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By flbntz on
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2014 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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Test drove 2014 Ford Focus SE 5spd, and was surprised. Thought it would be too small, that wouldn't like "overly busy" infotainment area of car. Liked it, bought one. Good manual transmission. Heard people didn't like auto trans. Had driven dual clutch auto-manual vw's, didn't like. Car is small, need to plan out where to put things, small car ride. Could use a sixth gear on highway, but fun to drive, feels well-made. Getting 39mpg+ on ride back and forth to work. Curvy, hilly back roads. Do upshift when lighted arrow tells me to do so. Seems engine would lug, but it doesn't. Am in fifth gear by 35mph! Very likable car. Got great deal. First black car. Handsome.
Favorite Features
Fun to drive, manual transmission, stereo has great sound. Elegant design. Everything seems to work well. MPG. Price paid. Ford knocked $490 off sticker for SYNC and Sound, dealer had on sale for $795 less than that. Ford had $2,500 in rebates, dealer overvalued my trade by $1,000. MSRP before SYNC and Sound discount $19, 490. Paid $14,695, plus getting $2,200 back on old car for unused portion of extended warrantee, and GAP coverage. $12,495 for a brand new SE? Very solid feeling, feels very well-made. Likable.
Suggested Improvements
Six speed manual transmission. Need a sixth gear for highway. Rpms at 2,500 at 50mph. But would probably increase price of car.
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