Re: The car to end the RiceRocket disease

Discussion in '2002 Ford Focus SVT' started by Viper800TT, Aug 9, 2002.

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    thanks man<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Focus is from Europe not America!
     
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    So are all Acuras Domestics?
     
  4. The car to end the Rice Rocket disease

    Its nice to see the SVT coming with such a capable car.
    The Focus has got everything the rice rockets have and more...
    much more...

    The styling, the package, everything is like superb in this car, and its priced well under $20k...

    I wish I could get to drive one soon.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    If you think this is cool, wait till the WRX-eating Focus Cosworth comes out in 2003. 300+ hp, 4WD...
     
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    well i dont think its cool
    Infact i hate it, mainly because it is ford so it automatically sucks, but thats ok, ford has it coming to them, you get what you give right? you give little and you get little. I do hate rice rockets maybe even more than a ford. But only because they think they can beat the musclecars.
     
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    ford is a good company,

    well managed,
    good sales department,
    the thing they lack are good idea's
    though this beauty is a good idea.

    its horsepower is a little lacking,
    and its engine shuts down at a low rpm,
    its got echonomy exhaust,
    and there are some other small problems with them,

    nothing time and a little $ can't fix.
     
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    nothing with an svt emblem should have 170 hp. this should have at least 200 hp, and dobert, i dont think anyone at ford shives a git what you think, they have too much money to care. its too bad chrysler is almost out of business, and gm makes a ton of money (sarcasm)
     
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    Uhh, I'll take a used integra GSR, celica GTS or mitsubishi GSX over this car anyday. the focus is just too weird looking for me, and I heard that its not going to be as fast as everybody thinks it will be. A good point is the Nissan Sentra Spec V. its pretty slow for having 175 HP
     
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    wow a celica gts those suck dude and the gsx is decient but nothing my zx2 s/r cant handle, and as for the others not to fast either just a bunch of metal that should have been used for the mustang...

    anyhew the gts goes 0-60 in 7.9 secs, motor trend testing, and well the zx2 stock does it in 7.5 and my s/r does it in 7 flat and thats with only 155hp...and yes the s/r is stock also...it still beats the si's type r's (non turbo) and keeps up with the v-6's beats the 240sx's keeps up with the 300 laughs at the non turbo wrx's....sorry dude jap is crap

    any how this svt has 170 and should be proud to wear the svt name (come on its a economy car not a supercar like the others) any how it will laugh at the si's gts's dohc vtec's and others like that for one reason american cars always have better torque and means they launch better and get better starts so

    a equivalent 180hp si or dohc or type r wont come close to this once it hits the streets....this will take them all on and well lead civic into thinking to reintoducing the civic hatch with 180hp that will still fall short becuz it uses the ever so lacking torque power vtec engine

    so take ur import dohc vtec and shove it up ur a-hole where it belongs and start driving the better more refined dohc zetecs with vct timing and system....

    wow even though i own a zx2 and dont care to much for the zx3's i never thought i would be defending it oh well i guess im more of a die hard ford fan after all
     
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    This is crap! How can you like a Ford Focus with such a small engine. I'm an import fan which is why I stick to imports. The focus and it's amercian name make it worth jack. Puting an american rice rocket is as stupid as puting the Aztek into production.
     
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    small engine dude half if not more than half of ur cars come with 2.0L, 1.8L, 1.6L and even a fuc ing 1.4L...wat the hell r those...small engines i believe and well they are put in ur cars....

    and well ford has always beat ur imports, my 1.8L escort gt 93' with 130hp beat many dohc vtecs and other kinds of its years and others that were newer and its was out gunned...but the reason it won was it had the same amount of torque as hp, in fact it was 135 torque...which made it better for launching and well once it was ahead it had enough hp to keep its lead

    Now my zx2 s/r has more torque more hp and launches that much faster...

    this car has more hp and more torque than my zx2 s/r and i bet will launch faster than my car...since i already put si's to shame dohc vtec integra's to shame i dont see why this car would have any
    problem with taking over the reigns of the zx2...

