFT is also very compliant even if a tad slow sometimes. No complaints. Blast to drive, feels substantial and I hope it holds up for the long haul

never buy a brand new design in the first year and stick to stick
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:59 PM   #77
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I would have preferred an ST, but it's primarily the wife's car for city driving and she can't drive stick.

Maybe in a few years...
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:54 AM   #78
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The only time I want a manual is on a motorcycle. Why get a manual when you can get a 6 speed and not hassle with a clutch in city traffic? But that's just me.......
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #79
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The only time I want a manual is on a motorcycle. Why get a manual when you can get a 6 speed and not hassle with a clutch in city traffic? But that's just me.......
Some of us just prefer a manual. I had an automatic for my last car, and swore that my Focus would be a manual. I'm glad for so many reason that I got the 5 speed in my FoFo.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:47 AM   #80
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The only time I want a manual is on a motorcycle. Why get a manual when you can get a 6 speed and not hassle with a clutch in city traffic? But that's just me.......
That is the same thing I say about people who buy automatic, how boring. Driving a manual connects you to the car in a way that automatic cannot replicate.
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