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Only if you put a SP23 front bar on aswell

It will leave a gap between the grill and front bar if you don't
 

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Is your 3 a sedan or hatch?
We bought a Neo hatch a couple months ago - Titanium Grey, Tint, Alloys, Powerpack.
Great little car
 

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My girlfriend bought the hatch, max sport with - winning blue, tint, cruise control. the only thing she didnt like about it was the grill, so the dealer said they could fit the sp23 grill onto the max sport..it wasnt till after delivery at the 1st service they told her that it wouldnt fit...if she had known that in the 1st place she probably would have got the sp23.
 

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But 4 grand is alot to pay for a better looking grill!
Even though she would have got the 2.3litre and all the other goodies on the SP23. Still, I guess she would have had the choice if she knew about the grill and that's the point of it.

Have you thought about colour coding the standard grill?
 

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yeah looked at colour coding it....not really sure if that would look any good....starting to get over it now..its such a good car, i wish ford australia would learn some quality control from mazda
 

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Yep have to agree they are a fantastic little car, excellent quality for a sub 30K vehicle. but you have to remember the 3 is for the world market so they have a lot more dollars to play with on developing and quality ect.., than Ford Australia does with the Falcon

We're going to colour code the top part of the grill on the Neo, so basically it will look like a Max Sport grill. But yeah, I think colour coding the whole thing might look a bit weird

Has yours had it's 10k service yet?
 

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I thought there was a sports grill option for all non SP 3's, my wife and I have just ordered a Red SP23 Hatch with the chrome wing mirros, cruise, rear garnish, and mats. Can't wait to get it.
 

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The optional sports grill looks the same as the Maxx/Maxx Sport grill. ie- Neo grill with colour coded top

Congrats on the purchase btw. I've heard there is a long wait for SP23's at the moment, when is your delivery date?
Make sure your cruise control is checked, there was a recall on them just recently, I'm sure yours won't be affected if it's a later build though
 

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We picked it up last night, they actual had what we wanted in stock, other wise it was a 2 - 3 month wait. The cruise will be put on in about 6 weeks, we are pretty much the first on the list to get the new module, they are in testing stages at the moment.

These are a great car, I will have photos very soon.
 

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Good to hear they had what you wanted in stock, would have been an long wait. You enjoying the car so far? They are a fun car to drive through the twisty stuff eh..!
Look forward to seeing the pics

here's my wife's Neo btw-


Wish we could have stretched the budget to an SP23, but considering we originally went to the dealer to buy a runout model 323, i think we stretched it too far already..
 

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Here are a couple of pics
 

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Yep certainly have, It really flies....... Great handling, anf fantastic on fuel around town. Just clocket 1570km's and with optimax in my last 2 tanks got 550k's using 47 litres. 8.54L/100k's. Just awsome.
 
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