Originally Posted by HAZZARDJOHN
*Sarcasm*Really! OMG!* Sarcasm* Apparently you have no idea who I am, I;m kinda a big deal! LOL
P.S. He asked for opinions on 08 Focuses and mine is it was the slowest car I have ever driven (slower than an 84 omni and an 86 Chevette, it was depressing) and it handles like a limp noodle. This is for a loaded SES model with a 2.0 Auto. I would buy a used ST if I had to have one.
P.P.S The ST has a 150 HP not 160.
Ya. I'm fairly new and know about no one on here. I read some things but I'm not that active. I try to put my input when I can.
I haven't even made a local meet yet. I'm not into mud anymore and that seems to be what all the meets around me are. I got bitten by the auto-cross bug and want to auto-cross the '07 Ranger
I even asked about running my '72 (see sig)
With all the PZEV stuff I actaully forget the actuall HP on the 2.3L. The PZEV has one rating and non-PZEV has like 5 or 10 extra HP. And I think the 05-07 2.0L Duratec) has 135hp where the older 2.0L (Zetec) has 130hp. I don't know the rating of the 08 but everyone seems to be saying 140. I'm all confused....
My ex totaled her 02 (2.0L Zetec) Focus and got a 03 with the 2.3L PZEV in it and it was like night and day compared to her 02 Focsu and my 01 Focus(2.0L Zetec). And we were able to keep up with the stock SVT Focuses with the 2.3L. Speed limiter obviously put a stop to it at 110mph.
I used to be up to date on all the Focus stuff but when the 05 model came out I lost track of it. Life got in the way as it always does.
And as for fast. Sometimes my 87 toyota 4x4 (2.4L 90HP) seems as fast as any econo car out there and other times it seems like a dog. And yet it also seems to get better MPG than the 07 Ranger. Also, a SVT Focus owner went on a auto-cross run with me once and said my standard 01 Focus seemes quicker than his SVT Focus (170HP)
And I would recomend any 03+ 2.3L Focus over any other Focus. I'm upset thay dropped the 2.3L in 08.