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  • Joey Parnell
    Joey Parnell

    I had my first kiss in a contour svt ☺️

    • robert woodliff
      robert woodliff

      SVT size Ford in the UK at one point came with engine work by Cosworth and 4x4........if they had been attentive there could have been a nice AMC Eagle or a good Subaru alternative.

    • Sean Knapp
      Sean Knapp

      I had a 1999 contour svt not too long ago unfortunately the clutch went out so I just sold it because either was in bad shape anyways

    • Daniel Skrzypiec
      Daniel Skrzypiec

      Ooof I got so confused in Europa it's Ford mondeo

    • PfunkNH

      @Justin P A+++++ on that one man lmfao

    • Justin P
      Justin P

      Probably with your dad

  • Tommy Bronze
    Tommy Bronze

    Focus RS was always a hot garbage, and ford put last nail in its coffin by downgrading it to haldex.

  • Shawn Sheehan
    Shawn Sheehan

    Never heard of the Chevy SS, boy did they f up with that one. Probably would have been successful with a little effort

  • Clayton Overholt
    Clayton Overholt

    "Its like taking a bath, and trying to cook a steak!" 🤣🤣🤣

  • X Mo
    X Mo


  • FitLabb

    Great video! I was one of the lucky few who got my hands on a 2017 Viper ACR Extreme that I custom ordered from the factory. It’s honestly one of the best cars I’ve ever owned or driven, and while I’m sad they don’t make them anymore, the low production numbers (and the fact that I have a true 1 of 1 build) has done wonders for the value of my car! PS: A car channel in friends with made a video about my Vipers with me in it, which I have saved to a playlist on my SVsoft channel if anyone wants to watch his video on the car.

  • DS Rai
    DS Rai

    They’re worth a fortune now and you’d be hard pressed to find someone willing to sell. The exhaust notes are truly one of the finest, sounds like an F1 car.

  • Christopher Henriquez
    Christopher Henriquez

    RIP Focus RS and Chevy SS :'(

  • Trial N' ERROR
    Trial N' ERROR

    Love him calling the SVT Contour the hot potato. I owned one for less than 24hrs. Bought it at auction, realized it was a hot mess and it was gone the next morning.

  • Robert Mayfair
    Robert Mayfair

    Still bitter about the Focus RS

  • Arctic Fox
    Arctic Fox

    8:17 The Ford Dealerships monumentally failed this car. I had a young friend who was an engineer and he went in to buy one. They talked him out of it and instead put him in a Mustang GT. He listened to what they said, liked the Mustang, but then cross-shopped the Chevy Z28. 48 hours later he owned a Z28.

  • _lowpoke

    just drove a mates ss ute around for a week. my god it goes hard. not usually a commodore fan but it was a good drive

  • robsolf

    Nobody wanted to work on a normal Contour, either.

  • josh obrochta
    josh obrochta

    the viper got the mongoose 🤣

  • Eli Spencer
    Eli Spencer

    GM is aggressively bad an advertising their unique cars, the shat the bed with the SS, Buick tourx ect.

  • Sayak Pal
    Sayak Pal

    I liked that 1/32 Plymouth gtx by jada there on James' table 😄. Good listing anyway.

  • oo Arctic
    oo Arctic

    I wish I had that 9-7x aero it’s fast asf I gotta 9-3 n I love mine

  • Devon Asher
    Devon Asher

    If I get lucky with this doge coin it’s going straight to a viper lol

  • Baker McBrad
    Baker McBrad

    The problem with marketing great sports cars is that most "car people" can't afford new sports or super cars and the people that can buy them and don't drive them hardly. For some reason as you get richer the more you'd rather relax in a M5 then experience the visceral manhandling of a loud ass straight shift stiff springed no traction control straight axle giant pushrod engined monster that you have to earn the respect of or it will ditch you. Lmao. I watched it happen to my uncle he went from a loud manual built out the ass 700hp c5 to always driving in quiet and comfort mode in his auto c7 when he drives it which is never.

  • Bartandaelus

    Because the viper has always been fucking hideous. It's right next to the PT cruiser imo.

