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Old 02-04-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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Which cars out there out-handle the fofo?

I know the focus is known by its good handling capabilities, but I also know that cars such as the Basuru STi will easily beat the focus on curvy roads... So what other cars will beat the focus on curves? 350Z? BMW 3 series? Cobalt?


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the only FWD one i can think of is the mini cooper S

others that pwn in autoX include:
miata, lotus, integra GSR

NOT a cobalt..
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an integra GSR can beat the fofo? I'd have never thought so...
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the only FWD one i can think of is the mini cooper S

others that pwn in autoX include:
miata, lotus, integra GSR

NOT a cobalt..
Civic Si coupes are pretty good autoXers too.
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the only FWD one i can think of is the mini cooper S

others that pwn in autoX include:
miata, lotus, integra GSR

NOT a cobalt..
I think the new SS's would definitely not the old ones though
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there are lots of cars out there that can beat the fofo in the curves, are any in the same price range as the focus, nothing that i can think of....
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are we talking about a stock or a modified (suspension wise) fofo?
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what i have noticed about the sti after driving around in a friends before is that it performs great in long sweeping turns but tight low speed turns tended to upset the AWD and it would have initial understeer and then a little oversteer on corner exit. it was fun and not a bad thing but it just seemed like the car likes fast corners a little better. maybe it was his setup as well... it was HEAVILY modified and the DCCD was in auto mode, maybe if that was changed???
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an integra GSR can beat the fofo? I'd have never thought so...
Define beat? I'd say they are pretty on par really stock for stock. Power output is nearly identical and handling wise they are very similar. Probably be a drivers race.
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