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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #2151
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these are from the old Focus RS 500

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2152
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The thought had crossed my mind. Or at least get a little closer to that.

I would feel weird downsizing from my Mini. Didn't think it was possible.
I can tell you that the Focus ST feels like a school bus with a jet engine compared to a mini cooper
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:54 PM   #2153
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It's a nice attempt but even those douchebags at Galpin made a slightly better looking custom Focus ST.

Let's walk around the car and critique it.

The fender flares...not finished IMO. The leading edge of them should blend with the front fascia and rear doors. Moving to the rear diffuser...it looks cheap like a OEM body kit add on piece. Up top, the rear wing looks weird from certain angles. On to the front fascia...the lower part needs to be cleaned up a bit. Would have been nice to see the grill opening opened up with some quality mesh (not the Pep Boys/Home Depot crap) and an aftermarket FMIC behind there. Now for the hood...oh look, more Mustang GT vents. Would have been nice to see some sort of EVO9 style heat extractor venting. They could have debadged the thing or made new badges that incorporate KB43 and Fifteen52.

I don't think I've seen any pics of the interior so I can't really comment on that.

On to the parts I do like. The brake ducts and air intake scoop are nicely done. I was considering a mod like that for the intake. Wish I could liberate obsolete and scrap parts out of the plant. I'd be getting friendly with Bondo and all the various grits of sandpaper.

I'm with BacDoc in saying the split exhaust is neat. Better IMO than the Battlestar Galactica style exhaust tips that come stock.

Refreshing to see that they didn't do any stupid graphics like the miserable Shelby ST.

Anyhoo...I love the fact that the ST is starting to gain traction with the tuner crowd.

Overall, I give it a mykrrrr rating of 7.5 out of 10.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #2154
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these are from the old Focus RS 500

Good eye torquemada.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:15 PM   #2155
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Washing the car yesterday, I noticed my Rh high beam bulb exploded.

Dealer ordered me a new headlamp since it burned the lens.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #2156
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No longer interested in a Focus...

I am now interested in a C-Max.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:22 PM   #2157
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No longer interested in a Focus...

I am now interested in a C-Max.
Why??
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #2158
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No longer interested in a Focus...

I am now interested in a C-Max.
They have been getting good reviews. Good driving dynamics and get-up-and-go.

I love the look of the new Transit Connect wagon too -- very Eurovan.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #2159
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Washing the car yesterday, I noticed my Rh high beam bulb exploded.

Dealer ordered me a new headlamp since it burned the lens.
eeehhh Already?

I really don't want to think that the new Ford is just like the old Ford with slightly more inspiration.

Don't get me wrong, it's kept Alfa in business for years but Ford is going to need to bring more inspiration if that's their new business model.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #2160
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They have been getting good reviews. Good driving dynamics and get-up-and-go.

I love the look of the new Transit Connect wagon too -- very Eurovan.
I like these, too, but it looks like they get about the same mileage as a regular Focus.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #2161
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No longer interested in a Focus...

I am now interested in a C-Max.
It's a shame they only come out in the US in Hybrid form. Otherwise it's a handsome little bus.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #2162
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It's a shame they only come out in the US in Hybrid form. Otherwise it's a handsome little bus.
I'm not all that educated on them, but the one I saw at the dealer stickered at $30k - not sure if that was completely loaded or not. I think I'd rather have the regular Prius and save $6k-$7k, if I were going hybrid.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #2163
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Why??
Focus is slightly too small for me and I would like something that gets good MPGs on regular gas.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #2164
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I'm not all that educated on them, but the one I saw at the dealer stickered at $30k - not sure if that was completely loaded or not. I think I'd rather have the regular Prius and save $6k-$7k, if I were going hybrid.
If I build one on Ford's site it's like 31 and change but that's leather and nav and power lift gate, etc. I think they start at 26.

It's between the Prius and Prius V size-wise but supposed to be not horrid to drive.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:56 PM   #2165
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Focus is slightly too small for me and I would like something that gets good MPGs on regular gas.
We're really liking this about our Outback. Do all Ecoboost motors call for premium gas?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #2166
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I only looked at the Focus based on its ability to burn fuel quickly.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:49 PM   #2167
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AFAIK no EcoBoosts need premium. They're all designed for regular 87.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:14 PM   #2168
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AFAIK no EcoBoosts need premium. They're all designed for regular 87.
Correct. States 91+ for optimal performance. I saw the stock figures somewhere on 87 and 89. It made a pretty significant difference iirc.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:22 AM   #2169
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eeehhh Already?

I really don't want to think that the new Ford is just like the old Ford with slightly more inspiration.

Don't get me wrong, it's kept Alfa in business for years but Ford is going to need to bring more inspiration if that's their new business model.
a bulb (likely contaminated) explodes and you blame the vehicle manufacturer instead of the bulb manufacturer?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:49 AM   #2170
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a bulb (likely contaminated) explodes and you blame the vehicle manufacturer instead of the bulb manufacturer?
BRZ will never explode a headlight bulb, its not possible
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:50 AM   #2171
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No longer interested in a Focus...

I am now interested in a C-Max.
No mazda5?
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:15 AM   #2172
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a bulb (likely contaminated) explodes and you blame the vehicle manufacturer instead of the bulb manufacturer?
Well, yeah.

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BRZ will never explode a headlight bulb, its not possible
See, this guy gets it!



Seriously though that seems like something that should be caught in QC unless it was just installed improperly which would be manufacturing.

As for the BRZ.... There's a reason I'm waiting for the '14, and it's not financial.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #2173
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Well, yeah.



See, this guy gets it!



Seriously though that seems like something that should be caught in QC unless it was just installed improperly which would be manufacturing.

As for the BRZ.... There's a reason I'm waiting for the '14, and it's not financial.
How can you catch a headlight that has a smudge of oil on it when its installed inside a headlight housing? It gets installed and then they see if the headlight works during QC. If it does it likely passes QC.

Unless in SOSLOWLAND they entirely dissassemble the car for QC and then reassemble it, just to make sure that headlight works and the pistons actually work too.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #2174
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I saw no less than 4 "twins" yesterday the most I've ever seen. Only the black Subaru version got a second look and I will say it is an appealing looking car. I can't help to think how it's not a convertible like the S2000 or Miata?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #2175
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Wait, did someone just liken Ford quality to Alfa Romeo? I love Alfas, but even inferring that the Ford quality is even close to Alfas poor standards is insane.
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