i am a Ford guy, but nearly 30k for a Focus ST? That is ridiculous!! Id rather have an F150.
sigghhh... no offense, but guys like you are why Europe always gets the coolest niche cars and the US typically gets shafted, or when they do bring a euro-spec car over here it's neutered...welp, not this time and I applaud it.
Yes, it's a NEAR $30,000 car when fully decked out w/ leather recaros, myford touch, navi, sunroof, blah blah blah but the base price for the power and the 6 speed manual and the souped up suspension etc. is just under $24,000 - what is it supposed to cost, $10,000?
And the WRX STi is "just an impreza"
And the GXP right now is "Just a freakin cop car" ($40,000 one)
A C63amg is "JUST a lowly bottom of the rung C-class"
Taking a solid chassis and design as a base and being able to build multiple models off of it efficiently is what enables car companies to bring us such cool examples of typically ordinary cars. It baffles me when a car company makes such an awesome ride, makes it affordable, gives it tons of power/torque (comparatively) while getting good MPG, and throw a manual tranny and the ability to tweak the crap outta the engine w/ just a tune!!!!
'08 GT sport/premium, tints 20/35, 18" TSW nogaros w/ bridgestone blizzak winter, 19" sport oem w/ hankook evo summer, Philips crystalvision bulbs, debadged, Vararam OTR, JBA 1-3/4" LT's, ported TB, MF axlebacks, MF X-pipe, DBA-powerslot brakes, russel SS lines, hawk ceramic pads, GXP shocks/struts, lovells poly strut mounts, Slowhawk Tuned 344/356
Gone -'04 GTO A4 2.5" custom exhaust, sweet thunder muffs, H pipe, Z06 heads, Baer brake it, 20% tints, torrid red, AEM brute force intake, tuned