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Old 05-01-2006, 01:48 AM   #1
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why does everyone knock saleen foci?

hey guys im writing this post not to start trouble or piss anyone off, but to just ask an innocent question lol. why does everyone knock the 05 saleen focus? i picked mine up used with 1,000 miles (so u cant blast me for paying alot of money lol) and i do agree id never pay the sticker price for that car, but how many of u people that knock the car have driven it? my brother owns an SVTF and my best friend has a 05 ST, and both of them agree the saleen has WAY better suspension (the ST has eibach springs) then either of them and overall the car is way more appealing.When it comes to speed it is bone stock, but that just gives u more room and creativity for ur own add-ons. my car does lose to both of theres buts thats just because they have alot of money into their engines and i have a sound system. I can see that the wing is very um... different? im kinda nuetral on the wing, its nice but its definitly crazy. Also most people have over looked the fact that saleen did almost a complete custom interior. from the custom shift knob, to the painted dash, to the seats, etc, etc. I do agree it is pathetic with the N2o system ruining ur warranty and ur paying alot of money just for the saleen name, but dont knock that car till uve driven it... i mean afterall, it is the same engine u all are driving around in too... just more pricey that some are willing to pay


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Old 05-01-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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Re: why does everyone knock saleen foci?

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ur paying alot of money just for the saleen name, but dont knock that car till uve driven it... i mean afterall, it is the same engine u all are driving around in too... just more pricey that some are willing to pay
Well u just answered ur own question. We want to mod our own cars interior and all. Any ways welcome to our site and have fun. Oh and I like how the Saleen's look inside and out but they should have aded some type of warrantey aproved power.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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The thing is when you think of Saleen you think of power, they could of at least put a 2.3 in it.
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yeah, they need to be pushing at least 200 hp, preferably S/C.

And I like Saleens, they're just overpriced.
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^^ exactly.... and i agree with other posts..when u think saleen u think power.. it should be S/C or something, to further differentiate it from the focus field, in other ways that aesthetics.

now if the Saleen Foci came with S/C Zetec, or a 2.3 at LEAST, PLUS the body mods.. the price might be justifiable.. IMO, id rather by a plain focus and throw a kit and some visual mods on it myself, probably still save a nice chunk of change... But i dont knock the Saleen Foci, they are nice, simply stated, they cost too much for what they offer. You pay most of that markup for the name itself.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:12 AM   #7
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The thing is when you think of Saleen you think of power, they could of at least put a 2.3 in it.
that or maybe put a turbo or supercharger on it. I agree they are a bit pricey for the car you get.
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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i love saleen, just not their focus....

i personally feel if you are going to throw the saleen badge on a car, it better have balls, and the saleen focus simply doesnt. upgraded body and interior is all good, but really all they are doing is slaping their name everywhere and jacking up the price.
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Old 05-01-2006, 05:36 PM   #9
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how many of u people that are ripping this car right now actually have driven one?
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I have, and I didn't find the suspension better (granted, an 04 with the 2.3L PZEV Duratec). I found it more compliant and a little softer than the SVT, but I haven't gotten to actually put the suspension to full use. The car did roll less than stock, however. With the lack of engine upgrades, an okay suspension that most aftermarket suspensions could easily outperform (not to mention adjustment options), and only the final drive ratio being changed, there's no justification for the price versus performance.

I do not "knock" the car for what it is, I "knock" it for the price and Saleen name sake. Still, I feel most Saleens are overpriced.

I'm not sure anyone is "ripping" the car. You're going to find the general consensus here to be the car is overpriced for the performance. Some people feel that is the case with the SVT Focus as well, so don't take it as an insult. If you feel like you made the right choice and got a good deal, don't take everyone's opinion to heart.

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