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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Ford, Sedan
Jan 11, 2010 (12:38 pm)
"But they admitted that an electric version – building on the technology found in the Focus BEV concept, driven in Issue 1,096 – would hit the road as early as 2012."
The hatch is ugly:
"For the first time, the Focus will use torque vectoring, which sees stability and steering response improved through a combination of braking and engine power.
As a result, the car will not only be more comfortable and refined than ever, but it will also set the bar higher for driving involvement. In addition, a new electric power-steering system has been carefully tuned, and for the first time offers dynamic cornering control – a set-up that helps the driver make the most of the car’s handling."
So it might be the best-road-feel electric steering? Therefore, even its electric car will have good steering feel!
#96 of 100 Focus Hot Hatch hell yes
Feb 10, 2010 (5:07 pm)
As long as it can give the VW and Mazda 3 S a run for its money why not?I looked at the SEl sedan and all it lacked to me was ABS and lumbar support.
I do belive you can get 170HP from the VW hatch 6 pd and 31 mpg though. I can't see the Focus doin; that. My RSX Type S could. Acura goofed big time.
MaybeFord could bring theTitinum Focus over? A nice lookin'hatch is the Astra made by Opel ,put a dohc vetec 200hp in that and you'll have some wheels. Roger Penske tried to buy Opel.
Well, we are " Second Hand Rose" when it comes to getting the hot cars from europe made by Ford and General motors.
#98 of 100 Re: 2008 Focus Update [tm4]
Mar 31, 2011 (2:15 am)
got mine yhe same time no big problems at the 38000 mark i have a standard trans and have switched to a more semisolid lower tranny dogbone (found out that its the fist to go on heavy shifting) the door ajar sensor went out on me but thats it no other problems
#99 of 100 Re: 2008 Focus Update [mikey9090us]
Mar 31, 2011 (7:53 pm)
I'm guessing it's the driver's door that's keeping the door ajar light on.
The switch is built into your door latch and should be relaceable.
Oct 23, 2011 (8:08 pm)
The 2008-11 Focus was a good seller and the Euro one was overrated. Not all compact car buyers care about European car culture, and want mpg, reliability and low costs. The RS version is nice, but expensive and who can afford it?
My 2009 is solid and I don't care that it's not the 2nd gen Euro one, which is ugly, and looks like a shrunken 2005 Ford Five Hundred, which was panned by critics.
My mechanic says they don't see any of these in the shop, which is a good thing.
And purists now have the 2012 'Euro Design' to drool over, so all the whining about the late 00's US Focus is moot.