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Old 02-05-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Brand new 2013 SE with Ford Racing goodies - rare?

So I've been contemplating my next car purchase, and the Mk3 is on the list of possibilities. I found this while searching cars.com:

2013 Ford Focus SE - $19,995


The interesting thing is that it comes with some Ford Racing goodies already installed, which I've never seen before:
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Ford Racing suspension, 18 wheels with all season tires. Caliper covers, and Ford Racing Exhaust. All warranty in place!
But here's the kicker: it doesn't have 201A, meaning it still has drum brakes...

Is it common for dealers to fit new Mk3's this way? Anyone got one? Or is this a one-off that the dealer decided to toy around with to make a poor-man's ST?


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Old 02-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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Some dealers will modify cars. We did a fiesta 2 years ago. It sucks that it still has the drum brakes.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Looks like the dealer put on Motegi wheels and called it a Ford Racing edition
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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Did a search on Ford.com and shows this car with price of $17,495 after rebates. And yes its a Se with no options.
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Well that's just sad. The dealer installs Ford Racing stuff to try to entice a performance-minded buyer, but then neglects to include the sport options available from the factory... It's gonna sit for a while, since the average driver won't want it, and the "sporty" driver will want the 201a package or the ST. I myself would not buy it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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I wish my dealership would get back into modifying cars...but not like this.

This one could be much better. Caliper covers and drums, really? At least it's a manual.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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They might as well could have made it the S model so it would be about 15k. That would make it worth it because it was so cheap. But without fogs and rear disc... kinda holds it back. Still a cool car though.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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Is it just me or does it look like it's sitting a little high with Ford Racing suspension?
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It looks about right. Seems to be about a 1"-1.2" drop. Looks perfect for me since I drive my car all day ij and out of parking lots.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
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If the car had the Ford Racing Exhaust wouldn't the kits exhaust tip be visable in the photos?

I think they just put a set of wheels on it and thats it.
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