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Goodbuy Focus, Hello SRT-4.

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by STANMAN, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

    As you all know, I own an 05 Mustang GT that I drive only in summer, on sunny days. Well, my winter car WAS an 05 Focus. Talk about a boring car to drive!! Well, after reflecting on what I could do about this quandry, I remembered that there IS a domestic FWD car that is fun to drive, so I bought:

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    So far, I LOVE it!! It's very fun to drive!
     
  2. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Cool. That would be the only Neon I would even consider owning.

    I got rid of my 95 Cougar and got me one of these:

    05 Toyota Corolla XRS

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    Getting groceries and going to work as never been so much fun.
     


  3. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

    Isn't it nice to have a cool, fun, car that you can drive year round!!
     
  4. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    Yeah, I can't tell you how many times I just let 'er rip just to hear it wind up to 8200 rpm and bang through the gears. Then I just putt around and get around 30mpg in the city.

    I just got new Falkens on her this morning. The Michelin Pilot Primacys (Primacies?) that came on it, just weren't cutting it in the snow (kept them because they do rock in the dry).

    The 4 doors are the best part IMO. Plenty of room, fun to drive, economical on gas, and doesn't cost a lot. I like these little pocket rockets.
     
  5. bac1023

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    ;z ;z ;z
     
  6. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    If I could afford a Subaru STi, I would have been all over that for winter driving.

    But alas, I can't.

    :(
     
  7. bac1023

    bac1023

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  8. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    What you don't take the Lotus out in the snow?

    ;f
     
  9. FoxMustang

    FoxMustang We Deal in Lead

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    Those SRT-4s are insane. Lot of speed for the money, FWD or not :)
     
  10. 45acp4me

    45acp4me Pissed puppet

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    Fun, fun ride, but those tires look half useless for the snow. Snow tires will make that thing even more fun and safe too. :)
     
  11. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

    Yeah, I am looking around for some take-offs, as they are everywhere, to put some winter rubber on.
     
  12. Asha'man

    Asha'man eat the eat!

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    Hear hear! :)

    Bah. How d'you think people got by before AWD and FWD? RWD with good tires and maybe a little weight in the back will take off like any FWD car and will handle far better once moving. The only advantage FWD has is that the engine sits over the drive wheels for traction from a stop.

    Not that an STi wouldn't be sweet (last body style), but it's not really necessary if you can drive RWD. IMNSHO. :)

    Brian
     
  13. SIGSAREBETTER

    SIGSAREBETTER Teh Pieman

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    The SRT is amazing, I loved both examples I drove, and neither was an ACR version. Great looking ride. But describing the Focus as boring to drive?? I don't think they are at all....yeah they're slow, but they handle great. In fact, my ZX3 has IMO better steering feel then it's SRT Neon counterpart.
     
  14. epsylum

    epsylum Boolit Hoze

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    I was talking about the Sube for for winter driving ;)

    I had 2 RWD cras before my rolla (300ZX and Merc Cougar). They were REALLY fun in the snow. I could drift them but without melting a set of tires off. But as a whole, the rolla is WAY better than either of them. Even in a straight line it would whoop the Z (judging by my seat o the pants meter).
     
  15. tony4311

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  16. Ron3

    Ron3

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    I'm with you. The focus is a fun car to drive at 40mph and down. They do turn well and feel light on their feet. The SVT focus even more so.
     
  17. STANMAN

    STANMAN I HATE RICERS!!

    ACR is for American Club Racing, it comes with 5 way adjustable shocks on all 4 corners, lightweight BBS rims, and stronger sway bars.
     
  18. tony4311

    tony4311

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    Cool, I didn't even know they made that one.
     
  19. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    The SRT-4 is probably impossible to beat for the money