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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #31
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Actually the Focus SE with 16"s has spun around a 200ft skidpad holding a .88 and the Ti with it's 18" sticky Michelins turned a .90.

The 5 speed seems to have almost a half second edge in the 1/4 over the DCT.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #32
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I did not know that. That is good news to hear. I havent really pushed mine through the twisties yet, but once it gets broke in, I definitely will. I must have been fed some false information regarding lateral g's on this car. I did more research and located the .89 you quoted. Amazing...I am only giving up .03 from the Cobalt (I supplied false info on Cobalt...it's actually .92 not .90).
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #33
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I had no idea they were that powerful.
The power is quite good but the main reason for the outstanding lap times is that it is one of the best handling FWD cars ever made.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #34
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wow, that's really cool... what transmissions did you get? mine looks just like the sedan!
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Nice purchases. You guys do know the ST in the car and driver article only had one day testing right?
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Nice purchases. You guys do know the ST in the car and driver article only had one day testing right?
Yep, but even with giving it the benefit of doubt and taking say 3 seconds off, its time still shows the limitations of the car. It just needs a real LSD for hard track use.
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The power is quite good but the main reason for the outstanding lap times is that it is one of the best handling FWD cars ever made.
It has been given credit as the best handling FWD car available for American purchase, but I do not know if thats exact. If GM would have put better tires on it from factory, instead of Conti Sport Contact 2's (Potenzas would have been sweet) it may have handled even better.
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wow, that's really cool... what transmissions did you get? mine looks just like the sedan!
I got the manual (of course), and my "what is this third pedal" gf got the auto. Both are good IMO.
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Nice purchases. You guys do know the ST in the car and driver article only had one day testing right?
Thanks. I havent read too much into the st so I cant comment...all I can say is, I would rather have it than a cobalt, lol.
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Yep, but even with giving it the benefit of doubt and taking say 3 seconds off, its time still shows the limitations of the car. It just needs a real LSD for hard track use.
The LSD would definitely be a big help. Between my old SRT4 and the SS/TC, it would be hard to go to a performance minded FWD car without it...but the ST could be the exception.
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Congrats, I'll be burried in my HHR SS, the focus (se) can't compare.
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Burying the HHR sounds like a good idea! LOL! JK
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