I bought a 2014 Ford Focus SE after my first car, a 2003 Kia Spectra, finally died. In short, I love it! I really thought about getting the ST but I don't know how to drive a stick and honestly, it would probably be a bit of a pain to have as a DD in the greater LA area for someone who has never owned/driven a manual before. So far the SE has satisfied all my wants in a car, and it's a blast to drive so I have no regrets.

Anyway: Does anyone have any suggestions for modifications I can make for performance gains? That might be too generic, I don't know- I'm sort of new to the gearhead scene. I swapped out the stock air filter for a K&N and it seems to have made a (slight, but noticeable) difference, which is pretty sweet. I'd like to eventually add the entire cold air intake K&N offers, but it's a bit expensive for right now and it's also not technically legal here...

Oh, and what's a good hose nozzle for washing a car? I took it to a decent place for its first wash, but honestly I want to just start doing it on my own. I've been lurking OppoLock for a bit now and enjoy reading the posts here... hoping to become a bit more active myself now.