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Old 04-07-2008, 04:40 PM   #71
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2.3 vs 2.3 maybe(ST or ZTS vs 3s)...i dont see a 130 hp ZX3 taking a 156 hp mazda 3 though in a straight line
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a 2.0 zx3 Vs. a 2.0 3 may be a drivers race, remember theres still the weight issue and if the foci is stick vs an auto 3.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:09 PM   #73
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a 2.0 zx3 Vs. a 2.0 3 may be a drivers race, remember theres still the weight issue and if the foci is stick vs an auto 3.
that is definitely true...with only a 12-13hp advantage, the weight difference and the tranny would definitely make a close race...

A little OT, but I will say the more i see zx3's i like the styling...had they made a hatch ST(3 or 5 door) I would definitely have got it over my sedan
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I have a friend with an '06 Mazda 3 2.3 Auto, gonna see if he's game for a coupla runs. My '08 weighs ~2550lbs according to the stats, and is a 5spd, so should be an interesting matchup.
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what is power like on the new foci?
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:23 PM   #76
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what is power like on the new foci?
originally Ford said 140hp, but then backed off and said 136hp
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what is power like on the new foci?
Up slightly to 140hp, and weight is down :)

I have the uber-base S Coupe Model (crank windows, no power locks, etc), so it should be the lightest version ever.
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originally Ford said 140hp, but then backed off and said 136hp
No, 136hp was the old Duratec 2.0 spec.

The new spec (due to new ECU / Intake / Exhaust) is 140hp, and 132hp for the PZEV Cali edition. Hasn't changed.
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^Still a dog.
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C'mon, it's a cheap car, it's not supposed to be a $25k Turbo rocket

It's quick enough to be fun, and surprise some people

I've had Turbo Eclipse, 3000GT VR-4, 5G Lude w/SC, E39 M5, etc, so I know what 'fast' is, but it doesn't mean that this new car is a dog. 5spd S is the lightest Focus, and it scoots admirably for a cheapie. [bootyshak
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