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Ford Focus SVT, Hatchback
#386 of 423 International Ford Focus 5 Door hatchback model!
Dec 31, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Hello all, and thanks for such a wonderful site and forums.
I am not really a Ford fan but, having lived outside the US all my life, I must say I find the International model of the 2006 Ford Focus Hatchback to be far more masculine, more sexy and a better buy than what I seem to be encountering all over the US.
Is Ford implying that Americans are not descerning buyers or not interested in better Ford models than are being churned locally?
This is very disappointing indeed.
Just when I was beginning to fall in love with Ford, and looking around for a better model to buy, we're still being bombarded buy the sharp nosed and eyed models currently on our roads.
Point in mind, care to visit the UK site of for (ends in .co.uk, or the Ozzie site, ends in .co.au) and see for yourselves what I am talking about?
This is a sad state of affairs indeed.
#388 of 423 Re: Feast your eyes Einstein! [malindi]
Feb 28, 2006 (7:43 pm)
Sure thats a wonderful focus, but do you know its a 5 cyl turbo. Its also projected to sell for 30,000 + US dollars.
And insurance out the roof. thats why ford sells it overseas. Americans would rather pay 30,000 For a Mustang with a gas guzling V8 or a Chevy,dodge POS with a oversized engine (hemi) and Body for no reason but show eh um the 300c Were not "sensible" consumers umm how many hummers do you see the road. My ZX3 has more room driver/pass than my buddys H2 and I would not phathom the 8mpg he mostly gets!! But hey thats america. And Ford knows this all to well.
#390 of 423 Cruizing in my SVT, not so good!
Mar 19, 2006 (12:39 pm)
I have begun to have problems with my SVT's cruise control not wanting to engage. Sometimes 2, 3, 4th attempt will get it to come on, sometimes not at all. Usually once it's on everything functions fine.
Anyone else experiencing the same problems???
#391 of 423 bottoming out
Mar 23, 2006 (5:20 pm)
I've had a real prob w/my 04 focus svt rubbing real hard when i corner hard to the right or hit even the slightest uneven spot on the road. This is especially frustrating in a car that begs to whip aroung corners and hair pins.
anyone else have this or know how to stop it
#392 of 423 Re: Feast your eyes Einstein! [malindi]
Apr 02, 2006 (8:27 pm)
What's so good about the super-fat (over 6-ft wide!) Focus II ST?
A heavy-nose 5-cyl FWD car is a faulty design. That's why the Mazdaspeed 3 rather stick w/ 4-cyl. Either way, turbo-charging sucks.
That's why when I told people overseas that I drive a 2005 Focus I ST w/ normally aspirated 2.3 4-cyl, they can only envy. I plan to get rid of my excessively light pwr steering & replace it w/ Euro-spec... Stay tuned.