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View Poll Results: Shelby Focus ST: Win or Fail?
Win 32 15.92%
Fail 143 71.14%
Wait and See 26 12.94%
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #41
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they need to just stick to Mustangs...
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Agree with all the waiting on the RS comments. RS should be way less than this piece.
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Same thing i was thinking.....Maybe 150 more horse power??
On that note, I'd prefer the Cosworth Focus 330. Guess what the 330 means? Lol.

http://cosworth.com/pr-media/news-ar...ford-focus-st/
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:05 AM   #44
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voted fail to tip it over the 75% mark.

15k can get yo ua lot of hardcore race stuff for a base st1. and that includes a couple sets of hoosier a6 slicks on slightly smaller diameter wheels, full monty coilovers of jsut about any brand you want. damn good brakes, and a real limited slip diff . i'd go so far as to add a harness bar and aharnesses.


in all honesty i expect this crap from saleen.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 AM   #45
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You guys need to quit posting these idiotic comments. Shelby has a LONG history in the sport compact world. He basically invented the American Fast Hatch with the Omni GLH-S, which looking back was only a 29hp increase over the standard Omni GLH. It too, was mostly a stickers, wheel, tire, and emblem kit. The Focus gets pretty much the same formula. Add a respectable amount of HP, add incredible cost to the sticker. Take lumps from purists. Profit.

The CS on the wheel center caps is the logo of Carroll Shelby, NOT a Cobra.

There a dozen comments about zero extra horsepower. Really? Are you that Naive? There's conflicting articles out there about 300+ or 252 hp. Someone posted the base stats for the ST. Get over it and read all the information out there.

Do I think this car is worth 15k over the ST1? Hell no. I'd say this is an 8k package tops. It's really not any more special than the 2007~ Shelby GT-S, which was stripes, a grill, tune, intake, and exhaust. Oh, and some badges that are apparently worth about $5k. Go read up. Learn something today. This should sound VERY familiar. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

Once more bolt-on parts and simple turbo upgrades become available, Shelby may add more oomph to the ST, but I wouldn't expect much.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #46
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Once more bolt-on parts and simple turbo upgrades become available, Shelby may add more oomph to the ST, but I wouldn't expect much.
Really dude? First off as it was mentioned before - Shelby copied Bojix. The Bojix ST looks a hell of a lot better anyway. What happened to Shelby designing parts for their cars? Why does Shelby have to wait for the real aftermarket designers to make all the aftermarket parts(including engine mods)? Shelby is nothing more than a name, every other aftermarket company already does it better. Since there is about 15 "Shelby's" plastered all over this pos, I guess you are paying $1,000 per name.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #47
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No real performance done.. No game changing suspension.. Not real carbon.. I rather have a fully loaded ST.
As the owner of a fully loaded ST, I couldn't agree more. The full leather Recaro's blow these seats away. The Shelby's are just ugly. Although, I've seen multiple comments about the full leather seats being uncomfortable. I'm 5'10" and about 195lbs. I think once you get more 'girthy' than this, the seats may not suit you very well.

Also, when I see the name Shelby on a car, I expect more serious performance upgrades, especially at that price. Like others have said, give me 10-15k dollars, and my car will eat this one.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #48
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That huge Shelby panel on the back is so ugly wow. Really nice wheels on it though.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:09 AM   #49
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You guys need to quit posting these idiotic comments. Shelby has a LONG history in the sport compact world. He basically invented the American Fast Hatch with the Omni GLH-S, which looking back was only a 29hp increase over the standard Omni GLH. It too, was mostly a stickers, wheel, tire, and emblem kit. The Focus gets pretty much the same formula. Add a respectable amount of HP, add incredible cost to the sticker. Take lumps from purists. Profit.

The CS on the wheel center caps is the logo of Carroll Shelby, NOT a Cobra.

There a dozen comments about zero extra horsepower. Really? Are you that Naive? There's conflicting articles out there about 300+ or 252 hp. Someone posted the base stats for the ST. Get over it and read all the information out there.

Do I think this car is worth 15k over the ST1? Hell no. I'd say this is an 8k package tops. It's really not any more special than the 2007~ Shelby GT-S, which was stripes, a grill, tune, intake, and exhaust. Oh, and some badges that are apparently worth about $5k. Go read up. Learn something today. This should sound VERY familiar. http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

Once more bolt-on parts and simple turbo upgrades become available, Shelby may add more oomph to the ST, but I wouldn't expect much.
Who the hell is talking about history? We're talking about now, i dont care if shelby invented the space shuttle, this car is still cr@p and a rip off! It couldnt even have a shelby named exhaust system. Shelby might as well partner up with APC and autozone... Since all they did was riced out the cars appearance...
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As the owner of a fully loaded ST, I couldn't agree more. The full leather Recaro's blow these seats away. The Shelby's are just ugly. Although, I've seen multiple comments about the full leather seats being uncomfortable. I'm 5'10" and about 195lbs. I think once you get more 'girthy' than this, the seats may not suit you very well.

Also, when I see the name Shelby on a car, I expect more serious performance upgrades, especially at that price. Like others have said, give me 10-15k dollars, and my car will eat this one.
Seats remind me of this... Normal seats with ebay covers

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