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Cars > Challenges > “Roo” Vs “Slow-cus”


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Kearney, Nebraska
United States

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1988 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe


2001 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec


Photo of: 1988 Chevrolet Camaro

No longer owned

Photo of: 2001 Ford Focus

Head to Head


About “Roo”

This car is bone stock excluding the wheels. My dad and I bought it to 1) so I could learn to drive a stick. 2) To have a nice project car to practice on for school here (I'm in Auto Body) just a little V-6. it's a nice econo-alternative to the gas hog Monte. haha

About “Slow-cus”

What's to say? Fairly high miles (88k as of 01/2007) for its age, but apart from the front bumper being in need of a respray and the wheels showing signs of age/slight kerbing hasn't fared too badly.

Would benefit greatly from actually having some power. Nice enough to drive, handles competently, just woefully underpowered.


Specs for “Roo”

Sport Coupe edition. 2.8L V6 5 Speed

Specs for “Slow-cus”

1.6 16v Zetec-SE
100bhp @ 6000rpm (though RR tests usually turn up slighly more)
145Nm @ 4000rpm
0-60 10.0s
(According to Parkers guide)
40mpg (supposedly - if you drive like your granny on 'normal' roads)
1070kg (apparently...)
IG6 and 165g/km CO2 so only £125 Road tax :-)


Factory Options for “Roo”

5 Speed Manual, A/C, Power Steering, AM/FM Stereo

Factory Options for “Slow-cus”

'Climate Pack' - Electric windows, electric heated mirrors, heated front screen (so good for de-icing!), air-con, CD player. Mudflaps too.


Mods for “Roo”

CD Player, Wheels off of S-10 Extreme

Mods for “Slow-cus”

Nothing exciting (so far) - variable intermittent wiper stalk, map lights, swapped ashtray for felt-lined storage tray (surprisingly useful!). Also added steering column stereo controls and a Puma gearknob - the first is very handy, the second just looks and feels nice. Woo!

Would like 16" Zetec wheels (similar design, but biggerer+nicerer) and -30mm suspension drop. A lot of money for no real gain, better just to buy a faster car...


Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of New Paint! album
New Paint!
Photos: 8
Cover photo of Random Roo Pics album
Random Roo Pics
Photos: 5

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Cover photo of My Focus album
My Focus
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