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Old 08-30-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Helping a friend buy a car Monday

Ok so I'm helping a good friend of mine get a new car. I have told her that I will get her a good deal as I'm pretty good at buying cars. I'm going to get her a 2013 Fiesta Se. That being said, can I get an SE with actual wheels? Thats really my only concern. I freaking hate hub caps and I dont know why they bother installing them on cars any more. They suck and I plan to avoid them. Hell I even noticed that Ford is putting hubcaps on the Focus SE's. My 2010 is an SE and it has wheels. So what gives. Any pointers?


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Old 08-31-2013, 12:39 AM   #2
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It appears that the standard wheels on the 2014 Fiesta SE are 15" alloy wheels where as with the 13 you need to specify at least the 201A SE appearance package to get the alloy wheels. The 14 appearance package comes with 16" wheels as well as a 6.5" MFT screen, but the newer models cost more.
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I tried to help a female friend buy a new car once. She begged me to go with her.
Problem was once we got there she got mesmerized by the cars and salesman and bought a car with no discussion and no haggle. I managed to get her attention once, but not enough to stop her from buying a stupid car she did not really want. (it was the first car the first salesman at the first showroom.. showed to her.)
Later on she was mad at me for not stopping her. i told her only a bullet in the head would have stopped her.. Or having a couple of friend kidnap her right out of the chair and haul her off to some deserted island...
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Does she care if the car has hubcaps? She will save some money if she sticks with the hubcaps, you can always get wheels later
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She would rather have actual wheels for now and avoid hubcaps all together as getting wheels will be way down the road from her. It seems all the ones I ever see always have hubcaps but playing around on Ford.com last night I was able to see what I wanted. Add to that she wants a sedan and my job gets harder. But she will listen to me and not fall for salesman. I'm not worried about that. Just finding a decent Fiesta on the lot wont be easy. Were it me I'd just order the one I wanted.
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