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Old 01-11-2010, 05:29 PM   #211
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this thread is a fail, new focus is a WIN!!!







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Old 01-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #212
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You said it in Your first sentence. We are not your every day commuter, grocery getter or mom car types. We are Enthusiasts. Why would We just want the base model Euro Focus? I didn't see a single post about wanting a 1.6L base model Anything. Seems to Me, the majority of the posts on Here and other sites were directed towards the US not getting the RS. EVER. Some of Us may have initially bought a Focus for things like fuel economy and cheap replacement parts, but once Someone ends up on a site like FF, that attitude changes, and folks start looking for performance over gas mileage. Not all, mind You, but enough. I have always felt that this is not the place to find out what the "average car buyer/owner" is interested in. I don't own an ST because it gets good MPG, but I certainly appreciate that it does.
If you're a true enthusiast then you're not acting like one. To be an enthusiast, one must be enthused, which some of you don't seem to be, talking about selling you're cars and whatnot. You want the car to be something it's not rather than be enthused with what the car has to offer and customizing it to suit your taste. This happens everytime the car is updated, a bunch of people chime in and whine about the car not having this or that. If you don't like the car and what it has to offer than that is your right, but this endless whining about a performance edition is getting ridiculous. If it makes business sense for Ford, they will do a performance edition. Either you will wait for the decision to be made or you will go buy something else instead. If you choose the latter than don't let the door hit you in the you-know-what as you leave. Others will choose to be enthused with the car and customize it to their whims.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #213
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Kinda reminds me of the updated european MKII.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:36 PM   #214
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this thread is a fail, new focus is a WIN!!!



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Old 01-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #215
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If you're a true enthusiast then you're not acting like one. To be an enthusiast, one must be enthused, which some of you don't seem to be. You want the car to be something it's not rather than be enthused with what the car has to offer.
I'm sorry You feel that way. I also don't see where I ever made a seriously negative comment about the Global Focus, other than My dislike of the tail light design on the hatchback. I have however, said that the design to Me is an overall WIN. I guess One has to love everything about a new car, right off the bat, to be a "true enthusiast" then? Seems kind of extreme, to Me. Besides, I generally agree that time will only improve Our chances of seeing a top-trim performance model, and just because there isn't one TODAY, doesn't meant there won't be one Tomorrow. So, ease up there, no point in making personal attacks over a car NONE of Us can buy for another year.
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Looks pretty decent.. I can't wait to take a test ride in one--ones of these days.
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Are there any more interior pictures? That's what I would like to see.
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I'm sorry You feel that way. I also don't see where I ever made a seriously negative comment about the Global Focus, other than My dislike of the tail light design on the hatchback. I have however, said that the design to Me is an overall WIN. I guess One has to love everything about a new car, right off the bat, to be a "true enthusiast" then? Seems kind of extreme, to Me. Besides, I generally agree that time will only improve Our chances of seeing a top-trim performance model, and just because there isn't one TODAY, doesn't meant there won't be one Tomorrow. So, ease up there, no point in making personal attacks over a car NONE of Us can buy for another year.
It's not a personal attack and I apologize if it comes off as such. As I said, you're entitled not to like the car or not buy one because it doesn't have the features you feel would make it a good purchase for you, but the car has so much more to offer than performance and if that's the standard as to what makes one an "enthusiast" then it's a standard that I don't agree with. We're enthusiasts because we like and enjoy owning the car and we're here because we wish to speak with others who like the car as well. Performance is not the standard bearer.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:16 PM   #219
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It's not a personal attack and I apologize if it comes off as such. As I said, you're entitled not to like the car, but the car has so much more to offer than performance and if that's the standard as to what makes one an "enthusiast" then it's a standard that I don't agree with. We're enthusiast because we like the car and we're here because we wish to speak with others who like the car as well. Performance is not the standard bearer.
^You're absolutely right. There are folks who are Restoration Enthusiasts, true purist who would take serious exception to ANY aftermarket parts on Their cars. Others, who build Rat Rods, and such, who laugh in the face of every 4 banger out there. Ford Guys, and Chevy Guys and Off Roaders of all sorts. Performance isn't the standard for Everyone, per se. All I know is, I won't be selling My current Focus for ANY other car, any time soon, regardless of any RS dreams. I like Mine, even though it appears even the base model 2012 Focus will have more power than Me. I am certainly enthused about My 07 ST, as I'm sure You are enthused about Your SE. Hell, had I not loved My SE(with it's gutless SPI/ATX), I would have never bought a second Focus.

Oh, and I didn't take it as a personal attack, I was being pointlessly dramatic, kinda rough day on My end...anywho..
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:18 PM   #220
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i wouldnt complain if it was better... i can live without AWD, just needs to be a performance vehicle for me to like it...
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