Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Re: is a fiesta faster then a focus?
Mate you need a zorst and air filter, it totally changes the car for $350. Best $350 I ever spent. I can now even stay in 5th gear at highway speeds and not have to change out even up hills, it breathes so much better, much more torquey.
A Focus Zetec will just get a Fiesta up from start to finish, although it has an even greater top end. It is gaining in first gear and second so it doesn't need to hit higher gears to prove itself. Through a tight twisty section, the Focus is a little more stable over the bumps and can be pushed harder through the corners, however the Fiesta can brake later and can generally turn in quicker.. My Zetec versus a Fiesta Zetec of a mate's through the Norwest Business Park in Castle Hill was pretty much line ball, with me pulling away each time exiting from the roundabouts and him gaining me through them. Along the same route I have also taken a BA XR6 Manual so the corners are most definitely a Euroford strongpoint (well duh!!!).
As for the 1.8litre, I'd reckon the Fiesta might just have the edge. Stock that is of course.
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President