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OK! It's time to tell the truth!!!

Hello guys, I know I don't post much but I got alot to say and it's hard!! About 3 days ago on wedensday I sold my truck and it was hard because I really liked my truck SOO MUCH and I cried when I signed over the paper after seeing that gas price jumping up to $1.14/liter canadian!! It's time for me to take a loss and sacrafied for a brand new 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES. I couldn't afford the cost to run my truck anymore with really high gas price and the cost to the monthly payments!! So it took me a long time to get good deal for my truck and the difference that I owe on my truck! So finally I got a great deal with the employee discounts, rebates, 500$ cash back and with the trade in, I save ALL the taxs!! so basically with this deal I save more than 6000$can... My payment is by half, my gas at least half the cost or more, and also my insurance is cheaper(suprising)!!

It is 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES 4 door fully loaded with power moonroof, beige leather interior with seat heater, tundra green exterior, auto O/D with traction control, sports package (that comes with spoiler,16" wheel with pirelli tire, sway bar), keyless entree, candian winter package,
SO what do you think of all this desision that I made? I know it's not a truck but realitly I don't really need a truck because I also needed more interior room... so I'm happy with the choise with this one!!
p.s. I feel weird of not owing a ranger and still hanging aroung the site!! but it's something that I gotta get used to!!
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I went from a Ranger to a Focus to a Ranger to a Mustang to a Ranger again...lol.

I am hoping that you like it, I miss mine BADLY.
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hey man, ya gotta do what u gotta do

gas is crazy here too...but it will calm down...as soon as we get bush outta office...and hell, i VOTED for the ****...dammmit!

but its a good choice u made...the focus's are nice....

i still wanna find a blazer extreme for myself...i like the extra room...
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When I join the air force I plan on getting an 2006 F-150
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omg I miss my focus like crazy!! The only thing, though, with switching to the Ranger, was that my insurance actually went DOWN! That's awesome that it was the other way for you, b/c Focuses are nice carz...
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Gas by my house is 2.66 a gallon....i paid over 45$ to fill up! this is getting outragous

Rocky

PS you gotta do what you gotta do...i wouldnt mind trading my truck for a bicycle if i didnt live so far away from my work...haha

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With gas so high i dont blame anyone buying a focus or a compact fuel efficient car. It makes sense.
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ya i dont blame you either, i just paid 47 bucks and i wasnt even on the check gauge light yet. somebody is gettin rich, and i know it isnt me
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yea gotta do what you gotta do i guess... well see how good my gas mileage is on the 3.0l, thats the only part of my truck now im gunna miss, the nice fuel effeicant 2.5
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Seems like you made a smart move financially. Good work
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If i didn't need to carry my tools to jobs, I'd be switching, as it is I'm considering trading down to a reg cab 4 cyl, $1.10 a liter round here.
Glad the Iraq invasion is paying off in Spades for GW and Company
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Glad the Iraq invasion is paying off in Spades for GW and Company
It's funny you and Brent say anti-Bush comments. I thought this was a war for oil? So on one hand, before and during the war, you blame Bush doing a war only for oil, but NOW you blame Bush for not getting you cheap oil?

choose your mind, war for oil, or war for bad reasons.

As to switching vehicles, its probably ok. I myself am almost done driving my ranger. I'm going to college w/o a car so I will buy a beater. If gas is like its going to be, $3 bucks a gallon, then I have no choice but to never drive the Ranger. My parents use it as a tool to control me anyways. I was thinking of an Eagle Talon TSI...but well..a bike seems to have its Pros too.

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got any pictures of the focus?
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Thanks guys for positive support and it wasn't easy!! even though I don't talk much like I used to!! But however I really liked the car so much sinced it came with power moonroof and I never had a car with one before and I can't stop playing with that toy!! lol..

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got any pictures of the focus?

Soon... I'm hoping tomorrow or so, I just need to get it into my computer because I used my sister's digtal camera and took all kids of shots to it!!
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if i wasnt in love with my ranger id probably do the same thing. but probably not an american car. gotta love the imports for one thing... gas mileage! somebody is DEFINITELY gettin rich on gas... they dont need all this money and its really starting to **** me off.
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yea i love my ranger too, but gas is like 2.60 here and i think it's going to only get wose from here on. I just went to the gas station and it was 20.00 for like not even 9 gallons the good thing is we need a truck because we are working on our house so my mom chips in a lot. otherwise i'm done for! I feel like i need a job just to pay for gas!
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I love my ranger to much to sell it even if gas prices keep going up i can live with 20 to 22 mpg its a lot better than my 03 S dime i use to have plus my truck is paid off so i dont have a payment on it to worry about that. But i can understand those who do and spending almost as much in gas as their payment is would want to get rid of theirs.
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Oh I just love people like you who sell there truck cheap because gas is a little higher, thats why my girlfriend just got a 99 Suburban 4x4 with 78k on it and fully loaded for only $8900

and when gas goes down agian soon, maybe sell it for the $15,000 its worth

muhahahaha.. brad out
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It's funny you and Brent say anti-Bush comments. I thought this was a war for oil? So on one hand, before and during the war, you blame Bush doing a war only for oil, but NOW you blame Bush for not getting you cheap oil?

choose your mind, war for oil, or war for bad reasons.

Aaron
Not to take this thread off where it des not need to go, but you know not what my thoughts of GW were before or during this war.
As to the war, it was about WMD, remember that joke?
And I have my opinions, as you do, but when the policy of a foreign nation effect prices in my country I have a right to state my displeasure at GW and the rest of the oil barons making record profits and negativly affecting, not only their own citizens, but those in other countries.
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yeah man... i remember when i thought gettin 3 gallons of gas for $5 was bad... but today i put 5 bucks in the truck and got exactly 1.968 gallons... i miss the old days
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Oh I just love people like you who sell there truck cheap because gas is a little higher, thats why my girlfriend just got a 99 Suburban 4x4 with 78k on it and fully loaded for only $8900

and when gas goes down agian soon, maybe sell it for the $15,000 its worth

muhahahaha.. brad out

Yeah well!!! you know what? I hate to pry about the future cost of the gas price, I don't think it's ever going to go down like it used to because of alot of GREEDY to the industry that raised the oil prices!! And also when the govorment sees any signs of fuel price dropping in the future or so.... The govorment will ALWAYS find ways to put NEW fuel taxes to road or pollution(emission)!! I know it's always like that!! so generally speaking... I wouldn't get my hopes up if the fuel prices drops like before!!
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you gotta do what you gotta do that is way I am selling my Lightning to get
a ranger
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good luck with the new car Norm!!
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Can't blame you in the least. I don't drive much at all (<10-12k miles/year) and I'm already feeling the pinch of the higher prices. $40/tank is getting old. I can't imagine what I'll do this winter when I can't take the bike instead and save gas that way. Plus, I don't want to think about what my heating bills are gonna look like.

Just last week I had half a notion to go down to the local Mazda guy and trade for a Mazda 3 hatch-back. I really like GF's 3 sedan.. and a hatchback w/ a stick just has to be a pile of fun. ... I wonder what it's towing capacity is?!
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and when gas goes down agian soon, maybe sell it for the $15,000 its worth
Don't hold your breath!
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I went from a ranger to a mustang back to a ranger!
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