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2017 Ford Focus Electric (base) $20,536 ON - YMMV

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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 12:12 pm
I just called the ministry of finance to follow up on the EVSE rebate and they said they're still processing rebates from April so no news yet for my August rebate.
Do they do both the EVSE and EVIP rebates in order of receiving them? So that mean EVIPs are also stuck in April?
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Still no car today.. I guess car still has a couple warnings, anti theft and 2 other things, one they can't read so are waiting on Ford. But it sounds like motor is in just fine, maybe they missed something to finish programming it.

Still hopeful it goes quickly and that they're able to sort everything out on Monday.
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LoveRFD wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 1:32 pm
not bad. What's that brown thing on your hood?
Reflection of the high tech Stop-Before-Hitting-Wall device.
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mohitk wrote:
Oct 27th, 2017 3:09 pm
Reflection of the high tech Stop-Before-Hitting-Wall device.
LOL didn't even notice that ball.
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my car is at 6000km and 100% battery health, no level 3 charging
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I notice that the note on Ford.ca page for FFE that used to say only available in Quebec is no longer there. Not sure if that means anything.
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Looking to get the juice box pro, any rebates or discounts anywhere?
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Musiq Soulchild wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 10:21 am
Looking to get the juice box pro, any rebates or discounts anywhere?
There's 5% off from Autochargers.ca --- I haven't seen any other Canadian sources offering a better price.
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I was looking at the terms of Ford Roadside last night out of curiosity and it looks like they cover up to $500 in emergency lodging etc when car breaks down >160 km from home.

So it looks like in theory my hotel in Kingston when FFE died can be fully covered which is awesome. I will submit a claim and find out :)
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I know this has come up before but I didn’t realize how bad the tires are.

When it’s raining the car doesn’t grip, I’m always sliding.

Anyone else have the same experience?
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dgnr8 wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 1:27 pm
I know this has come up before but I didn’t realize how bad the tires are.

When it’s raining the car doesn’t grip, I’m always sliding.

Anyone else have the same experience?
It's been raining for the last 48 hrs in my locale, have taken many little trips, have not experienced single spin or slip, same for my wife on any of her excursions...

Maybe you're just driving too hard for the conditions...
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redac wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 10:43 am
There's 5% off from Autochargers.ca --- I haven't seen any other Canadian sources offering a better price.
Thanks I just ordered the juicebox pro 40 from there. Should have ordered earlier when it was on sale but hesitated :(

Now i have to find an electrician...
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Apr 11, 2017
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Plasti dipped my Kijiji alloys. They had a little more oxidation than I remembered. But for 375 I'm really happy with them. And for a first time plastic dipper I'm happy with the results.

Probably will be mounted ting them in a weekish so I can put some pics up on the car.
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Londonbrewer wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 4:21 pm
Plasti dipped my Kijiji alloys. They had a little more oxidation than I remembered. But for 375 I'm really happy with them. And for a first time plastic dipper I'm happy with the results.

Probably will be mounted ting them in a weekish so I can put some pics up on the car.
Those are quite slick. Hoping to find a land on a similar deal around here :P
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RedStrikeCa wrote:
Oct 29th, 2017 4:58 pm
This looks great!

I'd like to try something similar. Can you post DIY steps and materials used, or a link to a good reference that you used?
For the most part just had a quick look on some YouTube videos.

Used 3 cans of plasti dip spraybombs that I had bought a while ago on sale.

Used some Scotch Brite pads to clean any major oxidation, then washed with dishsoap to clean then and remove any waxes or anything on the rims.

Dried them and used masking tape around tires and wrapped the valvestem

Many light coats with time between to dry. Actually went down pretty easily. By the time I got to the fourth rim it was only another 10mins to start on the next one. Leaving them for a couple days to dry fully.

Will see how it stands up over the winter.
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