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Old 06-17-2012, 12:24 PM   #431
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Every time I think I need to do something to make it look better, I stop, look, and say Nope! looks good just as it is. All I've had changed is the windows tinted. i tried beauty rings, but with no center caps available, it's back to basic wheelcovers.

And it's just an S.
I'm seeing a lot of customizing that actually makes the car look much worse. Ford knew what they were doing on the 2012 Focus so it's hard to do something to improve it unless you're very talented and have big bags of cash. There's a few that have succeeded like the cars Ford commissioned for the SEMA show but in most of those cars everyday around town driveabilty would be severely compromised by the lowering and huge diameter wheels.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #432
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You don't need scads of cash to mod and it doesn't buy good taste since I see rich people with bad taste all the time do wacked stuff to their vehicles,it's just have decent taste and sometimes being reserved with mods can go along ways.

I've got 17" wheels and tires,tint and mud guards (installed tomorrow@the dealer) coming soon and it's not breaking the bank. In a month I'm replacing the rear spoiler too since the stock one is a bit sedate for me taste.
At this point for me it's just a few cosmetic mods to make mine different than the guy or lady's Focus next to me at the light and there's always room for improvment depending on what your intentions for the vehicle is but I do agree some people lose their way and turn their once nice car into a rolling sideshow.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #433
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Been two months

Absolutley the best car I have ever owned. Please FORD keep making them like this.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #434
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I have had mine for 10 months now. It now has 50,000 kilometres on it and I still love driving it.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:32 PM   #435
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Absolutley the best car I have ever owned. Please FORD keep making them like this.
This ^^^

Minor DCT and MFT glitches aside, Ford made an awesome car. The wife and I plan on getting a Stang within a year or two...for her.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:20 PM   #436
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I don't even have my Focus yet and I am in love with the thing. I pick it up tomorrow and I am so excited, which is odd because I have never owned a 4 banger before (I suppose that terminology is a little crude for a ti-vct direct injection I-4). My wife and I just traded in my 2010 Charger R/T (372 hp, 400 ft/lbs) and her 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited for a 2013 Explorer XLT for her and a Focus SE sport HB 5 spd. for me, both in Tuxedo Black Metallic. I am sure I will miss the power and some of the features of the Charger at first, but I know I wont miss the $250-$300 per month fuel costs. I already have my fofo scheduled to get the windows tinted on Saturday and will probably hold off on any other mods for a while.

I just read through this entire thread and it is great to see so many people who love this car so much. Looking forward to spending a lot of time on this site in the future.

One final thought. I'm considering getting a strip of tint on the windshield (eyebrow) and wanted to know if anyone else has had this done. What do you like/not like about it and does anyone have pics so I can get an idea of what it looks like?
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #437
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I recently discovered that I can tilt both fromt headrests. Heehe...
That info is in the owner's manual
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:13 PM   #438
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That depends on what version of the owner's manual came with the car. Early Job 2 builds from April that came with the 4-way restraints also came with v.4 of the manual, which did not have any information about them. A supplement was supposed to be included, but may not have been.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #439
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You are correct. I downloaded mine before I actually got the car because I wanted to read all about it.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #440
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This car is definitely woohoo! worthy. Just picked mine up, it's now getting tinted. Seeing as how my previous car was 12 years old this is great! Love all. The new tech, thrilled with the car so far.
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