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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 1:14 pm 
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FYI thought this was interesting... They don't really mention anything about EVs though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31SrVNtEut4

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 4:59 am 
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When the Flex came out I thought it was as fugly as the Honda Element. Then everyone else decided it was a game of one-upmanship to see who could build the fugliest vehicle. Suddenly the Flex wasn't so offensive to the eyes.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 am 
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triangles wrote:
When the Flex came out I thought it was as fugly as the Honda Element. Then everyone else decided it was a game of one-upmanship to see who could build the fugliest vehicle. Suddenly the Flex wasn't so offensive to the eyes.... :lol:

Nothing is as ugly as the Pontiac Aztek! LOL

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:33 am 
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jmueller065 wrote:
Nothing is as ugly as the Pontiac Aztek! LOL

Nissan Juke? It's definitely as ugly....

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:57 pm 
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triangles wrote:
jmueller065 wrote:
Nothing is as ugly as the Pontiac Aztek! LOL

Nissan Juke? It's definitely as ugly....

LOL! Well you're getting close to Leaf territory there...

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 3:14 pm 
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jmueller065 wrote:
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..!



The new Focus will have an 8 speed torque converter transmission.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2018/04/10/all-new-global-focus-innovative-spacious-connected.html

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 am 
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I dunno, from that article:
"Adaptive Shift Quality Control, which assesses vehicle and environmental information to help adjust clutch pressures for consistently smooth gearshifts"

Sounds like an 8 speed dual clutch setup to me, not an old school torque converter slush box. For me it doesn't really matter either way because I won't be buying another ICE vehicle. Also I won't buy a Chinese car. I've spent a couple months in a Chinese automotive factory. I'll just say it was an eye opening experience.

Sounds like they are getting the Chinese factory up and running early. Last I heard it wouldn't be producing cars until late 2019 yet Europe and China get the new Focus later this year.

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
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triangles wrote:
cutler03gt wrote:


I dunno, from that article:
"Adaptive Shift Quality Control, which assesses vehicle and environmental information to help adjust clutch pressures for consistently smooth gearshifts"

Sounds like an 8 speed dual clutch setup to me, not an old school torque converter slush box. For me it doesn't really matter either way because I won't be buying another ICE vehicle. Also I won't buy a Chinese car. I've spent a couple months in a Chinese automotive factory. I'll just say it was an eye opening experience.

Sounds like they are getting the Chinese factory up and running early. Last I heard it wouldn't be producing cars until late 2019 yet Europe and China get the new Focus later this year.


Note that an old school torque converter transmission also has clutches, just in a different spot (tq converter trans has clutches that grab the outside of the planetary gearset for each gear).

Not to mention the one inside the tq converter that locks it up in high gears to get better mpg.

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 Post subject: Re: No more Focus????
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Whatever it is hopefully it's not as craptastic as the dual clutch transmissions in the current Focus.

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