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One of my friends just got an '08 four door w/ a manual trans. and she loves it and gets around 34 mpg out of it. She loves it.
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my last post has 2 pics in it. you cant see it? i can see it check again right abouve your first post
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I dunno what happened before but they popped up now. Looks good throw some black wheels on it tint it and drop it then you will be in shape
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let us know what you come up with the focus is not to bad but I am a big fan of the mazda 3 and 6 also. Its a tough call good luck with the decision
I'm right there with you. I like the focus, but the mazda3 is even better.
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My Mom Just bought one and it is the slowest car I have ever driven. I swear it was depressing. She gets 30 MPG which is better than there 05 Focus ST.
Not trying to start a fight but the 05 ST has a 2.3L (ranger motor) 160HP in it and the 08 has a 2.0L 140HP. I beleve the gearing is differant (final drive) in the ST as well to allow for better acceleration. The auto is also slower in general as well.

As for the Mazda3. It come in the 2.0L and 2.3L as well. A friend of mine traded in her 00 Focus for a 06 Mazda3(new) and got better gas milage with the 00 Focus. She does like the Mazda3 better but misses the milage a bit.

The Mazda3 and Volvo are on the C1 platform which the euro Focus is on now and what the 2010 focus will be getting. Up to the 09 Focus is still on the 00 platform that has been tweaked over the years.

The 09 Focus did away with the fender air vent all together, thank god. That was the biggest thing that stuck out the Focus I didn't like. My GF (not into cars that much) even hated the fender air vents on the 08 Focus.
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Not trying to start a fight but the 05 ST has a 2.3L (ranger motor) 160HP in it and the 08 has a 2.0L 140HP. I beleve the gearing is differant (final drive) in the ST as well to allow for better acceleration. The auto is also slower in general as well.
*Sarcasm*Really! OMG!* Sarcasm* Apparently you have no idea who I am, I;m kinda a big deal! LOL

~HJ

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.

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i did really like the focus

i also found a used 05 mazda3 sedan w/ spoiler and fully loaded. its a private seller around town and she wants 12,500$ and the car has 55k on it with a extended warrenty untill november 2010. really nice looking with the triptronic tranny and projector headlights that i can toss my HID kits into lol.

i might go test one out tomorrow and i got to get my truck ready to sell i am hopeing to get around 4.5k for it in almost stock condition.
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*Sarcasm*Really! OMG!* Sarcasm* Apparently you have no idea who I am, I;m kinda a big deal! LOL

~HJ

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.
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does a focus even come with a towing hitch? on the website it says towing is not recommended.
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