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Old 11-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #1501
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And at no point driving this car do I think or feel, "if it were just 200lbs lighter". The steering and turn in feels like a go kart honestly.

The wheel doesn't even clock around, I think full lock is about 7/8 of a turn.
The turning circle is also diminished.. it's not just a quick ratio.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #1502
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The turning circle is also diminished.. it's not just a quick ratio.
Trust me I know. You hit the end a few times.

But compared to my 318 which takes 12 full rotations to back out of my garage its nice.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #1503
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That said, I still want a 2700lb 180hp Fiesta ST.
this. all day.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #1504
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It's politics.

What's this car weight in Euro form? I'm guessing they don't have all the nanny gear?
One Ford. So probably pretty damn close.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:24 PM   #1505
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That panel is the gas filler door.

Also the car has no gas cap, it has advanced anti-siphoning technology!
FYI, never lose the little "spout" that Furd provides to put gas in the car from a can.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:26 PM   #1506
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I'm not sure I got one.

I do have an open recall already. Nav update.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #1507
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My insurance is $63/month.

This is a welcomed change to my previous vehicles.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:48 PM   #1508
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I still don't get this. I think the current Focus is hideous from the front. The hood line is hideous and cheap looking.. the fish mouth grille is hideous... the headlights are bulbous, ugly and look tacked on.. the previous model (Euro Focus) was a nicely designed (and understated) car.. the new one looks like a retarded guppy from the front to me. The taillights of the new Focus looks better than the old MPV-style D Pillar tails.. but still loses points with me for being a bit too bulbous.

But, opinions are like ********,.. ...I am one.

Don't get me wrong.. great car... would own.
I think I was just impressed by how bold the fish mouth grille is. I mean most cars on the road have a bunch of crap on the front, but the focus has just a simple black trapezoid.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #1509
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Well the black on black hides it well.

What I don't like is there is only a small slit at the top and bottom that's open to the radiator and intercooler.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #1510
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What's this car weight in Euro form? I'm guessing they don't have all the nanny gear?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #1511
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And at no point driving this car do I think or feel, "if it were just 200lbs lighter". The steering and turn in feels like a go kart honestly.

The wheel doesn't even clock around, I think full lock is about 7/8 of a turn.
Any feel of torque steer at all when you plant your foot on the gas?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #1512
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Any feel of torque steer at all when you plant your foot on the gas?
Plenty. While its better than most fwd's I can remember its still apparent. Even at higher speeds, a 6th-4th drop and hard acceleration still provides some pulling.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #1513
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I find it odd that the base price for a Titanium 5 door hatch is $500 HIGHER than the base price for the ST

http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/models/
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #1514
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I find it odd that the base price for a Titanium 5 door hatch is $500 HIGHER than the base price for the ST

http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/models/
I think the 201 and 202 packages put you well above the Titanium price. Is it pretty much loaded at $24k?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #1515
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FYI, never lose the little "spout" that Furd provides to put gas in the car from a can.
Ford provides no such thing in the BOSS 302 TMK


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My insurance is $63/month.

This is a welcomed change to my previous vehicles.
$756 a year is $50 less than my BOSS. WV have high rates? Or is the insurance company dumb?


Tony does yours come with a spare / jack? I dont get **** other than an air pump with some goo canister.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #1516
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Ford provides no such thing in the BOSS 302 TMK




$756 a year is $50 less than my BOSS. WV have high rates? Or is the insurance company dumb?


Tony does yours come with a spare / jack? I dont get **** other than an air pump with some goo canister.
That's because Ford isn't willing or is unable to provide a spare that will fit over the Brembos.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:39 PM   #1517
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Plenty. While its better than most fwd's I can remember its still apparent. Even at higher speeds, a 6th-4th drop and hard acceleration still provides some pulling.
my old z24 had a good amount of torque steer. i was pretty used to it, it was sort of a reaction to hold the wheel from pulling when i downshifted. after awhile i didn't really notice too much.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #1518
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Ford provides no such thing in the BOSS 302 TMK
Does the Boss and/or ST have the stupid steel door anti siphon? I hope Furd phased that piece of **** out. It was bad, and they should feel bad.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:46 PM   #1519
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The numbers for these cars tuned do not seem that great. Heck with my 08 cobalt SS turbocharged that I use to own made 305hp 360tq with just a tune and intake.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:49 PM   #1520
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my old z24 had a good amount of torque steer. i was pretty used to it, it was sort of a reaction to hold the wheel from pulling when i downshifted. after awhile i didn't really notice too much.
Yip had a couple of those growing up. That car was pretty quick back in the day.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:50 PM   #1521
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The numbers for these cars tuned do not seem that great. Heck with my 08 cobalt SS turbocharged that I use to own made 305hp 360tq with just a tune and intake.
I think it has a tiny turbo.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:03 PM   #1522
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I think it has a tiny turbo.
I don't think the turbo is easily replaceable either.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:10 PM   #1523
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It has a K03 like the GTI so there's lots of options to upgrade. Really big might require an expensive relocation kit, but you would think a K04 could squeeze in.

K03 might allow for 30-50hp more with the right support.

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #1524
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I think it has a tiny turbo.
If it didn't then people would bitch about lag.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:14 PM   #1525
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I don't think the turbo is easily replaceable either.
I could care less. Without a LSD in a fwd I'm not building a drag car.

I live my life more than a quarter of a mile at a time.
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