Ford would not warranty the transmission and he DOES like the way the
car drives on mountain roads. Spend your money on what's important to
you. To my awareness, nobody has complained that Focus is a bore to
Oh man, now you've done it. I suppose I should have mentioned that before
the Focus, before the Corolla GTi, before the Corolla GTS, and before the VW
Scirocco, I was a Fiesta owner! Now I'm going to have to write 8 paragraphs
of prose to sing the praises of my long-gone, but never forgotten Fiesta.
Man, that was a car. I blew it up in an autocross on a missed shift, so
rebuilt that simple Kent motor with forged pistons and a hot cam. It was a
giant killer. So much space, great handling, a nice shape. You line up a
1976 Corolla next to a 1976 Fiesta and tell me which is the more modern car.
1st generation Fiestas are still mixing it up in SCCA IT class racing. The
1st generation FWD Corollas (with those nice puke-brown plastic dashboards
and crushed velour seats) are picking up the groceries, if they haven't
returned to the earth as ferric oxide.
Gotta agree ... but boring is fine by me. My "Hunk O. Junk" Chevy Suburban
has been just a tad too "exciting" for me in the maintenance department and
with 8 motorcycles, 3 cars and a lawnmower for which I'm sole head wrench,
I'm in maintenance overload.
Good on ya. I get my thrills on a motorcycle. 50 hp in a 220 lb. machine
is a rippin' good time!
There's that "cylinder count" thing again. I vaguely recall this
going around once before. The wife has only 6 cylinders and 12
valves that are hers. I've got 12 cylinders and 48 valves spread
across three vehicles. Hmmm.
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