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Old 11-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jinstall View Post
I made a phone call, forget the RS. You have a while to wait on anything about a RS. Forget the RS in the US period.

Yu do know that the entire production line has to be shut down to build the RS right? The tooling is NOT the same. That is how it has been done in Saarlouis since 2002.
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Wow. You're awesome. You made one phone call and single-handedly cancelled the whole Focus RS program for the USA! Sure, and Aunty Em killed the Wicked Witch of the West too.

Sorry to hear about "Saarlouis" whatever that is. You may not be aware of it but the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne Michigan has a new specifically designed line that can build different cars. Ford received hundreds of millions of dollars from the US federal govt. a few years back to retool the plant with the latest in flexible machinery so that fuel efficient cars like the new Focus, C-Max hybrids, Focus Electric and Focus ST can all be built there. They are already building 5 different Focus based cars there now.
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