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2003 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan

2003 Ford Focus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
27 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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March 14, 2012, 1:03 pm

Roger D

Question: 2012 Focus Titanuim buyer beware

First off I LOVE this car, fun to drive, great features.
Problem is I live in Michigan, so I asked the dealer "is it a good everyday car", of course they said yes. I asked what the difference is with the 2 wheel options on the Titanium: answer" 18" wheels come with a handling package for better road feel"... OK, sounds good. I also asked for the winter package, cause I live in Michigan (duh). My warning to you, the Titanium comes with Summer tires!!! be ready to spend money having them swapped out for winter tires every year.
So why would they call this a good everyday car, and sell it with a winter package, even though it cannot be driven in the winter (unless you go buy winter tires>?)
Really, if you own one, get winter tires, I was terrified to drive this on roads with 1/4" of snow. I got stuck in my driveway twice!. Ford screwed up with this one. Does not meet expectations... check.


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