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annath
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Newbie from Alabama

Postby annath » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:32 pm

Hey all! I just bought my first manual transmission car four months ago - a 2010 Ford Focus. I love driving it, although I'm not 100% consistent with my shifts yet. I'm definitely hooked though!

I'm finishing up my fifth year of college right now, and I have one more before I graduate, but I can't wait. I've got one project car sitting in my parents yard (a 1991 Honda CRX) and an entire slew of dream cars in my head. I'm looking forward to spending some time here!

Oh, and for those interested, here are some more pictures of the car.

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ClutchDisc
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby ClutchDisc » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:55 pm

Welcome!!! :)

Nice car, love the black grill!
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annath
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby annath » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:46 am

ClutchDisc wrote:Welcome!!! :)

Nice car, love the black grill!

Thanks! I really like the grill as well. All the other Focuses that I've seen from this generation have the silver grill, so the black really stands out to me. I've only seen one or two others with it. :D It's a great car, gets decent fuel mileage and is pretty quick when I need it to be.

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theholycow
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby theholycow » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:26 am

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

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InlinePaul
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby InlinePaul » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:59 pm

Nice Car. Welcome to the site!
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby tankinbeans » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Welcome to the board fellow Focus-ed one.

Is that a 2 door, I can't quite tell by the angle in the one picture that my work computer would pull up. If so, those aren't very common in my area. I almost kind of like yours specifically, but I'm not a fan overall of the generation.

There have been two from that generation in my family. My mom's was head-cold mucus green before it was killed in an accident. My dad's is cherry red.
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annath
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby annath » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:37 pm

Yup, it's a 2-door! It's pretty unique for a Focus. :P

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AHTOXA
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Welcome!
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RomPirate
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby RomPirate » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:28 pm

Welcome!

2 door focus, sweet.
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Squint
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Re: Newbie from Alabama

Postby Squint » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Welcome! Another small Ford on here, apparently the stick is still strong with them.
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