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Old 12-26-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Question What will your next car be?

with the lack of the SVT model back in 2005, and the more recent lack of hatchback in 2008 its got me thinking, what would my next car be? and now I'm wondering what other people think, if its a focus, then its a focus, if its other let me know what other is.


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Old 12-26-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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I'm probably going to go with a C30 v2.0 or a GTi.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'll start, I chose other, for the reasons stated above, No SVT model and No hatchback model, the focus is pretty much not happening for me.
my car will probably be a step backwards, since I don't like any new cars. I'm leaning towards either a fox mustang (love those hatches), or maybe a 99 cobra for the IRS, regardless it will be a RWD car, I'm not convinced that FWD is that much better in the winter since I've driven both, and honestly my RWD car was easier to regain control in when the rear end decided to get away from me. AWD options are out, since there is nothing out there in my price range that offers what I want in upgrades, performance, durability, or styling; the closest AWD cars that foot the bill is the 99 eclipse GSX, which everyone knows are riddled with gremlins, and the new STI which is aparently madeout of solid gold with platinum accents. The last ditch though i can come up with is to build a V-8 conversion ZX3 (not from my SVT of course, that would be sacrilege) so I can keep my focus size, but gain that beautiful V-8 rear drive and durability.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #4
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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A Vette or a Stang or GTO maybe
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:06 AM   #6
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Other, when my situation is straight in a couple of years and I get my degree in my field, I will probably be looking into an Infinity g35 or equiv. Need a step up from the Focus (will probable keep it though)
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I voted "other."

Even if Ford brings another "fun" Focus to the states, I'll probably look elsewhere but keep the Focus on my short-list. If they stay as-is, they won't even be on my radar. I'm looking to step up from the SVT with my next purchase, and it's hard to see the new Focus as anything but a big step back in performance and style (I'm a sucker for a hatch).

I'm hoping to squeeze a good 5 years out of the SVT and then look for a used version of a '08 or '09 something. Maybe a 'speed3 or WRX hatch.

I doubt I'll be in financial shape to buy something new that steps up from the SVT, so the timing will probably be wrong for the Focus even if there is something worth considering.
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Other, getting my wife a Mazda 3 2.3S Hatch for a family car, and I am required to buy a winter car by next winter in order to keep my RX-8. That might actually be a Focus, but it might also be a TDi VW or older N/A Subaru.

Ford has lost the plot for me on the Focus. At least in the US... The Mazda3 is the closest I can get right now.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:24 AM   #9
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Other. The flavor of the week is currently an STI. It's going to be a while regardless and I'm hoping to hold on to this car, but I'm looking to move on. Just going to have to see when the time comes and see where I'm stationed at or going to.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:36 AM   #10
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well either a used ms3,03-04 lightning or 03-04 cobr

But I like the lightning the most it would be very pleasing to hand a vett its ass in the quarter with a pick up.

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