Re: 170 hp thats not even enough

Discussion in '2002 Ford Focus SVT' started by weezersim, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. I think ford should have made made the focus with a little more power to begin with...it hould have been like so:
    base - 130 hp (actual is 110)
    zetec - 170hp (the actual svt engine)
    svt - 170hp+supercharger = 200-240hp
    cuz really....an svt shouldn't have under 200hp.
     
  2. 170 hp thats not even enough

    man i can belive it only 170 hp i thougt it would have250 or even 300 what a slow car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Enough for what? to race against a plane? they don't want to fight with plane they want 2 thing:

    1. they want to fight with civic si-r and steal as many of their customers as they can.

    2. they want to SELL THIS CAR! wich is not going to be possible if they buil a 50k$ 300hp car that want to be sold to 25 YEARS PEOPLE don't you think?

    and 3. they don't want to hear your stupid thinking like "170hp thats no even enough" because if they wanted they'll buy a race car just to send you to mars live with yourself still not as far from them but far anyway.
     
  4. we would all like to see a car with more hp but in a case like this that isnt feasible. It falls right in its target market and if your forgetting they are trying to make money. and if you would like 250-300 hp there is always the after market.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. this car "only" has 170 hp because svt wanted it to be affordable and look it's under 20 grand which is the price range of civics, celicas e.t.c. and has competitive power. most of these cars will prbably end up with thousands of dollars worth of mods in them anyway.
     
  6. I agree w/that guy who said the SVT Focus hit its target market, but in my opinion I think this whole rice-rocket is causing American car company's to lose interest in muscle cars. Look what happened to the Camaro/Firebird. The Mustang will probably be next (or is that last). Don't get me wrong, I love muscle cars, but I think American car company's should figure out ways to make more power with less fuel in modern day muscle cars...not feed into this whole "Fast and Furious" craze. Hopefully, people will lose interest soon.
     
  7. <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from spdster2002</i>
    <b>I agree w/that guy who said the SVT Focus hit its target market, but in my opinion I think this whole rice-rocket is causing American car company's to lose interest in muscle cars. Look what happened to the Camaro/Firebird. The Mustang will probably be next (or is that last). Don't get me wrong, I love muscle cars, but I think American car company's should figure out ways to make more power with less fuel in modern day muscle cars...not feed into this whole "Fast and Furious" craze. Hopefully, people will lose interest soon.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Sport compacts have been around for decades. FOrd was right in the forefront of it with th eLotus COrtina back in the '60s, and straight into the thick of things with the original Escort in the early '70s.

    You have to remember that Ford is a worldwide conglomerate, and in MOST of the world, cars like the Focus are where the mass market performance market has been since the '60s. It has NOTHING to do with "The Fast and The furious." Do you think that stupid movie had anything to do with the introduction of the VW GTi back in the '80s? the Focus SVT is more of the true GTi than the VW has been for a while.<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. 170 hp for the Focus is not enough but 160 hp for the Civic Si and 180 for the Sentra is good. I don't get it<!-- Signature -->
     

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