2016 Focus RS

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2016 Focus RS

Post by SVTRonDogg » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:00 am

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by Tetge » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:18 am

They need to make a two door Focus. At least the GTI can be had with two doors. It remains a fact that not all need a four door, and, four door vehicles have less visibility out the driver's side window due to the smaller front door. So, for the non-family folks, a two door has appeal and this is one reason that I have liked Mustangs all this time.

But, since I am completely out of touch with the modern world, what do I know?

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by xjrguy » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:23 pm

Me too...I am seriously contemplating adding this to the stable.

Looked at the new Golf R but the Ford is very compelling.
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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by jhwalker » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:59 pm

xjrguy wrote:Me too...I am seriously contemplating adding this to the stable.

Looked at the new Golf R but the Ford is very compelling.
Looks and reads great. I am out of toy money, but maybe 2016 we will need to replace a car...

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by Brakelate » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:38 am

They build a "EVO 8" killer, with "significantly more than 315 Hp" (with potential more with mild tuning), and I may never look at another Mustang again... unless, only briefly, as they are giving me a courteous "point by" coming on to the main straight on he East end of UT Route 9 heading into Zion National Park. :lol:

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by xbacksideslider » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:53 am

And to think, this "tuner car" stuff all began with Mopar . . . . :auto-layrubber:

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by SonicVenum » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:53 am

I'm really loving this car! Deciding between this or a Mustang GT would be a tough choice. :think:

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by jhwalker » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:45 am

SonicVenum wrote:I'm really loving this car! Deciding between this or a Mustang GT would be a tough choice. :think:
Have you taken a test drive of each yet?

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Re: 2016 Focus RS

Post by Tetge » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:57 am

SonicVenum wrote:I'm really loving this car! Deciding between this or a Mustang GT would be a tough choice. :think:
Funny, but I find it unusual that both cars would appeal to you and that you would apparently consider them as equal choices. I say this because the Focus is a hopped up four door sedan that actually is a practical family car of sorts while the Mustang is not at all practical for more than two people (don't believe me, you, and another passenger, get in the back seat of any Mustang and go for a fairly long ride) and with its small trunk opening, the newer Mustangs don't even haul stuff easily, like bags of mulch, for instance. In my eyes these are two entirely different rides. And, the Mustang with 435 HP should smoke the Focus in a straight line, and, again, what other function, other that acceleration in a straight line, really is important in a vehicle?

But, as I stated before, what do I know since I see many four door factory hot rods cruising around although almost all of them are driven by the younger set. Civic brought out a four door SI and I thought that it would never sell, but I see them all the time. So, I know nothing since the youths of America apparently do not share my aversion to four door cars, and they also do not favor a good healthy American V-8 over a turbo 4.

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