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Old 08-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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17 Best Cars You Can Buy

Found this on Yahoo. It's a slideshow article By James Riswick at Edmunds. Of course anytime I see anything car related I must peruse through it. From the top of the slideshow it reads:

We crafted this list of the Best Cars You Can Buy, with an emphasis on the word "best." This isn't "the cars that give you the best value for your money," or "the cars that an owner survey dictated were the most reliable." It certainly is not "the cars that will most likely get you noticed outside the club." Sure, many of the cars on this list cost a pretty penny, but guess what? It usually costs more to get the best. The best hotel in Las Vegas isn't the Luxor, the best stove isn't a Whirlpool and the tastiest cookie isn't a Chips Ahoy. Fine products all, but they aren't necessarily "the best."

Now, we did throw in a few reasonably priced segments to keep our list relevant to the majority of car-buying Americans, but for the most part these are the vehicles we think are the best, period.

Best Compact: 2014 Ford Focus

Edmunds.com has conducted multiple comparison tests with the Ford Focus and every time it has thoroughly thumped competitors that are otherwise impressive in their own right. Put simply, the Focus feels like a step above the rest. Even in the lowest trims the cabin utilizes higher-quality materials, the efficient engine is energetic and the driving experience strikes a near-perfect balance of involvement and comfort. Whether you want a compact car that's fun to drive or just quiet and comfy transportation, the Focus will meet your needs.

As the trim levels and options swell with high-end features like heated leather seats, it becomes shocking that anyone would opt for pricier luxury compacts like the Acura ILX or Buick Verano. Plus, the Focus' excellence also carries forth to its other variants, including the Focus Electric and sport-tuned Focus ST. When each went on sale they leapfrogged their respective competition. Any other compact car would have to make a pretty significant leapfrog of its own to outdo the Focus.


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Old 08-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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I'd have to agree with the article. My 2012 Ti is still running great, still fun to drive, and still getting compliments from those who see it. Great quality and workmanship.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Shhhhh.... I am sure this thread will get heated real quick between those who absolutely love their cars with those who would like to throw a bomb on theirs.
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Shhhhh.... I am sure this thread will get heated real quick between those who absolutely love their cars with those who would like to throw a bomb on theirs.
Since DCT wasn't mentioned in the article it doesn't need to be mentioned in this thread.
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I would have to agree. One of my neighbors in my condo community has the Buick Verano. It's a nice car, but for the price it doesn't hold a candle to my Titanium. He paid over $30K for it, and as far as I can tell the heated steering wheel is the only feature his car has over mine (but my car parks itself). I bet my Focus is more peppy and handles better as well. It's truly a fantastic value for everything that you get.
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Focus is hard to beat. With dealers running specials on base sedans into the $13k range, it's a lot of car for the money.
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I agree....Focus Ti are great cars i wouldnt trade it for another...mayb jus for the ST lol
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A few friends and people i see on the street say its a panty dropper lol...
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Even though it's apples-to-oranges, my girlfriend is jealous of the features in my car compared to her Platinum-trim Armada. My moonroof is quieter, touchscreen is better, my rear windows 1-touch down, the parking system, etc. It's a surprisingly long list when considering the fact that my fully-loaded Ti is half the cost.

But she has steering wheel heat
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Don't mention it

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Since DCT wasn't mentioned in the article it doesn't need to be mentioned in this thread.
Except, it just now was. (Good luck with that. )
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