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Old 11-14-2011, 07:14 PM   #101
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love every inch of the interior (even the sport package mesh trim haha), love how well Sync works and the non-MFT colorscreen LCDs for the radio/trip look, love how supportive and well bolstered the seats are (even in the back), love the craftsmanship and materials, especially on the dash, love the wraparound interior, love the mileage and the pickup, love how well this car handles even on all seasons, love the lightness but decent feedback from the electric steering (something no one can get right these days)... An absolute pleasure to pass the miles in what else can I say, not a single complaint

Started to type a reply to this thread and realized you already did most of it for me.

I find myself looking for excuses to go and drive it. And I stare at it whenever it's in view.

Just needs better wheels and tires, which will be sorted very soon.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:45 PM   #102
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Stopped to top up with gas today, and while I'm putting in my $15 or so I notice a guy with a truck (with the exhaust wide enough to house a good sized dog) at the diesel pump on the next island filling up with just over $131 of product.
Appples and oranges I know, but made me smile.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:12 PM   #103
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yeah, used to run me about $100 to fill the SUV, about every 3 or 4 days. Now its about $40 to $50 every 3 or 4 days. Yes, makes me smile too!
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #104
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Hi Everyone! I just bought my new SE Hatch today after trading in my 02 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is my first ford and my first brand new car :-) I hope to enjoy plenty of years to come with it considering i had to finance 5 years and right now I keep staring at it through the window of my work just waiting to actually take it for a spin I literally signed the contract and had to rush out to work. Maybe later I'll actually break it in a little....
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #105
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It's a great feeling... Enjoy and welcome
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:30 PM   #106
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Good car for my mountain ranch

I've had the car only a week now but I do enjoy driving it. The color is great, doesn't show the dust/mud from my mile-long dirt/rock road. I handles the 19 miles of twists and turns getting to our last mile like a champ, straightening those curves like my old Jag. Our road climbs from 250 feet to 1380 feet in only 1/4 mile as the crow flies (the road is a mile long, as I said) but it is mostly hairpins and switchbacks - the Focus SEL climbs like a monkey, traction control keeps tire spin to almost nothing.

I'm a tech freak so I love the goodies, and they all work as advertized. Nice sound from the MFT/Sony system too. My Garmin tucks in the left corner of the WS so I'm not missing having built-in nav, and I'm loving keeping the $795 in my jeans. The moon roof lets in the sun and the leather caresses my bottom - sweet.

I got a 7 yr 100k Premium warranty so I'm confident that my expenditures will be well under control.

I'm a happy camper so far, with my first ever (I'm 65) Ford.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:21 AM   #107
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it's great to see the enthusiasm from the noobs (kp911 and flinging) and good to hear everything is working well for you.

Very envious of flingwing since he just 'has' to drive those roads everyday. I'm stuck on highway for 45 mins each way...would much rather have the twisties!
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:47 PM   #108
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This is the best walk around I've seen yet.. It's on a fully loaded Titanium.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for the video! This almost exactly the config I want.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #109
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Just expressing my love for my '12 SE sport HB.

1,500 miles now, averaging 25mpg in stop-go traffic. (I can easily hit 35+ if it weren't for that) No issues with the DCT, shifts are smooth as silk, nearly got sick going for a ride with my old man in his Z4 the other day with how horrid slushboxes feel.

I had a 2009 Cobalt LS before the Focus, and I can safely say it feels like I went from a Geo Metro to a Lexus IS in terms of quality. And I actually have a trunk that's accessible!

Only beef I have, and it's not with the car itself, is my dealership can't seem to fix a scratch on the side no matter what. I've found waxing is a bit of a pain though with the spoiler, but I can always hand wax around there instead of using an orbital buffer. I'm going to enjoy the extra exercise of parking in the far back and taking up two spots at work to keep the crazy people I work with away.

Then there's the front of this car...

Thats a face everyone's mother can love. Do need to get rid of the chrome though, would look a lot better in either a glossy black or matte black.
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:06 PM   #110
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Just expressing my love for my '12 SE sport HB.

1,500 miles now, averaging 25mpg in stop-go traffic. (I can easily hit 35+ if it weren't for that) No issues with the DCT, shifts are smooth as silk, nearly got sick going for a ride with my old man in his Z4 the other day with how horrid slushboxes feel.

I had a 2009 Cobalt LS before the Focus, and I can safely say it feels like I went from a Geo Metro to a Lexus IS in terms of quality. And I actually have a trunk that's accessible!

Only beef I have, and it's not with the car itself, is my dealership can't seem to fix a scratch on the side no matter what. I've found waxing is a bit of a pain though with the spoiler, but I can always hand wax around there instead of using an orbital buffer. I'm going to enjoy the extra exercise of parking in the far back and taking up two spots at work to keep the crazy people I work with away.

Then there's the front of this car...

Thats a face everyone's mother can love. Do need to get rid of the chrome though, would look a lot better in either a glossy black or matte black.
I painted mine... Check out my post
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