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Old 05-29-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Been away a long time, but I'm back...

I have owned three Foci since 2001. An '01 Tuxedo Black sedan (forget the sport designation), then an '05 ST, Liquid Gray.

The '05 was totalled sitting at the curb by a drunk Marcellus Shale worker in May, 2012. I found an '07 SE, which the insurance settlement covered.

All three were sticks, and all three were very reliable.

I also own a 2013 BMW 128, also a stick, with M-Sport package (always wanted a BMW). It is great fun to drive, and since I had the Focus, the Bimmer is stored during the winter, and the snow tires go on the Focus.

Though, the '07 Focus is starting to tell me that major components will need replacement soon, as it nears 120K miles.

So, I decided to get a new Focus, ordered this week. SE Hatchback, Sterling Gray, charcoal/black cloth seats, Sport Package, Winter Package (gotta have heated seats), satellite radio.

And yes, another stick! Where I live, stopping at more than two red lights in a row is rare.

I am looking forward to returning to this forum, and getting "care and feeding" tips for my new car when it arrives.


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Old 05-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Welcome back!

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Old 05-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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would you consider that a rarely optioned fofo, I mean is that why you had to order it? :)
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:16 PM   #4
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Welcome back! Post up some picks when you get the new Foci!
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:28 PM   #5
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Wanting a stick is why I had to order it. Same was true with my 1-Series.

Funny, though. I got the BMW (built in Germany) six weeks after I ordered it. My Ford dealer is telling me 10-12 weeks for the Focus.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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Well... you could've gotten a Fiesta ST with an MT immediately, but I probably would've done like you and waited for the non-turbo engine. I do seem to recall that the little 1L 3 cyl Ecoboost engines are MT only.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:29 PM   #8
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The Focus offers a little more room, and the Focus I test-drove was fast enough for what I wanted the car for. I've owned three, quick enough, decent to drive, and reliable Foci, so I really didn't consider much else, other than grabbing a Fiesta brochure at the dealer, and sitting in one. I can take my two adult kids along in a Focus, with one in the rear seat, without too many complaints.

I probably could have gotten a little bit better deal elsewhere, but I stayed with my local dealer. Years ago, when I was getting divorced, and my ex- stuck me with the lease on the Windstar, which went way over mileage, the local dealer put my overage money "on account," and I paid it off over a handful of months. I don't forget loyalty like that.
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More than enough reason to order what you want locally.

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