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Old 05-14-2008, 09:14 AM   #141
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(Or for the short version, Ford did a very nice job cleaning up a goofy looking car while spending very little money.)
You my friend just earned some rep points for that. I almost choked on my coffee.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:01 AM   #142
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OCS12, you are one funny bastard. I couldn't stop laughing. But what about those rear spoilers? I'd love to snag one. Anyone have an idea whether they'll be stickied on or clips?
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OCS12 that was priceless, I'm still LMAO! The wing part was my favorite!
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OCS12, you are one funny bastard. I couldn't stop laughing. But what about those rear spoilers? I'd love to snag one. Anyone have an idea whether they'll be stickied on or clips?
I'll let you know when I see one at FocusFest
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OCS12 that was priceless, I'm still LMAO! The wing part was my favorite!
Thanks! I was in kind of a strange mood this morning.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:23 AM   #146
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My theory on how this whole re-design came about ...
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:57 AM   #147
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sounds like they still don't care about performance. How about a little more oomph and handling? How about competing with the rest of the sport compact community?
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:07 AM   #148
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sounds like they still don't care about performance. How about a little more oomph and handling? How about competing with the rest of the sport compact community?
I like the thought of that, but honestly can't blame Ford for not messing around to much with trying to get more horsepower. You have to remember this car will be replaced in a year or two, so there isn't much point in putting a lot of effort into this car.
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ford is trying to compete with the regular civic and corolla. They have gismos and gadets, no the focus does with sync. I like the gauges.

I LOVE the 17's they are putting on....could stand to be a little wider cuz they look skinny, but without a better suspension, not neccessary i guess....

If the rear spoiler was more rounded on the edges, like the SVT spoiler, I think it would flow alittle better, but it doesnt look bad. I think it would be even sweeter looking if a molded deck lip was incorporated, kind like something the cadillac dts has, just a little lip on the back edge of the trunk...that would look sweet.

The front bumper looks like someone mated the SVT and new eclipse front bumper in one...havent decided on whether or not I like it.

Overall, its much better than the '08 appearance wise. I hope it sells well, but I'm still hodling out hope for 2010 or 2011 when the global platform reaches these shores.
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Here it is as a hatch!
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