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Old 06-14-2004, 19:12   #1 (permalink)
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New LX Hatch Purchased

Took my sister in law shopping for a new car on Saturday.

She was trading a reliable but somewhat sorry Hyandai Excel.

After seeing many different cars at Springwood, she decided on a Focus LX. I must say I was impressed with the car. Much better rewsponse than I expected

The deal (it is a 2003 plate so was a bit cheaper) was fantastic, and she even got $5500 for the hyundai.

And I got to have a sit in a GT-P (not a test drive unfortunately).
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Old 06-14-2004, 23:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New LX Hatch Purchased

Congratulations, I hope your sister in law enjoys driving it. I think you guys made a great choice.
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Good stuff, welcome to the forums!! Congrats on the new purchase to her and I know she'll enjoy many happy years of driving!!
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Re: New LX Hatch Purchased

the engines did get a real bad rap in the review mags, and they arent as bad as they make out. they are fairly dull for sure and the auto trans sucks whats left of the life out of them but when compared to things like hyundia excells etc they stack up okay.
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from driving 1.8 LX Manuals at work I don'r see all the fuss... they aren't that bad and have pretty good pick up... bloody Wheels
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Re: New LX Hatch Purchased

Certainly no worse than the other cars in the market - look at the figures and the Focus does ok. I think it's a common comment because the chassis is so good, a great engine would have made it a superb package.

Enjoy the new car! Hope it's as reliable and trouble free as my Focus has been.

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She picks it up today. Hopefully there were no troubles!
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