  • Austin Lafield
    Austin Lafield

    Had a CONTOUR SVT an I can vouch for the hot potato merica M3 style was a great car an pretty quick wish I could find another

  • brontoab1

    This could have been a good video if the guy wasn't such a douche!

  • Ed Frawley
    Ed Frawley

    Ugh big mistake. Trying to watch 2 Donut videos in a row but couldn't do it. Its like getting roped into watching your cousins uncontrolled never disciplined 3 year old on a sugar rush. A person can only take it for so long. You have good info but you need to grow the F up.

  • linkmadman

    I almost bought a used Contour SVT. It had some issues and I got nervous and bailed on it.

  • dnl machine
    dnl machine

    The Focus was recognized for what it was: A weak attempt to copy Subaru. Right down to the head gasket crap. The few people that drive those here are cheesebags that drive like douchebags. And wheres the Prowler?? Stay gold.

  • Bladen Rexroth
    Bladen Rexroth

    Imagine a Viper with an All Wheel Drive system? Imagine if they made a V10 hemi for it!

  • Tony Medrano
    Tony Medrano

    My step uncles dad has a Dodge Viper from the 1sr gen, I saw it only once. seen it 16 years ago. It was a forest green color. I spoke to him a Jew years ago, he said he still has it

  • Mike Wilson fishin malarkey
    Mike Wilson fishin malarkey

    So the contour is a mondeo st?

  • Joel Chung
    Joel Chung

    LFA is #1 fasho

  • Reinhart Alvaro
    Reinhart Alvaro

    Dodge Viper was just sad, it had Ford GT level quality for a much cheaper price but it was going up against the Corvette which was the car most people bought, probably bad marketing killed it......McLaren was super aggressive and now they're successful even though they started selling cars in 2010....

  • A Nobody
    A Nobody

    Favorite quote “If you want to learn more about hell read the Bible” - James

  • John Birtchet-Sharpe
    John Birtchet-Sharpe

    Contour SVT was a rebadged European/UK Mondeo ST24 (based on the touring car race series in Europe) and the RS escort comes from a long line of performance Escorts dating back from the 70's in the UK

  • James Brooks
    James Brooks

    I watched this video yesterday and thought "man I want a bright blue Focus RS" and today I walk out my front door and there is a bright blue Focus RS parked right at my front steps, with a [HOONIGAN] license plate frame no less

  • ChemicalXII

    Skip to 13:49 for Dodge Viper/thumbnail related information. These burying the lead/”clickbait" videos are not wholesome.

  • farley marly
    farley marly

    In uk rs is legend status

  • Kirk Nelson
    Kirk Nelson

    no kidding, I never heard of that chevy model before you told me. they really dropped the ball on marketing that one.

  • KL0Wn KiLLeR
    KL0Wn KiLLeR

    I never even heard about the Chevy SS until I went looking for my current car (CTS-V). Had I known earlier I likely would have bought one. Speaking of buying without a test drive: When the new Supra came out I went to a Toyota dealership to maybe drive one. I walked in and asked the guy if they had one to drive. They were out of stock so I asked when they might have one to look at. He replied "Why, would you need to test drive a Ferrari?" Seriously. To which i replied "probably not but this is a Toyota" and walked out.🤣

  • Rawsick

    Why did the GS line up at Lexus fail?

  • Southwestern Sports
    Southwestern Sports

    Svt is also and acronym for a heart problem called supraventricular tachycardia

  • tom ALLX
    tom ALLX

    That limp bizkit reference just killed me LMAO !!!

  • J’s Garage
    J’s Garage

    Supercharged Baja? Never heard of it before

  • rainshdw08

    I owned the original SVT Contour. 1998 build #1, Black. Miss that car!!!

  • Jadelea

    Chev made a huge mistake to close Holden and stop production of a fantastic vehicle lineup. Although, if it came to 🇨🇦 I would buy one. However, only as a Holden. Living in Australia, I remember the Holden commodore had alot of pep. The styling got better and better from early nineties. I owned a Ford Falcon Ghia and it had cues from the mustang although 4 door. Weird. The Holden ute was a devil machine. The power, sound, and presence was a 100% cool!

