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in those pics i think i see my two burnout marks in ur driveway still?!?!?
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in those pics i think i see my two burnout marks in ur driveway still?!?!?
No, thankfully those are gone.
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No, thankfully those are gone.
haha good it was pretty wet out that day. the truck still if there is any wet pavement slips like that. as soon as one tire lets loose in a slip the other slams into it and instantly i'm drifting.
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Figured Id update this old thread. Still have the F150 and still love it. Here are some of the newest pics I have of it.


IMG_3426 by kozal01, on Flickr


IMG_3437 by kozal01, on Flickr



However neither of my trucks are my DD anymore, my drive to work was killing my wallet filling my trucks up every week so I picked up this in March to get me around town. Its a total chick car and looks silly but it gets 30+ MPG always so its saving me some coin and keeping the miles of my trucks.



Here I am driving it.....

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How is that corner holding up on the tow mirror
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lol, that last pic is pretty good.
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How is that corner holding up on the tow mirror
Just fine!

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lol, that last pic is pretty good.
Thanks, I took that myself!
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lol truck looks good!

Good choice on the DD part, at least yours is still a Ford! :(
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Thanks, I took that myself!
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lol truck looks good!

Good choice on the DD part, at least yours is still a Ford! :(
Yeah it was something I couldnt put off any longer. I tracked my mileage with a gas cubby app on my phone for a year and the numbers were sobering, I had to make a change. This car is saving me $150 a month in just gas plus it makes it much more enjoyable when I do drive my truck because I can drive it without worrying about squeezing every MPG out of it. Started looking at newer 2wd duratec Rangers but they are hard to find around here and even the ragged out ones are priced crazy. I hate cars but this was my only option, but I know the Focus's get good mileage, are reliable and since its a manual its actually fun to drive, peppy too.
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i hear ya on the DD part...i just did the same thing back in may
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Yeah it was something I couldnt put off any longer. I tracked my mileage with a gas cubby app on my phone for a year and the numbers were sobering, I had to make a change. This car is saving me $150 a month in just gas plus it makes it much more enjoyable when I do drive my truck because I can drive it without worrying about squeezing every MPG out of it. Started looking at newer 2wd duratec Rangers but they are hard to find around here and even the ragged out ones are priced crazy. I hate cars but this was my only option, but I know the Focus's get good mileage, are reliable and since its a manual its actually fun to drive, peppy too.
The little Focus's are real fun. If you want to have even more fun you could always go with a newer ST...... But I might be a bit biased.

But, Any little car with a manual is fun to drive. So i can see that.
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The little Focus's are real fun. If you want to have even more fun you could always go with a newer ST...... But I might be a bit biased.

But, Any little car with a manual is fun to drive. So i can see that.
Im sure the newer ones are fun but newer costs more money which would completely negate the reason I bought this chick car in the first place. I could see myself looking at a newer one when this one craps out though, the newer Focus's are alot less girly than mine. lol
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Im sure the newer ones are fun but newer costs more money which would completely negate the reason I bought this chick car in the first place. I could see myself looking at a newer one when this one craps out though, the newer Focus's are alot less girly than mine. lol
My dad found a used '12 Titanium For about $18000 that he picked up to drive the hell out of, He really likes it. It actually gets a bit better gas milage than mine and the little 5 speed attached to that is pretty radical for a 4 banger. I think he said he sees about 35-39 mpg's if he granny's it.
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My dad found a used '12 Titanium For about $18000 that he picked up to drive the hell out of, He really likes it. It actually gets a bit better gas milage than mine and the little 5 speed attached to that is pretty radical for a 4 banger. I think he said he sees about 35-39 mpg's if he granny's it.
For $18,000 I would have to drive that car for 10 years to see a return on investment! For what I payed for this car the savings in gas alone will pay for the price of the car in about a year and a half. See what Im getting at here and why I bought a beater? lol
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For $18,000 I would have to drive that car for 10 years to see a return on investment! For what I payed for this car the savings in gas alone will pay for the price of the car in about a year and a half. See what Im getting at here and why I bought a beater? lol
I get it completely. I used to buy those $1000 cars from Craigslist to drive around, but once i landed a new job in a field relevant to my college degree, I figured i deserved a reward.
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I get it completely. I used to buy those $1000 cars from Craigslist to drive around, but once i landed a new job in a field relevant to my college degree, I figured i deserved a reward.
Gotcha.
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Yeah it was something I couldnt put off any longer. I tracked my mileage with a gas cubby app on my phone for a year and the numbers were sobering, I had to make a change. This car is saving me $150 a month in just gas plus it makes it much more enjoyable when I do drive my truck because I can drive it without worrying about squeezing every MPG out of it. Started looking at newer 2wd duratec Rangers but they are hard to find around here and even the ragged out ones are priced crazy. I hate cars but this was my only option, but I know the Focus's get good mileage, are reliable and since its a manual its actually fun to drive, peppy too.
I hear that! Im the same way now, just you think you have a chick car mine is a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3100. But it does get 33mpg and its reliable. Not to mention it was free.

You are right though, its nice when you do get to drive the trucks becasue you just drive them for a purpose and to have fun.
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I hear that! Im the same way now, just you think you have a chick car mine is a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3100. But it does get 33mpg and its reliable. Not to mention it was free.

You are right though, its nice when you do get to drive the trucks becasue you just drive them for a purpose and to have fun.
Oh yeah, you do have a chick car! It even has a sewing machine for an engine! lol Its all good though, in the case of these gay commuter cars function beats out form all the way. Its nice to have a beater, dont have to worry about keeping it clean, getting scratches or dents on it, can actually park close in parking lots and if it gets totaled on the way to work its no big deal! lol
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truck looks good! I need a DD car as well. I still kinda want your year focus in svt hatch form :)
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i desperately need a dd car haha

$800 in gas a month haha
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