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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

My wife has been a loyal VW Golf, GTI and then R32 owner for years. (Her license plate reads "VW 1") . So we have always had at least one of these peppy little guys around the garage. I love their look, style and the fun of driving them. So, I can't believe that a Ford is now catching my eye. I never, ever thought I would/could say that. (well, not since my '69 Mach 1). The little Focus ST has me interested.
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/driving-the-2013-ford-focus-st/
I look forward to driving one when they arrive in the dealerships. Can't wait to compare it to the VW.

not bad:

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I got registered for the Focus ST Performance Acadamy for August ( http://www.drivefocusst.com/Form.aspx ), I'm actually looking forward to it.
post #5958 of 14746
That shifter needs to be placed closer to the driver.

Vox, that M3 looks amazing. Can you snap some interior pics?
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Thanks for the pics Vox. It is a nice looking vehicle. Still would love to see a picture of the interior as that post earlier indicated it has some unique additions.
post #5960 of 14746
Now, if Ford would only redesign it's logo. The typeface hasn't aged well.
post #5961 of 14746
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

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As for the mods, well, one either likes a near-stock look or not. I'm not sure if there are even five M3s on American roads that have all of the BMW Individual trim parts in this car.

A well modified car will mostly be indistinguishable from stock. Unfortunately the idea of modification to many seems to be centered around the act of letting everyone know your car has been modified which by proxy renders your car un-sellable when you want to and in more extreme cases a fucking laughing stock.

I looked at the pick and shrugged my shoulders, so B drives an M3. Then I read that pretty extensive list of mods -I credit him for fooling me into believing that car was bone stock.

Nicely done.
post #5962 of 14746
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

Thanks for the pics Vox. It is a nice looking vehicle. Still would love to see a picture of the interior as that post earlier indicated it has some unique additions.
Vox, the car looks great, and I'm glad to see the stock look retained. Pics of the interior, please?
post #5963 of 14746
Damn Vox. You have that fucker professionally detailed? It sure is shiny.
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nice looking M3.  I wonder how it worked in the winter.  I'm sure it was parked in the snow.  All BMW's, Merc'c, etc suck in the snow unless AWD.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

I looked at the pick and shrugged my shoulders, so B drives an M3. Then I read that pretty extensive list of mods -I credit him for fooling me into believing that car was bone stock.
Nicely done.

Thank you.

The wheels are a good example of what you are talking about, because it was the result of an attempt to make the same design as the wheels on the CSL but improve on them in every way. The basic result is a one piece 6061 T6 heat-treated, 8000 ton spread-forged mono-block "CSL" wheel that is an inch wider at all four corners that what the CSL had, allowing for wider tires and filling the wheel wells with a bit of racy camber, but the same weight as the narrower CSLs. The RG-4 would have been a lighter wheel except that all of us agreed when we committed to the wheel that we wanted the regular Roundel at the center.

I don't remember how many sets were made, but there weren't many, and of course, there aren't going to be any more.
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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

nice looking M3.  I wonder how it worked in the winter.  I'm sure it was parked in the snow.  All BMW's, Merc'c, etc suck in the snow unless AWD.

Well, mine is lowered from stock. So, there's that. Nevertheless, when it's on its winter 19"s with Blizzaks, it's not too shabby, particularly when compared with all the AWDs that run "four season" tires.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

You have that fucker professionally detailed?

Everything that I have is professionally detailed.
post #5968 of 14746
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Everything that I have is professionally detailed.

Do you have a midget come in and clean your penis? You know, for "aesthetic" purposes.
post #5969 of 14746
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

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It's been through ten New England winters as a daily driver, was tracked a few years, and still looks brand new. Not a ding. Not a trace of rash on the wheels.
Most E46s look like crap at this point.
That's mostly what I meant.
As for the mods, well, one either likes a near-stock look or not. I'm not sure if there are even five M3s on American roads that have all of the BMW Individual trim parts in this car. For example, an M3 owner in Germany had to use his VIN to get a particular trim piece in person at one of the M parts departments for me.
Could someone else have done this? Maybe, Many? Probably not.
I'll snap a new pic for you later.

Well, I agree with you there then, your car looks great for the wear and tear. What does your odometer look like?

I like the stock look; in fact I am impressed that you got the Euro-spec Individual stuff and the Euro bumper, but am cold about the wheels and the brakes tbh.
post #5970 of 14746
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Keep in mind this is a 10+ years old New England snow car and daily driver, and not one of those SoCal creampuffs that UCLA English grads valet at the Ivy for Grade C HGTV reality TV stars.

How is your interior trim holding up, ie. the mouse fur around the door, and window frames? The car looks pretty great, and you're being very environmentally friendly by keeping it, unlike people who buy new cars.
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