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Old 12-04-2007, 11:40 PM   #1
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Angry Bashed for driving a focus?

Whats up with this? People will ask me what kind of car I drive, and I will say a Focus SVT. They will respond with "A focus? Those are lame" (or something similar). Then I try to tell them it's the performance version, and they still are like "Well, it's still a focus."

I've only had this car for a month or so, and this is just bugs me. Keep in mind that most of the people I have this conversation with don't really know anything about cars. The people that do respect my car.

Any advice on what I should say to these naysayers?


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Old 12-04-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
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Atleast you get to say its the performance version
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:46 PM   #3
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Just forget it. I love non-car people with preconceived notions about certain cars. They are always willing to offer such informative opinions like "Focus!?! those suck!" or "SVT? Whats that mean?". Your not going to convince them of anything. Just enjoy driving your car and smile when you get props from real car guys(or girls).
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:51 PM   #4
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people are just plain ignorant!
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jajaja invite him for a ride ... just 15 min on a curvy road and he would know what a SVTF is ...
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:57 PM   #6
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Tell them to poff and worry about themselves...that's usually what I do.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:59 PM   #7
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Yeah, non-car people are stupid, they see the focus as a cheap economy car, instead of seeing its true potential. Keep your head up, and don't let anyone get you down about your car. SVT's are awsome.
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jajaja invite him for a ride ... just 15 min on a curvy road and he would know what a SVTF is ...
And make sure you give them a barf bag.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:00 AM   #9
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A Focus is a cheap car. One of the cheapest. People will look down on it for that reason.

Doesn't bother me. I just tell them it's paid for. :D

Most people try to buy cars they can't afford and think it makes them look better.
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yeah I always get that crap too, you just learn to ignore it and move on. then, when you have to give them a ride for some random reason, show 'em what a focus is really all about. 99% of the time you end up getting respect
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