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Old 02-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #51
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Is this the rumored Focus RS in keeping with the facelifted Focus?
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #52
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New Autoblog article states that the 1.0 Ecoboost will be available in the US with manual only. I drove that motor in the Fiesta and loved it, but the Focus is pretty big for US roads and the 1.0...
a SIX speed manual at that.
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Wow I actually really like the updates. Every time I see a Fiesta coming from the other direction with the newer grill I hope it's an ST. I haven't seen one on the road, though I did sit in one at a local dealership. Anyways I really like the look of the new front end over the outgoing model and I'm not sick of the Aston-esque grill quite yet...I think it is a nice indicator of new Ford's and given the brand heritage and previous ownership of aston/jag, it's fitting. The one word that comes to mind for the new interior is "sharper" than the old model. Some say it's less "fun" but I think it seems more polished and cleaned up a bit. I would definitely drive this car, particularly the 1.0 litre 3-cylindar turbo model. Hoping they do the same makeover to the ST model--though that one looks pretty damn good as-is.
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Not diggin' the Aston Martin-ish front end. It just seems too, ahem "old" for me.
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a SIX speed manual at that.
Indeed. I don't understand why everyone assumes the US won't get a six speed manual or additional engine options. Just because the 2.0 is carrying over doesn't mean there can't be new motors/gearboxes.
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Indeed. I don't understand why everyone assumes the US won't get a six speed manual or additional engine options. Just because the 2.0 is carrying over doesn't mean there can't be new motors/gearboxes.
Because Ford always screws over North American market, we gets trucks and Mustangs and a big FU for the rest of the lineup.
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Just noticed, no arm rest?? How do the Euros live?
We live quite OK thanks

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I don't think the US will get the 6 speed manual.
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There is virtually no chance of the 6 MT being released for the U.S. as they haven't run the power train combination through the U.S. emissions certifications.
The 1.0 EcoBoost comes with a 6-speed manual in the U.S.
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