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Old 05-19-2008, 10:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Arminius -

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Originally Posted by Arminius View Post
They can't possibly weigh the same either. I'd buy one with a manual transmission, if possible.
Yup, you're right :

CanadianDriver's New Car Buyer's Guide 2006: - Ford Focus
http://www.canadiandriver.com/overvi...ford/focus.php
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Curb weight ZX3      1189 kg (2621 lbs)
Curb weight ZX4, ZX5 1223 kg (2696 lbs)
Curb weight ZXW      1257 kg (2771 lbs) => 2771/2696 = 1.0278 => 2.78% heavier.
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Cargo capacity ZX3, ZX5	 510 litres (18.0 cu. ft.)
Cargo capacity ZX4	 419 litres (14.8 cu. ft.)
Cargo capacity ZXW	1008 litres (35.6 cu. ft.)
Fuel consumption 2.0
	City:  9.0 L/100 km (31 mpg Imperial)
 	Hwy:   6.4 L/100 km (44 mpg Imperial)
Fuel consumption 2.3
	City: 10.6 L/100 km (27 mpg Imperial)
 	Hwy:   6.9 L/100 km (41 mpg Imperial)
The wagon will cost you 75 extra lbs, which makes it 2.78% heavier than the ZX5. The benefit is that it will also give you almost 18 more cubic feet of cargo space. Sooooooo, it depends on how you use your car.

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