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Old 01-07-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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The Focus surprised me today

I was coming up to pretty busy street and had to take a pretty sharp left turn, I was going 45 (which is the posted speed limit) and suddenly the light turned yellow and for some reason I thought I had to get through it cause I'd be sitting there for 5+ minutes if it turned red. Anyway, I braked a little and threw myself into the turn, then thought "omg this car is about flip over", but the car handled the turn at like 39 or 40mph like a train on rails. I don't plan on trying that again, but man I definitely didn't think the Focus could do that. Very cool.


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Old 01-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #2
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u will be surprised wit what it can do! lol
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Yeah, I hear ya, it'll surprise you. The only thing with me though, is that I have a pretty decent suspension set up, but that doesn't mean squat without good tires so I have to be careful until I get new ones.
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #4
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Nice! I did the same thing but the back end broke loose and I kinda drifted it haha didnt think that was possible either..
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #5
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The foucs can handle very well. I've done the same thing as you, put a big smile on my face!
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I did that to. Forgot the laptop was in the trunk. Ouch! gotta configure some kinda tiedown system.
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hahaha Yeah that actually happened to me too only I was on an turning road and a car was coming right toward me. I was so impressed by the turn that I tried it again a couple of days later. same results.
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Thats the thing with the focus, noticable body roll that seems like its gonna flip, but the suspension and tires are still planted and where they need to be. Hell even if one tire comes off the ground the focus still handles great lol.
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