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Old 05-05-2013, 10:47 PM   #11
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I thought both of these posts interesting... I'm a 20 year old and got my Focus when I was 19 about 6 months after I got my license so you could consider me a new driver. Maybe because I am a car guy or something to that affect I am the exception to the rule but I've had my Ti for about a year and a half now and it has no dings, no damage, no curb rash on the wheels and I haven't hit anything with it (unfortunately I was rear ended but that wasn't my fault). I treat my car like a baby because i'm so thankful I got it. We got it for $20k, I saved $10k and the parents got the other half. I'm not trying to talk bad on anyone or how they drive but it is possible to be a new driver and keep the car looking good.
There are definitely exceptions, but have you considered that maybe you're still too new of a driver to call yourself clear yet?
Some of it is inevitable from others, such as door dings (which I just paid to remove), but there are almost always stupid little things that will occur, and if they haven't happened yet, they likely will. Or consider yourself the outlier, or perhaps oblivious to it.

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A girl I graduated with even got a Panamera Turbo S (Thats the stupid fast one)
The panamera's are hideous cars that are both sedan and sports car without doing either properly. There are a hundred cars I'd rather have for the money.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:52 PM   #12
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Sorry three kids are enough.

I've had people tell me that if they had my money they would burn theirs. I tell them they can have my money if they take the wife and kids with it. The more I make the more they manage to spend.
I ain't even jealous. I just hope to be as successful in the future so I can provide for my family like that. You sound like an awesome dad

Nice choice on car and color for her too!
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:11 AM   #13
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Nice choice on car and color for her too!
Well she chose the color, she just doesn't know it yet.
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Here a few phone pics










Ended up leasing it for 39 months, that will take her to August the summer after she graduates. The car is in my name and I set up the my key for her so she can only go max 80 mph and can only get 45% volume on the radio.

In the last pic they were changing the name on the building, they are no longer John Lance Ford. They are now AutoNation Ford Westlake
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #15
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Well here it is at home with my yellow blaze Ti



Should I swap the wheels? Put the polished ones on the perf blue and the dark stainless ones on the yellow blaze?
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Yes you should. That's a great idea. Both will look better
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Well I went out and washed both today and swapped the wheels.

Here is the 13 SE with one of each



The SE with the polished 17's



The Ti with the dark stainless 17's



both after wheel swap

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The gunmetal ones look great on either color! I think the silver ones look best with the contrast of the blue, and don't look nearly as good on the yellow blaze. So, keep them the way you have them! IMO, the ideal setup would be the black machined/painted on the yellow blaze and the gunmetal on the blue.
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The darker wheels look so much better on the yellow focus.
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Here is how they originally came from the factory.

The money shot on the 12 yellow Ti

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