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Old 10-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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I was so pumped when I got my copy in the mail Friday. Had to skip to the result before I even got back to the house. Sounds like R&T are in love with the car. I'm sure other mags will find ways to harp on it, most likely MFT related, but R&T tends to judge based on pure performance for the most part.

My favorite quote:

Wearing big 235/40R-18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tires, the ST sticks to the skidpad at a bordering-on-preposterous supercar-like 0.96g. That number is so ludicrous, it’s a bit mystifying that this Focus goes through the slalom at only 65.8 mph—a half-mph quicker than the Mazdaspeed3 and 0.9 mph faster than the GTI.
0.96g. Wow.
Mine: 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon: 116k, WRB
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654

Hers: 2012 Focus Ti Sedan: 67k, SGM, Manual
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