Focusing on My New Car

This blog has been too long neglected!

When I was here last, I was trying to decide what kind of car was in my future. I was considering three different cars. I did research on them and after much consideration, a choice has been made!

The car I finally chose and now own is….tada (drumroll here, please!!)….a 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback! I have owned it for two weeks now and I am thoroughly enjoying my new wheels.

In order to get exactly what I wanted, the car was special ordered. It took about 5 weeks from the date it was ordered until I took delivery. Since I was traveling for two of those weeks, the time really went by quickly. The car I chose is dark gray with a light stone leather interior. It has a moon roof and the new Ford ‘myTouch’ computerized touch screen. That is where I can access the radio (including Sirius!), my iPhone through the car speakers, the climate control, and some navigation and other features. This car is just amazing!  I had no idea you can get so much technology in a car. It’s like driving a computer….the engine and tires are almost secondary. Ok, well, not quite, but you know what I mean. Oh…here’s one more thing on my car…a back-up sensor. So if there is something out of my line of vision when I’m backing up, I hear a warning beep.

The car should be getting between 27 and 37 miles per gallon. I guess there must be a breaking in period, because right now the car is telling me that I am averaging 25.9 gallons per mile. That is short of what I expect to be getting and I’m hopeful that will improve. The car has just under 500 miles on it now (yes, I’ve been doing some fun driving).

This picture of the steering wheel and cockpit looks like an alien's face!

Overall, I am thrilled with my new car. I have absolutely no regrets about chosing American over Japanese. The car handles well, looks good, and is so fun to drive. What more could I ask for?

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2 thoughts on “Focusing on My New Car

  1. Thanks! I did anguish over buying a non-Honda car. The Honda was so reliable and served me well for 10 years. But it was time for something new and different and this car (so far!) is just perfect for me. Driving is fun again! 🙂

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