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Old 08-09-2006, 12:08 AM   #1
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Here's your chance...fix the Saleen Focus!

Here's how I would fix the Saleen Focus, and how much I would pay for it.
First things first:
-FOUR-WHEEL DISC BRAKES. The desginers at Saleen should have been slapped for not making this standard equipment.
-ABS Brakes. There should be no reason why a car with a sticker price of $27k should not have ABS.

Let's move on shall we?

I'm using the MK1, because I like it better. So there. This exterior looks great, but let's color match the mirrors, ditch the side graphics, tint the windows a little darker, throw on some HID's, drop the Ford badges in favor of Saleen badges, get rid of the nitrous decal on the hatch, and have a specialty grille installed. Most people would disagree with me on this, but I like the wing. It screams "look at me, I'm better than you."




The interior is pretty schweet, but i would add aluminum pedals, and a few carbon fiber accents, such as the trim around the radio, gauges, and vents.



Performance time.
The red strut tower bar has got to go in favor of a color matched strut tower bar. Definetly keep the 2.3 Duratec, BUT IT MUST BE SUPERCHARGED. Absolutley must be supercharged. Since the nitrous bottle is pretty much a novelty until your warranty runs out, I say get rid of it. It's taking up hatch space, while at the same time being completley useless.



For the changes I described above, I would pay anywhere from $20k-$25k.

I know what you're thinking. "But dazada, the Saleen Focus now is $27k. Stop being such a cheap whore." Well you're right. I am a cheap whore. Get over it.

Well, that's me. I'm sure there are a few things that I missed, but by all means, share your thoughts with the rest of the class.


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Old 08-09-2006, 12:20 AM   #2
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i'll tell you what fat kid on a couch. . .

First thing i notice RIGHT off the bat, can we get a COVER on those G wires!? Judas, thing looks like a retarded frankenstein.

Secondly, lose the bottle altogether.

Third, let's pull those rims outwards another 2.5 - 3inches.

And lastly for what to do with the saleen, whip out your tallywacker, and piss all over it. Just bring us the RS and drop the g Saleen and SVT.
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:48 AM   #3
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First thing i notice RIGHT off the bat, can we get a COVER on those G wires!? Judas, thing looks like a retarded frankenstein.
lmfao!

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Just bring us the RS and drop the g Saleen and SVT.
Much like my dream Saleen above, it's not going to happen.
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I definately need to be cheaper that a mustang gt, if they want anyone to buy it.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:52 AM   #5
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I definately need to be cheaper that a mustang gt, if they want anyone to buy it.
LOL...wow...good point. By the way, that guy in your avatar is probably the snootiest looking fellow I've ever seen.
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Kill the wing, decals, and hood scoop, smooth out the body kit to flow with the rest of the body lines, color match the strut brace, color match the seats and interior, rear discs, supercharger, lower price.
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-4 wheels discs
-dual exhaust (not center)
-clean up the look of the duratec
-supercharger
-original grill with SALEEN spleed out
-drop the N20
-better looking wheels and wider
-better looking hood, maybe that stacked one?
-maybe a new wing, doesnt flow right for me plus who needs a 4th brake light????
-the seats look comfy, but the holes in the head area look like the hurt.
-HIDs
-color match everything
-shorty antenna
-ditch the windshield and side decals
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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-maybe a new wing, doesnt flow right for me plus who needs a 4th brake light????
lol...I never noticed the 4th brake light...

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-ditch the windshield and side decals
IMO the windshield banner HAS to stay. It just wouldn't be a true Saleen without it.
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IMO the windshield banner HAS to stay. It just wouldn't be a true Saleen without it.
Thats why I suggested an original grille that spelt out S A L E E N, how amazing would that look????
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Sell it. Buy a used SVT EAP for $12k. Put the other $15k into mods. Then you'd have something.
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