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Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

For example, there is a 3-lane road, and I am in a right lane which soon after the traffic lights turns into a freeway entrance. So I am waiting for a green light, no cars behind me, and some other car stops at the lights next to me. I know that 3 times out of 4 he also wants to get on the freeway. On green light I accellerate as normal (for me , which is usually fast
). The car next to me first notices that his "plan" to get on the freeway in front of me is in trouble. A nice person will get behind me. A guy in a fast car will step on accellerator and get in front of me. But a very frequent moron will try to squeze on the freeway entrance lane by cutting me off.

From my obseration most of these "morons" drive so called luxury brands, e.g. Mercedes or Lexus.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Originally posted by bsc:
cause a focus cant accellerate
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yeah, but it is not as bad as Toyota Echo.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Originally posted by out-of-focus:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by bsc:
cause a focus cant accellerate
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yeah, but it is not as bad as Toyota Echo.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Don't underestimate the Echo. While its only 108hp, it weighs very little.
 

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Originally posted by Egz:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by out-of-focus:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by bsc:
cause a focus cant accellerate
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yeah, but it is not as bad as Toyota Echo.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Don't underestimate the Echo. While its only 108hp, it weighs very little.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">And has a faster 0-60 time than a stock 2.0 zetec focus.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

yea and ford 0-60 times are usually conservative!
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Originally posted by Egz:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by out-of-focus:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by bsc:
cause a focus cant accellerate
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yeah, but it is not as bad as Toyota Echo.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Don't underestimate the Echo. While its only 108hp, it weighs very little.</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">What kind of tires does it have? I bet very skinny. Echo with smoking tires would look kind of stupid.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

I like when they pull into the passing lane when I am merging to allow me in and then pull in behind me because I match their speed faster than they expected.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

My aunt has an Echo. An auto. It is not in any way, shape, or form faster then my Zetec Focus.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Two WRX's, an RSX, and two Integras underestimated me on my way home the other day.

And they just all happened to be driven by really really really hot women
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

hi. i press buttons like a blind monkey

[ 05-14-2003, 03:32 PM: Message edited by: Shiva Chaos ]
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Originally posted by wrcfan:
If you think people underestimate YOUR acceleration you should be driving a Jackson Racing supercharged SVTF!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Or perhaps a Focus shell bolted on to the drivetrain of an Evo 8?


The Focus is pretty slow to accelerate in stock form but it doesn't feel that way when I drive it in autocross.
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

i think an echo with a manual tranny might be faster than a ZX3 with a manual tranny. i am pretty sure that the power to weight ratio is either the same or slightly better in favor of the echo. sorry a stock focus can't accelerate.

as for a WRX underestimating how much a focus can accelerate HAHA you have to be joking. what they thought you would be 4 carlengths back but you are only 3.5 carlengths back? sorry in a straight line, WRX v. stock focus.. even stock SVT focus.. WRX will own
 

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Originally posted by Shiva Chaos:
hi. i press buttons like a blind monkey
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">haha, quite funny
 

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Re: Ever noticed that other drivers think Focus can\'t accellerate

Originally posted by AnythingButAFocus:
Neither the Focus nor the Echo were intended to drag race other, better, more power, nicer vehicles.

Quit bitching.


Andrew
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">As you may have (or haven't) noticed this thread is not about "drag racing".
 
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