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How cool is the Ford Focus SVT?
How cool is the Ford Focus SVT?
It can crack a Polar Bear with a hammer! [ 9 ] ** [21.43%]
Cool [ 18 ] ** [42.86%]
Uncool [ 13 ] ** [30.95%]
RJ Uncool [ 2 ] ** [4.76%]
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post Aug 1 2004, 11:06 PM
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- 2-door or 4-door hatch
- 170 HP, 2.0 liter engine
- 6-speed manual transmission
- 17-inch wheels with low-profile performance rubber
- 0-60 in about 7.5 seconds



Sure, you could break down the SVT focus into bullet form like that, but you'd be missing the point. This isn't a numbers car, this isn't a features car, this isn't an image car, it's a drivers car.



The styling is delectably sharp (I don't care what anyone says about the Focus, it looks great, in hatch form especially) and there is a wonderful balance of speed, comfort, and economy in this car...it gets more done with less, so even for under $20k, it offers lots to anyone who drives it, especially in that special intangible category that is so hard to find at any price, nevermind $20k and below.



Americans who feel like they've been shorted the RS shouldn't overlook the SVT because it's "inferior"...less power and no crazy diff means the SVT is more fun and more usable day in and day out than the RS ever will be, and it's also a lot cheaper and something that, at the end of the day, takes a true enthusiast to appreciate. This car is ice cold to me.



That's all I can really say about this car; I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking for me smile.gif


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post Aug 1 2004, 11:10 PM
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I think its Ice Cold as well, but the interior is just as lacking as the Cobra's.
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post Aug 1 2004, 11:12 PM
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The Focus interior is a lot bigger and not as awkward as the Mustang's; the dash is a lot more modern and less intrusive, too. Not the greatest interior on the face of the planet, but it gets the job done.
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post Aug 1 2004, 11:16 PM
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i love the two tone seats, especially with blue inserts. They're pretty quick cars, i was a passenger in one while my friend was test driving.

i'll reserve the ice cold for the RS however so this gets a solid Cool


(good bang for the buck too, high teens when new)
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post Aug 1 2004, 11:25 PM
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RS exists and we have to settle for this car. I'm leaning towards uncool.
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post Aug 1 2004, 11:29 PM
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I think its cool.

If i just graduated college and i was in the market for a NEW car that i could pay for entirely by myself, this would probably be it.
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post Aug 2 2004, 06:27 AM
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I was really close to buying one of these last February. They are incredibly fun to drive, and the car is very driver focused. I say Ice Cold.
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post Aug 2 2004, 06:46 AM
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Ice cold!

Btw, RJ uncool? huh.gif
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post Aug 2 2004, 07:04 AM
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it's cool. Not so much in 5 door form, though. eww.
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post Aug 2 2004, 07:18 AM
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QUOTE(bitrix @ Aug 2 2004, 06:46 AM)
Ice cold!

Btw, RJ uncool? huh.gif

It started out as "Michael Jackson Uncool" which got abbreviated to "MJ Uncool" which got changed to "RJ Uncool" because it's similar. (RJ 21 is the username of one of the worst DSers we've ever had...fortunately, he doesn't post much anymore.)
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post Aug 2 2004, 07:24 AM
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You're welcome.
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post Aug 2 2004, 07:26 AM
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I did my fair share too, I think.

If I may vent at board politics for a sec, I'm still kinda annoyed that Mix jumped in and said "no, don't ban him, he didn't do anything wrong!" which was sorta true, but I mean, if one user comes in and stirs up so much shit, I don't care how he does it, just ban him already!

There, I said it...that's been on my mind for awhile.
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post Aug 2 2004, 07:37 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 2 2004, 05:18 PM)
QUOTE(bitrix @ Aug 2 2004, 06:46 AM)
Ice cold!

Btw, RJ uncool? huh.gif

It started out as "Michael Jackson Uncool" which got abbreviated to "MJ Uncool" which got changed to "RJ Uncool" because it's similar. (RJ 21 is the username of one of the worst DSers we've ever had...fortunately, he doesn't post much anymore.)

Thanks, thought it might be him since he wasn't to popular in here.
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post Aug 2 2004, 08:38 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 2 2004, 07:26 AM)
I did my fair share too, I think.

If I may vent at board politics for a sec, I'm still kinda annoyed that Mix jumped in and said "no, don't ban him, he didn't do anything wrong!" which was sorta true, but I mean, if one user comes in and stirs up so much shit, I don't care how he does it, just ban him already!

There, I said it...that's been on my mind for awhile.

You know he'll be back right? Good thing he never comes to The Cool Wall though, so we can talk about him. laugh.gif
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post Aug 2 2004, 12:25 PM
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It was super cool untill my Cabriolet w/ 2.0l 16v beat one. Uncool.
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post Aug 2 2004, 12:29 PM
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QUOTE(RedLine @ Aug 2 2004, 12:25 PM)
It was super cool untill my Cabriolet w/ 2.0l 16v beat one. Uncool.

that doesn't mean your car is faster. that means the driver couldn't drive for shit.
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post Aug 2 2004, 12:32 PM
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QUOTE(5LiterMustang @ Aug 2 2004, 12:29 PM)
that doesn't mean your car is faster. that means the driver couldn't drive for shit.

I agree, something was wrong, but you can't be that bad of a driver. I only say this because the driver was an asshole and lost. Its funny. I though I was going to get killed which suprised me.
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post Aug 2 2004, 12:34 PM
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They look fun to drive.

They are not too bad looking on the outside.


But the interior... sick.gif Just a Ford in there...



It is almost cool... but I would have to say uncool...
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post Aug 2 2004, 12:59 PM
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Being a Focus owner, I'm a little biased, but Clarkma hit the description right on. It's not a numbers car, it doesn't glow on a stat sheet, but it is a superb drivers car. Very well balanced, incredibly nimbe and decently quick and just a joy to push through the 6spd gear box. Also, they are not that many of them around (I wouldn't quite call them rare though) and when you order them with the European Appearence package, they're down right stunning. Too bad this is the last year of production, though. (It's being replaced by a new Focus from a different performance division of Ford, or one that SVT merged with, I don't remember.)
O yah, it's definitely Ice Cold.







I love those wheels, if I ever get new ones those are the ones that I'll be getting. 17in, 20.3lbs, $125 each on tirerack
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post Aug 2 2004, 01:54 PM
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QUOTE(DakianDelomast @ Aug 2 2004, 02:25 AM)
RS exists and we have to settle for this car. I'm leaning towards uncool.

my thoughts exactly
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