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Old 05-13-2008, 02:16 PM   #111
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I'd still rather have bird flu.
I'd take that over driving any Chevy.

Still, really digging the 09 coupe! The spoiler is very interesting and the front is much nicer.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:53 PM   #112
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they should deff. bring back the svt focus... the wheels look amazing on this car
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:00 PM   #113
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Ok folks, here is your opportunity to share your feedback with Scott Burgess at Detriot News(detnews.com)

Good or Bad feel free and send them to sburgess@detnews.com, this needs to be done by tomorrow so that he can post it on his blog.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:25 PM   #114
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Meh, it's alright. I like the wheels but not in chrome. And that roof spoiler is a big turn-off for me. I do like the rest of it though. Can't wait to see it in person cause pictures on the net never really do anything for me.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:27 PM   #115
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thanks, i email him
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #116
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The design's a little too Euro for my tastes. I'd prefer to see sharper angles and a little less sophistication. It looks a bit too well-behaved.

Then again, I despise almost all European vehicles outside of a select few Italian cars, so my tastes might be slightly outside the norm.
So I guess you can't stand the 2000-2004 Foci, since those were Euro designs ALL the way?
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:26 PM   #117
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Have to agree. As much as I have not warmed up to the new Focus, this does make it look better. You have to give Ford credit for actually doing SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to make the car look better. They took a sound beating in the automotive press for the weird styling of the car (yes, '08 owners, styling is subjective, don't get upset) and took some measures to please the critics. For those who said it's not impressive or not enough, what did you expect? With the Euro Focus hopefully right around the corner for North America, how much money would they possibly invest in a design that was only meant to be around as a stopgap in the first place?

The only thing I would criticize perhaps is that the inclusion of the SVT wheels highlights how badly the car needs a drop and even bigger wheels, they look lost in that wheel opening.
It's still a hodge podge of a bunch of different elements and it's still off a bit, especially, ESPECIALLY from the rear. It's like it can't make up it's mind what it want to be. It should be a hatch. I think that rear spoiler is part of the problem. I don't think I've ever really seen that on a coupe, on hatch yea, but not a coupe. Frankly I'm shocked so many people like it. It's a start in the right direction, but man it needs some work. Maybe with some after market help it can be made great? But hey guys, those vents are gone so... it is really worlds better! :)
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:31 PM   #118
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Now that's a focus! And they always have there foot in the door for the younger croud like us, and I might consider getting one in the future.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:36 PM   #119
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I like the changes in the front end. The front end of the 08 is why I did not buy a new one. The new rims are nice. I want a large rear wing though. I love my SAP rally style rear wing on my 06. Also not too thrilled about the new stereo that CANNOT be changed out with an aftermarket. This 09 looks better than the 08, thats for sure.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:48 PM   #120
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02-04 svt's still are the best lookin foci ever produced imo, but this is defninantly an improvement. i hated those fake chrome grills on the side
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