To everyone who says this car sucks

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

  1. To everyone who says this car sucks i have a question, What is you proof? I have seen this car come in first place in everything from consumer reports to motor trend to car and driver in every possible variant. It has soundly beaten competitors from europe and japan, who once ruled the compact car market by presenting the complete package consumers demand. This comuter car is even good enough to give up 81 horsepower and still beat a z06 in a road race. So if you are going to say this car sucks present some information to back your claim, because this car is the best in its class and breaks new ground in the compact car market. And what sucks about that?<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Honda Civic Type-R is better, Ive driven both cars and the Civic wins.
    Interiors is better,
    Build quality is better,
    More power,
    More torq,
    Better handling,
    Better looks,
    and all with a 90,000 mile warranty!

    But! ill stick with my 94 Prelude V-TEC because its smooth <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
     
  3. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Well to bad the type r doesnt come to america, and the si over here gets beten up by the svt.<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    The Civic Type-R is avalible in the U.S check your Honda dealer, I work for Amports in the UK and we ship them out to you guys.
    Not shure how much they are over there but they are the same price over here as a Focus ST170 (the UK version of the SVT) £15,995.
    Go test one there dam fast!
     
  5. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Yea well we also get the elise, skyline, and z8 in america but much like the honda they are not brought over in large numbers by the company. It is privateer groups that do it with no concent from honda so they cannot take credit for it. Btw we will never see the type r here in america being brought over by honda. They are worried that it will take away sales from the more expensive acura rsx (honda integra everywhere else in the world) so dont hold your breath waiting for one. Were stuck with the si, which even though does have a nice shifter, is no match for the svt.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    im fairly sure that we do not get the type R at all, and that if we did it wouldnt quite be in the same class. i like it though, they lok great in black.<!-- Signature -->
     
  7. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    TURBO POWERS This comuter car is even good enough to give up 81 horsepower and still beat a z06 in a road race. OK WHAT ARE U TRYIN TO SAY, FIRST IF THIS CAR WAS TO GIVE UP 81 HP IT WOULD HAVE A RATING OF 89HP. YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT THIS CAR CAN BEAT A 405HP ZO6 IN A ROAD RACE. YOU ARE A MORON, THE BIGGEST MORON I HAVE EVER SEEN<!-- Signature -->
     
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    ALL THIS IS ANOTHER HUGE MISTAKE BY FORD. FOREVER OUR ANWSER AND A DAMN GOOD ENOUGH ANWSER TO ALL THOSE JAP CRAP CARS HAVE BEEN CAMARO, TRANS AM, MUSTANG. NOW FORD WANTS TO TAKE ON CORVETTE AND M3 WITH ITS NEW COBRA. ALL THIS CAR IS SOME YOUNG MORONS STREET RACERS. SURE IT WILL KEEP UP WITH CIVICS AND OTHER CRAP FROM OVER THERE BUT NOT THE ZO6. NEVER EVER WILL THIS CAR BEAT A CORVETTE. THIS IS NOT THE CAR THAT WAS TOTALLY SOUPED UP AND PUT AGAINST A ZO6 A TY OR SO AGO IN MOTORTREND INCASE U DIDNT KNOW. THE ZO6 BEAT THAT ONE 2.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from bmwmpower24</i>
    <font size ="1">TURBO POWERS This comuter car is even good enough to give up 81 horsepower and still beat a z06 in a road race. OK WHAT ARE U TRYIN TO SAY, FIRST IF THIS CAR WAS TO GIVE UP 81 HP IT WOULD HAVE A RATING OF 89HP. YOU ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT THIS CAR CAN BEAT A 405HP ZO6 IN A ROAD RACE. YOU ARE A MORON, THE BIGGEST MORON I HAVE EVER SEEN</font></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    hes refering to how the chasis is good and must have been engineered well since the focus did match the zo6 with less power. take your caps off, right now.

