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Sugarphreak
10-22-2014, 12:12 PM
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eglove
10-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Hi!

Shlade
10-22-2014, 03:38 PM
Awesome glad to have it

pheoxs
10-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Wow, surprised we actually got it!

riander5
10-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Fiesta or Focus - which is better?

Shlade
10-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Im obviously bias but focus ST. Just bigger, and larger motor and more power. Lots of aftermarket support. Though lots of it for the fiesta as well.

I love how both look. I'm just more partial to the focus it being a bigger car with more room and more power

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 12:05 PM
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Mibz
10-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
it tends to drive like a go-kart on steriods. TIL Sugarphreak has never been in a go-kart.

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 12:44 PM
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rage2
10-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by Mibz
TIL Sugarphreak has never been in a go-kart.
:rofl:

Twin_Cam_Turbo
10-24-2014, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by Mibz
TIL Sugarphreak has never been in a go-kart.

This.

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 01:07 PM
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Twin_Cam_Turbo
10-24-2014, 01:10 PM
There are more relative "go karty" cars than the FiST though.

ercchry
10-24-2014, 01:10 PM
when did 7 sec 0-60 and 15 sec quarters become fast? :confused:

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 01:14 PM
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Twin_Cam_Turbo
10-24-2014, 01:14 PM
Less is more :dunno:

Shlade
10-24-2014, 01:14 PM
It's not fast. It's not a 1/4 car either nether is the focus. Really fwd cars make the most useless 1/4 cars

ercchry
10-24-2014, 01:17 PM
so basically what you are saying is.... this is the civic of the 2010s :rofl:

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 01:22 PM
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ercchry
10-24-2014, 01:24 PM
fwd enthusiasts? i dont get it

Twin_Cam_Turbo
10-24-2014, 01:33 PM
I guess if understeer is your thing...

Shlade
10-24-2014, 01:37 PM
Eric's just trolling. These cars have some balls. Civics don't lol

I came from a procharged V8 mustang to this. I'll take my focus any day it's just a total blast to drive all around. Handles great, awesome interior,
Comfy seats and good amount of pep to it

Mibz
10-24-2014, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
This is more like an enthusiasts car HA! You keep telling yourself that. I've seen 3 STs driven by young guys squeal the tires at lights in the last month. The ST is an SRT4/MS3/Si for the new generation. It's a boy racer in every sense and it warms my heart to know you think otherwise.
Originally posted by ercchry
fwd enthusiasts? i dont get it You can't do fast food tray drifts in a RWD, bro.

Regarding the go-kart comment, Sugarphreak, you're aware that -I- am technically an automotive journalist, right?

The 2005 Dodge Neon SRT-4 is the greatest car the world has ever known. QUOTE ME!

I don't believe you actually put stock into what an English-major says about cars, but trying to use them to defend your point is almost as lame.

Shlade
10-24-2014, 01:44 PM
The ST is infact the MS3,GTI, SRT4,Si, STI AND Evo boy racer car 100% lol

ercchry
10-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by Shlade
The ST is infact the MS3,GTI, SRT4,Si, STI AND Evo boy racer car 100% lol

...so now it IS a civic :rofl:

ps: dont clump in the awd cars :devil:

Shlade
10-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Ya I guess it is haha... With more balls though!

Hey fwd awd don't matter the Evo and STI are boy racer cars 100% themselves. Look at all the younger guys driving those

Mibz
10-24-2014, 01:52 PM
GTI, I knew I was missing one. Yeah, my wife drives one of those.

Shlade
10-24-2014, 01:55 PM
The one crappy thing about GTI owners is they all drive slow... Except the women... They drive like there's a big sale at Michael Kors.

I've had younger guys in pretty much all the above cars try and race me except the GTI guys haha

Mibz
10-24-2014, 01:57 PM
You're not wrong.

All the guys slam them so they have to go slow for obstacles like pot holes and rodents.
All the women are just bad drivers.

These are facts. Remember, I'm a journalist, you can quote me.

RedApe
10-24-2014, 02:03 PM
This is awesome, and thanks to Sugarphreak for bringing this to light!

pheoxs
10-24-2014, 02:14 PM
I feel like there needs to be a group meet @ Go-karts whenever we start having meets.

Mibz
10-24-2014, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by pheoxs
I feel like there needs to be a group meet @ Go-karts whenever we start having meets. I don't think Speeders will start a tournament race from a roll.

Ukyo8
10-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo
I guess if understeer is your thing...

The Focus ST actually doesn't understeer, it's very neutral with slight oversteer

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 04:01 PM
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benyl
10-24-2014, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Ukyo8


The Focus ST actually doesn't understeer, it's very neutral with slight oversteer

In fact, the FiST and FoST will rotate better than the RWD FRS/BRZ.

ercchry
10-24-2014, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by benyl


In fact, the FiST and FoST will rotate better than the RWD FRS/BRZ.

now you're just making things up... nothing is going to rotate better than a short wheel base car with hockey puck prius tires!

Mibz
10-24-2014, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Quoted! LOL, fucker!


