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09-06-2012 11:27 AM
mmmoose Still like the original 2009 Euro spec 3-door Fiesta the most. Loved the round fog lights and cleaner grille design. Hate the current US version, and I don't think the catfish design translates really well on the Fiesta at all. So far only the new Escape seems to pull off the Focus front end really well.
09-06-2012 11:07 AM
mac.mogul Wow, I really like the new Transit! I wonder if they'll make it more "civilian" friendly for 2014? I really wanted my mom to get one so she would be out of her giant chrysler minivan, but Ford doesn't really have anything with sliding doors that would work as a daily driver for a 55 year old woman...
09-06-2012 11:00 AM
kam327 And now the Transit Connect is going to join the Fusion / Fiesta bandwagon.

09-06-2012 10:55 AM
mac.mogul Everyone is complaining like Ford has NEVER made two cars that look similar to each other...

The 1996 Ka was the first "New Edge" car from Ford.
Resulting cars with the NewEdge language in order of appearance were
-Mondeo
-Puma
-Falcon
-Focus
-Cougar
-Mustang
-Taurus
-Windstar
-Explorer

They didn't all look identical, but the design language was the same. Trapezoids and right angles abound!

Before that, every Ford in America looked like a Mustang or an F-150 and every Ford in Europe looked like a Mondeo.

Its the way automakers work\. Its why every Chevrolet has the same stupid bowtie grille or every Dodge has the crosshair grille.
Brand image is important.

The Edsel is a good example of why image branding is the most successful way to sell cars.

The Hyundai Eqqus is a massive sales flop in America because it doesn't have any recognizable Hyundai design elements. It doesn't even have a Hyundai badge on it.
09-05-2012 07:51 PM
SydneyRoo I like it! For a small car it looks nicely upscale.
I almost want one!

but then I remember I bought a Focus..
... and then I remember I still have 4 years of payments left on it :p
09-05-2012 05:59 PM
YesMAN
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Rumors that the Dunkleosteus Fiesta may come to the U.S. with a turbocharged, direct-injected three-cylinder EcoBoost engine persist. The new 1.0-liter engine is said to pack 125 horsepower and allow the Fiesta to hit 55 mpg, but we'll take that miles per gallon figure with a few grains of salt. Other speculation involves the triple also getting an electric supercharger that could boost power to 175 horsepower
Forget the 125hp version, let's try to get this 202hp version in the Focus.

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/ford...rd-167039.html
09-05-2012 05:52 PM
kam327
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Originally Posted by Phokus View Post
flippin 8 speed auto!?
Absolutely. They seem to get good marks in all the cars they're currently in.

http://www.autotrader.com/research/a...-automatic.jsp

And there was a rumor a while back of Hyundai developing a 10-speed.

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/30/1...-from-hyundai/
09-05-2012 05:20 PM
whynotthinkwhynot
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Rumors that the Dunkleosteus Fiesta may come to the U.S. with a turbocharged, direct-injected three-cylinder EcoBoost engine persist. The new 1.0-liter engine is said to pack 125 horsepower and allow the Fiesta to hit 55 mpg, but we'll take that miles per gallon figure with a few grains of salt. Other speculation involves the triple also getting an electric supercharger that could boost power to 175 horsepower
What are the Germans drinking these days?
09-05-2012 05:16 PM
Red Jay 918
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Originally Posted by DrkKnight614 View Post
Posted via FF Mobile Uhh, yes it did. When the 05-07 focus was out, a bunch of fords products had foglights just like the focus and a hexigon grill...just like the focus. Then the 08-11 focus was out and all Fords products had the three bar chrome grill, except the Mustang. Now Ford is giving their lineup the evos concept face, except the Mustang. What a surprise...sorry but just about every car maker does this and their line ups share a common design to make them a "family." Nothing has changed....

2005- same headlight shape, same grill shape with hex grill and chrome surround, same foglights or foglight spot, and same lower valance. Tons of trapezoids.






i'm talking about my generation Focus not the previous generation. i mean how IMO my generation didnt look like anything else in the Ford line up of that model year. mine was the only one (IIRC) that had a 2 bar grill too!
09-05-2012 05:00 PM
DrkKnight614
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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
the new Fords may look nice and look better than anything else out there.... but they look like all the other Ford products (Mustang & trucks excluded). they're going too far with this Evo's nose crap. they all look like some kind of fish. pick ONE CAR for it and pick another design for the next car. thats why i like my 2nd gen better than any of the new Fords. it doesnt look like anything else out on the road nor in the Ford line up today or when it was in production so i agree with you, fhh02a.


Posted via FF Mobile Uhh, yes it did. When the 05-07 focus was out, a bunch of fords products had foglights just like the focus and a hexigon grill...just like the focus. Then the 08-11 focus was out and all Fords products had the three bar chrome grill, except the Mustang. Now Ford is giving their lineup the evos concept face, except the Mustang. What a surprise...sorry but just about every car maker does this and their line ups share a common design to make them a "family." Nothing has changed....

2005- same headlight shape, same grill shape with hex grill and chrome surround, same foglights or foglight spot, and same lower valance. Tons of trapezoids.






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