Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Why is the American focus de-contented?
View Single Post
Old 09-06-2013, 03:23 AM   #7
Elizabeth
Focus Fanatic
 
Elizabeth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 89280
Location: SouthEast, WI
What I Drive: '14 Tangerine Scream ST3

Posts: 3,250
Points 13,860, Level 76
Points: 13,860, Level: 76 Points: 13,860, Level: 76 Points: 13,860, Level: 76
Level Up 53% Completed
Level up: 53% Level up: 53% Level up: 53%
Forum Activity 15%
Activity: 15% Activity: 15% Activity: 15%
FF Reputation: 15 Elizabeth Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Money. They pay a LOT more for the same car, but get all the added bells and whistles..
The average Euro car cost about $10,000. to $15,000 MORE than the same car in the USA.
Like a Subaru $22.690 USA
exact same car in Germany $40,331
Do not forget a big chunk is the VAT tax. Then Euro folks can get bigger discounts than US folks.. (up to 42%)

IMO a lot of it is folks in the USA will NOT pay an additional several thousand for trinkets.. Where apparently Europeans will.
The USA has a GOLDEN cheap supply of cars unlike anywhere else.
We are used to getting a deal, and just do not buy if it is not a money value.
Even Canadians pay a bunch more for the exact same car sold across in the USA.
Elizabeth is offline  
    Reply With Quote