|10-03-2013 03:12 PM|
|RonMaiden||It goes to the side as a reflector which is required on cars but it would be cool if it had a small LED in it.|
|10-03-2013 09:38 AM|
They did a really good job except for the tail lights on the hatch. I've said it before, but what's the point in making the tail light go around to the side of the car if that part doesn't light up? It's non-functional and doesn't look good. Not bad enough to be a deal breaker, and not nearly as ridiculous as Nissan Juke head lights.
Correction: Nissan Puke
|10-02-2013 06:32 PM|
My preference for the Mk3, even if it doesn't feel as good, is also influenced by the fact that you can buy a new one, vs having to search for a used Mk1 in good shape and do a lot of restoration work. I'm too old and lazy to tackle that kind of project any more.
Short of buying an ST, suspension mods could make a Mk3 like your dad's feel a bit better to drive. Maybe even a Titanium with the handling package would do the trick. It's still bigger and heavier that the Mk1, though, which is always going to be noticeable behind the wheel.
|10-02-2013 05:13 PM|
|09-30-2013 12:18 PM|
The new Ford Focus has become the standard in the compact car market that everyone compares other compacts to. Fifth Gear on BBC compared the new 2015 VW Golf to it and declared that for body fit and quality the Focus was still holding an edge. Car and Driver declared it the best in class.
|07-28-2013 04:34 PM|
|RonMaiden||Even if I was blind I'd be able to tell the current ST is so much better than the weak effort of those early STs and those didn't even make waves among the competition unlike the SVTs which Ford shoulda continued down that road and maybe the 2nd gens would've actually had something to write home about.|
|07-28-2013 02:49 PM|
|djf1gp||the previous gen st's look better|
|07-21-2013 08:25 PM|
|otaku||I really like the style of the new focus if its a hatchback not so much if its a sedan though for that I'd take the previous model|
|07-20-2013 12:18 PM|
|joetraveler||When my 2002 Taurus was ready to chuck it's AC compressor the other day it became new car time. I work for a company with 20 dealerships that sells almost every make of car. When I started comparing models I found the Focus to have the most unique and aggressive looks. I was sold immediately.|
|06-25-2013 08:07 AM|
Outside the MK1 SVT the Focus has been largely invisible in the sport compact scene and was never viewed as a "threat" (and if there was it was very far and inbetween) on the street or track but with the MK3 the competition has finally taken notice with solid performance from even the base model to the more serious power/handling from the ST.
I never really paid much attention to the Focus til I hooked up with my wife and she drove an '09 SE and while it was dead reliable for the 32k miles (30mpg all the time) we had it that car just didn't inspire aggressive driving and was just a bit dull overall but when the '12s came out I did a total double take when I saw one on the street for the first time and had to get a closer look.
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