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Old 08-03-2006, 04:27 PM   #29
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If you notice, there is a crease on the 05 Focus running directly THROUGH the door handles ..

This crease is MOVED DOWN on the mule and now resides UNDER the door handles.. you might think this is minor, but a change in one character line usually means change is the whole look of the vehicle - and all of the character lines - they already have to retool the plants and build new doors....

That is besides that fact that the C-pillar is coverred, further empasizing that things changed in the visual of the vehicle - if there is no change, there is no need for camo.

It is also likely that the rear moount for the licence plate will move south - to the bumper a la Mazda3.

The 08 Redesign is a RESKIN .. not a NOSEJOB, like the 05 redesign was.

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