  • Chris Wood
    Chris Wood

    The Viper is just an ugly car.

  • Spectacular Spaghetti
    Spectacular Spaghetti

    No one talking about that Avanti, crazy wierd looking car with crazy speed

  • kaden maxwell
    kaden maxwell

    The “Kyle” impression/reference at 9:36 lmaoo

  • Alejandro Cruz
    Alejandro Cruz

    I wish the lfa was the supra instead of the supra

  • Rob Griffith
    Rob Griffith

    The Ford Focus RS and the Chevy SS are two of my favorite cars.

    • Damon Kelly
      Damon Kelly

      I tried to get an SS, and I just missed it. Sold right out from underneath me. Test drove it, holy shit is that car a sleeper. It doesnt look like much, but man the engine in that car is a beast.

  • Kenshin Himura
    Kenshin Himura

    Chevy SS failed because nobody knew it existed and it also looked like hot shit. Looks exactly like your grandpas Impala/malibu/ every other Chevy pos front wheel drive car of that era.

  • Zach

    My neighbor has a Baja Turbo

  • E Kirby
    E Kirby

    I don't know who this guy is but he is hilarious! I watch the videos just for his silliness and my love of cars.

  • Lunar Razor
    Lunar Razor

    i died at the end.... im still gonna get a viper ACR at some point

    • X Mo
      X Mo


  • Colonel H. Stinkmeaner
    Colonel H. Stinkmeaner

    I like how all hippy products talk about those nasty chemicals...

  • emaciated !HOTROD!
    emaciated !HOTROD!

    I would drive the hell out of a baja

  • Isaac Macey-Mornix
    Isaac Macey-Mornix


  • Fazeless

    Guess I'm lucky to have seen the Chrysler Airflow in my city.

  • Kevin Picard
    Kevin Picard

    LOL I have a Focus RS, my neighbour has a viper, and 2 doors down has a 97X

  • 846nick

    srt isnt dead

  • Riley Wilson
    Riley Wilson

    I LOVE the Baja its such a dope little car!

  • Dan R
    Dan R

    Contour wasn't a mid size. At best a compact or a large subcompact. The Studebaker Avanti is a beautiful car, you need to see on in person. Much better looking than the photos.

  • XxgalaxyxX1494

    Ford had the worst car designs back in the mid-90s, especially the turtle Ford Taurus.

  • 1st Amendment Right
    1st Amendment Right

    I could only find one Lexus LFA in Germany for sale.....799,999€

  • allensharp

    I worked at a Chevy dealer for a year before I knew the SS existed.

  • Matthew Byrd
    Matthew Byrd

    NASCAR “stock” cars are about the furthest away from stock racing you can get (not counting open-wheel, before everyone flips out, and starts bashing me).

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    ugug gugg

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  • David Guthrie
    David Guthrie

    He was talking about the avanti and how a company updated the looks in a kit. Right after he said "and here it is" it cut to the advertisement for the new electric hummer. 😂

  • Garryd Hintz
    Garryd Hintz

    Fiat. The number 1 reason why dodge now firmly entrenched in the shit house. They killed the freaking viper! Only they could totally screw something that iconic.

  • Likeableshark4

    The 5th gen viper sold so bad that they sold 2 vipers in 2020

  • K A
    K A

    The Ford focus rs isn't a flop

  • Diego Ramirez
    Diego Ramirez

    It'd be great if they slapped the v8 into the escape and offered the 2.3T from their mazda deal

  • Matthew Neary
    Matthew Neary

    I beleive it was dodge that said everyone who wanted and could afford a viper already had one so there was no need to continue producing them. They even let roadkill destroy one to try to boost sales.

  • Lim Jack
    Lim Jack

    If I had the money, I would 100% buy a viper

  • meme dream
    meme dream

    Just letting y'all know, you messed up on the date for the LFA. It's from 2010-2012, not 2021.

