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Old 05-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #21
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Judging by your avatar you have the wheels that came on the 2012, the 13's are different and are indeed a PITA to clean. I just cleaned my car today and did the wheels. I use Adam's wheel cleaner and a Mother's wheel brush, works well but brake dust and dirt accumulates quite quickly on these wheels. I also use Adam's Quick Sealant to aid in keeping them clean. I really wish I got the 18" 5 spoke wheels now after the fact, they are a breeze to clean by the looks of it.
The 18" 5-spoke is nice but I am still wondering if the ride quality loss was worth it. I do kind of like the 20-spike wheels.

I wonder when I will get my package.
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The 18" 5-spoke is nice but I am still wondering if the ride quality loss was worth it. I do kind of like the 20-spike wheels.

I wonder when I will get my package.
With my DCT issues, I would not even notice the loss in ride quality, turning radius and supposed drop in MPG.

Like I said, I never got anything from Ford but my monthly bill.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:03 AM   #23
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With my DCT issues, I would not even notice the loss in ride quality, turning radius and supposed drop in MPG.

Like I said, I never got anything from Ford but my monthly bill.
Hopefully your DCT issues will improve. We have an SE Sport with the DCT (20 months) and at Ti Hatch 5spd (9 months). The SE Sport had its issues initially but now after 30K miles, the DCT runs silky smooth. Orginally, I was bringing the car back to the dealer repeatedly but after reviewing the posts on this site, I decided to just drive the car and let the tranny break in. I can't tell you exactly when the studdering stop but it did and now it runs like a champ.

The 5spd is more fun to drive but the DCT (especially on the highway), when working properly, is more refined. I am also noticing a consistent 2-3 MPG mileage improvement with the DCT over the 5spd.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:05 PM   #25
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Thanks Crystal! Aside from a minor recurring hiccup with non-nav MFT and Directions it's just perfect. If I can just get the MFT error fixed I will be 100% happy :-)
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Make sure to pick up some sonax leather foam, it works very well on my Tuscany Red leather interior. I really wanted the arctic white when I bought my car, but now I think I like the red better. Either way, the car looks great, congrats! :)
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Thanks Crystal! Aside from a minor recurring hiccup with non-nav MFT and Directions it's just perfect. If I can just get the MFT error fixed I will be 100% happy :-)
You're welcome, ewmaki! I reached out to you via PM as well, but if you didn't see my message, I recommend giving my colleague, Jaclyn, a shout. She's our resident in-vehicle technology pro and can be reached here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/p...=newpm&u=87765

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You're welcome, ewmaki! I reached out to you via PM as well, but if you didn't see my message, I recommend giving my colleague, Jaclyn, a shout. She's our resident in-vehicle technology pro and can be reached here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/p...=newpm&u=87765

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Thanks! I'm wondering if she's the same Jaclyn that helped me on Twitter the first time now... LOL :-)
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Make sure to pick up some sonax leather foam, it works very well on my Tuscany Red leather interior. I really wanted the arctic white when I bought my car, but now I think I like the red better. Either way, the car looks great, congrats! :)
And that just became a note. Thanks for this tip!
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