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PumpkinSteve

Just Bought Myself A Focus Titanium!

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Having previously owned a Fiesta Titanium I decided that I wanted more refinement and comfort than a supermini can offer, and bought a 1-year-old Focus Titanium today. It has the appearance pack and city pack, and is/ was a Ford Direct car ^_^

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I'm picking it up on Thursday, can't wait! :D

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Looks great , i bet you can't wait

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looking sweet that, bet your happy as larry lol

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looks sweet.loving the handbrake position.Drive a mk 2 then you will know what I mean.

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Thanks :)

I've been wanting to move up to a larger car for a while. As much as I love my superminis, they're never going to be the quietest or most comfortable cars. I saw this car about a month ago but was in two minds whether to change or not, and then I saw this week that they had reduced the price of the car and decided to take it out for a drive. It's very quiet indeed!

I've paid £12,500 for it. There we some for £700 less from different dealers, but the dealer I bought the Focus from were also the ones I bought my Fiesta from, and I was happy with the service from them so far so just decided to stick with what I know.

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Very nice indeed! The current Focus is all the car anyone could ever need in my opinion, quiet and refined, yet good to drive.

I see you put ZS wheels on your Fiesta, any plans for the Focus?

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That car would look a hell of a lot nicer (IMO) if you banged on a set of either Jimrex's alloys on, or Pree's alloys.

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No plans for changing anything on the Focus at the moment. They had others available with the larger alloys on, but I purposely went for the smaller wheels as my main reason for changing was comfort and refinement. I was worried that the slightly larger wheels may harm the ride quality.

Only three days to go!

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I chose a Fiesta over a Focus :P the Focus I tried was nice though, just a bit big for my liking if honest. Was looking at a Zetec S myself, but the Fiesta still won out :P

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I've got it :D and I love it!

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Well come on then, give us a proper review! :P. What engine does it have?

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Only the measly 1.6 125ps petrol. I had the same engine in my old Fiesta and it wasn't great even in something small, but I didn't buy the car for speed, I bought it for cruising :) At the moment I'm baffled by the amount of buttons on the steering wheel!

One thing I do love is the screen on the centre console. Even though my Fiesta had a similar thing, this one is much nicer/ more advanced etc.

I've only driven it home so far, but I'll be going out for a valentines thing later on so will get a better chance to give it a decent run... and also get the girlfriend's approval or disapproval.

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i too am getting my titanium next week, how you finding it?

Absolutely brilliant :) I've been out in it for a good while tonight and I'm really impressed. It just has a lovely feel to it. My girlfriend says it feels like a spaceship inside. The handling is fantastic for a car this size too.

I love it.

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Glad you're enjoying your new car :).

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Absolutely brilliant :) I've been out in it for a good while tonight and I'm really impressed. It just has a lovely feel to it. My girlfriend says it feels like a spaceship inside. The handling is fantastic for a car this size too.

I love it.

thats encouraging :-)

i had a mk7 fiesta titanium in the past and went to a corsa vxr so going to be quite a jump in comfort levels.

how are you finding the engine? i really love the look of the interior

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The engine is better than I initially thought. I think the torque figures are identical to the Fiesta, but it doesn't feel underpowered at all. I love it.

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I just thought I'd update this after 6 months of owning the car. I'm loving it more than ever :) I tend to change my car once a year, and it's always because I fancy a change rather than disliking the car I have. I can see myself hanging onto the Focus for a while as it's a very easy car to live with day to day. I especially like the refinement and ability to take the edge off imperfections in the road. Having owned sportier cars before, it's nice to have a quiet and relaxing drive home after a hard day's work. Despite the decent ride the handling is fantastic though, the cornering is really excellent for a car this size. It really is a joy to drive!

I'd still like a little more power (maybe the 150ps). This engine does struggle doing 10-15mph in second gear, but the other side to that is it's excellent on motorways, very quiet. I guess the new models with the 6-speed gearbox have solved the problem of the long gearing and are more flexible around town. I can't complain about the engine too much though as I get over 43mpg and very rarely drive on the motorway. I do have quick (but legal) runs out now and again in the dead of night, so it's not all Miss Daisy driving.

I wouldn't like to pay full list price for a Focus Titanium, I bought this one at a year old for £12,500, but I would definitely buy another Focus. If my dealer phoned me up and asked me if I wanted to swap mine for a newer model then I'd do it. My only regret with this car is choosing a black one! I'd get either Candy Red, Lunar Sky or Burnished Glow next time. But I really would like another Titanium with all the toys :)

P.S. I've seen spy shots of the 2014 Focus with the Aston-style front end. Can't wait to see what improvements they'll make to the car after the fantastic Fiesta facelift!

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the new car looks very nice fella and glad you are liking it.

still not sure if I like these new shape focus yet but I think in time they will grow on me lol

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