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Old 11-13-2006, 06:56 AM   #11
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Base models will most likely continue with the 130-horsepower 2.0-liter Duratec while upgraded models will get the 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 151 hp.
does that mean a 2.3 in more than just the ST?

probably not ;(

oh wait, they killed the hatch, so i dont really care. :( :(
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Can it sit any higher? I realize it's nothing that the aftermarket couldn't fix, but....jeeez. I don't see anything sleek about it. The new character line just makes the doors look that much bigger than they already do. Looks like a boring Toyota Corolla on steroids.

I bought my ZX3 because I wanted the hauling versatility in a small and fun commuter package without having to buy an SUV. Looks like Ford has now nixed that idea.
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it sort of looks like an over-inflated jetta
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:23 AM   #14
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I don't know what Ford is thinking, this "Bold Moves" program they've initiated has brought on uglier, less fuel efficient, and somehow slower cars...in the words of 'The Vapors' "I think im turning Japanese, I think im turning Japanese, I really think so"

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I don't know what Ford is thinking, this "Bold Moves" program they've initiated has brought on uglier, less fuel efficient, and somehow slower cars...in the words of 'The Vapors' "I think im turning Japanese, I think im turning Japanese, I really think so"

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If by "bold moves" they mean "oh my god I can't believe they just got rid one of the best and unique style line of cars in the American market", then yes... mission accomplished. Sigh... this makes me depressed. But at the same time I'm not too distressed. The coupe model has the potential to look great, but at the same time it's no different than a mini-Fusion. It's going to look like any other car on the road. Say goodbye to originality.

When the time comes that I do need to get a new car (which hopefully won't be for a very long time), I'm probably going to look into the Toyota Yaris Liftback. I think it's right there beside the ZX3 with cool hatchback design, and you don't see too many of them on the roads either. Although... I'm still hoping that by then Ford will bring in the rumored new Focus platform (in 2010?) to America. I wouldn't hold my breath though.
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