I test drove one today also...
To be completely honest, I was hoping for a tad more "Oomph" when hitting the gas. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely quick! But power build seems a tad sluggish, then the midrange and upper end power is much better... 2nd gear pulls are fun!
I'd be curious the difference the intake/tuner would make. Either way, I REALLY like it, handles incredibly. I used to have an '08 STI so maybe I'm just expecting a little too much, considering it's a 2.0L and has 50hp less than my STI did.
Either way, great car. I'd buy one. Might even sell my SEL for it, if they can't get my MyTouch fixed!
2012 Focus SEL Blue Candy
2011 SVT Raptor