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Old 05-27-2011, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how would yall rank the new ford focus compared to all the other new cars?

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well its slower than my new Lamborghini but its got 3 more seats. Its hard to judge.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i meant to say all other cars in its class,mpg's,cost,realibility,driving impression
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its pretty new, I doubt many have driving impressions. IMO its a nice car, decent mileage, but there are better options.
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As has been tapped its a little new for people to judge things like MPG, reliability and so on.

The press reaction seems positive though. Here in the EU we got a completely new Focus when you got the facelifted 1990s one the last time, but the new one seems to be an improvement on that model so compared to your previous one the new version will be a revelation.

I would wait maybe 18 months and see what the residuals look like and what problems the early buyers have to deal with. Here these will be company fleets and hire companies. After that you will be sure anything you get will have had the launch 'bugs' removed.

All that tapped Ford seem to be on their game at the moment, certainly here in Europe. This launch has closely clashed with the new Astra (GM) which looks spookily similar - interesting fight maybe.

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Joesgot4, there is a thread on the higher fuel economy version: 2012 Focus SFE.

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All that tapped Ford seem to be on their game at the moment, certainly here in Europe. This launch has closely clashed with the new Astra (GM) which looks spookily similar - interesting fight maybe.

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That one's easy: Look at the wheels! But true, they are very similar.
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Add in the new Meganne and we are back to all cars looking the same again...

EDIT - Its almost like the time in the early 1950s - both Ford and Vauxhall (UK GM) launched new 4 and 6 cylinder cars at the same time - Ford Consul / Zephyr and the Vauxhall Velox / Cresta. They looked very similar and their engines had exactly the same capacity.

The fact an engineer had moved from one to the other during the development period ? Hmmm...
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^^^ Thats a photochop. The real focus looks nothing like the astra.
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I agree on the 'chop - my old internet skills shine through yet again

I disagree on the fact they don't look the same - you need to see them parked next to each other.
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It seems to be a nice car (haven't driven one yet) but it's unfortunate that ford doesn't bring the wagon in the north american market.

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If only ford could make the average suv owner understand that this car have the same cargo space than their suv while getting around 2x the milleage while being 5-10k cheaper they would sell a ****load of them.

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