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Old 08-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Ford cars with diesel engines in US?

Ford says they may bring diesel engines to their car lineups in the US if the demand is there. However, they (diesel engines) will add 10 to 15% to the cost of the car and Ford isn't sure NA buyers will pay the premium. I don't see why not. Volkswagen sells tons of 'em. However, I have no idea how Ford will calculate demand if they don't offer at least one model with a diesel engine option.

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Old 08-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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yeah, when i worked for VW we couldnt keep a tdi jetta in stock.


i have a coworker that drives a diesel escort to work everyday
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:43 PM   #3
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I'd trade my Ti in instantly if I could get the diesel model. 163 hp 2.0L Duratorq please!
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I think main problem for Ford is that Ford don't have its OWN diesel engine.
1.6/2.0 diesel engines that ford put in mondeo/focus/s-max etc. are made together with PSA group!
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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I think main problem for Ford is that Ford don't have its OWN diesel engine.
1.6/2.0 diesel engines that ford put in mondeo/focus/s-max etc. are made together with PSA group!

lot's of people say that new focus is overpriced and 27k is too much for ST, so imagine 2.0 tdci 163 hp titanium costs 25000$, see what ford is thinking?
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:50 AM   #6
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I have never understood why Ford didn't offer the TDCI engines with the Transit Connect. That's the one that I completely don't understand. I can go for the "not worth it" excuse on the passenger vehicles, but the TC is mainly a commercial vehicle- saddled with a weak 4 cyl, and horrid old automatic transmission.
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the problem with the new focus pricing is people mindset's that the focus is a budget subcompact car because of the way Ford previously labeled the brand. Now they put a better car than previous generations and want a heftier pricetag which is understandable, but does not change the majority of people's mindset. This may change over time, but it is the way it is imo.
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I dated a girl who's dad was in charge of the Focus plant in Europe during the early/mid 2000s. He tried to get Ford to bring the diesels to the U.S. then, but they wouldn't listen. Go try to buy a used TDI, they disappear right away. Hell a late 80s jetta can we worth $2-3k if its Diesel, even with rust, etc.
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yea that would be AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!
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