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      08-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #45
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I love the illegal passing too!
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      08-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #46
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Hate to be the voice of dissent, but I drove the regular Focus and it is a very nice driving car. Beats the pants off something like a Golf etc. the only letdown in that car that I could find, was the cheap LCD in the dash, which had evident signs of burn-in on a 10k mile car. Everything else was of good quality - plastics, decent seats, knobs, etc.

So I would not discount the ST as a good driving tool. Not at the same level as the M3 of course, but if it addresses the lifeless steering of the GTI and handles better, it might be the pick of the bunch in that category.

YMMV.
I don't think anyone is bashing the Focus, it is a good car. I just think we all find it a bit ridiculous to even imply it's an M3 rival. Ah the joys of marketing, you can put anything in a commercial visually but unless you specifically state something, you aren't liable for actually lying about your product. Good times...
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      08-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #47
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      08-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #48
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At first I thought it was going to be one of those stupid commercials like was it the focus vs the lambo one? Some shit car vs lambo and shit car won because it was on a small circuit and won performance wise and the car could hold more stuff in trunk. Then I saw the dollar signs and thought rofl good job ford.
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      08-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #49
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love the ending! thats great.
Lol +1

I said oh my god they are not going to have a vs m3 and have the m3 get passed are they?? And nope, they didn't. But the $$$ signs zinging out the back were quite hilarious.

I liked the commercial. Made me laugh. The new focus' are pretty sweet.
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      08-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #50
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If it had RWD, it wouldn't need Torque Steer Compensation.
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      08-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #51
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Also, what is the point of female driver as it is common knowledge that women cannot drive?
LOL!
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      08-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #52
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If it had RWD, it wouldn't need Torque Steer Compensation.
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And I'd rather spend more $$$$$$ and have the M3
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      08-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #53
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The only thing they're saying about the M3 is that to have fun while driving you don't have to spend a lot of money. They aren't comparing it in any way to the M3 or any other supercar.
M3 a supercar? I think not.
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      08-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #54
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The new Focus is a sweet little car, but of the three hatches in that commercial, I would still take the WRX to have the AWD.
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      08-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #55
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Not a contender? No offense but this car would blow the doors off your 328 and is probably 90 percent as good in the snow with a set of winter tires or better if you only used all seasons.

A 328 is actually not a contender to this in terms of performance.

The new F30 328 is a different story but the e90 is just out performed by this turbo ford
yup.. cause i compared it to my 328. Not everyone buys a car to "blow doors off"... I was talking about the hatchback market. The STI is awd and doesnt need much to be a rally car. This ST would not be used against that. They would have to bring over the Focus RS or convert the drivetrain and up the boost. and $25k for a focus seems a bit steep.
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      08-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #56
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Ahahahhaha that video is great!!
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For us imperialist americans...Ford has had a hot focus out for awhile. The RS for the last gen and it looks fantastic! Not sure about the drive though.

I do really like what this ST is and it looks like Ford is on the right track. But $25k starting price? Then did you see how much the options are? Ford is on crack. Hey, look at my $30k Ford Focus!
that's what i was thinking. if im buying a ford for $30k well ummm there's this thing called a mustang gt and it is pretty cool for $30k instead of a st. on a side note anyone realize the HUGE grammar error in the commercial? "what makes an st an st?" hahahha i'm not a grammar nazi but that's is just basic elementary grammar rules. i only bring it up since it's a commercial coming from a company like ford.
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IMHO, for that price they should have brought over the RS, otherwise why not just get a WRX? It has more power and AWD for the same price...
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Im going to make this very simple, Before I bought my e92 2 weeks ago i went and test drove a 2012 Shelby gt500, it was a beast, fast, loud, it was amazing. The reason I walked away was it was still a cheap POS for an interior, I felt like i was driving a v6 convertable rental car from hertz cheap plastic everywhere. If I walked from a shelby what makes ford think in there right might i would consider a focus lmao. There trying to target the wrong group with the m3 in the commercial, because anyone that can afford an m3 will get one and not consider a focus
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      08-03-2012, 12:16 PM   #62
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i was about to be extremely mad if they were considering the m3 a "rival"

but i laughed haha
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I love the illegal passing too!

Is it still considered illegal passing if they are driving on a 'Closed Road'
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i like the part when the m3 just whips it around hahaha
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Man check out that hood alignment on the M3!
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Good commercial and a great car IMO. If my commute gets longer (likely) in the near future, I will get one as a DD.
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