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Old 03-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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I hate this rental

I hate having a rental focus.... Today I was driving to work on the thruway and there was a red neon with APC tails, a fart can and a wing that was so high it was level with the roof line of the car. All rolling on some shiney hub caps and stock suspension. (may be winter wheels for him). He reved on me as he slowly passed and i sped up a little and he punched it. I followed suit and and let off around 75 since this thing is slow and didn't want to get nailed buy possible radar that is usually right around the bend. He stayed ahead of me and we went on our seperate ways. Then a silver zx3 (stock looking) with stock exaust (probably nothing done) pulled along side about 5 min. later....he was lunging a bit beside me. I didn't do anything mainly because my exit was comming up and was not in much of a mood to run with ANYONE in this thing.

If I had my car back I would have shown them what's up though....


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Old 03-17-2005, 11:26 AM   #2
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Drive it like a rental ... in other words, test the envelopes of its engineering. Just don't end up in a ditch somewhere.
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Old 03-17-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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I did that the first day and second.....felt like it was going to fall apart....the engine is really loud and the stock 15 steelies and rubber don't handle very well. The tires have WAY to much sidewall flex. You can see where it was rubbing/folding from some hard turns with slight understeer.
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Old 03-17-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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what rental car you are driving? It's not the focus ST because it doesn't come with 15 in steel wheels right?
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He wouldn't be complaining if it was an ST. My guess is regular zx4 2.0 zetec auto.
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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/\/\/\....correct....it's a plane jane focus...has a cd player though... that's as far as the emenities go though. I could have gotten a explorer for 10 bucks a day but since the dealer is keeping the car all week I dodn't want to spend 50 bucks. I miss my ride....My wife doesn't understand why I miss it so...
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:06 PM   #7
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Thats ok man, Drive it like you stole it... just make sure you have the extra insurance so you can walk away from it without having to pay for it.
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i feel your pain i had to go a week with out my car and i missed her
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Yea the 2.0l zetec auto I heard is a joke as with any car in this class with an auto
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He wouldn't be complaining if it was an ST. My guess is regular zx4 2.0 zetec auto.
the zx4 doesnt come with a zetec dude.....they have duratecs now........

"NCC28983 Yea the 2.0l zetec auto I heard is a joke as with any car in this class with an auto"

and hey i drove a zetec atx....lol
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