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This afternoon I had the chance to race a guy in a Ford Focus SVT. Did'nt notice him at first. He came flying up at the rear of my car. The lane narrows to 1 lane up ahead, so he swings in the right lane and along my side and revs his engine, looking at me like he has what it takes? Please, it wasn't even close. I should not have wasted my gas.
 

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REDSS#1 said:
This afternoon I had the chance to race a guy in a Ford Focus SVT. Did'nt notice him at first. He came flying up at the rear of my car. The lane narrows to 1 lane up ahead, so he swings in the right lane and along my side and revs his engine, looking at me like he has what it takes? Please, it wasn't even close. I should not have wasted my gas.

Sweet! Good kill, those things are junk. They need to get with the game and put a turbo or superchager on them.
 

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Given they aren't as fast as their boosted domestic brethrens, they are far from crap! This comin from a Chevy guy too so Im not big on givin Fords credit. They are fairly nice cars, and several S/C's are produced for the SVT's, they only listed at like $17K, thats a LOT less than the SS OR the SRT-4, and they got a six speed!! WITH heated seats and HID's!!
 

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Given they aren't as fast as their boosted domestic brethrens, they are far from crap! This comin from a Chevy guy too so Im not big on givin Fords credit. They are fairly nice cars, and several S/C's are produced for the SVT's, they only listed at like $17K, thats a LOT less than the SS OR the SRT-4, and they got a six speed!! WITH heated seats and HID's!!
I can't get past the looks. So they're okay for the price. Still can't see dropping that kind of money on hatchback.
 

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Im not a hatch back guy either nor would I ever buy an SVT, but there isnt really a whole lot of reason to bag on em, just cause they are slower than boosted cars. Im gunnin for a black or blue SS.... MAYBE just MAYBE a red one but I doubt it, more than likely black! Oh yeah forgot, good kill! Chances are he wasnt BONE stock so good race.
 

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Im not a hatch back guy either nor would I ever buy an SVT, but there isnt really a whole lot of reason to bag on em, just cause they are slower than boosted cars. Im gunnin for a black or blue SS.... MAYBE just MAYBE a red one but I doubt it, more than likely black! Oh yeah forgot, good kill! Chances are he wasnt BONE stock so good race.
I really don't disrespect the car, it's tt who's the hater.

P.S. You need to get to the Milwaukee/Chicago area. I think I've seen all the colors but sunburst orange.
 

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Im in West TN, thats not too far away I guess, plus I have a friend that either lives in Indiana or Illinois, cant remember one of those "I" states... I could road trip and stay with him for the weekend, have to get in contact with him first though. His dad still lives right down the street from me.
 

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the words SVT and Focus should have never came together...

Unless it was RWD and had a V8, but then it would smoke the Cobra so that isn't going to happen... A turbo or s/c version would probably give a GT Mustang all it wanted as well, so I wouldn't hold my breath...
 

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If you want a fast hatch, get a VW Golf 1.8T and drop a GT28rs in that hooker!!!! Now that is a fast hatch! It can take the boost!!!
 

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I had one before my Red line. It wasn't fast but that thing wasn't made to be. It could take a curvy road at much higher speeds than a few Porsches and had all the goodies with it.

It did need a small turbo and a LSD to get sales and stoplight victories.

I still miss how connected to the car you felt while driving it. It was more of a pure driving experience than my STi. IMHO
 

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dazednconfused75 said:
I had one before my Red line. It wasn't fast but that thing wasn't made to be. It could take a curvy road at much higher speeds than a few Porsches and had all the goodies with it.

It did need a small turbo and a LSD to get sales and stoplight victories.

I still miss how connected to the car you felt while driving it. It was more of a pure driving experience than my STi. IMHO
Wow that thing most of been fun to drive :eek: I haven't drive anything that come pairs to my STI ;)
 

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Wow, tomt..."junk", huh? I'm not even going to start.

Thatchevyguy....just like SS and cobalt should;ve never came together, right?
 

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And yes, vortech makes a kit for my car with 9lbs of boost..advertised at 276hp..not bad. My car is actually a nearly perfect car as far as handling and creature comforts. All it needs is some FI, and it's a n easy keeper for 5-10 yrs.
 

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And yes, vortech makes a kit for my car with 9lbs of boost..advertised at 276hp..not bad. My car is actually a nearly perfect car as far as handling and creature comforts. All it needs is some FI, and it's a n easy keeper for 5-10 yrs.
Ditto! My buddies car was AWESOME!!! You'll not find HID's or heated seats in any other American sport compact OR a six speed! You can add a blower for cheap, but to add a six speed, the ONLY company I have EVER seen that will custom build a six speed priced it at around $17K!!!! NO BULLSHIT!!!! And YOU still had to do SOME of the custom work yourself!!! F THAT!!!!
 

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Ford had a good product in Europa. The Ford Escort Cosworth. That was and still is a bad ass machine. Ford has so much more better products in the European market. So is GM all the other ones.
 

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Wow, tomt..."junk", huh? I'm not even going to start.

Thatchevyguy....just like SS and cobalt should;ve never came together, right?

I stand by my word, JUNK :D

I had to use the lemon law on the last ford that I owned and will never buy a ford product if it's the last thing on earth!

FYI
My Yamaha SRX snowmobile has more horsepower then the SVT focus!
 

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So my 3 cyl WaveRunner has more hp than my truck, and your snowmobile is a 4 cyl right, from the Yamaha Crotch Rockets? ;)

If my WaveRunner was a 4 cyl it woud have approximately 207 hp!!! :D More than the "rated" hp of a Cobalt SS!!
 
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