So, I thought I'd relay this internal conflict to those on this board, since it seems as relevant now as ever with both of these cars coming out within the next 6 months. Seeing as no one here is even remotely interested in the Cruze... With sportiness and youth appeal, the new Focus and Jetta will be direct competitors.
2012 Ford Focus:
2011 VW Jetta:
At first glance, I really think the exterior of the Jetta is superior, but the MyFord 8" touchscreen with voice activation seems really cool. Plus, you have wheel-mounted controls of an display in between the tach and speedo that allows you to toggle without taking your eyes of the road. Seems technologically advanced compared to the Jetta, and navigation is standard in any level of the MyFord system...
Would love to discuss this, because it's a decision I'm wrangling.
Obviously the 155 hp I4 isn't the most powerful, but there *might* be a "EcoBoost" (gay name) 2.0 I4 Turbo coming out. Nice thing about the 155 hp I4 2.0 is that it is rumored to get 40mpg.
I'm hoping that the GLI and Focus sport variant are both out when I'm purchasing this time next year. If not, the decision may be made for me.
Have at it.