campfamily
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No more Focus????

Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:35 pm

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Akua
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Re: No more Focus????

Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:09 pm

Uh oh..

Pearl
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:31 am

Not that surprising actually, now that the production is moving to China, and will be heavily taxed by somebody in Washington. There goes that tiny profit margin. Thanks Oba... ( I mean...)
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campfamily
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:50 am

Pearl wrote:Not that surprising actually, now that the production is moving to China, and will be heavily taxed by somebody in Washington. There goes that tiny profit margin. Thanks Oba... ( I mean...)
I don't think taxes is why Ford is axing these vehicles, it is because of the buying trends here in the US in favor of crossovers, SUVs and trucks. Heaven help us when (not if) gas prices go back up and people start wanting small cars again.
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jmueller065
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 pm

campfamily wrote:
Pearl wrote:Not that surprising actually, now that the production is moving to China, and will be heavily taxed by somebody in Washington. There goes that tiny profit margin. Thanks Oba... ( I mean...)
I don't think taxes is why Ford is axing these vehicles, it is because of the buying trends here in the US in favor of crossovers, SUVs and trucks. Heaven help us when (not if) gas prices go back up and people start wanting small cars again.
Already going up: getting close to $3/gal now.

I agree, however, it isn't taxes its industry trends (Chrysler has all but got out of the car business other than some niche cars from Dodge).

Ford has pretty much made only bad decisions once Allan Mullaly left and Hacket has just continued the bad decision making....
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jmueller065
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:39 pm

2018 Cajun Red Chevy Bolt
2016 Magnetic C-Max Energi (lease returned)
2014 Sunset Escape
2014 Thor Axis (V-10)
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Akua
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Not sure how I feel about that article. It says in 2 years from now; You will only find the mustang and focus in fords lineup?

Im not buying what their selling...The article that is...

Akua
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Re: No more Focus????

Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:07 pm

HOLY SHIT

I retract my last statement:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/25/autos/f ... index.html

triangles
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:34 am

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... argin-goal Yep here's more confirmation. Looks like it's the end of the road for all Focus! A crossover carrying the focus name doesn't count. I wonder if Ford will go bankrupt next time gas prices spike and people stop buying their gas guzzlers.
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campfamily
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:47 am

jmueller065 wrote:
campfamily wrote:
Pearl wrote:Not that surprising actually, now that the production is moving to China, and will be heavily taxed by somebody in Washington. There goes that tiny profit margin. Thanks Oba... ( I mean...)
I don't think taxes is why Ford is axing these vehicles, it is because of the buying trends here in the US in favor of crossovers, SUVs and trucks. Heaven help us when (not if) gas prices go back up and people start wanting small cars again.
Already going up: getting close to $3/gal now.
Wish gas were that cheap....here in SoCal, I'm seeing $3.70-3.80 per gallon, over $4.00 if you need premium.
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black
11,000 miles (since Nov 2018), average 235 Wh/mile

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