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01-04-2013 04:04 PM
FocusOnMeNow Leave to Americans to it up. We get the shitty end of the stick as usual.

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01-04-2013 04:00 PM
lddavis This is why we need open source MFT software, or at least a decent addon/expansion interface. Somebody would hack in the UI changes that you like.
01-04-2013 03:54 PM
spazzboy I too wish we could get that 4-way split information screen.
08-22-2012 12:17 PM
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Likely still the U.K. They buy fuel by the liter but measure speed and distance in miles and gallons.
you are correct, suss..... canada has similar 'hybrid' measurements... you buy litres and travel in kilometers but u can still buy food in stores in either pounds or kilos......
08-22-2012 10:32 AM
Originally Posted by hotleadsingerguy View Post
lol and people still call the Focus a "World Car". The cars are completely different from Europe to America.
It is a world car. It's the same car, but features will vary. This is to be expected. But it's not a different body style or a different name, it's still the same Focus.

International wants/needs vary from our own. They have more incentive to buy cars with more bells and whistles like I stated, because most countries don't want to drive boats around and don't need to, not to mention don't have the room to. Only in America do people want cars so big.

So why don't we have collision avoidance, lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, etc? Because this is a Focus in the USA and American buyers aren't going to spend the money on a compact sedan with all of those features when they can spend the same money on a bigger car. That's just the typical American mindset, bigger is better. Several years from now you may just see features like that, because Americans are finally getting the point that smaller is more efficient and efficiency is a big deal when gas fluctuates between $3-4 a gallon.

It's most certainly a world car, and different features doesn't change that fact.
08-22-2012 10:17 AM
Originally Posted by VectorZ View Post
I'd be happy with just a digital mph display in that area.
I was disappointed when I found out after purchasing my car that that was not an option. My last '09 G8 GT had it in a small central display similar to the Focus's, and it was nice. I hope ford is listening.
08-22-2012 08:24 AM
Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
Because over there a compact like the Focus is more akin to a full-size like the Taurus here. They don't have the kind of room we do and you don't see big cars there, so it's not uncommon to see a $30,000+ compact decked out with all the bells and whistles.

Basically, MOST American buyers aren't going to spend the over $30k for a decked out Focus, so they leave out a lot of the extra features.

Although the 4 way split in the cluster LCD is cool, don't know why things like that aren't standard across the globe.
^^what he said!
08-22-2012 08:19 AM
hotleadsingerguy lol and people still call the Focus a "World Car". The cars are completely different from Europe to America.
08-22-2012 06:32 AM
Dysan911 It would be cool to figure out how to enable those features on our car. Im sure its capable of most of them. The Ti's have the front Sonar so that should be all you need for lane departure, collision avoidance. The quad display as well.
08-22-2012 01:05 AM
unida767 Mine is a slightly different iteration when km's are selected. German built for Australia.

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