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View Poll Results: Would you buy a FORD FOCUS DIESEL with 50 MPG at $25,000
YES 92 68.15%
NO 20 14.81%
Maybe 23 17.04%
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:07 PM   #121
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Wow big bump! but... since it's here...

"Would you buy a FORD FOCUS DIESEL with 50 MPG at $25,000 "

No, if I was looking for a commuter car without any fun... why not just buy the more comfortable and better looking Chevy cruse diesel at the same price?
i'm boycotting GM and Chrysler. Ford also has more experience with small diesels.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #122
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90% of my mileage is in town. The torque and fuel mileage would make it worthwhile. I'm into an age window where the next vehicle could be my last. Quiet, rational driving would pay off for years to come when I'm in no hurry to get anywhere.
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #123
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I know that in the US there are a lot of misconceptions about diesels. but they can be quite the power houses especially in the torque range.
Also ecu tuning is big in the EU. I have 320nm of torque which is about 236 pound foot. not bad for 1.6 engine.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #124
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I wish Ford would offer a diesel Focus. GM has the right idea with the Cruz
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Wonder how good the "real world" mileage might be...

My current Focus gets high 30's on the road, won't quite get 30 in mixed driving around town.

Back when VW brought in the first diesel Rabbits, and they got 50 on the road, folks would crank LOTS of miles on them 'cause it was cheap to do so. I've heard current diesels do that well, even if not RATED that high - It'd be nice not to calculate fuel costs B4 considering every trip....
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Old 11-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #126
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90% of my mileage is in town. The torque and fuel mileage would make it worthwhile. I'm into an age window where the next vehicle could be my last. Quiet, rational driving would pay off for years to come when I'm in no hurry to get anywhere.
Any vehicle could be one's last. Hell, my next slice of apple pie could be my last!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:40 PM   #127
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90% of my mileage is in town. The torque and fuel mileage would make it worthwhile. I'm into an age window where the next vehicle could be my last. Quiet, rational driving would pay off for years to come when I'm in no hurry to get anywhere.
Thats where a srt8, Mustang comes in. Have some fun.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:57 AM   #128
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Thats where a srt8, Mustang comes in. Have some fun.
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At least make it an ST Focus!
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #129
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At least make it an ST Focus!
Yea, but he mentioned it'd be his last vechicle, wouldn't you want a v/8 grunt car for your last one? I would.
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