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Old 12-09-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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new ST owner here

today I traded in my 2012 SEL Hatch on a 2014 ST1. both cars are tuxedo and both cost me me $20400. the dealership gave me $1050 on trade-in. my SEL had 23k miles and the DCT had been acting up as of 21k miles.

I love the focus but I've lost faith in the DCT and Ford's willingness to address the problem and fix it.

anyhow I've found a problem the ST: condensation in one headlight. no big deal. i'll get it sorted out.


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So you only got 1050$ for your car 2012...
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So you only got 1050$ for your car 2012...
The OP dropped a zero, in their other post they said they got $10500 for the 12.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #4
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Seriously? KBB Trade in on my '11 SES is $10500... That's unfortunate but the ST is a nice upgrade.
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Seriously? KBB Trade in on my '11 SES is $10500... That's unfortunate but the ST is a nice upgrade.
i'll bet you wouldn't get anywhere near that on a trade-in especially when the focus is heavily discounted. I wasn't going to haggle for a couple of thousand dollars. I wanted out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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So you only got 1050$ for your car 2012...
obviously a a typo as another poster kindly pointed out.
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today I traded in my 2012 SEL Hatch on a 2014 ST1. both cars are tuxedo and both cost me me $20400. the dealership gave me $1050 on trade-in. my SEL had 23k miles and the DCT had been acting up as of 21k miles.

I love the focus but I've lost faith in the DCT and Ford's willingness to address the problem and fix it.

anyhow I've found a problem the ST: condensation in one headlight. no big deal. i'll get it sorted out.
Hey GoldenHour,

I'm happy you stuck with the Ford Family. Have you been to the dealer for the headlight condensation? Let me know and I'll look into available options.

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I'm happy you stuck with the Ford Family. Have you been to the dealer for the headlight condensation? Let me know and I'll look into available options.

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thank you. to be honest I figured i'd get the best deal from Ford as opposed to Toyota or Subaru, and I wasn't about to sell my DCT focus to a private party. I do like the focus though. just have no faith in the DCT.

I went to the dealership today and they need to have a tech see the condensation. so i'll run my car through the car wash and go back tomorrow. they'll have to order a new light assembly which costs $1800.
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thank you. to be honest I figured i'd get the best deal from Ford as opposed to Toyota or Subaru, and I wasn't about to sell my DCT focus to a private party. I do like the focus though. just have no faith in the DCT.

I went to the dealership today and they need to have a tech see the condensation. so i'll run my car through the car wash and go back tomorrow. they'll have to order a new light assembly which costs $1800.
Wait since when did a headlamp for the base ST1/2 cost $1800? More like $305.22 tops at retail. The HID housings are the ones that costed closer to $1800-2000+ empty.

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Old 12-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #10
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Wait since when did a headlamp for the base ST1/2 cost $1800? More like $305.22 tops at retail. The HID housings are the ones that costed closer to $1800-2000+ empty.

hey i'm just the middleman relaying what I was told.

my service rep was fairly new so she may have been mistaken or she may have been lying to me. pick one. I think she was mistaken. she clearly wasn't as knowledgeable as you.

the point she was making was she had to have the condensation verified by a tech before she could order the light or she would get into trouble and unfortunately the condensation had dissipated by the time I got to the dealership.

I ran my car through the carwash so its fogged up now.
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