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Old 11-18-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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167hp base model, jeez, my SVT is only 5 yrs. old and yet its power is SOOO little now.


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Old 11-18-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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I dont like the front. Rear looks great
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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.5 liters for 9hp...wow that thing is probably choked up big time.

car is hideous tho. the current gen sucks, this gen will suck.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:54 PM   #4
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...the hell???

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.5 liters for 9hp...wow that thing is probably choked up big time.

car is hideous tho. the current gen sucks, this gen will suck.

The extra nine horsepower comes from increasing the 2.3 liter four to a 2.5 liter four, so it's only a .2 liter increase for 9 more horses, and in most cases, better fuel mileage. (The same motors were swapped in the 09 Ford Escape, which also went from the 2.3 to the 2.5 and gained a few horses and better fuel mileage, probably due to the new 6 speed auto.) Also, where on earth do you get that the Mazda 3 sucks??? It's the closest we have here to a Euro Focus MKII, and is tied for best small car with the Civic...
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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It carrys some of the Euro Focus lines I like it. Can't wait to see their hatch model.



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Old 11-18-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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I dont like the front. Rear looks great
The front looks like a RX-8 strangely...... The Push Button Start I can live without, and the xenon light would be very bright.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #7
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that looks really nice!! sporty yet still a dd!!
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I really like it, but it's not for me. I'm saving my money and preparing to trade in my ZX3 in 2010 when the new focus comes out.
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i like it, i just hope the speed version is in hatchback and sedan form.
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I like it, as well as the new 6. If i was in the market for a fwd car, it would probably be a Mazda.
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