  • B Patel
    B Patel

    GM executives really aren't smart at all. They killed off Pontiac and Holden and left Buick and Cadillac, two old people brands. They didn't market the G8 or the SS. Why the hell would you introduce new products if you aren't going to market them?? Hell, even their own sales team barely knew anything about these cars. Back in 2009 my dad was looking to buy a new G8 GT so one day I stopped by our local Buick/GMC/Pontiac dealer and asked the first salesman I saw if I can take a look at the new G8's they have on their lot. His reply was "What is a G8? You mean a G6? We have plenty of those I can show you!" I mean how many bankruptcies would it need to go through before GM can get someone in there who actually has a functioning brain?

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith

    So the baja is basically just a taller slightly lifted sedan without a lid to the trunk. Yeah idk. Im sure you could modify the shit out of it and make it pretty badass tho

  • 666dynomax

    14:00 was waiting for the viper...

  • Oni

    Can we talk about the fact that ss is a pretty sus badge

  • Mark Warren
    Mark Warren

    Let's get real. Chevrolet or GM for that matter is run by a bunch of idiots. They wouldn't know how to market a 1 pound gold bar for $10. Unless it says Corvette on the car they don't give a rats ass.

  • Charles Burton
    Charles Burton

    Well I want a SS but I don't have the CASH!!! My 2nd Ex had two contours but never the SVT version, this was also a CASH issue.

  • Sylvia Gonzalez
    Sylvia Gonzalez

    The wanting trowel lamentably tremble because hygienic laterally excuse below a alike onion. mushy, zonked beer

  • Eric Martindale
    Eric Martindale

    This would have been a good video... if it was produced by ANY other channel. Thanks for reminding me why you don't have my sub.

  • Triggaman

    But it looks soo good!

  • Hollywood Gaming
    Hollywood Gaming

    If companies keep on selling electric remakes of cars I’m going to flip

  • Iain Hudson
    Iain Hudson

    The contour svt in England is called the mondeo st24. Very popular back in the day.

  • James Mata
    James Mata

    My uncle had a black svt contour. I thought it was the koolest ever 😂

  • LoliKami

    Same thing pretty much happened with Civic Type R with dealers charging extra markups

  • TheChuckels123

    so does hell = money

  • giobikefans

    Had the RS when it launched. Was expensive for a Focus but loved it, alas trying to fit car seats in the back became a pain and the head gasket had to be replaced at 5000 miles!!! One day when the kids are out of car seats I’ll return to the world of fun cars.

  • giobikefans

    Use the crisp IPA soap and try explaining that smell when you’re pulled over

  • Veer Maharaj
    Veer Maharaj

    About the Focus RS, I say this about a lot of things like these, the people who can really use it for what its for, can never afford it. Its like old people buying fancy SUVs and they can't even figure out the bluetooth for handsfree calling.

  • obvious troll
    obvious troll

    It's American. It's very unreliable.

  • Beaux Guidry
    Beaux Guidry

    For the Subu. By modern, it looks like that means a plastic cladding of body armor.

  • MiiLK t
    MiiLK t

    I almost cried when I saw "Saab" Then I cried when I saw the "Viper"

  • Mar Hag
    Mar Hag

    Mazdaspeed6 needs to be on this list

  • Mandown666

    The Viper is in hell. Uhhh like, was it suppose to go to heaven? Because that car was never associated with.... nice things.

  • Gary Eanes
    Gary Eanes

    The Contour SVT was the single biggest POS vehicle I have ever owned.....by miles. The following all happened over the course of 18 months of ownership. 3 dashboards. Yup.....3. All replaced under recall. 9......NINE total alternators....all under warranty. Headliner collapsed after 6 months. Various interior trim pieces would fall off. Power steering failed and had to be replaced after 9 months. Firestone tires delaminated (right rear and front left). Paint on passenger front fender was peeling off and the roof was fading BAAAAAAD. I never drove the car hard at all as I never felt confident in it once. 10k miles is all I put on it in 18 months. Ford finally took it off my hands through a buy back and I got into an Acura Integra that I absolutely LOVED and experienced zero problems with. The Contour platform was an absolute nightmare for Ford. I've never owned another Ford product since and most likely never will again.

  • IHC Terra
    IHC Terra

    Subaru should listen to Ron Swanson Don't half ass 2 things, whole ass 1 thing.