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Old 05-25-2013, 12:22 PM   #61
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Close but the Focus' wheels are nicer with the split spokes and if those would've been available in the 17"s I wouldn't of upgraded.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #62
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On my block are three nice new Focii; our fully loaded Black SEL (tan leather, navigation, sunroof, 17" wheels, self parking, door keypad and literally every other other option available: hey, we saw it on the lot and loved it), a red SEL and a white Titanium.

Our SEL was pretty expensive but worth every nickel and I think of it as a high quality small car rather than an economy car. We can afford far more if we want and bought the Ford because we enjoy the look and driving dynamics. It compares very favorably with the Cadillac CTS we owned.






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Old 05-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #63
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In my area everyone has either SE or titanium. I've only seen a handful of S

Mines 201A with sports package, luxury group, winter pack, sunroof, 5spd, Oxford white

I doubt I'll find a car twin :(
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Our SEL was pretty expensive but worth every nickel and I think of it as a high quality small car rather than an economy car. We can afford far more if we want and bought the Ford because we enjoy the look and driving dynamics.
Same here. I went from a Dodge Magnum with a 250 hp V6 to a 2011 Fiesta to my 2012 Focus. I could've bought a 30k V6 Altima, Charger or what not, but felt that I didn't need something that big anymore. I get 14 mpg more on the hwy with my Focus vs. my Magnum, an interior that is just as nice if not better, more doo dads such as hands free Bluetooth, heated front seats, integrated side view mirror turn signals, etc. Plus my Focus handles better and is only a hair slower. Like 1/10th sec slower 0-60 mph. Even my Fiesta SES was loaded. Just because a car is small doesn't mean cheap anymore. A Mini Cooper is small, smaller even than my Fiesta was, but you wouldn't call it cheap. Small doesn't necessarily mean econo-box anymore.
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Same here. I went from a Dodge Magnum with a 250 hp V6 to a 2011 Fiesta to my 2012 Focus. I could've bought a 30k V6 Altima, Charger or what not, but felt that I didn't need something that big anymore. I get 14 mpg more on the hwy with my Focus vs. my Magnum, an interior that is just as nice if not better, more doo dads such as hands free Bluetooth, heated front seats, integrated side view mirror turn signals, etc. Plus my Focus handles better and is only a hair slower. Like 1/10th sec slower 0-60 mph. Even my Fiesta SES was loaded. Just because a car is small doesn't mean cheap anymore. A Mini Cooper is small, smaller even than my Fiesta was, but you wouldn't call it cheap. Small doesn't necessarily mean econo-box anymore.
Indeed and the Focus is also all day comfortable on road trips. My wife and I took a trip to Florida in it and just got back from a Myrtle Beach trip. Our MPG for that trip was 34 even by the car's readout; across the prairies, through the mountains, Piedmont and Tidewater and Myrtle Beach local traffic. On the open road I drive 5 over the limit.

On a trip from Chicago to Sioux City Iowa I was running into a strong headwind on I-80 and the mileage was as low as 29. Coming home with a strong tailwind it was as high as 38.
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