    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from bmwmpower24</i>
    <font size ="1">ALL THIS IS ANOTHER HUGE MISTAKE BY FORD. FOREVER OUR ANWSER AND A DAMN GOOD ENOUGH ANWSER TO ALL THOSE JAP CRAP CARS HAVE BEEN CAMARO, TRANS AM, MUSTANG. NOW FORD WANTS TO TAKE ON CORVETTE AND M3 WITH ITS NEW COBRA. ALL THIS CAR IS SOME YOUNG MORONS STREET RACERS. SURE IT WILL KEEP UP WITH CIVICS AND OTHER CRAP FROM OVER THERE BUT NOT THE ZO6. NEVER EVER WILL THIS CAR BEAT A CORVETTE. THIS IS NOT THE CAR THAT WAS TOTALLY SOUPED UP AND PUT AGAINST A ZO6 A TY OR SO AGO IN MOTORTREND INCASE U DIDNT KNOW. THE ZO6 BEAT THAT ONE 2.</font></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    once again, take your caps off, right now. this car is meant to go up against the civic si, and does it very well, even beating it in most categories. it isnt supposed to go against a zo6, and we all know the motortrend car is a different car, so whats your point? <!-- Signature -->
     
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    sorry bout the caps, i know it is susposed to go against the civic and cars like that. i want to know where and who did the test that said this car beat the zo6<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <b>sorry bout the caps, i know it is susposed to go against the civic and cars like that. i want to know where and who did the test that said this car beat the zo6</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    i think it was in motortrend, and a turbo focus zx3 that was heavily modified beat the zo6 around a track, while giving up power and losing in the acceleration figures. it wasnt very fair because the focus had a lot of money put into it, the test was just ford trying to show that the focus is a very good platform to modify.<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Focus "vs." Z06

    Actually, I remember reading that a stock Focus was able to "keep" up with the C5 on a road course circuit. Of course, the C5 was barely breathing hard, and the ZX3 was panting, but I remember that the point of the editorial was to show how amazing the ZX3 was, and also
    to show that the driver of the ZX3 was probably having more fun than that of the C5. Why? B.c. generally it's supposedly more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

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  13. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    The SVT is simply a well balanced small hatchback. It's very lightly tuned from stock, compared to the Civic Type R (which we do NOT get here in the states, PERIOD).

    It's a great way to get a basic, good handling, reasonably quick car at a bargain price.

    The SVT COntour was similar, and a fabulous car. How do I know? I owned one for 2 1/2 years (pictured below)<!-- Signature -->
     
  14. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    If I'm hearing this idiot right, he's talking about a magazine comapro I saw a while ago with the FR500(?) Focus against the Z06. It was a project focus from Ford Racing Development. He needs to get his crap together, this is not the same one. and even if I'm wrong he still looks like a knob saying this underpowered inline 4 is gonna spank the Z06<!-- Signature -->
     
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    can you give me more info on that contour, it looks pretty nice, and just wondering if it came standard and any other upgrades thanx. looking for a everyday car.
     
  16. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    About the motor trend test i was simply showing the potential of the focus platform in general and not just the svt.
     
  17. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    The SVT (too bad teh pics went away) is completely stock like that. Go to contours.org for more info.

    The V6 is easily built up, however, and the turbo version below (installed in a Focus) put out 450 hp in internally stock form...
     
  18. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    The car is not all that great. It oversteers way too much, the brakes are worn out very quickly. This car is not made to drive hard on a track. It shouldn't even have the badge SVT on it. It just has a few extra ponies under the hood, slightly tuned suspension, and some appearance changes. The acceleration is not bad, which is the only thing it has goin' for it. I would take a base Civic over this piece of junk they call a SVT Focus. The Civic Si, would easily beat the Focus on the track. If it had a more powerful engine, better handling, and way better brakes then it would deserve the SVT badge. I am not impressed at all with what Ford has done to the Focus.
     
  19. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    thanx god you have only posted 2 times so far, becuase this website is really full of retarded comments like yours, this car beat the civic si and the more powerfull gulf in a course, read before commenting and maybe i will listen to your comments.
     
  20. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    You would have to spend so much money on this car to keep up with a regular Vette, little lone the Z06
    one road test on a pro built car against a stock car will never impress me
     
  21. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    I am really considering getting one of these. I just cant find the #$%#ing 0-60 time anywhere. Does anyone out there have any performance numbers for this car
     
  22. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Ok, more pics of my SVT COntour...
     
  23. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Isn't teh SVT COntour the same as Mondeo ST200?
     
  24. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Nobody gives a shit about what you think, n00b. Your facts are wrong. Get back to the books then come back when you are smarter.
     
  25. Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    These are out of the Road and Track im holding

    7.4 0-60
    20.2 0-100
    15.8 @ 88MPH 1/4 mile
    Top Speed 134 MPH
    0.85 skidpad
    65.2 MPH slalom (very respectible)
     

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