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2012 Ford Focus

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  • How does $19400 sound for a SE hatch automatic with Sport and winter package (203A pkg as well)? That's what i'm being offered. Debating if i should go for it or pay a little more for the Impreza and it's AWD. I live and commute through a hilly area (65 miles) so the AWD would be welcome, but the price isn't.
  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    edited December 2011
    Lumbar AND seat-height adjustment for BOTH front seats?

    My favorite Focus III is still the manual SE sedan w/ sport package, but only if it can be equipped with those "ST hatch's Recaro front seats" displayed in the recent LA Autoshow :P
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    edited December 2011
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    edited December 2011
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    Two very informative posts in a row; is the web site having an issue or is it the posters? :P
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    edited December 2011
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    yep,broken Shippo
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    19.5k will get you a loaded24k SEL Focus in aVW Golf plus more torque a 5spd u can'tm get because lumbar s a SEL pkg
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    Nope, letting me post

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    edited December 2011
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    or retrofit a TDI or GTI wheel to a Golf (apparently an easy retrofit).
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    25k w/sunroof and convience pkg.for a GTI. Think I swap out the wheel.You can get that on a $23,500 TDI.The steering wheel with the buttons.
    How come I can type now?My cursor was turning into a compass rose before and I couldn't post.
    Gas is going to go up and I don't want to have to put premium in 3 cars(wifes car) My VW with the 5 spd 2.5 has some real torque thogh and if you tried to duplcate it with all my options(lumbar) is'nt an option though.You have to start with a SEL DSG.Then you end up at 25k.
    I don't know what hapened to Mazda ,especilly the Mazda 3 148hp pefect engine,but you can't get a sunroof and lumbar support is gone and forget about heated seats. You guys remember the 2008 Mazda I New Value, what a car except for RSA Eagle tires.(loaded)
    I looked at Hyundai 138 hp Elantra way under powered,Accent,too.Focus way over priced. I might think different if it came with a six speed though.I wish Mazda would come out with more sky active models.Do you have a clue to FE with a 1.8l in a Golf 6spd?this is a new engine never in America before being built in its old plant.Well, I tried to buy American.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    We have a 2.0 liter 2009 Mazda3 i Touring Value Edition 5-Speed (I chucked the Eagle RS-As after only 714 miles) and a new 2012 GTI 6-Speed (manual); the GTI seems to get about two miles per gallon more than the Mazda for any given type of driving. That said, the extra fuel economy doesn't quite make up the difference in the cost of Regular versus Premium, and if you put your foot into the GTI the fuel economy can drop down into the mid to upper teens. :blush:
  • puffin1puffin1 Posts: 276
    I traded my 2008 I New value for the 2010 VW.Mazda only had heated seats in the Grand Touring and I think the engine was a 2.3 l.Also, my friend said it wasn't FE,but it was a 4spd auto.
    VW sells a Polo GTI it's 11" shorter than the Golf.I see all these cARS AND DIFFERENT FROM A 1.2 L DIESAL AND UP AND CAN'T BELIEVE WE DON'T GET CARS OVER HERE LIKE THAT.I MEAN I KNOW OUR GAS IS CHEAPER,BUT OUR ECONOMY IS IN THE TANK AND WE DON'T HAVE SOCIALISED MEDECINE AS THE UK AND EUROPEANS DO. I KNOW THEY TAX THE GAS OVER THERE FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS.
    Boy, I don't know how hit the caps button sorry.I really wanted that Focus,but not for the price.My wife is on my case now saying to keep the VW She gets upset seeing the Beemer in the garage.I am a car nut I trade every 3 years.I've had 3 corvettes, 3 RX 7's about 3 IntegrasPlus my favorite the Type S. I still be driving Acuras if they kept the RSX.(they goofed the TSX is for old ladies)
    I loved watching the videos of the Focis Ti going trough the gears. I had my heart set on it. I have to have a car, thats keeps you busy shifting ,you know a fun ride. I won't spend the money. I have my honey do list on the weekends and need a HB.The Focus seats fold flat too.I know that I"m sort of dissing Ford,but they are like Toyota and Mazda. They make you buy so many options,or upgrade to another model.
    Here I'am in Maine and there isn't any snow,don't think the wife isn't on my case.I should of stored the car with just the tires on. It's going to be 45 degrees to morrow ,it's 43 today.
    Well happy New Year. We are off to Errol NH to Lake Unabagog to camp on the Magalloway.If I can get a beaver off Trapper Dave.I'm going to put it on the river ice and try to bag a coyote out the window. :shades:
  • ivan_99ivan_99 Posts: 1,654
    wow...that message is all over the place...when you say you need a manual to keep busy you weren't kidding :)

    I thought the Focus was a 'little' more expensive than the others...but last time I checked I was eligible for about $2500 in rebates. So Edmunds TMV - 2500 turned into a very competitive price.
  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    edited January 2012
    or retrofit a TDI or GTI wheel to a Golf (apparently an easy retrofit).

    Exactly how easy is it?

    If it's gonna cost over $1k in order to complete with all the remote buttons working, then the comparison to Focus' pricing...
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    That thread you referenced is for a Mark V Rabbit, which if I recall correctly cost about $500. My understanding is that for Mark VI the process is a bit simpler, and while the GTI wheel it is a bit more expensive than the old Mark V wheel (or the Mark VI TDI wheel for that matter), neither should run you any where near $1,000.
  • creakid1creakid1 Posts: 2,032
    So, only some or all of these steering remote buttons will end up working? I sure like to know the answer.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    I haven't spent much time researching this for the Mark VI as I did back when I tried to buy a 2009 Rabbit (lack of manual transmissions due to the model change-over resulted in me buying a Mazda3 instead). With the above said, it is my understanding that upon initial installation some of the buttons will work, and depending upon which package the Golf was built with (i.e. Base, Convenience, Convenience and Sunroof), some or all of the remaining buttons will be enabled following a simple reprogramming procedure with a VAG-COM.

    Said another way, it is my understanding that if the Golf in question is purchased with the "Convenience and Sunroof" package (which includes Bluetooth and the higher end audio system), then all of the buttons will operate properly following a VAG-COM reprogramming. Do you know any different?
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