Originally Posted by koreberg
I almost bought 1 of those svt focus. But then determined I would rather wait until I could afford something bigger. I really wanted a g35 or rx8. I am slowly changing my mind on that now.
What sort of FE do you get from that car? How does the sc affect the fe for that car?
I've been pleasantly surprised by what the hatchback body of this car will swallow up. You won't be moving couches, mind you, but it'll swallow up a couple TV's and a whole bunch of boxes at once. I was neither here nor there on hatchbacks - that is, I neither liked them nor disliked them - until I found out how functional they really are on this car. Where you'll notice the size difference vs. a G is on the back seat and on the ingress/egress, although I feel that it overall has a larger, more airy feeling than a G would (I've sat in a 350z, upon which the larger G35 2-door is based - the Z was extremely cramped-feeling).
As for fuel economy...check my gas logs. It was never stellar for me, although I don't have freeway time here and the rolling hills further take their tolls. When I've gotten on the freeway, though, mileage has been excellent, getting 34mpg with no regard for hypermiling - it could easily be stretched a lot further, though not as much as the '05-up Foci with the Duratec 2.0l. There's no supercharger on the car, although there's plenty of aftermarket kits that can fix that - they don't seem to hurt fuel economy much if at all. With the variable valve timing on the intake cam, it has sufficient torque to really short-shift, too - I can shift at 1750rpm without lugging in the next gear. Bad news? Gotta get premium. Put anything less in and the ECU pulls so much timing that the fuel economy tanks big-time.
If you're still interested, PM me - mine's still up for grabs. Can't afford it, the Mustang, and a bike on my retail paycheck, so the SVT gets the axe!