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Old 01-11-2010, 09:05 AM   #91
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Looks good. I'll wait for a 3-dr hatch though.At 6'4" I'm not folding myself in half to get in those tiny doors.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:08 AM   #92
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Love the front end design, hate the back (on the h/b). Ford still needs to offer a 3 door. The hp ratings are competetive, and I see Getrag is back, which is good to hear.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:23 AM   #95
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I'd be willing to make my own performance model, just give me a damn 3 door hatch option. It's what the people want. IMO the 5 door hatch looks like a tiny baby SUV. The sedan is fine but I don't want a damn sedan! TWO DOORS!
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:23 AM   #96
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Very nice looking, the sedan is the best looking focus sedan ever by far. Hoo-ray for Ford not succumbing to adding cheap design quirks which quickly turn a design into a disaster i.e. no chrome fuel filler door, no fake hood or fender vents, clear tail lenses, etc.

The sedan and 5 door hatch have very similar lines to the mazda 3, not too suprising there. And if you look at the current generation of European focus, this is clearly an evolution in their design cues.

High points, some already covered, but pointing them out again:
-5 bolt lugs
-Rear disk brakes
-Nice C piller design, visibility maintained
-6 sp. manual offered
-Interior looks amazing
-Euro style rear fogs

Low points:
-Three part lower front grill is polarizing design feature
-D.I. and dual clutch trans could be difficult for aftermarket
-Huge wheels = huge tire prices

Unknowns (as far as I can tell) I'm interested in:
-LSD?, suspension set up, any changes?
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Man, you guys must be smoking on something dissing the lower grille, lol. Kidding, of course, but I love how those lines follow all the way through the hood. It makes the car look much sleeker, IMO. I also like that they didn't give the hatchback and sedan two different front ends like the fiestas.
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I'd be willing to make my own performance model, just give me a damn 3 door hatch option. It's what the people want. IMO the 5 door hatch looks like a tiny baby SUV. The sedan is fine but I don't want a damn sedan! TWO DOORS!
If it's what people want then they would offer it. There's a reason they offer the four door. I think they did mention though that they will be bringing the three door to market, so don't give up hope.
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Looks pretty nice, but i want to see what options are available for it, and if there is going to be performance trims available.
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I think I like it

Gonna wait to see one in the flesh to know for sure if I'm hooked but from the pics I might be interested in owning one.

I love the interior pics.
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