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Old 05-16-2012, 07:24 AM   #341
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Just brought mine home last night! Haven't really done a whole lot of driving, taking her to Sarasota this weekend though! Haven't decided on a name yet. ...Awesome car!
That is great to hear! Enjoy your new ride and
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #342
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I'm not the only one that loves my new Focus - the birds love it too and keep leaving a mess on it from the over hanging Oak tree. Got the paint protection package and it seems to just rinse off so hope that will keep the paint nice.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:07 PM   #343
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I'm not the only one that loves my new Focus - the birds love it too and keep leaving a mess on it from the over hanging Oak tree. Got the paint protection package and it seems to just rinse off so hope that will keep the paint nice.
A salesman at a dealership that I test drove a focus at told me that Ford puts a seventh layer of paint on their cars now to further protect the paint job. Apparently this is one extra than they've normally done in the past. So that's good.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:49 AM   #344
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New here, but had to say loving my focus hatch... So smooth to drive.. Love it
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #345
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New here, but had to say loving my focus hatch... So smooth to drive.. Love it
and enjoy your new rides! Hopefully those birds roost elsewhere!
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #346
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I LOVE THIS CAR!

2012 Tuxedo Black SE (So I could get the 5 Speed Standard), 17" Black Ford Rims, Sport, Interior, and Moon and Tune Packages. First brand new car ordered exactly how I wanted it! Just hit 15,000 miles had the oil changed and tires rotated, and gave it a good wash and vacuuming this afternoon.

Love to drive it. Starting to think about some Aftermarket things... Tint and intake to begin with. Anyone have any suggestions love to hear em. Also I've only been AVG, around 28.1 MPG (All Time), due to my increased City driving. Anyone else getting down there? I do well on the Highway and Interstates (mid 30's). Just curious what you city folk are doing.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #347
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I LOVE THIS CAR!

2012 Tuxedo Black SE (So I could get the 5 Speed Standard), 17" Black Ford Rims, Sport, Interior, and Moon and Tune Packages. First brand new car ordered exactly how I wanted it! Just hit 15,000 miles had the oil changed and tires rotated, and gave it a good wash and vacuuming this afternoon.

Love to drive it. Starting to think about some Aftermarket things... Tint and intake to begin with. Anyone have any suggestions love to hear em. Also I've only been AVG, around 28.1 MPG (All Time), due to my increased City driving. Anyone else getting down there? I do well on the Highway and Interstates (mid 30's). Just curious what you city folk are doing.

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I'm glad you like your car. As for city mpg's that falls within the expected range and what my personal experience has been.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:25 PM   #348
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I'm trying to figure out how to use the shifter button, it's not clear to me what it does or when to use it. Any advice or tips. Thanks.
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I'm trying to figure out how to use the shifter button, it's not clear to me what it does or when to use it. Any advice or tips. Thanks.
Do you have the select shift feature (noted by the last gear position being S)? If so when you put it into S and then push the switch up to change gear to the next higher gear, or down to shift down to the next lower gear.

If you only have the PowerShift transmission without select shift the same basic shaped rocker switch only serves one function, to disable overdrive/ engage the hill grade assist.
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I'm trying to figure out how to use the shifter button, it's not clear to me what it does or when to use it. Any advice or tips. Thanks.
I would assume it is just like a tiptronic shifter. Pushing down will up shift through the 6 Gears. If you are familiar with driving a Standard Transmission this will give you a little bit of that sort of feel. If you aren't I would recommend just leaving it alone. In 99% of driving conditions the computer shifting will suit you just fine... unless you are planing on racing.
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