Pretty good idea, will probably appeal to people who buy these cars Yeah, nothing screams "proud car owner" like "every time we meet, we want to drive something else"

Twin_Cam_Turbo
10-24-2014, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by benyl


In fact, the FiST and FoST will rotate better than the RWD FRS/BRZ.

Both of those statements are completely dependant on how you drive them.

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 07:45 PM
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Mibz
10-24-2014, 08:30 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that both the STs would stomp a BRZ on the track due to tires alone. If I had a gun to my head, I'd say the Focus ST is more tail happy than the BRZ on corner entry.

But these are legitimate opinions from somebody who's driven both cars, and they're not welcome in this thread.

Sugarphreak loves men.

benyl
10-24-2014, 08:45 PM
I haven't driven either. I'm bench racing based on anecdotal evidence.

I don't drive cars with less than 300hp.

Sugarphreak
10-24-2014, 09:28 PM
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Shlade
10-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Get a room you two

ercchry
10-24-2014, 11:25 PM
No competitors? What about the smart car... just kills the fister all around, smaller, lighter, better economy, cheaper... AND... rwd. much more "go kart" too

Sugarphreak
11-04-2014, 07:14 PM
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pheoxs
11-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Gotta catch up man I just rolled over 5k kms

RedApe
11-05-2014, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Just got an update... might be here as soon as Saturday :thumbsup:

Ooooo! Looking forward to pics.

Trinzler
11-06-2014, 10:15 PM
How much are you guys paying for your ST's ?

Sugarphreak
11-06-2014, 10:17 PM
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Shlade
11-07-2014, 09:57 AM
I paid 35 all in fully loaded for mine with NAV and sunroof. 0%interest to boot

pheoxs
11-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Shlade
I paid 35 all in fully loaded for mine with NAV and sunroof. 0%interest to boot

At first I went :eek: :banghead: but then realized you got a Focus not a Fiesta.

Shlade
11-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Yes sir. Got some big plans for it next season

pheoxs
11-07-2014, 11:10 AM
My goal is not not touch a thing on my car for a year. Aside from tinting the windows. Trying my best not to mod this thing for the time being.

Sugarphreak
11-07-2014, 01:57 PM
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Twin_Cam_Turbo
11-07-2014, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
I am going to try and not mod much

Yeah that's what I said about my car too...

Murray Peterson
11-07-2014, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
I am going to try and not mod much as well aside from the short shifter and a set of wheels.

I want to run it in H-Stock for AutoX next year :rofl:

It's H-Street now.

There are some huge rule changes for next year, so be sure to read the rules before doing any mods.

Edit: At present, the rules are:

Short shifters not allowed (only shift knob may be changed).

Wheels:
Same width as OEM and as installed it does not have an
offset more than (6.35mm) from OEM wheel for the car.

Wheel (rim) diameter may be increased or decreased 1 from the
OEM part.

Sugarphreak
11-07-2014, 08:51 PM
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Sugarphreak
11-07-2014, 09:31 PM
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Murray Peterson
11-08-2014, 12:45 AM
Jo and I want to downsize from our Mazda 3 -- and also get something more fun to drive.

We haven't found one that we can test drive, but we haven't been looking all that hard yet.

Sugarphreak
11-08-2014, 08:41 AM
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Murray Peterson
11-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
mine should be in anytime, we can go out for a spin if you want

That would be great -- thanks!

Sugarphreak
11-10-2014, 07:45 AM
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Twin_Cam_Turbo
11-10-2014, 08:22 AM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Well, this is going to be fun... snow on the ground, double digit minus temps, and it will be showing up with dedicated summer tires :banghead:

I wonder if I should just have it flat bedded to my house

When I bought my BRZ I trailered it with a car cover home. Nothing wrong with that.

Sugarphreak
11-15-2014, 02:25 PM
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xnvy
11-15-2014, 03:35 PM
Nice! Envy Green and it would be perfection but I guess your wife would get Isuzu PTSD. Also, that looks like Race Red in that picture. Molten Orange is an awesome colour though.

Mibz
11-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Red, wtf

xnvy
11-15-2014, 04:14 PM
I'm pretty sure it's Molten Orange based on the corner of the bumper where the sun is hitting it.

EDIT: Me and a bruh just chilling.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15611873768_e93a93ab80_o.jpg

eglove
11-15-2014, 04:22 PM
^ you sold your Miata?

xnvy
11-15-2014, 04:31 PM
Nope. Still got it. Just got annoyed at not having a car in winter so I blew all my money on a Fiesta :D

I lucked out. I got an epic deal on a Fiesta Ecoboost because nobody wants to buy them because they only come with the manual. And apparently nobody likes green. That said, no big purchases for the next 2 years :burnout:

Sugarphreak
11-15-2014, 05:51 PM
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pheoxs
11-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
^^ I thought you didn't get an ST?

