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Old 09-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #1151
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If the interior and feel of the car is anything like a regular Focus, you will be disappoint.

I mentioned before....and you guys should do this.......drive a Focus. I really, really like the looks of the focus, so test drove one. It is the cheapest, slowest, cheapy, cheap, cheap interior that I've ever been in. Makes an 80's K car seem luxurious. Huge letdown as I like high MPG cars. (heck....I'm now driving a 91 CRX).
I drove a midlevel stick one. I thought it had an interior on par with its class. It was certainly better than the new Civic's horrible 80's split level digital dash.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:35 PM   #1152
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But it pales in comparison to the classy JCW,


or the posh MS3,


The pinnacles of Automotive Achievement.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #1153
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But it pales in comparison to the classy JCW,

or the posh MS3,

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The mini interior wouldn't bother me as much if it didn't have the huge dish in the middle.

I actually like the MS3 a lot inside.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #1154
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #1155
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The Mini's interior is horrible. Just horrible.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #1156
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The mini interior wouldn't bother me as much if it didn't have the huge dish in the middle.

I actually like the MS3 a lot inside.
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The Mini's interior is horrible. Just horrible.
*sticks fingers in ears and screams*
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #1157
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If the interior and feel of the car is anything like a regular Focus, you will be disappoint.

I mentioned before....and you guys should do this.......drive a Focus. I really, really like the looks of the focus, so test drove one. It is the cheapest, slowest, cheapy, cheap, cheap interior that I've ever been in. Makes an 80's K car seem luxurious. Huge letdown as I like high MPG cars. (heck....I'm now driving a 91 CRX).
LOLWut?

Have you driven the NEW focus? The interior, other being a bit busy and not having a leather wheel, is exactly what I would expect out a car in the price/class. The seats are comfortable and supportive enough the controls are fairly straightforward if you don't consider the steering wheel and door lock/s.

It's a perfectly competent car.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:06 PM   #1158
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*sticks fingers in ears and screams*
In all fairness, I haven't even seen the interior in person. I fear I'd drive a 6mt and end up leaving the dealer in that instead of my car. Well, maybe that's a good thing
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #1159
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Are they still doing the polka dot Op Art design in the MS3?

Because that blew.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #1160
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LOLWut?

Have you driven the NEW focus? The interior, other being a bit busy and not having a leather wheel, is exactly what I would expect out a car in the price/class. The seats are comfortable and supportive enough the controls are fairly straightforward if you don't consider the steering wheel and door lock/s.

It's a perfectly competent car.
Plus SYNC rocks.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:54 PM   #1161
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Plus SYNC rocks.
ehhhhh....

Have you actually lived with it?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #1162
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Nope.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #1163
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An STI turbo version of the BRZ would be very tempting if they eventually sell one, but I think Subaru should have an STI version of every model they make and sell them in the US.
I understand it is already tail happy as it is. I don't need any more power. My main concern is the back seat room. It's two buckets vs bench. I'd prefer bench.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #1164
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I understand it is already tail happy as it is. I don't need any more power. My main concern is the back seat room. It's two buckets vs bench. I'd prefer bench.
Sex, money, and horse power, you can never have too much. Maybe a new new beetle would suit you better.

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #1165
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I understand it is already tail happy as it is. I don't need any more power. My main concern is the back seat room. It's two buckets vs bench. I'd prefer bench.
benches are too hard in a RWD sports coupe, you have to either raise the seat a lot or the whole body off the drive shaft. Neither is great for a sports car or for interior room.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:09 PM   #1166
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LOLWut?

Have you driven the NEW focus? The interior, other being a bit busy and not having a leather wheel, is exactly what I would expect out a car in the price/class. The seats are comfortable and supportive enough the controls are fairly straightforward if you don't consider the steering wheel and door lock/s.

It's a perfectly competent car.
I sat in a Titanium edition at a car show last winter and found the interior a little cramped/oddly proportioned in the front seats. It is also trying a little too hard to be edgy and modern. I still wouldn't mind an ST (in light of the pictures and performance numbers) - but I would sooner buy an MS3 or Cooper S if I had to pay over MSRP for it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:52 PM   #1167
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LOLWut?

Have you driven the NEW focus? The interior, other being a bit busy and not having a leather wheel, is exactly what I would expect out a car in the price/class. The seats are comfortable and supportive enough the controls are fairly straightforward if you don't consider the steering wheel and door lock/s.

It's a perfectly competent car.
Yeah, honestly, that's the first time I've seen someone criticize the interior of the Focus. The 'rags seemed to like it on the regular Foci, and it's certainly on par with anything else in the class - I don't see the validity of the criticisms.

Is it BMW quality? No, but it's not meant to be.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #1168
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The interior of the MS3 should be changing slightly very soon as they are changing up the navigation system. What exactly is gonna change I'm not entirely sure.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #1169
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Nope.
Sync itself is fine I guess, but the controls for it (at least in the Focus) are, at best, awkward. for what it actually offers it doesn't seem to be any better than the Garmin/BT integrated in my SX4, especially since I seem to activate the stupid thing every time I turn the car off because they put the paddle in the wrong place.

Overall I like the 2012 Focus (it's my s/o's) BUT the steering wheel controls are a mess, the door lock/button is retarded, Ford why you no 6-speed, and drum brakes? really?
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:29 PM   #1170
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Sync itself is fine I guess, but the controls for it (at least in the Focus) are, at best, awkward. for what it actually offers it doesn't seem to be any better than the Garmin/BT integrated in my SX4, especially since I seem to activate the stupid thing every time I turn the car off because they put the paddle in the wrong place.

Overall I like the 2012 Focus (it's my s/o's) BUT the steering wheel controls are a mess, the door lock/button is retarded, Ford why you no 6-speed, and drum brakes? really?
I'll buy the car when they put a 6 speed manual in the hatch. Hands down.


I think the controls/buttons is just you. I have no issues using my gf's on a regular basis.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #1171
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Went and test drove an ST2 package car, solid black seats. Seats were nice, interior is nice with the exception of a few plasticy parts around the stero area. They did a very good job of balancing ride and handling. Torque steer is definitely not tamed, but it doesn't rip the wheel out of your hands, just gets light and darty and it's hard to tell what the tires are doing when accelerating hard. If your not beating the crap out of it, it feels about as brisk as my old 02 WRX did, maybe a little bit faster, with a little less lag. The nice thing is that you don't have to flog it to get a little pace out of it. I'm sure the drag racers will be sad not being able to launch the car like an AWD or RWD, but deal with it. Overall, I was very impressed. I'd take it over my old 02 WRX and 08 STI any day, but not my old 05 STi. It's a very compelling package and I'd buy one if it were just a little bit faster with a little less torque steer and/or steering feel.

I honestly think my next car will be a used 09 Cayman, put a turbo kit on it, and some Moton shocks and call it a day.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #1172
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I'll buy the car when they put a 6 speed manual in the hatch. Hands down.


I think the controls/buttons is just you. I have no issues using my gf's on a regular basis.
I can use them just fine but there are 23 buttons on the steering wheel. 23....
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #1173
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I can use them just fine but there are 23 buttons on the steering wheel. 23....
we have different steering wheels then.... this is not so difficult





you must be really ****ing clumsy if you're hitting the right paddle while turning the key

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #1174
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #1175
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