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brand new focus

Postby dakta1420 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:15 pm

I bought her yesterday had to have it shipped from a holding facility because it's a stick she was built on Aug 1st and never sat on a lot. Very fun to drive very nice shifter feel and clutch. My 02 Saturn sl head cracked and I decided to move on it has cost me quite a bit in the last few months. I was sad at first I drove an s series for 5 yrs but this focus makes it hard to stay sad.
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Re: brand new focus

Postby potownrob » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:11 pm

Nice new ride. Based on other members' experience with newer foci and similar fords, it looks like you made a good choice. :)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: brand new focus

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:25 pm

Yes, they are good cars.
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Re: brand new focus

Postby dakta1420 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:49 pm

It's very enjoyable for sure very fun to drive

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Re: brand new focus

Postby theholycow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:53 pm

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Australian built, eh?
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Re: brand new focus

Postby AHTOXA » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:56 pm

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Re: brand new focus

Postby dakta1420 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:32 pm

I don't know why it always does that to pictures. Lol

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Re: brand new focus

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:19 pm

dakta1420 wrote:I don't know why it always does that to pictures. Lol

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Re: brand new focus

Postby Squint » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:45 am

Nice ride! I didn't learn until recently that in 2012 or 2013 (can't remember which year the statistic was from) the Focus was the top selling car in the world (now re-read that with a Jeremy Clarkson voice).
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Re: brand new focus

Postby InlinePaul » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Looks good. Main thing is it's a stick! Image
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Re: brand new focus

Postby dakta1420 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:40 pm

InlinePaul wrote:Looks good. Main thing is it's a stick! Image


Of course it is. I wouldn't buy anything else :) had to have it special delivered for me because it was a stick apparently they aren't very common.

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Re: brand new focus

Postby InlinePaul » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:22 pm

dakta1420 wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:Looks good. Main thing is it's a stick! Image


Of course it is. I wouldn't buy anything else :) ...


That's the spirit! No compromise. Gotta fight against the desires of the masses. Automatics give me the creeps--literally, when I sit at a light in an automatic there is a strong tendency for it to creep forward. Seems like a very dangerous setup to me.
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Re: brand new focus

Postby Rope-Pusher » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:28 pm

InlinePaul wrote:
dakta1420 wrote:
InlinePaul wrote:Looks good. Main thing is it's a stick! Image


Of course it is. I wouldn't buy anything else :) ...


That's the spirit! No compromise. Gotta fight against the desires of the masses. Automatics give me the creeps--literally, when I sit at a light in an automatic there is a strong tendency for it to creep forward. Seems like a very dangerous setup to me.

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That "Creep" is what people have come to know and love and expect from their slushboxes.

For Dual Clutch Transmissions, they have to program in some clutch engagement when the driver's foot comes off the brake pedal, so it creeps forward just like Dog intended.
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Re: brand new focus

Postby InlinePaul » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:59 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:For Dual Clutch Transmissions, they have to program in some clutch engagement when the driver's foot comes off the brake pedal, so it creeps forward just like Dog intended.


Now that is really creepy! :shock:
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Re: brand new focus

Postby tankinbeans » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:26 pm

Easy 33-36 combined mileage. Pretty fun. Mrs. Sync is a bit of a bitch though.

I think it's better than the Jetta my friend raves about.
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