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Old 09-16-2010, 02:02 PM   #131
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Yay ... Finally a Focus with some umph to catch up to the MS3, VW, MITSU and Subaru Clubs.

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:12 PM   #132
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Yay ... Finally a Focus with some umph to catch up to the MS3, VW, MITSU and Subaru Clubs.

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yeah. it is time for them to step up to the plate.


take VW for instance.

the regular Golf comes with about 170hp

The Golf GTI is at 200 hp (VW says off the record its 220)

so, a plain jane Golf comes with some pretty good hp. also start around 17K
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:32 PM   #133
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yeah. it is time for them to step up to the plate.


take VW for instance.

the regular Golf comes with about 170hp

The Golf GTI is at 200 hp (VW says off the record its 220)

so, a plain jane Golf comes with some pretty good hp. also start around 17K
Yeah but they are big heavy pigs... There acceleration numbers are not that great at all. They are right around a 16 second 1/4 mile car.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:44 PM   #134
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Yeah but they are big heavy pigs... There acceleration numbers are not that great at all. They are right around a 16 second 1/4 mile car.
yeah. i worked for VW for 5 years. i hate how they drive. lol. the gti for an extra 30 hp isnt too bad.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:49 PM   #135
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i wonder if the new focus will turn into a big heavy pig?

cant wait for someone to swap the 2012 engine and tranny into their cars!!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:03 PM   #136
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cant wait for someone to swap the 2012 engine and tranny into their cars!!!
Thats what I plan on doing if it's possible... I honestly dont like the looks of the new focus, but I like the engine and the looks of my '02, so if it can be done, I will do it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:24 PM   #137
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new ST... i like the front, but not the back end...
i feel like the tail failed the whole car...
i will take the Euro Mk2 facelift ST anyday, even with the weaker engine...
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:29 PM   #138
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I'm surprised more people haven't voiced this opinion. No one else thinks that front end is WAY too much? It has a giant, gaping maw. Honestly the car doesn't do that much for me. Maybe if/when I drive one my mind would be changed, but I certainly don't like it enough to consider ditching the car I have now, or my plans to buy a 5.0 in a year or two. Frankly the looks seem to be writing a check it's performance won't be able to cash.

I liked the SVT because it was subtle, only those who were in the "know" could see a difference, it had a European flair. This thing still looks like a Toyota Venza to me.

The front end is what kills it for me. I kinda like the rear other than that it does NOTHING for me.

The MK1 Focus will always be my favorite. This one, no thanks I could care less if it had a bazillion HP (although that would be pretty sweet if it had that much)
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #139
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This looks tasty. :)

Although the tails look like a ripoff of Nissan's current styling.
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...This one, no thanks I could care less if it had a bazillion HP (although that would be pretty sweet if it had that much)
I think you might have a traction problem with a bazillion horsepower FWD car.
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