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Old 07-08-2012, 12:55 PM   #264
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Originally Posted by dyn085 View Post
I obviously cannot speak for the Ford Engineering Team, but it must be taken into consideration that they have to design a vehicle for the masses. NVH is a huge consideration when designing a vehicle, and our run-of-the-mill Focus is less designed for us enthusiasts than it is for the mass of people who want an economic work/commuter/small family car. I would be willing to bet that they settled where they could, because perfecting every single system on the car would have shot costs through the roof.
This ^ is why I thought it may have to do mostly with engineering an appeal to the masses with an ultra quiet yet powerful/efficient engine. As many have reported, the CAI produces a noticeable change in engine noise, which is undesirable to the soccer mom, yet exciting to the enthusiast. Just curious what others thought about the subject.
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