Yeah a lot of people paint that. I think it unifies with the tint and everything else going on so I like my scheme that way. If I were to paint that black plastic it would be WAY too much blue, believe me. It's already blinding enough.
Yes the 08 Focus SUCKS. Ford is globalizing soon so we will essentially get Euro cars over here in 3 or 4 years, which are vastly superior to US models in appearance and quality. There is a redesign a little for the 09 Focus, they made it look "acceptable." But still doesn't have the magic that the first gen and Euro second gens have.
I'm heading out now, see ya Sunday or Monday guys.
I wish I had a V8 in that baby... besides the whole gas thing. There will be one there with like a 427 (I'm pretty sure that's the size) in it though so I'll get pics. It might still have a 350 but I think the guy put a new motor in.
Mine is set up for circuit type racing instead of drag racing. It's not fast but it can carry speed pretty well, gets me in trouble driving in cities.