For those of us who enjoy performance-oriented compacts, the grass always seems greener on the other side. In most cases, the grass is greener. Look at this compilation The Car Connection has put together. The Ford Focus ST is such a stab to the heart when you consider that Ford does not bring it here. We can't say the same for the Citroen or the Peugeot, but the Renault has some serious power. We suppose all those years of being SUV-crazy has set certain prejudices against our new car market. Even our own local guys, GM and Ford, refuse to sell their powerful sport compacts here.