Originally Posted by Als RS8
what was your first car?and why did you choose focus for performance?
Well, this is the 2nd focus I've owned, bought it used in January '09. My first car was a '89 Aerostar Van
The 2004 focus that I have, I bought new in 2005, and really enjoyed the car. Originally I wanted a 2.3L in this car, but I couldn't find one in Michigan with a manual, or without a ton of options.
I've gotten into autox in the past year or so, and I wanted to get a competitive car to dedicate to autox and track days. I also wanted a car that had a bit more power. I think that a 2.3L focus can really be a competitive car in FSP, so I set out to find one. Other pro's include, I know how to work on foci now, and a first gen focus can be had for a good price.
Its not that I set out to build a high performance car, I've set a goal to build a car that performs the best within SCCA's autox rules.