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Old 06-24-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Angry Hatred of Focus owners.....

Never in my life have I experienced as much Hatred from other car owners than I have since getting my ST.
Is this a common occurrence to other Focus owners?
My last car,a modded 01 ZX3 loud as Hell....was mostly ignored by other car guys,(Hondas,Nissans,Muscle cars,etc)....
But as soon as I got my ST,let me tell you....
I get verbal abuse on a daily basis.
Mostly from the guys I work with.
Raced (legally,dont ban me) a co workers Nissan Maxima (94 light mods,atx) and walked away from him like he was standing still.
Next day it ended up with us in a actual verbal argument telling me,my car is a piece of and he wasnt really racing....
Right.
Now mind you,Im almost 40,a father of 4 and am pretty mellow.
I dont go around saying my car is fast....I mean shoot,in stock form it runs high 15s-low 16s in the 1320.
I have owned big block cars in the past that were darn fast....I dont go claiming anything about my car.
Now,on a daily basis I am getting badgered by some guy that has a 79 Monte Carlo (auto,crate 350 motor,non posi) rust bucket....telling me that all Focus owners are *ots,only chicks drive a Focus.......????
I am seriously getting stressed out by this crap.
Do any other people here go through this?
I cannot believe the amount of ignorance I am receiving for owning this car.
Is it because it has the wing and ground fx that people are jealous?
Is it because I got the Infra Red color?
Does it look fast?
Sorry to come to the boards to talk about this.
Usually I can let things like this go,but I Love my car....and am just blown away about the amount of Hatred I receive on a daily basis.
I seriously get Ugly comments,daily.
Found on Road Dead comments.....you name it.
Shoot,people have told me it looks "rice' in stock form....thats coming from a Mustang owner....one Ford owner to another.
2 weeks before I bought my ST,my buddy bought a Blue Mazda RX8 and brought it to work....everyone and their brother was outside looking at his car,compliments galore.
I brought my car in and do you know how many people came over to check it out?
ZERO.
It was ignored like a red headed step child.
Unless someone wants to challenge me to a race....than its not ignored,its just nasty,hate full comments.
Does anyone else go through this?
Why do people act like this towards the Focus?
Anyone want to come down and stomp a Monte Carlo?

LoL.
Comments and advice appreciated.


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Old 06-24-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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i usually get compliment on my focus until they realize that it is a focus. But your
co-workers may not like it because it does have a rather large wing and it's not very fast.
However, that is no reason to ridicule you every day. Some people just can't grow up.

It's a focus though and people don't like focus' just because it's "a focus". If your focus had
1000hp, certain people would still call it a POS because most people are very judgmental.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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the focus has always gotten a bad wrap, quality control issues early on and low power output never allowed for it to get a good grip on things...

so when you beat someone with it, they are even more ashamed than if it were a 500whp honda civic beating them.

my friends sometimes give me shit about it being a focus... but i just return the favor and remind my one friend he hasnt had his drive shaft in his 4wheel drive dodge for about a year, and he quiets down. lol

dont worry about it... mod your car for you, if you mod it to shut other people up, you'll go bankrupt.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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If i am ever in the area i will take the race. I have a JRSC svt focus. so i think i can take most of your co workers
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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sounds like what i have daily. they talk shit, but never really step up to the challenge or want to go for a ride to see whay you chose it. let them flail about in their ignorance.
oh and a turbo should beat the mote carlo pos.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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Hey I know what ya mean man. I have a few people that like my car and respect what I do to it but for the most part when i tell people that I own a focus that is modded they just mock me. The comments I get are the girl car or that I am gay for owning a focus. Whatever, I enjoy driving it.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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Tell them to GROW The UP!!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #8
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I would take everything with a grain of salt and enjoy being the underdog.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:25 PM   #9
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I laugh at them like they are crazy, I tell them how I would crush them in the quarter, they never step up. The few that have needed new panties once I started purging 20 ft clouds of nitrous at the light. They always look at the guy on the side holding the money like "damn it, nitrous? on a focus? crap" How they miss my 14.0 dial in on the front window always amazes me.
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all the truck and v8 guys are pissed at me cuz my car is slightly modded and still get better fuel milage when i'm canning on it and they have to baby it everywhere to get around 18 on the highway. (i get 32 doing 70-75)
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