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Old 01-02-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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Like Europe isn't lucky enough?!

P.S. It's now officially faster than a brand new Mustang GT. Conspiracy Theory!!!

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...fast_ford.html


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Old 01-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #2
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i would love to have one!! why does the US always change cars around?? like the Nissan 240 and the integra.. Why does the US always give cars weaker motors?!?!? stupid.....
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nice. cant wait to see the RS thought. supposed to have 300hp and possibly awd....and its supposed to be an STI killer.
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damn... I feel like moving up there and snatch that Focus ST or RS...

Ford North America sucks... (especially the Ford management at Mich).

I dont understand.. the U.S. is a "free" country, meanwhile we cant get our Euro Focus shipped to here.. and other countries may or maynot be "free" countries, but they got everything... weird, eh?
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well, looks like im moving to England, better start in on my british speak;
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Like Europe isn't lucky enough?!

P.S. It's now officially faster than a brand new Mustang GT. Conspiracy Theory!!!

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...fast_ford.html
wait, im missing something....which of these cars are faster then a Mustang GT? Cause as far as i know it says 6 something seconds for the fiesta st and 5.5 seconds for the Focus ST....which is still slower then the mustang GT. And the RS is even out yet nor has it been tested...and even though itll supposly have 300hp, itll only be faster if its awd.

Anyway, very very cool, glad europe is getting hot fords. Too bad they didnt do that for the focus over here. They do it for the mustang...just not the focus cause as far as Ford US is concerned the focus is a small rental/economy car.
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Definitely cool for Europe but still not faster than a GT. A stock GT is 0-60 in 5.1 and 1/4 in 13.8. Also, I'm fairly certain that is pretty close to max for the engines so you'll still have more potential in a Mustang GT or other large displacement sports car. Of course, that is if sheer speed is what you're after. We all know there is much more to a vehicle than that.
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damn... I feel like moving up there and snatch that Focus ST or RS...

Ford North America sucks... (especially the Ford management at Mich).

I dont understand.. the U.S. is a "free" country, meanwhile we cant get our Euro Focus shipped to here.. and other countries may or maynot be "free" countries, but they got everything... weird, eh?
where the hell did you get the information that says we are a free country..???
we arent free,,i dont pay taxes on everything from bubble gum to wages earned because i want to,we pay for every privalage we have,from catchin a damn fish to owning a home.we have no rights,your guilty till you prove yourself innocent.your vote counts for nothing,im never asked to vote on anything that takes money from my pocket.
WE ARE A SOCIALIST run country,thats why political correctness lives,NO we arent a DEMOCRACY,, look it up.
We dont get those cars because of the FEDERAL GOVT's rules that apply to vehicles,which primarily is all lobbied and run by ....yes ! you got it CORPORATE AMERICA.
If they built a plant in the good ole usa where they made that st,then we would already have them.just like all the other foreign manufacturers did.most of our foreign rides are built right here on good ole usa soil $$$$$$$$. hell we got a toyota ,nissan, mercedes,and hell i dont know what else here in alabama.pumpin out cars because theres more money to be made doing it that way instead of importing them,,but of course they dont pass that along to us consumers.
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damn... I feel like moving up there and snatch that Focus ST or RS...

Ford North America sucks... (especially the Ford management at Mich).

I dont understand.. the U.S. is a "free" country, meanwhile we cant get our Euro Focus shipped to here.. and other countries may or maynot be "free" countries, but they got everything... weird, eh?
yea idk what "free country" has to do with any of this. The reason we don't have this focus is one, cause ford US is dumb and doesnt think America cares about a pricey economy car, especially a hatch back...but honestly most of america doesnt, we on the forum might but ya know thats cause we crazy about the focus haha. The other reason is that if that car came here it would be priced higher, and currently Ford needs to have a cheaper car, which is the focus. They currently do not have a lower segment car, but they are getting one soon...based of the verve concept, and basically a US verison of the fiesta. After that comes then we will see the focus move upmarket.

And you can't just bring them here cause they need to meet the saftey and emission standards of the this country. Its very different over there then here. You can get that changed, through a long process and a shit load of money so really its kinda pointless and you might as well buy a different car that you can get here.
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