Why I DID end up buying a Focus
When I looked at buying the car in November I was concerned reading a couple of stories online of owners who's cars had sorta died on them the first week or two and my dealer is over Vail Pass in Denver a hundred miles away. Then I test drove the car at Thanksgiving and liked it. After trying a C-Max I realized that every time the gas motor turned on as perfect as that car's power train was, it was a letdown. Pure electric is better in many ways, though an extended range hybrid like the Volt or Caddy ELR would be the best compliment to the FFE and in an all wheel drive version will certainly be my next auto purchase. It will be interesting to see which Company will be first to market, my guess Audi.
Ford had sweetened the pot by $2000 and I changed the car from Black/Leather to White/Cloth plus shortened the lease up to two years just in case, all while keeping the lease at $399 plus tax. I took delivery of the car yesterday on the side of Hwy 133 and rolled it into my garage with 5 miles on the range-ometer, no anxiety though, I KNEW the car could do it. I'm sure I will love this car, my wife does too. Style and Substance is why I DID end up b getting the FFE, plus the dealer did the "Trust is the New Black" thing with me, which was way cool.
Last edited by JAG; 12-08-2012 at 10:08 AM.