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Old 09-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #151
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Originally Posted by Timbo64 View Post
Stars4jon wrote: "I can't believe this is the same company that made my 1998 ZX2."

My wife and I have been married for 15 years and we have gone through a lot of new cars. We have purchased one Honda, one Nissan, one Scion, three Subarus, two Toyotas, and now three Fords (Ranger Sport, Fusion, Focus) in a row.

I have always been an import guy, but Ford has been on such a roll lately that my wife and I saw no need to even LOOK at those other manufactures again.

Several years ago if someone would have told me that in 2012 I would rather buy a new Ford than another new Honda, Subaru, or Toyota, I would have told them that they were crazy.

What really ticks me off is that our beloved mint condition 1993 Honda Del Sol with only 90K original miles on it was totaled in an accident two months ago and there is no way that it can be replaced for what the insurance company thought was a "fair settlement" for what they referred to as "an almost 20 year old Honda".

This picture makes me kinda sad because the Scion xB was totaled when a tree fell on it during severe weather and this is the Del Sol that was totaled in an accident.

Off-topic but that is a pretty cool house in the background !!
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:16 AM   #152
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@ Seriously Focused. Thanks for the compliment! The one I wanted had the roof. Couldn't buy it at the time. There were three other s of the same color. One electric, one Titanium and an SE with Leather. I wanted this setup and was seriously considering, Ingot, Sterling and Frosted Glass. Backups were Red Candy, Race Red, Sonic and the two whites. I couldn't get my ZX2 in 98 in Malibu Blue. My second car was a 86 Ford LTD Brougham in Electric Blue with Blue Velour interior. My first was a 85 Mercury Marquis Wagon. Metallic Silver with Red Velour with black out windows. That was my longshor color combo late in the model year for my SE. Ingot Silver with Tuscany Red. Maybe at sometime down the road, if I ever have the money and I find one cheap....
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #153
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Originally Posted by Seriously Focused View Post
WOW ! That color really pops on that car. It's personally my favorite on the Focus. I was in such a hurry to unload my 2011 F-150 my choices were limited to white, black, silver, and the ONLY sterling grey on the lot....
I agree that this is a great color on a 5-door. In fact, I nearly drove my dealer insane because I had a tough time closing between a 5-door and a sedan. If it were a 5-door it would have been blue candy or race red. If it were a sedan it would be sterling gray or silver. I am not sure why my brain sees the demarcation this way but in my opinion the two look best in those colors.

As you can see, however, I chose the conservative route and went with a sterling gray sedan!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #154
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My silver 2012 SE Sport sedan. Purchased in late June 2012 with 9 miles. Vehicle was inventoried at the dealer for six months.

Sport Package and 16" machined wheels are the only options.

Currently with 2,200 miles and no issues.

My first Focus and a new forum member as well.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:02 PM   #155
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Welcome davidj!!
I always see the MK3 everywhere now that I drive one.... It's always nice to see a twin of my car too... like yours David :D
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #156
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Welcome Davidj! Your gunna love your focus! Esp. That five speed!
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #157
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Welcome to hell my friend... Muah ha ha ha ha...

No, but really... Welcome :)
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:46 PM   #158
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Seriously Focused wrote: "Off-topic but that is a pretty cool house in the background !!"

It's a rental cabin on top of Lookout Mountain in Mentone, Al. My wife and I were married in Mentone and we go back there three or four times a year and stay in one of the many rental cabins located there.

The cabin is the photo is "Eagles Crest".

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Old 09-10-2012, 05:32 AM   #159
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Originally Posted by stang74shelby View Post
Sounds like we need a hack to get rid of the governor
I hope a tuner comes out before I leave Germany! We have some awesome unrestricted stretches of Autobahn for top speed testing, and the Focus is still pulling when it hits the limiter in 4th.

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #160
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Hi! Here's ours on the day we picked it up in March:

Blue Candy
5 speed SE Sport
Interior Protection Package (Mandatory w/ kids)

She's got 'The Clunk' and a couple other mysterious things (entire engine cradle 'wiggles' when I shut it off, maddening rattle in the R side of the dash). I think we'll be saving up for the FRPP suspension, get a couple new strut bearings, and just fix it that way. First mod will be the MS3 MM at her next oil change.

I have some 17" Axis 'Explode' wheels sitting in the garage for her, but I think I'd rather sell those and get the suspension dialed in first, and then some lighter wheels down the road.

This is my 4th Focus since 2000. ;) :D Came 'over here' to visit and learn-up on things since there is a plethora more info about the MK3s.
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