Originally Posted by Hans104
I have been a lurker here for a while and finally jumped in. I just bought a 2013 SE hatchback with a 5-spd. I was surprised they actually had a number to choose from in the area as I had to buy off the lot to get the incentives.
I also have a 2003 ZTW 5-spd with 255,000 miles that I added an SVT header and re-timed the cams for a little more upper end HP. It's now my winter beater/teenagers car! I hope the new car holds up as well as the old one. Sure wish they would have offered the wagon, I would have bought one in a heartbeat, hard to beat the utility of a little wagon.
Welcome! I'm a convert here myself, having only recently joined the forum just a week or two before buying a 2013 Focus Ti (hatchback). I've found that there are many knowledgable and helpful people on this forum who don't mind answering questions and will upon asking give their opinion or advice. All in all, I've been very happy here with the folks on this forum and I'm sure you will be as well.
As far as the wagon goes.....you're probably not going to find too many wagon enthusiasts here, but I do agree with you. I used to own a 1995 Ford Escort wagon. I bought it new at the time and it was my daily driver. I had a 3 hour daily (roundtrip) commute between home & work and I can't say enough how great that little wagon was. You're right about the utility. The best part was the rear seats folded down so that gave you even more cargo room. I used to transport my bicycle back there and it worked out perfectly. These days there's a very limited market for wagons, but personally I still think they're cool. If Ford introduced a Focus wagon for 2014, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.