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Old 08-22-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Should Ford Offer a "Mid-Level" Focus?

I really like my Focus. And I'd probably really love it if I lived in Florida or Kansas. But here in the Allegheny Mountains of Western PA, 160 hp and 146 lb/ft is a bit lacking. And I'd hate to see what my insurance premiums would be in an ST. Maybe Ford should offer something in between, like a 2.3-2.5L with something around 185-200 hp 175-190 lb/ft. Or perhaps just use the 1.6L turbo from the Fiesta ST (197 hp 202 lb/ft). Maybe call it a Focus GT. What do you guys (and girls) think?


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Old 08-22-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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It makes too much sense...thus it won't happen.

That's why I'm going ST the next time I get a Focus.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:46 PM   #3
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Should've had the 1.6 like the fusion had. 180 hp woulda been fine for me
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Generally speaking, insurance premiums on the ST are not much more then the other models.

The cost for a "mid level" Focus with a different (more powerful) engine would probably be VERY close in price to the ST, anyways.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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Yes, I totally agree with you. The focus should offer three range: EcoBoost 1L, Current 2L and a 1.6L Turbo. Toyota used to have the Corolla with the Camry engine in it.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:48 PM   #6
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They already offer a mid-level. It's called the Titanium. You've got the SE, Titanium and ST. Well also the electric but I don't count that. They need to concentrate on bringing the RS over here!
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They already offer a mid-level. It's called the Titanium. You've got the SE, Titanium and ST. Well also the electric but I don't count that. They need to concentrate on bringing the RS over here!
I dont really consider that ST a model considering its not readily available, and its not a model you regularly see around (at least where i live). They should've run the SEL model into 2014 as well with maybe a beefed up powertrain. I wouldve loved to had something other than my SE but without spending titanium money
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I dont really consider that ST a model considering its not readily available, and its not a model you regularly see around (at least where i live). They should've run the SEL model into 2014 as well with maybe a beefed up powertrain. I wouldve loved to had something other than my SE but without spending titanium money
They made over 13,575 STs for the 2013 Model Year.

The SEL went away because Ford realized they can charge more for the SE with all the SEL amenities and streamline the production process.

The SE 201A package for 2013+ is basically the old SEL 300A level minus the dual zone climate control. Order MFT and you get the DZ-EATC also.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:36 PM   #9
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They made over 13,575 STs for the 2013 Model Year.

The SEL went away because Ford realized they can charge more for the SE with all the SEL amenities and streamline the production process.

The SE 201A package for 2013+ is basically the old SEL 300A level minus the dual zone climate control. Order MFT and you get the DZ-EATC also.
All this^^^^^^^ makes sense. Streamline the production & get the rs rolling.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:38 PM   #10
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For a model that has a 100% manual transmission take rate that's not bad compared to the S/SE/Ti with 5MT iirc. (13575 units for 2013, and more still this year).
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