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12-31-2012 04:41 PM
UnbridledCarnage best volvo rap ever... well ONLY volvo rap
12-31-2012 04:04 PM
Kevastator Makes me cry every time I think about Americans not being able to partake of this Volvie
12-29-2012 11:34 PM
TheGlassMaker I really like it, especially the R. I think it looks tons better over the MK3 focus. I almost bought S40 instead of my mazda 6. I wish I could have bought both honestly.

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12-29-2012 11:33 PM
ah1f39 The auto industry hasn't had an original idea in decades. It seems that there is only one styling studio.

That is the last thing I am going to say on the subject.
12-29-2012 11:24 PM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by ah1f39 View Post
The Focus Estate quarter windows are too large. The hatch is closer.
These are all derrived from the same platform, in fact so is the Escape, therefore they all look very similar due to the constraints of the same platform.

I have the hatch, but I would have liked to see the estate here.
12-29-2012 11:19 PM
ah1f39 The Focus Estate quarter windows are too large. The hatch is closer.
12-29-2012 11:09 PM
suss6052 [QUOTE=ah1f39;4517543]
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Your right Ben they look nothing alike
Although there is only so much a box can be differentiated with the same basic platform dimensions.

The Hatch looks different than the estate. The better representation would have been

There isn't that much you can do to differentiate the same basic shapes without it making minor differences.

However they both are evolutions of the older cars not carbon copies of the new ones.

In engineering terms the Top hats are not identical, and probably were not even remotely designed by the same people, even if they roughly look similar due to both being three box designs. However in detail they don't look that much alike to me. I own the MK3, but I'd have liked to see the estate available here, but they said there was no market for it.

They wanted to sell the escape instead.

The core of the unibody looks very closely related as they are using many of the same exact parts and are based on the exact same unibody architecture. There are only so many ways to skin this cat around the same hard points.

So yes they look similar, but they weren't designed at the same time by the same people to be identical.
12-29-2012 11:06 PM
ah1f39








Your right Ben they look nothing alike
12-29-2012 11:00 PM
suss6052
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I think he meant more on styling.
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Thank you.


Volvo V50. The V40 is an updated version of this styling. Not based upon the MK3 Focus at this point since Ford and Volvo have been separated from a design perspective for a few years now.

But people aren't designing in a vacuum so some of the designs come out similar.

To me the new V40 looks like the V50 with the C30's rear end.
12-29-2012 10:44 PM
SydneyRoo I don't think we north americans are getting this model anyway.
Shame.

I'd have a diesel one in a heartbeat...
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