Should a Focus Wagon be sold in US? - Page 8 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS 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 12-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #71
Redhatch
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 92041
Location: Exeter, NH
What I Drive: 2012, Red Candy, SEL, Hatchback

Posts: 10
FF Reputation: 1 Redhatch Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I love the hatch, but if there had been a wagon available there wouldn't have even been a choice - wagon in a heartbeat. A co-worker has a VW Jetta wagon and when next to my Focus it is basically the same size, but that little extra wagon length has so much more storage space.
Redhatch is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #72
nocleader
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91126
Location: Grove City, OH
What I Drive: 2012 Ford Focus SE HB Ingot Silver

Posts: 15
FF Reputation: 1 nocleader Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Broadly, I don't think station wagons are liked here in the USA. I'd suppose somebody needing the space would get a cross-over or a mini-van instead.

I have to say the Magnum does look great:)
__________________
___________________________________________________________
2012 Focus SE Hatchback Ingot Silver w/201A, sport pkg, remote start
nocleader is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2011, 09:37 PM   #73
Bleed Blue
Focus Enthusiast
 
Bleed Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52048
Location: Northern, CA
What I Drive: 2005 Gray Focus ST

Posts: 238
Points 315, Level 6
Points: 315, Level: 6 Points: 315, Level: 6 Points: 315, Level: 6
Level Up 30% Completed
Level up: 30% Level up: 30% Level up: 30%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Bleed Blue Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pennut View Post
I detest SUV's. Crossovers like the Ford Edge or Nissan Rogue are okay. I'm talking full size SUV's. Nissan Armada, Lexus LX & GX, Honda Pilot, etc. Barf. And SUV owners actually think they are driving something cool. How is an SUV any cooler than a minivan? Because they use more gas and cost more to fix? Lol. Used to be funny how when some people would ask what I drove and I said a stationwagon, they would kind of snicker. Probably thinking of something like Clark Griswolds wagon. Then they would see my Magnum and be like, nice car! I got more compliments on my Magnum than any other car I've owned so far.

Wagons CAN be cool.



Other then the front end and that interior, the Magnum wasn't bad looking but unfortunatly it could be used as an example of how America views wagons in general. Meaning SLOW seller and discontinued after trying to make it for 4 years. If Ford looks at it's numbers, we have no chance of Ford bringing the wagon here.
__________________
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 w/mods (street toy)
1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 289 w/5-spd (street toy)
2005 Ford Focus ST w/minor mods (my daily driver)
1998 Ford Ranger S-Cab Flareside 4X4 (another toy)
Kia...Making Home Town Buffet look classy!
Bleed Blue is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2011, 10:47 PM   #74
Triborough
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 92479
Location: A bit too far from NYC, NJ
What I Drive: 2012 Ingot Silver Titanium Hatch

Posts: 218
FF Reputation: 2 Triborough Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I was actually considering a certified preowned Volvo V50 before I decided on the Focus hatchback. There are people who are looking for that sort of vehicle.
Triborough is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2011, 11:36 PM   #75
Pennut
Focus Addict
 
Pennut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91326
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey SE Hatchback

Posts: 617
Points 1,436, Level 21
Points: 1,436, Level: 21 Points: 1,436, Level: 21 Points: 1,436, Level: 21
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 5 Pennut Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bleed Blue View Post
Other then the front end and that interior, the Magnum wasn't bad looking but unfortunatly it could be used as an example of how America views wagons in general. Meaning SLOW seller and discontinued after trying to make it for 4 years. If Ford looks at it's numbers, we have no chance of Ford bringing the wagon here.
It was a slow seller because after the 1st year, Dodge didn't advertise hardly, if at all for some reason. I remember seeing commercials on TV for the Magnum like in 2005, then after that I don't remember seeing any commercials. I think Dodge only had the one commercial. Quite a few people came up to me when I was parked and asked what it was. They never heard of it. How can a company sell a product if they stop advertising it?
Pennut is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2011, 11:56 PM   #76
emsvitil
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50210
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2000 SE Wagon

Posts: 1,267
Points 3,016, Level 33
Points: 3,016, Level: 33 Points: 3,016, Level: 33 Points: 3,016, Level: 33
Level Up 78% Completed
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 9 emsvitil Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The Magnum wagon is a completely different market (performance wagon) than

a Focus wagon.........................
__________________
Ed
emsvitil is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 12:35 AM   #77
st falcon
Focus Addict
 
st falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Fan#: 92343
Location: Livonia, MI
What I Drive: 2012 Blue Candy HATCH SEL

Posts: 1,368
FF Reputation: 3 st falcon Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post
The Magnum wagon is a completely different market (performance wagon) than

a Focus wagon.........................
I think many potential wagon owners are looking for front wheel drive, as rear wheels might be scary to many these days (my wife + snow + rear wheel drive = accident) Plus, the stigma will take a looong time to go from laughs to love...but hey the SOS (DMV) considered our mountaineer a wagon...Dodge even has a "power wagon" Ram, so the term spans many designs I guess...just weird that so many laugh at the term...I guess old Clark gave it quite a bad name!
__________________
2012 Focus SEL Blue Candy Metallic

1996 Bronco XLT 351W
Cant wait for Summer when I pop the top!!
st falcon is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 02:47 AM   #78
locutist
Focus Enthusiast
 
locutist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Fan#: 33592
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
What I Drive: 2005 Volvo V50 T5

Posts: 97
Points 843, Level 15
Points: 843, Level: 15 Points: 843, Level: 15 Points: 843, Level: 15
Level Up 44% Completed
Level up: 44% Level up: 44% Level up: 44%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 locutist Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post
The Magnum wagon is a completely different market (performance wagon) than

a Focus wagon.........................
Performance wagons can be had in any flavor, take mine for example:
Volvo V50 T5
and the Focus ST
just to name a few.
__________________
2005 V50 T5 6-Sp Manual: Flint Grey Metallic|Premium Sound System w/ 6-Disc CD Changer|De-badged Rear Hatch | E-Code Head Lights |Roof Spoiler |Dubstop black mesh grill| European Spec Wide Angle side view mirrors
locutist is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 04:20 AM   #79
emsvitil
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50210
Location: SoCal, CA
What I Drive: 2000 SE Wagon

Posts: 1,267
Points 3,016, Level 33
Points: 3,016, Level: 33 Points: 3,016, Level: 33 Points: 3,016, Level: 33
Level Up 78% Completed
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 9 emsvitil Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Muscle (car) wagon might be a better description of the magnum....
__________________
Ed
emsvitil is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 06:41 AM   #80
Pennut
Focus Addict
 
Pennut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91326
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey SE Hatchback

Posts: 617
Points 1,436, Level 21
Points: 1,436, Level: 21 Points: 1,436, Level: 21 Points: 1,436, Level: 21
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 5 Pennut Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post
Muscle (car) wagon might be a better description of the magnum....
Many people probably also didn't know that you could get the Magnum, Charger and 300 with all wheel drive right from the first year of production, and still can (except the Magnum of course). Something Chrysler NEVER advertised in thier commercials for any of them that I know of. Certainly not for the Magnum. How dumb is that?
Pennut is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 06:15 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : 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 Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. 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. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat