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I already purchased the white Tribute handles on my ZX5 before
I saw the address from another forum member on where to get them
on line for less wholesalepartsconnection.com. Well anyway, just to see how badly the local Mazda dealer overcharged me I went to the web site and looked up my handles.
It turns out that I paid about $35 more for the 4 handles than I could have gotten
them for on line. Bummer but it's done.

Now the real reason for this post. It turns out that all the colors offered on line
are $19 EXCEPT the white handles and they are $26 and some change.
I didn't realize white paint was more expensive[confused]???? Maybe it's inthe pigment?

Anyway, for those of you who have the white focus and plan on replacing the handles
be prepared because you'll pay about $30 more than anyone else
 

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As near as I can tell the Tribute Merlot Pearl is the same color as the Focus Sangria Red. The only red I see listed at wholesalepartsconnection.com is plain red, which I assume is the Redfire Metallic. Anyone have a part number for the Merlot Pearl handles?
 

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So basically i go to the mazda dealership, tell them i want Tribute handles in Calypso Blue and thats all i need?

They dont have calypso blue on the wholesaleparts.com. They only have true blue and i havent a clue what that looks like.


And the blue handles online are 28.44 not 19 bucks.
 

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As far as Ford/Mazda colors being the same, the Mazda parts guys will be little or no help.

Guys there isnt a magic easy way, you are just going to have to do the legwork yourself. I know the Sangria handles are the same because I bought them, A couple guys have bought the white and reported they are the same.

The black LOOKS the same to me, I also saw the silver and it looks real close to CD silver, but I would have to see them side by side to tell for sure.

You guys with blue cars need to go to the dealer and see for yourself. If someone tells you they are the same, you spend $60+, and they end up being different, your screwed.

When ordering painted parts from Mazda, they are special order parts, you order them and pay for them, they are yours, NO RETURNS.
 

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What path do I take at the wholesalepartsconnection.com website, I could not find them. Does anyone have a pic of these installed on a focus. Thanks for the quick answer. :)
 

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zzzts, if you go have them painted, it will cost you prolly 100+ and your not guaranteed the paint will stay on.

If you get the mazda ones you can be more assured the paint is painted on to stay.


Oh and the Calypso blue looks the same as twilight blue. I havent gone to the DEALER and looked yet, but i will, and im sure its exactly the same. I dont know what TRUE BLUE is tho and thats the only blue listed on the wholesaleparts.com place.
 

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I think a great service we could all do for each other is the people who have bought the handles to post part numbers of the colored handles so that the rest of us don't have to work so hard :) ok... who's got the part numbers for black handles?
 
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