    All in all america's pocket rockets have always been faster stock the only reason why jap is more "common" is becuz the market for aftermarket stuff was huge and well gt and gt-2 games didnt help america out either, plus ur aftermarket parts are way to expensive while a equivalent part for domestics is like twice as cheap

    ie, body kits-japs $999-domestics $555, Pulleys-japs $180-domestics $95, Cam gears same as the pulleys...and i can go on and on

    so u pay way to much for ur car way to much to make it fast and well if u would have bought the american version u would be faster stock paid less and still paid less in the aftermarket segments

    then again those who like jap cars arnt to bright, i think gt and gt-2 got to their heads, oh well

    leave the car making to us jap boys

    UVE BEEN DOMESTICATED, thank u come again
     
  13. What the deuce are you thinking?

    Dear God people! Have you all forgotten that this is a Ford Focus?? The gayest looking car on the road? This is comparable making a PT cruiser fast, except that this car isn't fast. The entire ordeal is quite pointless. Focus DESERVES to be a failed product, like the XBOX or those infernal Scooters, yet for some reason it doesn't, most likely due to the homosexual population's sway over the US market. I urge you to LOOK at the car. It's ugly. It looks like someone kicked it in the @ss and its @ss stayed up in the air. It's also underpowered, even in SVT form. The only good Ford w/ SVT in the title is the Lightning. I believe the tactless throwing around of SVT will eventually yeild additional disgraces. Remember me when 5 years from now we see an SVT Explorer with 240hp. ::sigh:: What is this world coming to? SVT Focus... Pshhh...
     
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    oh wow another dumb git on the board well nice to meat u anyway jim slim 85 and i hope thats not talking about well never mind have a nice day
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Avan</i>
    <b>If you think this is cool, wait till the WRX-eating Focus Cosworth comes out in 2003. 300+ hp, 4WD...</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    where can i get more info on that car?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Well i have seen it, not in real life though,

    here is the run down

    Name: Ford Focus RS
    Performance:
    220hp-25h0hp depending on model, 0-60 not released, or anything like that, but i can tell u its for 21k and only sold in the UK, but getting it here is only like 2k or less more so say 23k for a car that will eat up the wrx that is 28k, any how it is freakin great completely completely redesigned,
    Parts: way to many upgrades to list and describe

    Where to get info and see it:
    TheFordSource.com
    this site is dedicated to the Focus RS and has everything u need to know about it even the brochures for the car are on the sight and even the press release many pics of the sexy car

    its wider has a body kit that is drag efficient of .036 which is great intercooled turbo racing suspension etc etc etc look at the sight its freaking cool looks great too even for a zx3

    any how the svt is its sister and well its way tammed and doesnt have the kewl kit on it either but u can order the parts from the RS for the Focus through ford racing division if u decided to soup it up

    the site again

    TheFordSource.com

    enjoy the wrx/impreza/import eater as i did

    UVE BEEN DOMESTICATED GO GET MY SLIPPERS
     
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    no prob let me know wat u think
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Brandon J Lindgren</i>
    <b>ford is a good company,

    well managed,
    good sales department,
    the thing they lack are good idea's
    though this beauty is a good idea.

    its horsepower is a little lacking,
    and its engine shuts down at a low rpm,
    its got echonomy exhaust,
    and there are some other small problems with them,

    nothing time and a little $ can't fix.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --> yep, for under 20grand its still a great car. A little aftermarket work and It'll be flyin<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Just as uggly as every other Focus.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Cam1</i>
    <b>Just as uggly as every other Focus.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    kinda like your mom?<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from EliteWolverine</i>
    <b>no prob let me know wat u think</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    sounds awesome, i want one
    <!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Viper800TT</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from EliteWolverine</i>
    <b>no prob let me know wat u think</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->
    sounds awesome, i want one
    </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    exactly wat i said when i saw and hear about the focus rs
     
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    Wow. First off...a stock zx2 can't keep up with the Z32 300ZX's...I know this cause I own the Z and I've raced suped up zx2's as well as stock ones who think they have hot stuff...they love my tailights. Second...slap a $3500 turbo from Ford Racing and you have a 300hp car. Don't question me cause I know my stuff. The base price of this car plus the turbo would probably be less than the WRX and it would out run it in a straight line...but the twisties would be WRX cause its AWD. This thing has some awesome handling though cause SVT had some fun with that too. I don't care much for the looks but for the price its not a bad car.
    >David<!-- Signature -->
     
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    To be honest, Im a RiceBoy.
    But, Im starting to like this Focus.
    By the time I pay off my current car.. an import, I will have to decide to either buy an Imprezza WRX Sti (when it comes out) or the Focus SVT...

    Or if I could get my hands on a used Escort Cosworth. early 90's model.
    Too bad Mitsubishi isn't releasing the real Lancer EVO!!! instead of the very much stripped down Lancer...I was soooo disappointed!!!

    Of course, Honda.. on the other hand should get smart and push the Type-R's through U.S. Emissions..

    Im trying to stay in the same auto-Class.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Wow, there are some pretty stupid and discrimating people in this forum. It is ford, so suddenly it sucks. It is American, so it sucks. It only has 170 Hp, so it sucks. And for 18,000 how many better cars are there, except the Mazda MP3, which is my favorite.
     

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