this vs. honda civic SIR

Discussion in '2002 Ford Focus SVT' started by cars_rock88, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. civic is better
     
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    The Focus RS has 215hp front wheel drive and 0-60 in 6.4 with a top speed of 147mph, doesn't sound like much but in the dry it beats the Subaru WRX STi round any Track, admittedly it won't beat the Evo Vii round the same track but it'll come damn close! And without a doubt it would beat the SIR
     
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    First ofall, to gs430,the SIr isn't the sameclass as the SVT, the Type R is.

    The RS competes with WRX. The RS does 0-60mph in 5.8 sec.
     
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    Well, first off this car isn't the RS.

    Second, although the STI is a bit better for the dirt roads than the EVO, yet a bit worse on the pavement, it is still much better than the RS on ANY track. I have yet to see evidence of the stock Focus RS even being able to compete with the stock STI.
     
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    lol the honda civic is better than this hunk of plasctic junk.
     
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    0-100km/h STI: 4.5sec.

    0-100km/h RS: 5.8sec.

    not to mention superior handling, and better acceleration in high and low end rpm (though midrange is debatable).
     
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    OH MY GOD!Are you freaking kidding me a Ford piece of crap Focus
    on a site called (Supercars.net) what the hell that's just wrong man,lol
    muahahahahahahaahahahha
    Imports rule
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to add that the STI also has a higher top speed. In what way precisely does the RS outperform the STI?
     
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    Oh really? Name 10 cars better than this then if it sucks so bad. 10 cars, thats it. And they have to be in the same price range too, it cant be something like a 1 million dollar mclaren F1.
     
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    hmmm, this car doesn't ahve more than 10 competitors.
     
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    it would be too easy to name 10 cars better than this that cost less than $50,000....cdn.
     
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    If it's so easy to name 10 better competitors, why does this car keep winning awards, and the other, BETTER competitors do not? And don't say politics. cause that's just... dumb. And I think I'd take the Civic Si over this JUST because of the badass console mounted shifter, I so love that.
     
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    Yes, and the Camry has won quite a few awards as well, does that mean the Camry is a good competitor?
     
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    Both cars are really good cars. Ford actually has done a great job putting a Getrag 6-speed on this bad boy. The SIR isn't bad at all either, 170HP B16A2 is the motor that all honda enthusiast invest in, and trust me, it's no sissy engine. On the track there is no need for the Focus's 6 speed, but I'm pretty sure it handles well. The SIR has great handling, light and nimble. They both have the same HP. So this is a hard comparison. It all depends on the driver in this case. I have no say in which car is better. Just wanted to let you know how I feel about both cars.
     
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    Name as many cars as you can then.
     
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    Hmm, Civic Type R, Mini Cooper S, VW Golf GTi, Peogeot 206, renault clio...
     
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    In the damn states. Ford is not going to build a car that competes with cars from other countries.
     
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    The Focus was originally built in and for the European market.
     
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    Not the SVT we are talking about here.
     
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    But they are pretty much teh same car, with different names.
     
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    The Focus ST170 was designed by Europeans, for Europeans, to compete in the European market. The "SVT we are talking about here" IS the ST170, labelled as the SVT for the American market as SVT is a badge recognized by Ford fans in North America.
     
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    first. this is not an RS! its an svt!

    second, the RS only beats the WRX around a track!
    not the STI

    and the WRX beats it in every other category anyway eg. its alot faster to 60

    and the only reason it does beat the WRX on the track is because of the new kind of differential it has. but this "great new differential" also makes it impossible for city driving because it is extremely twichy and there is heaps of torque steer!

    and finally to answer your comparo.......yes the civic would eat this sh** for breakfast
     
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    well said
     
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    Civics are plastic pieces of junk. Really its like 100% plastic.
     
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    first these cars are pretty even, second for the same price(correst me if i'm wrong) for around the same price u can get an '04 SRT-4 w/ the diff and smoke both of these. ya i know that you are gonna say that this car is diffrent class and someother crap but why waste your money on those if u can get this which is faster, better handaling(when the diff is avalible)



    SRT-4
     

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