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Old 09-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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I like the look of the hatch better - and both US models seem to be selling well. I think the wagon market is a small niche that is under-appreciated in the US.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:23 PM   #12
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No, 99.9% of the people saying yes have never worked for Ford and tried to sell them new off of the lot.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:25 PM   #13
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Looks like an A4. That's a good thing!
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:36 PM   #14
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I hope so (or a fusion wagon).........

I want my 2000 wagon back.

I switched with my parents 2002 SE sedan because my dad needs a walker (lower back nerve damage)

With the wagon, my parents can easily put the walker in the rear section.

Bit of a PITA putting the walker in the sedan (even with the rear seats folded down)

I don't think the hatch has enough room to easily fit a walker behind the rear seats.


So with the average age of americans getting older, maybe we will get a wagon.........
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #15
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Yes and they should put out an ST model (or at least a 6-speed manual version w/decent suspension). It's great looking!
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #16
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Responding to Andrew:

Yes, and its a good thing that 99.99999999999% of the people are not car salesmen!
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:32 AM   #17
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I like the look of the hatch better - and both US models seem to be selling well. I think the wagon market is a small niche that is under-appreciated in the US.
Well, station wagons got a bad image after every single suburban American family had one back in the day.
Like hatches. for aawhile they were all the rage, then they totally disappeared.
The SUVs took over. now plenty of hatches are back, all looking like little versions of SUVs. I noted my 2012 Focus is at least six to eight inches wider across the wheels than the two earlier Focus in my parking structure. (I only walked it off, not actual measuring taped it)
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:06 AM   #18
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absolutely, but I think it needs the hatch tail lights
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:43 AM   #19
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No, 99.9% of the people saying yes have never worked for Ford and tried to sell them new off of the lot.
My best friend owns a Ford Dealership. When the previous Ford Focus Wagon was available in Canada, it accounted for 40% of his total sales, for the year...the Wagon version Focus may not have been a big seller in the states, but it sold like hot cakes in Canada. In the past, Canada pretty much had to settle for what "sold" in the U.S. and that dictated what we would be able to buy. That is not the case anymore, car companies are building product for specific markets, including some "only in Canada" models. If Ford really is leaning towards a true "global car" strategy, then it would make sense to bring the wagon to North America and most certainly Canada. Not everyone wants to drive a minivan or SUV/CROSSOVER but, they may need more cargo space than a sedan or hatchback offer, voila....a wagon version may just fit the bill.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:29 AM   #20
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Of course, a solution would be to have a limited run made at the factory without paint, and make it a factory-only order. Produce them in sets of 3000 vehicles or something, and if the parts are mostly the same as the regular hatchback version, the parts COULD be recycled. The only problem is that the time from order to delivery has been fairly long, which would reduce the demand for them, but having them available might be worth it to Ford.
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