Originally Posted by WUGcatsvt
^^Keep in mind the evo and STI both have the ability to change there ALL WHEEL DRIVE systems to make the best for handling. I dont see teh ST Focus being anywhere near the STI or EVO classes. The RS can complete well with its front diff but I dont see if from this one. Actually if its close to EVO STI price I will have to betray the Focus and get an STI..
Awd is not the end all be all for performance cars. if the driver still drives like shit it cant save him at all. plus they have a tendency to fall on their face after 120 unless they are pushing 400+ hp. you ahve to remember the weight and parasitic losses from an awd system. plus most have understeer at higher speeds, just like a fwd.
that said i want that car. end of story.