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Old 03-11-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Well, as I said I would yesterday, I found a hoopty while I was going to work, and kicked its ***. It was such a sorry scene that I won't even relate it here. I couldn't help it though, after my streak of bad luck on the strip. I found a little half-riced Ford SVT Focus, driven by a punk kid trying to impress his girlfriend. Why does Ford even bother to stamp SVT on the silly little Focus? Anyway, I wasted him, he was humiliated, and I grinned to myself in self satisfaction. It was like taking beer from a baby. Now I think I can continue to take on bigger and better things. But if I go off on another losing streak...all Kia owners better look out! I will pick on you! And Civic drivers? Ha! Eat rice evry day. <cough> Yeah.
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Congrats!
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What cars are giving you bad luck? You have a SSEi..seems like u should be doing fine..and maybe a bit more selective. haha.
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Congrats Solid. Question: what mods where you using when you killed that Focus, and what exactly does a SVT focus have that a stock one doesn't?

No offence, but I don't think the focus is too bad (the svt and the zx3 that is) of a car. I personally didn't like the focus when it first came out , but it kind of grew on me. I think the reason for this is, ever since I have had some very unfortune mishaps while driving the bonneville I got an appreciation for any car that can handle well.
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LOL. Need no mods for any Focus. They are zippy little thangs, but even an SVT can't take an SSEi. I will grant that they are quick though. I can't afford mods at the moment because I'm poor, so my kill stories kind of suck. But I swear to god I'm gonna kill as many mundane cars as I possibly can in the meantime. And now that the nice weather is back, the Rice is coming out full force..hehehe. As I love to say, its healthy to eat Rice every day.
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SVT Focus is a 170 Horsepower Supercharged 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder "Zetec". It puts out 145 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 6-speed manual tranny, turns the 1/4 mile in 16.1 seconds and 0-60 in 7.6... Yeah its "zippy" and for its price tag not a bad buy, but it can't hang with anything except other rice. IMO The SVT Focus crowd is going to switch to the Neon SRT-4 which is only $3000 more but makes 225 front wheel horsepower.
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SVT Focus is a 170 Horsepower Supercharged 2.0 Liter 4 cylinder "Zetec". It puts out 145 ft-lbs of torque mated to a 6-speed manual tranny, turns the 1/4 mile in 16.1 seconds and 0-60 in 7.6... Yeah its "zippy" and for its price tag not a bad buy, but it can't hang with anything except other rice. IMO The SVT Focus crowd is going to switch to the Neon SRT-4 which is only $3000 more but makes 225 front wheel horsepower.
SUPERCHARGED AND ONLY 145 ft-lbs OF TORQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN!!!!!!!! I know of N/A 2.0L 4 cylinders that make 153 ft-lbs of torque, I mean please can ford get nothing right???
 
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i laugh at the thought of a focus svt, but that'* not the same story with the contour svt. I rode in one of those stock and was very impressed. now there'* an aftermarter supercharger, intake, exhaust, chip, and nos in the process. i wouldn't mess with that......
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the Torque may be a bit higher, I can't remember exactly. It'* really an over-rated vehicle. The Contour SVT as you say was a pretty cool car, it had some go and handled real well.
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I really like the look of that Contour SVT, I just wish it was a little bigger. I'd have to go with an SHO, just cuz its bigger.

Do they have SVT Focuses...or Foci? in CAN?
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