You can get a fiesta SE with the 1.0 ecoboost option

Hallowed_point
11-15-2014, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by xnvy
Nope. Still got it. Just got annoyed at not having a car in winter so I blew all my money on a Fiesta :D

I lucked out. I got an epic deal on a Fiesta Ecoboost because nobody wants to buy them because they only come with the manual. And apparently nobody likes green. That said, no big purchases for the next 2 years :burnout: nice one man! I'm loving the green. And sugarphreaks molten orange? Is really nice as well.

xnvy
11-15-2014, 07:18 PM
^Thanks man!

The car is awesome. This break in period is annoying though. It says to shift earlier than the car indicates for the first 1,500 km except that car wants me to shift at 2,500 RPM and the car starts moving at ~1,300 RPM. I'm totally not used to it either considering I up shift in the Miata at 4,000 RPM. Despite the fact that I'm still adjusting to this car, I'm somehow getting 8L/100km. I had it down to 7.7L/100KM for a bit. 800+ km to a tank, it's so sweet! :D

pheoxs
11-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by xnvy
^Thanks man!

The car is awesome. This break in period is annoying though. It says to shift earlier than the car indicates for the first 1,500 km except that car wants me to shift at 2,500 RPM and the car starts moving at ~1,300 RPM. I'm totally not used to it either considering I up shift in the Miata at 4,000 RPM. Despite the fact that I'm still adjusting to this car, I'm somehow getting 8L/100km. I had it down to 7.7L/100KM for a bit. 800+ km to a tank, it's so sweet! :D

Eff that, I drove my car as I intend to drive it from day 1 lol, when I'm stuck in traffic or commuting I'll shift around 2-2.5k though.

Commuting I average 6-6.5L/100kms, weekends that goes closer to 7.5

Sugarphreak
11-15-2014, 11:58 PM
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xnvy
11-16-2014, 01:57 AM
The gearing is super tall. It's never going to be competitive at autocross because of that. The car has lots of torque for it's displacement but it takes a while for the car to wake up. That said, it handles really nicely and is a ton of fun. I don't think I'll be autocrossing this car because I still have the Miata, if I didn't, I probably would. I might try it out for the Ice Cup that CSCC runs though. Depends how the winter driving school goes.

EDIT: I'd just like to add that this car sounds amazing. It's super quiet and you can only really hear it when you're alone in a parkade with the windows down but it sounds like half a 90's BMW. If you listen close enough you can hear the little recirculating valve or whatever let go of the boost. It sounds like a baby turbo. My friend described the sound as "adorable" when compared to her WRX.

Sugarphreak
11-16-2014, 09:31 AM
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RedApe
11-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Fresh off the trailer today

However I can't get it from the dealership until later next week :(


Looks great!!

xnvy
11-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
You know.... All of your cars are considered adorable by chicks I know. It could be worse though. That is the sole reason I didn't get a Mazda 2 even though I would have gotten an even more ridiculous deal on it. :rofl:

CRXguy
11-16-2014, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by xnvy
I'm pretty sure it's Molten Orange based on the corner of the bumper where the sun is hitting it.

EDIT: Me and a bruh just chilling.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5615/15611873768_e93a93ab80_o.jpg

How long ago did you get the Fiesta from Woodridge? I may have detailed your car for delivery. Did one 2-3 weeks ago.:D

EDIT: It was yours. :thumbsup:

xnvy
11-16-2014, 02:09 PM
^Halloween. So it's probably me! If so, thanks!

Trinzler
11-17-2014, 12:50 AM
What color interior did you get?

xnvy
11-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Black. I didn't really have much of a choice. The only other option on the SFE is this whitish colour. I've never seen it in person but I don't want a white interior.

Sugarphreak
11-17-2014, 04:59 PM
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Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 07:58 AM
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xnvy
11-20-2014, 09:57 AM
I'm down! Can we meet in Crowfoot? I want to get my hat signed by Theo Fleury.

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 10:17 AM
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xnvy
11-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Yep. It's right on Nose Hill Drive.

Here's the address (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/66+Crowfoot+Terrace+NW,+Calgary,+AB+T3G+4J8/@51.124909,-114.2000421,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x5371691fda7e33c9:0x6ef2b1a19f3427d2)

Shlade
11-20-2014, 08:05 PM
Id be down but crowfoot is so far from me (shawnessy)

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 09:10 PM
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xnvy
11-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Chinook works too lol. I don't care to much about the autograph. More about the meet.

eglove
11-20-2014, 09:15 PM
Theo is at cross iron Costco on Saturday too fyi

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 09:18 PM
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Shlade
11-20-2014, 09:21 PM
If it's at Chinook im game

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 09:31 PM
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Shlade
11-20-2014, 09:33 PM
Ya we can do the second level of the new parkade in the corner when you come down the ramp that works for me.

What time? All of us could go and hold hands to get some coffee also haha

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 09:41 PM
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Shlade
11-20-2014, 09:49 PM
Ya 7 works for me too who else is down?

Sugarphreak
11-20-2014, 09:49 PM
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xnvy
11-20-2014, 10:35 PM
Oh damn. Maybe we can get some driving lessons :rofl: