2012 Focus Titanium Wagon - Page 5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #41
GrndZero
Focus Enthusiast
 
GrndZero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9630
Location: Fayetteville NC, United States
What I Drive: 2002 Silver ZX5

Posts: 460
FF Reputation: 3 GrndZero Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Definitely one sexy ride. I would get a new wagon if they offered. I was really hoping they would bring an ST wagon here but god forbid Ford US do something cool for us. ST is nice but it is a little late in the coming. Hopefully it will open some more doors.
Only thing I would do is change the wheels and darken out the headlights. Wheels look good, I would just go with something different for my tastes.
Yours actually look pretty similar to those Volvo wheels above.
__________________
2002.5 Silver Euro ZX5
GrndZero is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-29-2012, 12:38 PM   #42
zx3_bmxrider
Meh.
 
zx3_bmxrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Fan#: 84231
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 5,174
FF Reputation: 9 zx3_bmxrider Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Your wagon is so sexy. My family had a focus wagon until it got totaled. I sure do miss it...one of these wagons would make it easy to forget about though.
__________________
Hatch Nation #92 || FocusXtreme || Zetec Crew #377 || Southeast Fanatics || Focus Factor || Rally Revolution #4
zx3_bmxrider is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 02:39 PM   #43
flyby1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 106935
Location: Austin, United States
What I Drive: 1998 Volvo S70

Posts: 10
FF Reputation: 1 flyby1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Just wanted to hop on this thread for a bit. I'm still new to Ford's and Focus's, having just purchased a 2013 SE hatch. But yea, these wagons are just fantastic.

My questions are, in terms of size, labeling and the comparison between this European wagon and my North American hatch? Is everything the exact same with just a bit larger rear/hatch space?

Or is there more passenger room, whether in front or back row?

In the US, we consider the Focus to be a "compact" car. Is it still a "compact"...that happens to be a bit longer?

Furthermore, are the popular and pricier Euro wagons such as the VW, Volvo, Audi, Benz, BMW, etc. (whether available in US or not) actually bigger than the Focus Wagon? Are they considered to be "full size" wagons?
flyby1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #44
suss6052
Focus Addict
 
suss6052's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95752
Location: ..., MI
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus ST2 Ingot Silver

Posts: 12,384
FF Reputation: 23 suss6052 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyby1 View Post
Just wanted to hop on this thread for a bit. I'm still new to Ford's and Focus's, having just purchased a 2013 SE hatch. But yea, these wagons are just fantastic.

My questions are, in terms of size, labeling and the comparison between this European wagon and my North American hatch? Is everything the exact same with just a bit larger rear/hatch space?

Or is there more passenger room, whether in front or back row?

In the US, we consider the Focus to be a "compact" car. Is it still a "compact"...that happens to be a bit longer?

Furthermore, are the popular and pricier Euro wagons such as the VW, Volvo, Audi, Benz, BMW, etc. (whether available in US or not) actually bigger than the Focus Wagon? Are they considered to be "full size" wagons?
The wagon has the exact same wheel base as the sedan and hatch, the wagon is about 0.6" longer than the Sedan, and over 7.5" longer than the hatch, all of that room is behind the rear passenger seats.

The current focus Estate has more rear cargo volume than the Kuga/ Escape, or at the very least the previous version of the Kuga which we never got here, but was within an inch in dimension to the US Escape at the time.
__________________
Moderator for: DURATEC Ti-VCT Performance, ST Performance, MK3 Focus
suss6052 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #45
GhiaFan
Focus Fanatic
 
GhiaFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50498
Location: Tallinn Estonia
What I Drive: 2007 Panther Black Focus 1.6 Ti-VCT

Posts: 1,630
FF Reputation: 12 GhiaFan Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Rear seat headroom is a little better in the wagon, but leg room & passenger room front/back is the same as the hatch & sedan.
Focus wagon is in the same segments in Europe, as it would be in North America, VW Golf, Chevy Cruze , BMW 1 series, Audi A3, Volvo V40. All C segment or Compact class.
Full size wagons would be Mondeo, Accord, VW Passat, Mazda6, etc
GhiaFan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #46
flyboyike
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98206
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SE sedan

Posts: 594
FF Reputation: 3 flyboyike Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by caman View Post
Hi.
I just would like to give you a thread, that can be used to discuss the lack of the wagon on the US/ North American market.

It has come to my attention that this bodystyle is not for sale in your markets.
It is a shame, because this is a really good alternative!

Why is it so?
The new Ford Focus is supposed to be a world car...
It has a big luggage compartment with a low and wide entry for loading.
So for family or small business use, this car is excellent.
Does Ford belive the market is to small in North America, or are "you Americans" so used to oversized vehicles, that you will not consider it as an alternative?
It's come to my attention that the Focus sedan is not for sale in Norway. I think it's a really good alternative.

Why is it so? Does Ford believe that people who gave the world lutefisk probably don't like sedans?
flyboyike is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 12:12 PM   #47
bar11
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95196
Location: Oslo, Norway
What I Drive: 2012, Brisbane brown 1.6 TDCI

Posts: 8
FF Reputation: 1 bar11 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboyike View Post
It's come to my attention that the Focus sedan is not for sale in Norway. I think it's a really good alternative.

Why is it so? Does Ford believe that people who gave the world lutefisk probably don't like sedans?
Sedans hasn't been popular here since the 80's. There is almost no sedans here (except old ones and Lexus). We have hatchback, wagon, MPV, SUV, etc...
Since it's barely 5 million lovers of lutefisk and/or smalahove, the market for a sedan isn't there...

Lutefisk
Smalahove

I had a sedan like this one (in the 80's): http://hooniverse.com/2012/03/05/sup...rd-e1-berlina/
bar11 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 02:39 AM   #48
erato
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97294
Location: Bergen, Norway
What I Drive: 2012 Candy Red Ti Ecoboost estate

Posts: 64
FF Reputation: 1 erato Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Since Norwegians and wagons seems to be the theme of the day; here's mine:




8 months and 10.000 trouble free miles, including a stint on German Autobahns.

I find wagons a very useful combination of external size, interior space, and plain usability, besides often looking better than most SUVS and sedans, and find it strange that they seem so little appreciated in the US. A SUV and a wagon are pretty different beasts (the wagon usually having better interior room though a lower seating position, aside from a much better ride and better fuel economy), and while I can see the SUV craze having killed off wagons in the US (and there's lots of SUVs in Norway too); I think maybe the SUV tide have peaked.
erato is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 04:13 AM   #49
RAF_S197
Focus Addict
 
RAF_S197's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 91991
Location: Buffalo/Toronto, NY
What I Drive: 2014 Oxford white Sport Black Pack

Posts: 1,367
FF Reputation: 21 RAF_S197 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Very cool. Love the colour!
__________________
2014 Oxford white Focus SE Sport Black pack
Instagram: 5_POINTOH
RAF_S197 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.