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Old 11/30/05, 04:02 PM
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I know I must be getting dangerously close to being whomped right now.
closer than you know fella......
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Old 11/30/05, 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy@November 30, 2005, 7:05 PM
closer than you know fella......
Nah, all I have to do is hold a Guiness hostage.

I hear their are some great air prices if you wanna visit :P
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Old 11/30/05, 04:35 PM
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I don't drink the stuff............ and the air fares would have to be free at the moment!

Anyway, stop making me hijack my own, very serious thread.
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Old 11/30/05, 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy@November 30, 2005, 6:38 PM
Anyway, stop making me hijack my own, very serious thread.
How 'bout if I hijack it for ya?
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Old 11/30/05, 08:09 PM
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This is the Focus Diesel I had as a rental in France last year. Not even close to ours, better ride, handling, and comfort. The diesel 5 speed was awesome.
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Originally posted by jgsmuzzy@November 30, 2005, 5:38 PM
...Anyway, stop making me hijack my own, very serious thread.
ha! proof that im not the only one who does that! HAHA!



oh and i like "bugger" and "whomping" in the earlier posts. definatly going to add those into my vocabulary and try and factor them into my every day speech :P

while im going on and on about words from other places, i also like "g'day" and "bloke"

two more cool foreign words that are still in english

does this count as hijacking? i mean, its already been done about 5 times before i got here, so is mine excused? please?

oh and that euro fusion looks kinda funky. not bad neccasarily, just... odd..the deisel focus looks kinda nifty too

phew saved myself. theres actually some good content in this post now :P
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Old 12/1/05, 01:14 AM
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You may as well go for it now Arin, I think this thread has been complately hijacked.

BTT

The European focus has a harder suspension set up than it's American cousin. This is due to the difference in the layout and the quality of theroads.
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Old 12/3/05, 10:18 PM
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That one looks like a C-max focus. Those things are sweet, we just started getting pretty much the same thing in the form of the Mazda5... one of the ten finalists in MT's COTY!! mini-mini-van basically, based on the C1 platform.
Ya, the euro fusion is something else, that's for sure. I remember realizing when i was in france last summer how the headlights are pretty much the same idea though. Very cool. I think the fusion is based on the fiesta platform. Over there, they also have the mazda2, which is also based on the fiesta, but its somewhere in between the fiesta and the fusion in terms of height.
I picked up this sweet magazine by Automobile while in france, though i've seen it for sale here too, Toutes Les Voitures du Monde... All The Cars in the World... so its mainly got the european cars, plus small bits on what they've got in the US and Australia and Asia... very cool stuff in general.

Somebody had one of those escorts parked near where i was staying, a wagon... man, i found that pretty ugly. The Mondeo's sweet though. Check out this one:



AND its a wagon! sweeet... But I really like the face on the mondeo. Actually the tails pretty nice too... AWESOME CAR!! hahaha. but seriously, they did a good job of sharing some common traits between cars, those headlights and the grill. Looks like a grown up focus.


Nice fender bulges too. If only they had been selling those instead of the taurus for the past couple years, then the fusion wouldn't have to work so hard to catch up.
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Old 12/3/05, 10:20 PM
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By the way, i thought this was a sweet thread. I never knew how different all the cars in europe were until i got there. I always just thought the cars we had here were available everywhere. Its like stepping onto another planet in terms of cars over there.
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Old 12/3/05, 11:13 PM
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what is the newest uk focus like? I've heard it was awesome...
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there's a thread just a little lower down on the Focus ST, it links to this review:
http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Featu...cleId=108108#10
that is a sweet car
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Old 12/4/05, 01:13 PM
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thanks for the review.
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