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Old 10-12-2004, 03:32 AM   #1
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What dont you guys like?

Why dont you guys like the 2005 ford focus? is it the head lights and the grille or what? Because i think that is the only thing that changed on the 2005 from 2004.


Here is the 2005 front end on the RS focus and i think it looks badass...dont you guys?





I know that stock, its a pretty weak looking car but after the mods are done to it, do you guys think that its STILL weak? I wanted one but now im second guessing (i know that you guys should not affect my opinion but i would like to have something that people think looks cool since i will be putting money into it. But why dont you guys like it and what would you do to change it and how do you think the 05 focus looks after the body mods such as the RS?


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Old 10-12-2004, 03:36 AM   #2
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I dont exactly know what your talking about but that focus rs looks and is bad ass. WHat i dont like abou the regular 05 foci is that the front looks too much like ford contours. just so plain and boring! i mean...old people car boring!!
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:38 AM   #3
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I want to know why you guys dont like the new ford focus and why most everybody thinks that they are ugly.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:06 AM   #4
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I like the newer Foci. I don't like the interior because they Taurus-ized it. Took out the signature Focus swoops and made it a little more Jetta like. With that said, once some body mods come out and the look catches on, it will be accepted more. I know I am gonna get slammed for this but...When the focus first came out, I thought it was ugly. After driving them, I was hooked. They should have kept the SVt and started offering it in an ATX too. Hell, you can't even get the ST in an ATX. Sucks for some of us.

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Old 10-12-2004, 07:09 AM   #5
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At least the 05' owners will be able to run that hood. I like it!
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:21 AM   #6
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Agreed. The problem with the US 05 focus isn' that it looks bad at all. It's that it isn't as shocking and revolutionary as the original car was/is. Think about what it replaced, the jellybean escort. The focus was a crazy looking little car. Now that every other manufacturer has jumped on the bandwagon, pretty much everybody expected the same kind of shock and innovation with the next car. Instead, it's just... a car. they made it less crazy and made it more acceptable to old people and more of everything that the original focus wasn't. its not visually stimulating. It is germanic. It is form follows focus group (no pun intended). It's not that its a bad car, its just that it's plain vanilla to the original's wild raspberry peanut butter chocolate latte.

Oh yeah, lets not get the US05 car confused with Euro 05 car. Two completely different cars. You have the Euro 05 (or 06, i don't know when the RS is coming out) pictured. altho, many of the same complaints can be applied to both cars
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:43 AM   #7
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Well put bwojdyla. The new US Focus has lost its EDGE.
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:53 AM   #8
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I like some parts of the exterior for the new foci but the interior has to go.
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I am getting used to the outside looks. The interior is aweful. The stereo truely sucks. I liked my 03 6 disk stereo lots better. (both are audiophiles) But every one of my freinds I show it to likes the 05 better. Go figure. The 05 ST is a sweet driving car though. I love driving it.
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For me it is also the interior. The vents on the earlier generations (i.e. ZX3 I) was so specific to the Foci. They killed it with the square stuff.

The back lights on the ZX3 II are also ugly as F.

I like the pictures of the new RS...just which we could see an ass shot.

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