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Old 10-27-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Me again... no focus in like 5 yrs.

its in the october 6th, 2003 AUTOWEEK page 19. It states

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What's Next: Should change significantly for '05,
possibily move to the Euro Focus/Volvo S40 a few
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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How does that spell no Focus in 5 years? 2005 should be a refresh of the current C170 platform, and there is no word on when the Focus will switch to the C1 platform that the S40 and Mazda 3 are built on. Ford was planning on doing it soon, but they want to recoop some of the costs on tooling for the US Focus first.
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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2006 we will get the new platform. We get a major redesign in 2005 but same platform. The Europeans will get the new platform in 2005. I already posted this in another thread.
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I still don't see where it says "no more focus"
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Old 10-28-2003, 12:38 AM   #5
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Yea, there is no words stating that there wont be a focus in like 5 years. It states that the focus will remain the same till 2005, then it should change and in a few years after that might change to the euro focus or volvo s40
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Yuk i don't even like the spy shots of the next focus, email ford and tell them to keep the current design for at least five more years. I mean, my dad had a 1994 Supra, and Toyota killed it in 1998. that's 5 years. the first focus was a 2000 model, its' 2003, keep it for a little longer...just my 2 cents, yo
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:19 AM   #7
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EGZ is right. It's not really news that Ford is moving to consolidate some components of the Volvo S/V 4o, Mazda 3, and Focus lines, but that dosen't spell the end of the Focus. Personally I thought the C1 platform would be here in 2005, but perhaps that is just in Europe?
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Here's the Autoweek Article for reference...

Here's another dated Oct.28, 2003
Ford U.S. likely won't get new global compact car platform for Focus
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