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Old 01-05-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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Personal opinion about the 05' focus

Is it just me, or does anyone else think the front end of the 05" focus is wimpy looking? I mean the headlights arent as long and the lines arent as sharp. The nose also just looks less agressive. I also hate what they did to the interior. The 00'-04' interiors bezel was one of a kind and now it looks like a typical honda creation. Sorry I'm just ventin' and its prob. just me....


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Old 01-05-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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No, its not just you. Plenty of other people have vented already.

While I don't care for the interior, I like the exterior. Like a mini-Mondeo
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:56 PM   #3
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I havent paid much attention to the 05' chatter in the past cause I didn't care so if I'm late or beating a dead horse, pardon me for beating it more. Just seen 3 on the way home from work and it just hit me how bad they look.

I feel a pre 05' headlight conversion kit in the works LOL.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:00 PM   #4
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I didn't really like the 05's till i seen them in person. A good buddy of mine just got one in Copper orange. We just lowered it this past weekend. Let me tell you, in person they look much better. So does the interior. I drove it a bit and the new Duratec 2.0 is pretty nice too. Here's a pic from our lowering job. He also cut out the insert in the lower bumper so now its a nice hole and all you can see is the radiator. Looks more aggressive......


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Old 01-05-2005, 11:08 PM   #5
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I used to really find it disgusting, but now I only think the ugly ones are in grey and gold and bad colors. Its starting to grow on me though, interior I still hate it.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:32 PM   #6
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I just recently had a Sedan as a rental and the interior is just disgusting. The orange peel texture and all the blank space and boring squares.. It reminds me of the 4 and 5 thousand dollar cars I seen that they sell in Tokyo for people on extreme low budget. Its quite pathetic, the exterior I don't mind so much but I think I still prefer the older style. Maybe one day we will actually get something thats ground breaking instead of money making...cough cough europe cough
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now now, When the new 97 F150 first rolled out I couldn't stand them. Then they grew on me so much, I bought one. Now I can't stand the 04 F150, Maybe someday. But now I own an 05 ZX3 Duratech and yes the lights ARE a little dissapointing, But that car (and mine is silver) is a kick in the pants and I love it..
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I agree, I like the old style MUCH more. I was debating buying a 05 (could of for 2K more though less options) and I strongly disliked for one the square vents. The rounded gives it style.

I bet ford is going cheaper on alot of these components to now get profit that they've made the brand "proven."
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I agree, I like the old style MUCH more. I was debating buying a 05 (could of for 2K more though less options) and I strongly disliked for one the square vents. The rounded gives it style.

I bet ford is going cheaper on alot of these components to now get profit that they've made the brand "proven."
I have to agree with that last statement, I believe ford sacrificed style for profit on the new focus.
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You don't like the new F series?

Are you on dope?
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