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Old 05-29-2012, 01:10 PM   #21
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The regular Veloster is a pig. One of the few vehicles my Fusion can actually beat in a straight line...
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #22
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As far as winter driving is concerned, I've driven my 2000 Focus through blizzards before. I'll admit, going up a steep hill was difficult, but I also had old all season tires on, which had very little traction.
AWD is better in the snow, but unless you're trying to speed through it like a madman, you don't "need" it.


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Yes,you don't need it everywhere but up in the mountains it guarantees you can get around. I lived up there with fwd and AWD for 15 years and the AWD got places where the fwd definetly couldn't go. I guess if you live in the flatlands it's not that big of a deal tho'.
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The regular Veloster is a pig. One of the few vehicles my Fusion can actually beat in a straight line...
I don't think anyone said it was a fast car. More like a decently made/good looking one. Married couple of mine like it so much, they have two. One in gray, and one in that insane orange color.

I wish I'd had an AWD car two winters ago. Getting dumped on 2+ feet at a time in snow just...sucks all around.
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There's a difference between slow and dangerously slow. The Veloster is dangerous slow.

(according to those on Veloster forums...)
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obviously im biased. BUT i absolutely LOVE my car. the new wrx is insane. intake and full turbo back and tune and im at 300whp/330wtq. my car in a straight line rapes porsches and makes mustangs look foolish.

that being said, i do autox this car, i did it once with my well set up focus. i'll take my focus back on a small track any day. but my wrx is just as good, it does push in tight corners. also to say the AWD doesn't help on the track thats goofy, my awd shines on a track.

btw the mistakes on your chart, 0-60 for wrx in 4.7 seconds, also we have 17x8 wheels stock
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Someday, I'll own an STi. It's still all-around one of my favorite cars. Maybe next time I need a new ride.
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obviously im biased. BUT i absolutely LOVE my car. the new wrx is insane. intake and full turbo back and tune and im at 300whp/330wtq. my car in a straight line rapes porsches and makes mustangs look foolish.
I know the feeling. Those Porsche guys get really bothered.

Actually the WRX is quicker to 60mph than the STI since it's got a taller 2nd gear and seems to deal with more mods and less issues and considerably cheaper.

And with it's rakish rear window I thought the HB Focus has a slight resemblence to the WRX instead of the flat back hatches ala Mazda3. I think that's what made me attracted to the Focus initially. Is it my imagination? Maybe



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It would be a tough choice between the Veloster Turbo and the ST. I'd like the ST for the technology, and I'd like the Veloster because it's light and the base model is a freaking BLAST to drive.
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I know the feeling. Those Porsche guys get really bothered.

Actually the WRX is quicker to 60mph than the STI since it's got a taller 2nd gear and seems to deal with more mods and less issues and considerably cheaper.

And with it's rakish rear window I thought the HB Focus has a slight resemblence to the WRX instead of the flat back hatches ala Mazda3. I think that's what made me attracted to the Focus initially. Is it my imagination? Maybe




LOL no. The 2k12 Focus looks like a Sperm whale next to the Mako Shark that is the WRX...
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