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Old 06-26-2008, 06:48 PM   #311
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:04 AM   #312
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Whoops, sorry. I just grabbed the first one without paying too much attention. However, I'm more knowledgable with Stangs than Cougs. Thanks for the correction.
My brother was into Stangs, which really did not appeal to me. I always thought the Cougar had better styling and better performance possibilities - IMO.
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I hope it handles like a svt.

The SES premium supposedly has a better suspension than the other models, which in turn helps it to handle better, but I don't think as good as an SVT. You would have to do your own suspension work for that.
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:55 PM   #314
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I do like the looks of the new focus. the interior looks good. When is ford going to
make a car to compete with the STI.
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When their profit margins are good enough to build low volume high cost performance cars.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #316
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well i would say that it looks pretty good. it looks like they wanted to make it a coupe but some wanted a hatch so they made it both. but it does look good.
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It's just too bad they don't build one with the 2.3L turbo out of the Mazdaspeed3. Why do Chevy guys get the Cobalt SS??? I guess I'll have to keep driving the SVT for now... Ford does make a car to compete with the STI, it's called the RS and it sells in Europe. Has anyone looked into the cost of importing one??
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:04 AM   #318
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When they make an ST,SVT,or RS model Ill seriously look at trading in my 07 ST.
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That is exactly what I'm going to do. 2013, I'll be in the market for a small hatch again. I'll have my current Focus until then probably.
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Look at the cheap Turbo vehicles we have here currently, they're pretty spartan/cheap. I like the EVO and WRX, but they're a LOT lower-end on options/equipment than the MK2 Focus ST/RS are. Even the Volvo C30 pales in comparison to what's available on the ST and RS.

If they brought it here with the same standard equipment, and the same option packages, I wouldn't expect to see the ST for any less than $27k or so, and the RS probably topping $30k easily, with fully equipped models reaching for the $40k mark.



Last I checked You can't get either the WRX or EVO for anywhere near the "low end" as You say. I priced an EVO X MR at right about $38k and the WRX STI rith ght at $35k. If people are ponying up their hard earned dollars for these wonder twins, then i really believe that IF the RS were to come to the US market, people would be willing to buy it. I mean, a domestic subcompact that can finally give the ricers a serious run for their money off the showroom floor? I'd buy that for a dollar! (Or 40,000 of them if I had to)
I know, We Americans are quite abrasive to the idea of a 4cyl. "muscle car", but I really wish We would catch up with the rest of the world and embrace the economy rocket "Proudly made in the USA".
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