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Old 02-05-2013, 03:40 AM   #11
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Wow, this is like the best post I've ever seen here!

Congratulations on both purchases! You must be baller enough to get TWO cars! I'm just struggling to afford one LOL.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:46 AM   #12
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Nice buys, welcome to the forums. I traded a Z24 for my focus. Best thing I ever did.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:35 AM   #13
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I miss the speed, handling, and sound system.
Welcome, great story. So the Focus doesn't handle as well as the Cobalt? That's surprising. I would've thought it would be like comparing a GT500 to a 335i or something. The GT500 has the brute power to pin you back in your seat but the 335i has the edge in refined handling.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #14
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Very nice. Like the ruby red, looks great. I can definitely see why you would like your new interior better. Man, that old one is boring.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Welcome, great story. So the Focus doesn't handle as well as the Cobalt? That's surprising. I would've thought it would be like comparing a GT500 to a 335i or something. The GT500 has the brute power to pin you back in your seat but the 335i has the edge in refined handling.
He probably hasn't pushed it enough yet. Also, does the hatch have a handling package? That would make a difference as well.

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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He probably hasn't pushed it enough yet. Also, does the hatch have a handling package? That would make a difference as well.

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From his pictures both cars are base SE's, so no handling package. I can see the Cobalt's tires being much grippier, but I'm surprised the Cobalt has the clear edge in overall handling as well.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:18 AM   #17
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So that's what a clean cobalt looks like. My gf has a 2006 Cobalt and it's...girlified messy. Makeup stains, etc...

And she gets mad at me if I tell her to NOT put her feet on the dash of my Focus. "Why?" Because there's a dirt/sock smudge on it now!! GRRRRR.

Some women...lol. Grats on the new Focus!
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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So that's what a clean cobalt looks like. My gf has a 2006 Cobalt and it's...girlified messy. Makeup stains, etc...

And she gets mad at me if I tell her to NOT put her feet on the dash of my Focus. "Why?" Because there's a dirt/sock smudge on it now!! GRRRRR.

Some women...lol. Grats on the new Focus!
not only cuz of dirt/smudges but putting feet on the dash when the car is moving is dangerous... in an accident she could have both legs/hips broken
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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Welcome, great story. So the Focus doesn't handle as well as the Cobalt? That's surprising.
Are you joking?

I would be surprised if the Cobalt SS couldn't smoke a ST on a road racing course (or drag strip).

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(note the lap times)
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:38 PM   #20
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Welcome to the club. I got my Focus last December and I've been loving it.

Must be cool to buy two cars at once. Do you get a cool discount for buying two at once?
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