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      08-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #23
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      08-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #24
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LOL for a second there, I thought the ford was gonna give it to the RS. At least they know the know the facts hahaha.
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      08-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #25
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haha funny commercial, its looks like a decent car!
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So 3 points were made:
1. It has variable ratio steering. Ohhhh. If it made for a better handling performance car, wouldn't Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, etc. do it? I don't think anybody who knows what it is wants variable ratio steering in their performance car. I know I don't.
2. It has 20 psi boost. Most people don't know what that means, and in any case, it's just one of countless variables designed into an engine. The only thing that matters ultimately is output. It is what it is. Pointless.
3. It's cheaper than... hmmm. Let's compare it to a Ferrari 458. Wow. It's cheaper. How 'bout a 911. Wow, cheaper. This thing is a world beater.
That's it? That's all they could come with to convince us to buy their product?
This is why American car makers are where they are. They've spent the last 30 years building the cheapest thing they can make, then, assuming the public is stupid, relying on dishonest marketing to sell to the ignorant masses.
lol what the?? newer Fords have been pretty solid, i was thinking about getting a focus as my dd.

if you wanna look at cheapest thing they can make, compare a toyota corolla and honda civic to the new focus, the civic and corolla are wayyyyyyy cheaper built. still reliable, but material quality is so low
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      08-03-2012, 10:48 AM   #27
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still fwd.. if it was awd, itd be a contender. Too much power to the front wheels.
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      08-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #28
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It's about time that the US got this car. It's been a Europe only vehicle for a long time. Better late than never I guess.
Too bad it's not the awd variant. They still watered it down for us again...
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      08-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #29
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So 3 points were made:
1. It has variable ratio steering. Ohhhh. If it made for a better handling performance car, wouldn't Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, etc. do it? I don't think anybody who knows what it is wants variable ratio steering in their performance car. I know I don't.
2. It has 20 psi boost. Most people don't know what that means, and in any case, it's just one of countless variables designed into an engine. The only thing that matters ultimately is output. It is what it is. Pointless.
3. It's cheaper than... hmmm. Let's compare it to a Ferrari 458. Wow. It's cheaper. How 'bout a 911. Wow, cheaper. This thing is a world beater.
That's it? That's all they could come with to convince us to buy their product?
This is why American car makers are where they are. They've spent the last 30 years building the cheapest thing they can make, then, assuming the public is stupid, relying on dishonest marketing to sell to the ignorant masses.
Really? You analyzed that commercial.
Take it for what it is. It was a fun cool commercial.

Good job Ford
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      08-03-2012, 10:54 AM   #30
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Trading in my M3 for (3) ST's after watching this!!!! In all seriousness, it was actually a great Marketing tactic... I enjoyed the commercial!
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      08-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #31
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This makes me want to buy an ST for my daughter.
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      08-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #32
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i loved this commercial. aimed at young, hip, joy-of-speed (women) it appears. and i loved seeing the SG rip around and chase.

well done Ford
trying to win over the male crowd has been done and re-heated over and over...
it's getting old and boring...

Props to Ford for trying to reach out to women, and increasingly more women are getting interested into cars as much as the men.

This is very smart of Ford to not discriminate women and actually give them the chance to play among the guys ... (by being reasonable and smart shoppers)

Great commercial ! (the driving is a bit cheesy of course )

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At least Ford did not pretend that it competes against an M3.Hopefully I will have one as my winter car
Who is on your avatar ?? i can't make out her face, but i can see her safety attributes

EDIT: North America International Auto Show Booth Babe ??!!

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      08-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #33
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The M3 makes the pass. At least they're not completely delusional.
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      08-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #34
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Though I've not ever driven or been in one, every review I've read/seen has been quite complimentary, and for a car priced below $30K (fully loaded) I don't see what's wrong with it. Indeed, for many people who value good handling, the Focus offers more than enough, and it wouldn't surprise me to find that the Focus could hold its own, if not best, against non-M versions of BMWs.
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      08-03-2012, 10:58 AM   #35
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umm yeah. ok. big deal.
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      08-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #36
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AnyOne else think the previous fords looked like crap but now the new ones look pretty hot cause they straight copied their front end (grill) from Aston Martin?
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      08-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #37
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Nice looking small car.
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      08-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #38
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When I drive my car, eventually I see all these cars buzzing all around me like flies. I gas it and leave them all in the dust.

There is a good steep windy grade near here. I passed one of these Ford's full throttle just to make sure he heard the glorious sound coming out of my car. In your face!!
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      08-03-2012, 11:05 AM   #39
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The M3 makes the pass. At least they're not completely delusional.
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      08-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #40
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love the ending! thats great.
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      08-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #41
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I think it was a very tasteful commercial Do you think those shoes were really hers? That M3 is so hot right now
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      08-03-2012, 11:09 AM   #42
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Lol pretty sure this will make everyone want an M3 instead.
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This ad portrays that Ford Focus ST is for chicks and men should not buy it.

Also, what is the point of female driver as it is common knowledge that women cannot drive?
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      08-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #44
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I love the illegal passing too!
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