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    Thread: Ford Focus ST Wagon

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      09-12-2011 05:05 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Jordan 191 View Post
      It IS the best looking body style of the new Focus. There is no question.
      It's functional and attractive, no doubt, but I'd hesitate to call it the most attractive.
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      09-12-2011 05:38 PM #27
      Got to agree that the wagon looks better than the sedan or hatchback. I don't really need the ST, but sporty handling plus good mileage in a small wagon is a winning package. I see a lot of Jetta Sportwagen TDI, so why not a Ford? And where is Focus hybrid?

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      09-12-2011 05:43 PM #28


      Quote Originally Posted by IL
      What about the Recaro seats? Will we really get those?

      Capito: Yes. They will at least be an option.

      When will the Focus ST hatchback go on sale in the U.S.?

      Capito: 2012. Not early spring. Not in the winter.

      So the GTI and Mazdaspeed 3 are this car's key competitors... do you think you can get it priced in their territory?

      Capito: We have to, don't we?

      (Then, he reminds me that the U.S.-spec Focus ST will be built in Michigan.)

      Capito: We couldn't put the price in line with the competition if we had to ship all the vehicles [from Europe].

      Any chance of a dual-clutch transmission in the future?

      Capito: Maybe. (He notes that the 'box used on the pedestrian Focus can't handle the torque loads of the ST motor.)

      Any chance we'll ever get the Focus ST wagon?

      Capito: I don't think so. If the Focus wagon was already in the U.S. [in conventional specification], it would be a no-brainer.








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      09-12-2011 05:52 PM #29
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      09-12-2011 05:58 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbiodiesel! View Post
      It's functional and attractive, no doubt, but I'd hesitate to call it the most attractive.
      This is of course subjective, but the sedan looks hacked up in the rear and the hatch looks too busy in comparison. The nice long lines of the wagon make it more visually appealing.

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      09-12-2011 06:04 PM #31
      I prefer the hatch anyways

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      09-12-2011 06:21 PM #32
      Ford is acting like they can't keep the new Focuses on the lot. So why can't they produce Wagons for America?

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      09-12-2011 06:49 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by rockain4 View Post
      Ford is acting like they can't keep the new Focuses on the lot. So why can't they produce Wagons for America?
      They are convinced that Wagons are not in demand. I mean the trend is obvious, SUV > Wagon, but there are still plenty of us who's needs need to be fulfilled.

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      09-12-2011 08:01 PM #34
      I will ask the obvious question:

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

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      09-12-2011 08:03 PM #35
      Those seats look amazing

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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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      Not too shabby.

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      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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    18. 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?
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      09-12-2011 11:57 PM #45
      Is it just me or does that look like a Renault?

    21. 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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    23. 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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      Official press release from Ford on the Frankfurt debut. Hopefully not a repost.

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