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Let me start by giving you some background information. I own a 2015 performance blue ST3. I love the car. And by love, I do mean LOVE. And that's the problem. The car always begs me to go over the speed limit. It's try's to make me reckless. Also, I spend too much time detailing it. In addition, I don't want to use it for anything, because I want to keep it in good condition. As you can see, this is not the most practical car for me. I've decided I don't want to have the temptation to speed anymore and I want something I would feel comfortable using for everything. So I'm thinking of a Jeep (but I'm open to suggestions) so what could I get for my car? Like I said it's 2015, performance blue ST3. It has a moonroof. It has only 4200 miles on it. Also modded with short shift kit, MBRP exhaust, BOV, Injen intake, and red caliper covers. Wanting to sell it outright. What do you think I could get, and is anyone interested? Haha
 

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Let me start by giving you some background information. I own a 2015 performance blue ST3. I love the car. And by love, I do mean LOVE. And that's the problem. The car always begs me to go over the speed limit. It's try's to make me reckless. Also, I spend too much time detailing it. In addition, I don't want to use it for anything, because I want to keep it in good condition. As you can see, this is not the most practical car for me. I've decided I don't want to have the temptation to speed anymore and I want something I would feel comfortable using for everything. So I'm thinking of a Jeep (but I'm open to suggestions) so what could I get for my car? Like I said it's 2015, performance blue ST3. It has a moonroof. It has only 4200 miles on it. Also modded with short shift kit, MBRP exhaust, BOV, Injen intake, and red caliper covers. Wanting to sell it outright. What do you think I could get, and is anyone interested? Haha
Selling it probably wouldn't be worth the hit in price you'll take honestly. If you love the car keep it or you'll regret it and then you'll never want to go back to a "slow" car again. If you're considering getting a jeep and really wish to part ways with it then I'd just trade it in on one and take the trade-in to eliminate tax's/tag frees. I for one would never go from this solid car to a jeep. Those things are junk in my eyes.

Edit: Also, all the money you put into mods..that's gone if you sell it.
 

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My question for you. How will changing vehicles keep you from speeding? From my personal experience it's not the vehicle but the person. I've seen all sorts of vehicles speeding. In my ST I rarely speed. Not saying I don't ever but I tend to keep better speed control in my ST than my 06 Escape.

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My question for you. How will changing vehicles keep you from speeding? From my personal experience it's not the vehicle but the person. I've seen all sorts of vehicles speeding. In my ST I rarely speed. Not saying I don't ever but I tend to keep better speed control in my ST than my 06 Escape.

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In my 230k mile Escort ZX2 I'd go 70-80 to work just the same as I do now in the ST. Now granted, at times I go more spirited when road warriors look at my funny in the A.M. but by all means I don't speed much more.
 

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Let me start by giving you some background information. I own a 2015 performance blue ST3. I love the car. And by love, I do mean LOVE. And that's the problem. The car always begs me to go over the speed limit. It's try's to make me reckless. Also, I spend too much time detailing it. In addition, I don't want to use it for anything, because I want to keep it in good condition. As you can see, this is not the most practical car for me. I've decided I don't want to have the temptation to speed anymore and I want something I would feel comfortable using for everything. So I'm thinking of a Jeep (but I'm open to suggestions) so what could I get for my car? Like I said it's 2015, performance blue ST3. It has a moonroof. It has only 4200 miles on it. Also modded with short shift kit, MBRP exhaust, BOV, Injen intake, and red caliper covers. Wanting to sell it outright. What do you think I could get, and is anyone interested? Haha
Selling it probably wouldn't be worth the hit in price you'll take honestly. If you love the car keep it or you'll regret it and then you'll never want to go back to a "slow" car again. If you're considering getting a jeep and really wish to part ways with it then I'd just trade it in on one and take the trade-in to eliminate tax's/tag frees. I for one would never go from this solid car to a jeep. Those things are junk in my eyes.

Edit: Also, all the money you put into mods..that's gone if you sell it.
My question for you. How will changing vehicles keep you from speeding? From my personal experience it's not the vehicle but the person. I've seen all sorts of vehicles speeding. In my ST I rarely speed. Not saying I don't ever but I tend to keep better speed control in my ST than my 06 Escape.

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Doesn't have to be a Jeep. I'm also thinking of some kind of a mini. It's just that the ST is too fast. Still curious as to what you think I could get selling it outright?
 

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Doesn't have to be a Jeep. I'm also thinking of some kind of a mini. It's just that the ST is too fast. Still curious as to what you think I could get selling it outright?
I wish I had that issue. I find the ST to be too slow


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I used to keep mine immaculate but (kinda sadly) I got over that. I'm nearing 50 and have only bought one other new car, my 91 Eclipse GS Turbo, so my cars have usually been a little older and not in perfect shape. When I got the ST, I spent a lot of time keeping her clean but just don't have the time any more.

And I don't understand "too fast". When I want to go fast, she goes fast. When I want to take a leisurely drive or I'm driving through a neighborhood, she's as docile as can be. So many cars have >180hp these days and are well built, so they'll easily take you up to 90mph on the interstate and you won't "feel it" if you're not paying attention. So...pay attention!

* Note: the Hyundai Elantra we rented recently is an exception - it had no power in the mountain air and getting up to highway speeds would really tick off the hamsters in the engine bay. It had to stay in third gear at 65mph - hated that thing.
 

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Unless you bought it used, doubt it, you will take a hard depreciation hit. After ~3 years depreciation sort of slows... but then again, it your money spend it how ever you want. You can look at the "market value" on here, Carmax and Auctions direct but I suspect you will be really disappointed. With that said there are PLENTY of slower cars out there and many cost less. Good luck with the dilemma.
 

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As others have already stated...

If you sell now, you're going to take a massive bath on resale

The car isn't all that fast

It's also not all that nice to the point where you should be babying it and worried about ruining it

Drive the **** out of it. Get your money's worth and enjoy it.
 

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Part out? I heard part out.

seriously, pull off the mods and sell them before selling/trading in the car
 
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I really dont get the people that buy these cars and baby them, these cars are meant to be driven. If you wanted something that would be worth being garage kept and extremely well taken care of why buy a focus? As for being too fast, these cars arent really all that fast compared to other "sports cars". If you want to cruise around with out breaking the speed limit, either change the way you drive or buy something that cant break the speed limit (Jeep or Prius would be a good option here).
 
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I really dont get the people that buy these cars and baby them, these cars are meant to be driven. If you wanted something that would be worth being garage kept and extremely well taken care of why buy a focus? As for being too fast, these cars arent really all that fast compared to other "sports cars". If you want to cruise around with out breaking the speed limit, either change the way you drive or buy something that cant break the speed limit (Jeep or Prius would be a good option here).
It's certainly still deserving to be well maintained and possibly garage kept like any other car, no value eliminates that if you personally feel the need to keep it nice...but I can see why you'd feel that way depending on what you've owned (74 Mustang II for example).
 

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It's certainly still deserving to be well maintained and possibly garage kept like any other car, no value eliminates that if you personally feel the need to keep it nice...but I can see why you'd feel that way depending on what you've owned (74 Mustang II for example).
I can agree with keeping it maintained mechanically, and washing it every once in a while. But not wanting to drive it for the sake of keeping it nice just confuses me. Like ive heard many times "not wanting to put miles on your car to help resale value is like not having sex with your girl so that shes better for the next guy".

The mustang is sitting in the garage with a cover over it lol, the focus sleeps outside like the little beast that it is.
 
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