I find my North American Focus to be rather sensitive with it comes to
hitting bumps and whatnot round a corner. Especially if acclerating, the
wheel tends to jerk back and forth when hitting a bump. Maybe all cars are
like this, dunno.... My Focus is the first car I've owned.
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All the way. Definitely a feature, not a bug. Surely a matter of personal
taste, however, so I acknowledge those who prefer a softer car, in this and
But for those of us who like "road feel," the Focus is a good choice. I can
honestly say it was a huge factor in why I bought the car.
I was instantly at home when I drive the demo in November 1999. It was a
bone stock 5-speed sedan, with the economy engine and tires, and in spite of
that I was completely convinced it was the car I'd always wanted. And you
know what? It still is.
On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 06:21:06 -0500, "Mike2"
:>I find the steering on my 1999 focus estate a litle too:>responsive/sensitive to the road surface. (I drive a lot on roads with an:>uneven surface, camber etc). I'm not suggesting it is a fault: just a:>feature of the car.:>
:>Does anyone else agree with me?
I went from occasionally driving my parent's 2001 Focus Wagon to
owning an '02 ZX5 and thought there was a big difference. Then I sold
the ZX5 to my brother about a year ago and bought an '04 SVT Focus.
Now that is some responsive steering. That combined with the revised
SVT suspension and 4 wheel disc brakes has saved my bacon a number of
times in city traffic to and from work everyday.
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