: Why do our domestic car companies hate us so much!?



Blackout
10-19-06, 05:40 PM
Because they seem to make all the nice cars in other countries but ours!!!!

http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/2-oct19-focus-rs.jpg
http://images.leftlanenews.com/content/3-oct19-focus-rs.jpg


Spied: European Ford Focus RS | Leftlane News - Car News For Enthusiasts (http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/10/19/spied-european-ford-focus-rs/)
Ford has been mum about plans for a super-high-performance version of its European Focus, but a new round of spy photos indicate the automaker is indeed working on a new range-topper.

Don't be fooled by the looks of this test car. It is not the ordinary Ford Focus ST but the brand new Focus RS. Looking closely at the front end, one can see the bigger air intakes.

According to spy photographers, the sound of the 300 bhp engine was unmistakeable, was was the car's quick acceleration with all-wheel-drive and the rallye-like sound of that dump valve while shifting gears. Add some wide fenders, a more aggressive front end styling and you have the Focus RS. Gallery after the jump?

top gear current st - YouTube - Top Gear - Ford Focus ST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lLRFn6Pntk)
last gen rs - YouTube - Top Gear - Ford Focus RS (Correct Aspect, No logos) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZyiPStTdJg)


interesting... awd, too bad we don't get it

xxpinballxx
10-19-06, 05:44 PM
anyone ever see the krugel komponents Focus conversion kit.....I was inches from buying my friends focus and hooking it up for drag racing.

Blackout
10-19-06, 05:47 PM
anyone ever see the krugel komponents Focus conversion kit.....I was inches from buying my friends focus and hooking it up for drag racing.Is that the kit that makes it RWD? I've seen some guys who have done the RWD conversion andhave put in the 2003/04 Mustang Cobra engine as well as Ford's 5.0 V8 Cammer engine

xxpinballxx
10-19-06, 05:50 PM
yeah its pretty sick! THose things really move out and can be pretty much a sleeper at first glance. I should have did it when i had the money....I just had to go and buy a house....stupid. Stupid! STUPID! LOL!

Blackout
10-19-06, 06:01 PM
yeah its pretty sick! THose things really move out and can be pretty much a sleeper at first glance. I should have did it when i had the money....I just had to go and buy a house....stupid. Stupid! STUPID! LOL!:thehand: I'm not talking to you. How could yo be so careless with your money!

xxpinballxx
10-19-06, 06:11 PM
Lol!

dp102288
10-20-06, 10:06 AM
He must not realize that cars are more useful. You can sleep in them and get places in them?? For the price you paid, does your house move?! I think not!!! :histeric:

Leeb
10-20-06, 12:05 PM
He must not realize that cars are more useful. You can sleep in them and get places in them?? For the price you paid, does your house move?! I think not!!! :histeric:
I'm sure it will when Ohio gets that 'Really big' quake!
:suspense:

xxpinballxx
10-20-06, 05:42 PM
actually i think it has moved or at least the ground under it. We just found a leeak in our basement wall. The house sits kind of on a peak of the street.
Now we have to dig out around our foundation and fix the drains leading to the street and the crack in the foundation. but can't do it till spring....Really looking forward to that....more money taken away from things I like....Like Beer and Women....and cars!

Zorb750
10-21-06, 06:03 AM
Who cares about this car? It's a Ford Fucus.

gothicaleigh
10-21-06, 08:29 AM
Who cares about this car? It's a Ford Fucus.

:yeah:


It kind of falls into the SRT4 category... sure it's fast, but at the end of the day I still wouldn't want one parked in my garage. <shrugs>

xxpinballxx
10-21-06, 08:39 AM
Hey if I had, i mean asbsolutely had to buy a tiny ass cheap car it would be a focus. They ride alot better than you'd think and alot you can do to them. tht or the HHR!

Jesda
10-21-06, 08:52 AM
Thats pretty cool. However, I'd be more interested in having a Cosworth.