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Old 11-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #51
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yep, just saw the new 2013 Escape.....there's your Focus wagon. Switchgear is almost exactly the same inside!
Not the same. I have driven the Focus wagon. It is a fine car and nothing like the Escape. The Escape sits up high. The wagon sits low like all other cars but with additional cargo space.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:21 PM   #52
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<<... i'll pass. and someday get a red candy focus wagon ... with its ~4 cubic feet more cargo. that day will come ... >>

Oh, I hope you're right. That would be my plan. Hence my avatar.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:38 PM   #53
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Absolutely.

Don't call it a "Global car" if you're STILL going to limit which models are available in certain countries. That's just stupid.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #54
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I don't know why a lot of people think that a Wagon is for "niche people". Just look at VW US and do a comparison "sedans"/"hatchback" vs "wagons" (Diesel, of course) and the results may surprise more than one. I think wagons have their place in the car market. I will not buy one, because in a family of two, a wagon is too much... but it'll fit very well for a family of 4.
And yes, I'd love to have the Diesel version of Focus here, in Canada. It would be more than great ! But with the quality of the diesel fuel in North America, I think Ford will wait a bit longer before letting him loose with a diesel version in this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:11 PM   #55
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Regarding the possibility of the new wagon coming over, there were 'substantiated rumors' a while back, then some spottings of the actual wagons in Michigan--presumed 'test cars.' Anybody heard anything recently?
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Regarding the possibility of the new wagon coming over, there were 'substantiated rumors' a while back, then some spottings of the actual wagons in Michigan--presumed 'test cars.' Anybody heard anything recently?
I saw that post a while back too. It was a euro version. I have been searching the web for anything new, but have found nothing.

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Sure I think that the Focus wagon should be sold in the US, but I am afraid no one is going to buy it.
I would buy one right now with the right options.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #57
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I want you all (especially Ford USA) to see what we're missing. Fortunately I have the opportunity to travel throughout Europe while employed with the US Army. Every once in a blue moon, I will spend money to rent a car when I already have one. This week I rented the Ford Focus wagon, 1.6L turbo 6sp manual. It was a terrific ride. It has sooooo many extra features over the US Focus. Features like heated windshield, manual headlight leveling, and auto dimming just to name a few. Here are a couple of pics. If you would like to see more, just let me know.


Euro headlight switch

Driver side window switch with power folding mirror button

Left profile

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Rear profile w/LED tails and exhaust cutout in lower trim

And finally, the real wide angle mirror
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:06 PM   #58
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #59
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Dear Ford, What the heck!!!
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I'm drooling. Damn, I want that machine.
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