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Old 02-27-2012, 08:55 PM   #201
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Don't judge your experience by what you read in the "bad press" by a bunch of nitpicking whiners. You could buy some folks a steak dinner every night and they'd find something to gripe about. You've got a great car made by the best car mfgr in the world. Enjoy your car and don't worry about what those folks say.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #202
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I kinda did that^^^, but I basically found that the Focus SE Sport was fun to drive according to most reviewers.

I recently picked up a white 2012 Focus SE Sport with an (boo) automatic. I have to admit, at first the DSG was kinda laggy, but it's actually improved after learning how I drive. It's a fun car to drive with lively handling, pretty good steering feel, a nice exhaust note, and great road feel. It's ALMOST as fun to drive as my wife's Mini Clubman. Coming from a 13.7 sec 1/4 mile GTP, it feels kinda slow, but what do you expect going from 300 HP to 160...
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:49 AM   #203
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I kinda did that^^^, but I basically found that the Focus SE Sport was fun to drive according to most reviewers.

I recently picked up a white 2012 Focus SE Sport with an (boo) automatic. I have to admit, at first the DSG was kinda laggy, but it's actually improved after learning how I drive. It's a fun car to drive with lively handling, pretty good steering feel, a nice exhaust note, and great road feel. It's ALMOST as fun to drive as my wife's Mini Clubman. Coming from a 13.7 sec 1/4 mile GTP, it feels kinda slow, but what do you expect going from 300 HP to 160...
Agree. The SE Sport is a fun car to drive. I got an auto too lol. Love playing with the sports mode!

It's just that, the exterior of the Ti is sexier than the lower trims. I also got the sedan. The 18" looks better on a HB than sedan. Plus, no love for the sedans accessory-wise. :(
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #204
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Agree. The SE Sport is a fun car to drive. I got an auto too lol. Love playing with the sports mode!

It's just that, the exterior of the Ti is sexier than the lower trims. I also got the sedan. The 18" looks better on a HB than sedan. Plus, no love for the sedans accessory-wise. :(
That Sport mode is MANDATORY for getting on the freeway. what the wife does when I put it in sport-

Does the Sport mode open up something in the exhaust? In the wife's MINI, that thing ROARS with the Sport mode on. This thing seems to sound a little more aggressive (yet still just the right volume) in sport mode...
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:41 PM   #205
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I love driving mine. Havent even had it a week yet but I get excited when I wake up for work, knowing Im gonna be driving my focus shortly lol
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #206
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Have had my new Focus for 5 days and love it more everyday. My first new car and its a blast to drive. Lots of useful info on this site. Hope to be able to contribute.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #207
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Have had my new Focus for 5 days and love it more everyday. My first new car and its a blast to drive. Lots of useful info on this site. Hope to be able to contribute.
welcome aboard! Sweet car, huh?
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:22 PM   #208
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Have had my new Focus for 5 days and love it more everyday. My first new car and its a blast to drive. Lots of useful info on this site. Hope to be able to contribute.
Hey what do you know, this is my first brand new car too. It is a lot of fun to drive, but my wife had to go buy a MINI Cooper Clubman-which is probably one of the most fun cars out there today-literally the day after I picked up my Focus.
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Hey what do you know, this is my first brand new car too. It is a lot of fun to drive, but my wife had to go buy a MINI Cooper Clubman-which is probably one of the most fun cars out there today-literally the day after I picked up my Focus.
thank goodness she didnt get the "sport Coupe" or whatever the new one is called! WTF is up with that thing?? More $$$ than a cooper S, and slower!!! NOt to mention uuuuuuggggggly
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There's really no point to that thing. It's kind of a bastardization of the MINI name. I mean look at it, then look at a standard Cooper. Why?

She didn't want a Countryman, and with a 7 month old, she needed some space in the car. So she got the most logical, the Clubman. And man is that a tiny, but awesome, car.
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