To everyone who says this car sucks

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

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    Yep, the Focus's handling is as good as Mini Cooper S~
     
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    actually, while running down the list, it beats many high end cars. i will list the first few i see.

    Aston Martin Vanquish
    Z8
    C5 corvette
    Viper GTS

    just to name a few
     
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    no they're not.
    the mondeo is a redesigned contour.
    yes they used the same platform but are vastly different.
    reason why many people make this common mistake, especially with the Jaguar X-Type.
    to count, the Jaguar X-Type uses only, i repeat 15 indiviual parts from Ford, everything is Jaguar.
    so no, they're not the same.
    the mondeo also uses a 2.0L v6 engine,
    the SVT contour used a 2.5L v6
    the X-Type uses both, plus the 3.0L v6
    the Mazda 6, uses a 2.4 DI4 and the 3.0L v6
    the mazda will also have a turbo DI4 engine with 280hp.

    all of the cars mentioned used the same platform, and by far are not the same cars.
     
  4. #29 Chris V, Nov 8, 2002
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    Re: To everyone who says this car sucks

    Actaully, the Mondeo ST200 was the same as my SVT, using the same 200 hp 2.5 liter V6, and similar suspension parts. They had different body kits, slightly due to differing bumper regulations, but really, they were the same cars.

    http://users.chariot.net.au/~murcod/ST200.htm
     
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    I'm not talking about the ST220, I'm talking about the ST200.
     
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    I think this car is very well done, and it is about time an American car company got with the flow and saw how well the compact market is doing. Now Dodge (DCX) is following suit with their more-than-respectable 215hp Dodge Neon R/T (SRT? Cant remember, been a long day.). Now if we could just get GM to turbocharge their best looking yet Cavaliers and Sunfires. If GM is going to get rid of the f-bodies, they need something more than the SSR or the GTO (which by the way also *censor* me off that they IMPORT an austrailian car over here, slap a badge on it and name it after an American Muscle icon, the GTO. They should be beaten for it).
    I'm just happy that the aftermarket has so much for the Focus.
     
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    The people who say this car (and cars like it) sucks are comparing it to the ACTUAL sportscars that belong on this website. A Ford Focus, AND a Honda Civic for that matter, are nothing in comparison. They are not sportcars, bear no token resemblence to the real things, and have little power to back them up. The only thing about them is that their manufacturers make tons of inexpensive performance parts for them. Where, may I ask, did you come up with the "beat a ZO6 in a road race" crap. The two aren't even in the same class and the Corvette would shit on this dinky little Focus any way you look at it. Unless, of course, the Focus has a rocket attached to it. But that obviously wouldn't be fair so give it a rest will ya?
     
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    I just found out that the SRT-4 uses a Mitsubishi's turbo system.
     
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    actually the x-type has same chassis as a contour <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
    but over-all jaguars suck.
    benz, bmw, audi, ferrari, aston martin, and a lot more: are better than poor 'ol jag
     
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    wow, cool, I didn't know that, just like the STI, hmmm.... and the STI that's on its way here not only has the same displacement engine, but it also has 45 more lbft torque, and 85 more peak hp, yes the STI is more powerful. Then let's look at the Legacy B4 that's on its way here for 2004, same displacement engine, same turbocharger, 61 more hp, 15 more torque, AWD, and a more reliable car, and only $3000 more (usd), which is the better value?

    Dodge is already O-U-T-D-O-N-E

    Sorry, just had to vent it somewhere. you can just ignore the above if you like.
     
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    If any one of you ford idiots talk about how a $200k focus could beat up on a stock $50K vette I'm gonna throw up. If I put $200K in a damn Dodge Omni it would beat a Z06 around a track. The focus is just a sorry answer to all of the Honda and Mazda compacts showing up on the US shores. One last thing this car does SUCK!
     
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    where did you get the ides this was a 200k car?
     
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    He's referring to the Focus that DID beat the Z06 around a track, which was the FR200 concept, which is worth that much, if not more (because it's a concept).
     
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    Whoever says the SVT sucks obviously hasn't driven it......
     
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    Well, if the ZX3 is in any way similar, then, YES it DOES suck....or at least it's not at all impressive.
     
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    you've driven both cars, and you say the civic is better huh? Well it sounds to me like youre a honda fan, so could it be that you drove the Focus like a wuss, and maybe pushed the civic to its limit?

    "Civics are like tampons, all pussies have them"
     
  18. Man, it's fun to read all of your nooblet comments.

    My car:
     

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