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    09 WRX vs 02 SVT Focus

    Yeah....not much of a competition.

    I have a soft spot for my little SVT. I just traded it in. It handled quite well when pushed hard in the corners, the 6 speed felt great with a Short Shifter but all in all it was really slow, the AC didn't work, and it showed the wear.

    I love my 09 WRX hatch. It is great. It is not as fast as the Mazda Protege 5 that we had in my old shop (500 FWP built engine/ huge turbo, AEM standalone ha ha) but that thing was squirley as hell on DRY roads.

    I can't wait to drive my car in SLC in the snow with some snow tires! I am really glad I bought this ride.

    MOD PLANS - keeping it sane.....short shifter, COBB Stage 2, Front and Rear Sway Bars and endlinks. That is it.

    What is the deal with the WRX interior hate around here? This is the nicest car I have ever had.

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    Congrats on the new car! I've always really liked the Focus. It's one of the best handling cars I've ever driven.

    I'd add high performance brake pads (at least on the front) to that list. Then you've addressed power, handling, and braking.
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    I always loved the concept of the svt focus. put a turbo and awd on it, and I would've owned one.
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    I wish they would bring the Focus RS to the states
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    Quote Originally Posted by RP2012 View Post

    MOD PLANS - keeping it sane.....short shifter, COBB Stage 2, Front and Rear Sway Bars and endlinks. That is it.
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    I used to have an early Integra GS-R. I drove an SVT Focus when I was looking for the replacement. The engine and chassis felt very similar, but somehow just a little less precise. Great seats and quite a fun car. It's one of those cars that you enjoy because it's fun to drive, not because it's particularly fast.

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    I wasn't going to mod my wagon at all.
    Yeah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I wasn't going to mod my wagon at all.
    Yeah.
    Oh when did you mod your wagon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Oh when did you mod your wagon?
    Different stuff here and there...I'll have owned it for 6 years in January.

    Here's the list, which is fairly up-to-date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    I wish they would bring the Focus RS to the states
    They have.. its in volvo clothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Different stuff here and there...I'll have owned it for 6 years in January.

    Here's the list, which is fairly up-to-date.
    You obviously missed the internet sarcasm

    Or maybe I didn't convey it enough? haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    You obviously missed the internet sarcasm

    Or maybe I didn't convey it enough? haha
    Maybe it's just internet senility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Maybe it's just internet senility.
    I guess you are getting to that age
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    I always wanted an SVT Focus, I read somewhere that the engines are pretty stout and they can take a lot of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    They have.. its in volvo clothing.
    Rly?

    What model?
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