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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#357 of 471 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SES Tire Wear [kssnflwr]
Nov 17, 2009 (8:38 pm)
If the tires have worn evenly, there is no defect. If they have worn unevenly and it was not do to aggressive driving, then I'd assume you need an alignment or some other repair.
It was not a Focus, but my kid wore out 2 tires in 6000 miles. They had a 60K mi warranty, so the tire manufacturer gave him two new tires and he paid only for mounting and balancing
#358 of 471 Ford Focus SE Auto 201A
Nov 22, 2009 (6:51 pm)
Bought Ford Focus SE Auto with option Rapid Spec 201A for $14,628.31 at Covert Ford Austin TX. OTD price was $15,853.20.
They wanted to charge $299 for VIN etch but waived the fee on my request. Overall, the experience was very smooth and cordial.
#359 of 471 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [shriram1]
Nov 22, 2009 (7:11 pm)
You folks buying the Ford Focus should get the 5 speed manual transmission! I own a fully loaded ses I had to special order the car built at Ford as the top end models have the auto in them. My wife got the same model ses with the Auto. transmission in it. Although the auto trans. in my wife's car never failed in the time she owned it ( she sold at 18,000 miles the shifting on that auto wasent right! . The manual transmission has much greater power and pick up also the stick shift trans gives much better control in winter driving conditions!. And let me tell you from experience a clutch plate is much less money to replace then a automatic transmission!. Also the 5 speed trans. cuts the weight down on the Focus and gets MUCH better fuel mileage!. Not to mention the 5 speed trans. lowers the out the door price BIG TIME!
#360 of 471 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [matsukes]
Nov 23, 2009 (6:36 am)
MPG is actually about the same: EPA "combined" figure is 28 mpg for both the auto and the manual.
Manual does save some money up front, most of that will probably be given back when you sell as the market for manual transmission cars is very thin. Probably something like 90% of potential buyers will not even consider one.
I do think it is about time that Ford upgraded to a 5 speed auto in the Focus.
#361 of 471 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [jeffyscott]
Nov 23, 2009 (7:26 am)
The resale value on a Ford Focus is squat anyway. My wife sold hers a fully loaded SES With the auto trans. at 13,000 miles and only got $9,000 for it! The Focus is the kind of car you buy and drive until the wheels fall off. If you want resale value other cars do much better!. Anyway, I get 38-41MPG hwy with the 5 speed manual in my Focus so I have to disagree with your post regarding the MPG being the same with the Auto and the 5 speed. As I stated before We owned both and I have driven both and I have to say the performance of the Focus with the 5 speed manual is much better then the auto trans! The manual lets you get all the horse power out of that 2.0!. JMO but also my experance!
#362 of 471 Price paid for ford focus coupe and experience
Mar 19, 2010 (6:56 pm)
Hi, I live in the Illinois/Iowa area "Quad Cities.' I would like to get a couple, but if the price is right I would get a sedan
#364 of 471 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 19, 2010 (10:38 am)
A reporter is looking to speak to consumers who purchased a GM, Ford or Chrysler within the past year for the first time. If you purchased the vehicle to help out the US automakers, please make note of that as well. Please send your daytime phone number to ctalatiedmunds.com by Tuesday, April 20, 2010.
#365 of 471 Press request
by KarenS HOST
Apr 26, 2010 (11:27 am)
A reporter for a major newspaper is looking for a new car buyer who purchased a Ford because it did not take government money. If you just purchased a new Ford, please send your daytime phone number and the vehicle you purchased to ctalatiedmunds.com by April 26.