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      09-12-2011 08:03 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by digraph View Post
      I will ask the obvious question:

      Why would you buy the wagon over the hatch besides wanting more space?
      Uh....

      Uhhh....

      Hmm.

      Well, because you want more space.
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      09-12-2011 08:04 PM #37
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    4. 09-12-2011 09:22 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel! View Post
      It's functional and attractive, no doubt, but I'd hesitate to call it the most attractive.
      You shouldn't hesitate. The sedan suffers from the too-tall look that small sedans with decent interior room tend to have. The hatchback is a mish-mash of conflicting themes and lines from the rear doors aft. The tail lights, side windows, rear window, and sheet metal creases look like they came from several different design studies, and to avoid offending any sensitive designers, they decided to mash them all together and hope for the best. The rear of the hatch looks disjointed in pictures, and even worse in the wild.

      The wagon looks a lot cleaner than the hatch and has the added visual mass and length to avoid the tippy look of the sedan.
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      09-12-2011 09:53 PM #40
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      I could definitely see myself replacing the Mustang with one of these in a few years if I get sick of the fuel economy/lack of space.
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      09-12-2011 10:11 PM #41
      I like this car, but Ford took too long to get it here. My garage is spoken for.

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      09-12-2011 11:05 PM #42
      Can the hatch please get the tail lights form the wagon?
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    8. 09-12-2011 11:19 PM #43
      That wagon is pretty damn ugly.

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      09-12-2011 11:37 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by digraph View Post
      I will ask the obvious question:

      Why would you buy the wagon over the hatch besides wanting more space?
      Everyone on TCL helps friends move every weekend and need to transport huge boxes somewhere.

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      09-12-2011 11:57 PM #45
      Is it just me or does that look like a Renault?

    11. 09-13-2011 01:01 AM #46
      I'm digging every type of the new Focus (okay, so I still won't drive a sedan). The wagon looks great, and would be preferred over the hatch. As it stands now, if I crashed my rabbit and had to pick up something, I'd head straight to the Ford dealership for a first glance.

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      09-13-2011 03:29 AM #47
      My friend has the new focus Titanium edition, and it's a decent car,, but that 6spd auto tranny.. epic failz

      I really like the ST .. any word on what Transmission it uses, is it shared in the ford line up?
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    13. 09-13-2011 03:33 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by BOOSTAHOLIC View Post
      My friend has the new focus Titanium edition, and it's a decent car,, but that 6spd auto tranny.. epic failz

      I really like the ST .. any word on what Transmission it uses, is it shared in the ford line up?
      ST will come as a six-speed manual only. No confirmation on the exact unit being used yet.

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      09-13-2011 03:35 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Focaljet View Post
      ST will come as a six-speed manual only. No confirmation on the exact unit being used yet.
      Thanks, any word on colours?
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      Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSpecial View Post
      I'm saying that after 6 hours of angry man on man sex, the MKIV still smelt like an MKIV.

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      09-13-2011 10:17 AM #50
      Official press release from Ford on the Frankfurt debut. Hopefully not a repost.

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      09-13-2011 10:32 AM #51
      A real shame we won't get this.

      Hell, I'd be thrilled with a regular non-ST Focus Wagon! Such a good looking car...

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      09-13-2011 10:36 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by BrianC View Post
      A real shame we won't get this.

      Hell, I'd be thrilled with a regular non-ST Focus Wagon! Such a good looking car...
      +1

      I'd be all over an ST wagon though.

      Throw a thule roof box on it and my weekly drives up north nov-april would be a lot more enjoyable.

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      09-13-2011 11:59 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by digraph View Post
      I will ask the obvious question:

      Why would you buy the wagon over the hatch besides wanting more space?
      Some prefer the styling and proportions of a wagon

      Sporty wagons can be fun because of the sleeper factor. Most everyone expects a wagon to be slow, but the ST wagon will definitely be a peppy car

      This is essentially saying it's for space, but a wagon can be a more economical option than a small SUV (purchase price and fuel economy)
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      09-13-2011 12:13 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by monkey7247 View Post
      I prefer the hatch anyways
      I will take a wagon over a hatch, especially a small wagon. Doubly so when the hatch has a steeply sloping rear window thus really killing the advantage a hatch would give you.


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      09-13-2011 12:16 PM #55
      I really wish the ST Hatch were coming out sooner. I'm going to take a look at the regular Focus hatch this weekend to see if the size will work out. Something tells me it'll be too small though.

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      09-13-2011 12:23 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      And of course it's not for the U.S. http://www.autoblog.com/photos/ford-focus-st-wagon/



      I think Ford trolls in TCL and they're just f'in' with us
      I totally agree... Ford US loves to **** with us.

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      09-13-2011 01:12 PM #57
      When does the Focus ST hatch finally come out?

    23. 09-13-2011 01:18 PM #58
      Hi Ford Canada, please tell me where I can send a deposit for the ST Wagon. Oh and while we are at it I will take a new Ranger Diesel. Thank you.

      Why does Europe get all the great cars while VW continues to sell bucket loads of Jetta Wagons that apparently nobody in North America wants.

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      09-13-2011 01:46 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Bonk2Hossa View Post
      When does the Focus ST hatch finally come out?
      Sometime in 2012... the US spec model will debut at LA Auto Show in November.

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      09-13-2011 11:12 PM #61
      I don't know...not feeling it. Maybe it's the yellow and the grill.

    27. 09-13-2011 11:22 PM #62
      I really have been waiting and saving and waiting for the ST to come to the US. I wanted a 3-door. Now I want a wagon. I guess I'll take the 5-door.


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      11-09-2011 04:17 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by digraph View Post
      I will ask the obvious question:

      Why would you buy the wagon over the hatch besides wanting more space?
      So people have something to cry about.

      From:
      "Give us a high performance European Ford and I'll buy it!"

      To:
      "Give us a high performance European Ford wagon and I'll buy it!"

      Next it'll be:
      "But I don't like that shade of black!"
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      11-09-2011 04:29 PM #64
      While I agree that TCL has a bad habit of moving the goalposts on cars they want here (see: Astra, Fiesta, etc), I think the wagon to hatchback discussion is completely different.

      The differences in usable cargo space between the 2 is dramatic in the Focus variations. The Focus hatch, due to it's steep rear glass, severely compromises the space. For someone like myself who wants to transport full size dogs, the hatch isn't close to big enough, but the Wagon would be perfect.

      In the same way that my Prius hatch is great for hauling some large items, but puts the dog "under glass" (bad), and the Prus v, with it's longer, non-sloping rear roof would be quite adequate for dog hauling.

      Now... whether TCL collectively runs out and actually buys any new car is always a crap shoot.

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      11-10-2011 03:08 PM #65
      Psssttt - the new Escape will be the "Focus Wagon" in America.

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      11-10-2011 03:47 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      Psssttt - the new Escape will be the "Focus Wagon" in America.
      Yup, as it ahs been for a decade or more, CUV's have taken the spot of wagons in this country.

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      11-10-2011 03:53 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      Psssttt - the new Escape will be the "Focus Wagon" in America.
      Escape ST?
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      11-10-2011 04:56 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Woo View Post
      Escape ST?
      Don't you go startin' rumours now!!

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      11-10-2011 06:25 PM #69
      No rumor mongering needed... Ford already confirmed 2.0 Ecoboost from the Focus ST will be optional in the Escape

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