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    Default Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    Apologies if this got posted already - in which case the search failed me horribly.

    Many of you are familiar with Matt Farah and the YouTube channel TheSmokingTire. He released a video today of a modded 2003 N/A SVT Focus 5-door, and had some nice things to say about it.

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    I have to confess, it's making me want to snap one up. My ZX5 with Pirellis and the SVT suspension was SO. MUCH. FUN!
    Flashing lights in your rearview mirror getting you down?? Stop being cop-bait! 8)

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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    As all other comments I have made elsewhere...The owner didn't know a whole lot about the specifics of the SVT.

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    This is me and this is my car. Before anyone roasts away at how horrible and misinformed I came off just know that it was super nerve wracking being on camera like that and when I did say some things he would take the words out of my mouth before I could finish and I would look like a fool

    But nonetheless I'm still glad he loved the car and that it sounded super great on video


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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    You got hard core roasted on YouTube and a little on reddit.
    Haven't checked the Facebook groups yet but I imagine it's there too.

    Little sorry about that, though I gotta ask since it's the first time I've got a decent chance at getting an answer.

    How's it feel to be crucified on the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N4T3 View Post
    You got hard core roasted on YouTube and a little on reddit.
    Haven't checked the Facebook groups yet but I imagine it's there too.

    Little sorry about that, though I gotta ask since it's the first time I've got a decent chance at getting an answer.

    How's it feel to be crucified on the internet?
    Everyone gets roasted and it's not easy being on camera. For every criticism I received there was lots of people pm-ing me and commenting on how cool my car is and how they thought I did great. Honestly I knew what I was getting in to and I knew every word I said would be critically over analyzed and over-judged.
    I feel bad for people that only have bad things to say, I had a great time and I'm glad Matt liked my car and my mods. Just focusing on the negativity is unhealthy and shows that you're only there to be an ass.


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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    That looked like fun for you. Never mind what the naysayers say, just enjoy the car. That guy has to make it sound like he's the "authority" and the smartest guy on camera. Some of what he said sounded dumb to me. He knew about the steering rack, but then tried to make it seem like turn-radius was actually important... geometry of the knuckle and track width are to blame there, but the car would be as sweet as it is if you changed one of those. Overall, cool to have the video to check out later... I'd have loved it if video equipment was available in small packages when I was racing, heck, when I started you needed a film camera.
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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    I haven't been his biggest fan for awhile. Like it for a minute but couldn't get into it.

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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    I still need to watch the video, but I would more then likely be the same way if I were to somehow get my car featured on
    TheSmokingTire being an introvert and all.I know your just talking to the camera and all, but I get into a social situation
    with a person I don't know very well and I swear I always end up sounding like a awkward and odd person, even if I
    know my information well. It just doesn't come out right when I'm not comfortable and, ahem, focused. So I kind
    of know in a way what it was like for you.
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    Awkward and odd, that's most car guys

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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    I honestly wished he had told me what questions he was asking me prior the shoot. It was really on the spot


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    Well you show up and run. It's not like it's one of his feature cars

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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    Quote Originally Posted by ZXMack View Post
    This is me and this is my car. Before anyone roasts away at how horrible and misinformed I came off just know that it was super nerve wracking being on camera like that and when I did say some things he would take the words out of my mouth before I could finish and I would look like a fool

    But nonetheless I'm still glad he loved the car and that it sounded super great on video


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    I like the Ford Focus

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    By the way, I get made fun of all the time for being a Focus guy. I don't care at all. I freaking love MK1 Foci.
    I like the Ford Focus

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    Default Re: Focus SVT featured on TheSmokingTire

    Yeah, Matt seemed a little like a DB in this video.

    Worst thing he said was about the exhaust, "Sounds like a Honda!"

    At least he did say it was a fun to drive car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybones View Post
    Yeah, Matt seemed a little like a DB in this video.

    Worst thing he said was about the exhaust, "Sounds like a Honda!"

    At least he did say it was a fun to drive car.
    An SVT does sound like a Honda, and Honda engines sound great. Not a bad thing in the least.

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