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Old 10-30-2012, 09:28 AM   #1
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Hey guys so I was cruising on the E Way last night and I see a yellow blob looking thing in my rear view coming fast. Guy pulls up next to me and it was a Brand new Focus ST This guy had it modded. We honk 3 times at a roll around 50 MPH and he just took off Couldn't even catch him. So I followed him off the off ramp he gave me the thumbs up and he says follow me into the parking lot He was actually a cool guy and not a Prick! He gave me a test drive. And its actually a pretty cool car with lots of features. He popped the hood and he told me He put in a bigger turbo, BOV, and exhaust and heads. This thing was quick!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Always cool when someones willing to stop and chat regardless of the outcome.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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Criminey, those things just hit the streets here and he's gone nuts on it already?!
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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^ THIS! Already?
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #5
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Saw one at my tuners shop the other day. He put down 330/360 with a tune and a 40 shot. Wicked little car! No shame OP!
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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I think the Focus ST may be one of if not THE best bang for the buck sporty car out there. They get decent mileage too (although I doubt one that heavily modded does) - I miss driving stick I could see myself rocking one of these w/ a nice small car payment too! They do have a lot of nice features too
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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I think the ST is a good looking car and out of the box performance isn't too bad either. From what I have read, Ford has finally sent a car that has been over in Europe over here in the ST.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #8
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Sorry not trying to start nothing, but I think they are one of the top 5 ugliest cars on the road IMO... I don't care if it had 1000 hp I would not drive one! And props for letting us know you lost! No big deal, mod some more I guess and win next time!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:05 PM   #9
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Sorry not trying to start nothing, but I think they are one of the top 5 ugliest cars on the road IMO... I don't care if it had 1000 hp I would not drive one! And props for letting us know you lost! No big deal, mod some more I guess and win next time!
+1 Only way I would drive one is if it had limo tint all the way around so nobody could see me in it. To each their own I guess.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #10
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i am a Ford guy, but nearly 30k for a Focus ST? That is ridiculous!! Id rather have an F150.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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While I definitely subscribe to the addage "I'd rather push a Chevy (or Holden I guess) than drive a Ford", I also think it's really cool that he pulled over and wanted to shoot the breeze.

I bought my GT because I love the looks, the styling, and the fact that it's a responsible 4 door family sedan. I also realize that some may look at it and say "who would want one of those". Since I've caught the mod bug, I know find myself looking at all sorts of cars (Subarus, VW's, Cobalt SS's, and yes even the occasional Civic) and admiring the time, effort, and care that the owners have put in to them.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #12
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wow!!!!! i cant believe those things are that quick! Oh well maybe next time!
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #13
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Thats amazing I knew those car were going to be nuts, but not that much. Wonder if Ford UK will let the American market get it's hands on the RS version as well.
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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!!!!
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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!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #16
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They are a cool little car, I was looking at them when I picked up my Mustang. I'm excited to see the aftermarket for them, and what they are capable of.
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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!!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #18
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I typically hate FWD setups, but this one is an exception. It may not be much of a 0-60 car due to traction issues, but it looks like they're hell on a freeway. It's factory-governed at 154 MPH, right? Respectable loss OP
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:37 PM   #19
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I love those cars! Also looking forward to the Dart SRT4. Just drove the 180ish HP one this past weekend and it was fun with the manual.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:41 PM   #20
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Its a loose/loose situation racing FWDs. If you beat one so what, if you get beat you have to own up to it.
That being said I probably would have done the same with the same outcome lol.
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