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Old 12-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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MkIII Models question

Haven't kept up with all the new models avail., Saw an "SFE" today & didn't know what was special about THAT designation???




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Old 12-09-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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It was the super fuel efficient model (note: I have no idea if that's what SFE stands for).

It came with 15" LRR tires, aero hubcaps, 4 wheel disc, among other things. I believe, if memory serves correctly, it boasted a 3-4 mpg increase.

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Super Fuel Economy Package (SFE)
16" Steel Wheels with Unique Aero Wheel Covers
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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OK - that sounds more familiar now.

Did they end up doing the automatic shutters in the grille for aerodynamics I heard might be included?
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SFE also achieves 40 mpg highway. Regular SE gets 38 (according to my sticker). Manual gets 36, and SelectShift (+/- buttons) gets 37.

And for 2013 MY, it was only like 90 some dollars, so you got disc brakes and a spoiler all around for cheap. Especially if you were going to the aftermarket/replacing wheels.
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Sounds like a smokin' deal Adam!

Reminds me of the $40 I spent when my '95 S-10 was new for the heavy duty suspension. Jacked it up with stiff springs & shocks & swapped in a heavy duty rear axle. Since the std. suspension was set up to be comfortable with the bed empty, and those would drag the tail with a hundred pounds in the bed, it was the best $40 I ever spent!
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There was one glaring problem though-it only came in sedan. They didn't sell a single one and discontinued the line.

*may not be entirely true but probably pretty close

*you're mileage may vary

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Sounds like the '13 SFE might become a desirable oddball in the future, like looking for a MkI with "advance-trac" for the std. rear discs.
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wheel are kind of.........odd though, am i right?
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There was one glaring problem though-it only came in sedan. They didn't sell a single one and discontinued the line.

*may not be entirely true but probably pretty close

*you're mileage may vary

*professional driver on a closed course
My brother has one. He wishes he spent the extra money on an SEL like mine. He wants a leather steering wheel and the soft touch door panels.
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