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Old 07-10-2014, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 32.44 mpg (US)
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Big shock? The amount of people who prefer to drive manuals is dropping every day. Americans are too lazy and too distracted to have to worry about actually driving their cars. Start car -> mash gas -> try (very little) to not hit anything is the recipe for driving these days. I love my manual but since I don't think I'll ever buy a new car, I don't think I'm helping the situation padding the numbers for people who buy manuals. I know quite a few people who have though in the last few years and all of them had to track down the closest lot with a manual in stock and basically buy whatever they had with little to no hope of customizing. These cars were a Fit, Fiesta and Elantra.

Still a sad day tho

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

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