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FF4 09-12-2011 07:42 PM

Should a Focus Wagon be sold in US?
 
any thoughts on how you think a Focus wagon would do in the US, not a ST wagon, which would be the ultimate sleeper car, but a SEL/Titanium wagon?




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Dayna2.3 09-12-2011 08:14 PM

Yes, I would appreciate the possibility of being able to buy one here in the U.S.. But Ford sold very few 2000 to 2007 Focus wagons. What do you think has changed that people now would buy a wagon version?

I am looking for a clean used 2004 to 2007 Duratec auto wagon with less than 100k miles. There are a few in my area.

Targon 09-12-2011 08:16 PM

With the economy being in the toilet right now, a car that would only serve a niche market may not sell very well. There may be demand for it(for those who don't want/need a SUV), but those who want it may not be in the position to buy at this point.

Elizabeth 09-12-2011 08:17 PM

The hatch is pretty popular. I doubt Ford would bring a wagon in as IMO it is pretty much just a slight variation on the hatch.
They SHOULD bring in the diesel engine.

Mik Ohki 09-12-2011 08:23 PM

Been thinking of getting my wife a used wagon. At least for me Wagon > Minivan, although those Mazda minivans don't look that bad.

I really do like the way the new one looks, would definately make an appealing family car.

cobie56 09-12-2011 08:26 PM

imo these little wagons are a much better choice than many suvs and crossovers.. they are more nimble, fun to drive, get better mileage, hold as much or almost as much cargo and passengers.... what's not to like,,, ?

2012silversel 09-12-2011 08:26 PM

I still contend that we will not see a wagon version here in NA. Ford is building other vehicles to fill the 5 passenger with cargo space niche. Check out the Fiesta based CUV and the Vertrek, also the B-Max and C-Max, although currently not scheduled to come to NA, the C-Max fills the family mover/station wagon niche for Ford. The Focus is very popular in it's current forms, Ford probably does not to jeopardize that success.

Mattdoommaster 09-12-2011 08:36 PM

I really don't see the point of the wagon in the United States. No one will buy them except for a small sub-set of enthusiasts. And they can get by with the hatchback.

Elizabeth 09-12-2011 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mattdoommaster (Post 3819316)
I really don't see the point of the wagon in the United States. No one will buy them except for a small sub-set of enthusiasts. And they can get by with the hatchback.

Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?
They are like the exact same idea with a very slight difference in rear body structure.. (not even enough to note really except from a style standpoint. From a functional point of view my five door hatch IS a station wagon IMO)
Is it just the wagon is a little more conservative styling?

feta_mgp 09-12-2011 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Elizabeth (Post 3819327)
Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?
They are like the exact same idea with a very slight difference in rear body structure.. (not even enough to note really except from a style standpoint. From a functional point of view my five door hatch IS a station wagon IMO)
Is it just the wagon is a little more conservative styling?

The rear of the wagon is without a doubt longer. This adds what I'm sure is quite a few sq. ft. of cargo space. Needless to say it's not much and won't be a big enough selling point to make it a big seller here in the US.


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