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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:48 am

triangles wrote: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.
The Focus crossover is a Focus, however. They just raised the suspension a little--it isn't a different design it is a Focus (The "Focus Active" was on stage during the new Focus reveal).
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:21 am

jmueller065 wrote:The Focus crossover is a Focus, however. They just raised the suspension a little--it isn't a different design it is a Focus (The "Focus Active" was on stage during the new Focus reveal).
Interesting good to know. I'll have to look that up. Still if it's made in China I'm not interested. It's a pity really, I like Ford but by the time I go to buy another vehicle I doubt they will have anything I'd buy. In about 3-6 weeks I'll be adding another U.S. made car to my fleet and sometime later this year or early next year I'll be buying a Japanese vehicle since Ford has nothing I want to buy :(
campfamily wrote:Wish gas were that cheap....here in SoCal, I'm seeing $3.70-3.80 per gallon, over $4.00 if you need premium.
WTF?!?!? really? Gas here is still under $2.50/gallon here. toledogasprices.com
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 am

jmueller065 wrote:
triangles wrote: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.
The Focus crossover is a Focus, however. They just raised the suspension a little--it isn't a different design it is a Focus (The "Focus Active" was on stage during the new Focus reveal).
The Focus Active or a Subaru Crosstrek?
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:04 am

Carbuff wrote:Interesting. Does toyota have a problem selling camrys? Does huyndai have a problem selling elantras? My daughter works at a ford dealership and says they sell lots of fusions. Its kind of ironic that they are keeping the one nameplate that they spent the last 6 years destroying with the DCT issue. And now widely publicized as being made in china too. Good luck with that. And where is the ev? Dont they have to have one in order to be compliant? How will they maintain EPA fleet mpg minimums selling nothing but gas guzzlers? Hybrid mustang? Lol.
Read an article that Hyundai and Kia sales are way down because of a lack of CUV/SUVs to sell. Similarly, GM is discontinuing the Impala, and (I think) the Sonic. Chrysler sales are way up this month/quarter, all riding on the Jeep.

Interesting also that this same trend is happening in Europe, despite high fuel prices. Manufacturers have gotten good at making fuel efficient crossovers, and folks are giving up driving dynamics in favor of higher seating position, more space inside, perceived improved versatility. Sad day when we won't be able to get a performance sedan any more.....

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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:22 pm

Pearl wrote:The Focus Active or a Subaru Crosstrek?
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:lol: Seriously Ford? So raise the ground clearance by an inch or two, add some roof rails and the Focus hatchback magically becomes a crossover? If I were in the market for such a beast I'd take the Subaru unless the Focus was way way cheaper. Mainly I don't want the crappy DCT trans that ford put in the ICE focus. Who wants to sped 4 figures every 20k miles getting new clutches? That's literally how long they last in my sister in law's focus and she by no means beats on it. A MTX version I would take more seriously.
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Re: No more Focus????

Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:03 pm

triangles wrote:
Pearl wrote:The Focus Active or a Subaru Crosstrek?
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:lol: Seriously Ford? So raise the ground clearance by an inch or two, add some roof rails and the Focus hatchback magically becomes a crossover? If I were in the market for such a beast I'd take the Subaru unless the Focus was way way cheaper. Mainly I don't want the crappy DCT trans that ford put in the ICE focus. Who wants to sped 4 figures every 20k miles getting new clutches? That's literally how long they last in my sister in law's focus and she by no means beats on it. A MTX version I would take more seriously.
Don't know if the new Focus will have that transmission. For all we know it will be some other crappy thing--maybe a CVT like the one's in the 500's that failed left & right..!
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Re: No more Focus????

Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:53 am

All Subarus have the CVT now. I'm a little leery about them myself but they've been out since 2013 and don't seem to be a problem.
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Re: No more Focus????

Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:56 am

triangles wrote:All Subarus have the CVT now. I'm a little leery about them myself but they've been out since 2013 and don't seem to be a problem.
LOL sure that is Subarus' implementation, not Ford's attempt at one..
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Re: No more Focus????

Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:03 am

I'm not sure if this has already been talked about, but when they come out with the new Focus active, will there be an electric model?
It doesn't look like it online?

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