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    WRX vs. Ford Focus SVT (or whatever thier fast Model is)

    All I can say is...not even close.

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    Yeah-not close in a race,
    I test drove an SVT focus, though, and would say that I was impressed. I would choose that over the Mustang GT and Civic Si I test drove, just because the handling was very crisp. Even more responsive than the WRX. But it could use more power.
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    Yeah, I read that they are great cars for the buck but not in the same leauge as the WRX. They are pretty quick though just stock and have a good top speed. I took one off the line easily however by a few car-lengths.

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    Why would you want to pull on a Focus? Reminds me of the time that a mustang wanted to race me in a Cavalier. A '94 2.2L CAVALIER-

    isn't that sick!?!
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    Originally posted by wildnuts
    Why would you want to pull on a Focus? Reminds me of the time that a mustang wanted to race me in a Cavalier. A '94 2.2L CAVALIER-

    isn't that sick!?!
    Could've been like the time I "raced" that brand new ZR-1 vette in my '89 Beretta (2.0L). Not even close! I did get to see that vette take off though!
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    Yeah,

    Focus SVT apparently has great handling and performance for an $18,000 vehicle, but this does not mean it's comparable to our +$5000 machines. for that extra 5 grand we basically get AWD, 57hp and an extra door. What's impressive is how much performance this translates to. A Focus SVT does 0-60 in a bit over 7 seconds, better than a civic si or sentra se-r but nowhere near us

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    Yeah-the AWD prolly took it,
    Yet, I don't know when I'm really getting the advantage of the AWD. I've driven it down a couple dirt roads, had some fun drifting, but don't have a similar experience in a FWD or RWD car to compare that with. Hasn't snowed yet either, but I've never felt uncomfortable with FWD in snow (cept for the time a car edged me over into a snowbank on the side of the road-*******, can't stay in his lane!-) In what kind of situation will I get the most effect from the AWD?
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    Originally posted by wildnuts
    Yeah-the AWD prolly took it,
    Yet, I don't know when I'm really getting the advantage of the AWD. I've driven it down a couple dirt roads, had some fun drifting, but don't have a similar experience in a FWD or RWD car to compare that with. Hasn't snowed yet either, but I've never felt uncomfortable with FWD in snow (cept for the time a car edged me over into a snowbank on the side of the road-*******, can't stay in his lane!-) In what kind of situation will I get the most effect from the AWD?


    12 or more inches of snow and an empty parking lot.

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