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Old 10-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #41
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Definitely one sexy ride. I would get a new wagon if they offered. I was really hoping they would bring an ST wagon here but god forbid Ford US do something cool for us. ST is nice but it is a little late in the coming. Hopefully it will open some more doors.
Only thing I would do is change the wheels and darken out the headlights. Wheels look good, I would just go with something different for my tastes.
Yours actually look pretty similar to those Volvo wheels above.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #42
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Your wagon is so sexy. My family had a focus wagon until it got totaled. I sure do miss it...one of these wagons would make it easy to forget about though.
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Just wanted to hop on this thread for a bit. I'm still new to Ford's and Focus's, having just purchased a 2013 SE hatch. But yea, these wagons are just fantastic.

My questions are, in terms of size, labeling and the comparison between this European wagon and my North American hatch? Is everything the exact same with just a bit larger rear/hatch space?

Or is there more passenger room, whether in front or back row?

In the US, we consider the Focus to be a "compact" car. Is it still a "compact"...that happens to be a bit longer?

Furthermore, are the popular and pricier Euro wagons such as the VW, Volvo, Audi, Benz, BMW, etc. (whether available in US or not) actually bigger than the Focus Wagon? Are they considered to be "full size" wagons?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #44
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Just wanted to hop on this thread for a bit. I'm still new to Ford's and Focus's, having just purchased a 2013 SE hatch. But yea, these wagons are just fantastic.

My questions are, in terms of size, labeling and the comparison between this European wagon and my North American hatch? Is everything the exact same with just a bit larger rear/hatch space?

Or is there more passenger room, whether in front or back row?

In the US, we consider the Focus to be a "compact" car. Is it still a "compact"...that happens to be a bit longer?

Furthermore, are the popular and pricier Euro wagons such as the VW, Volvo, Audi, Benz, BMW, etc. (whether available in US or not) actually bigger than the Focus Wagon? Are they considered to be "full size" wagons?
The wagon has the exact same wheel base as the sedan and hatch, the wagon is about 0.6" longer than the Sedan, and over 7.5" longer than the hatch, all of that room is behind the rear passenger seats.

The current focus Estate has more rear cargo volume than the Kuga/ Escape, or at the very least the previous version of the Kuga which we never got here, but was within an inch in dimension to the US Escape at the time.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #45
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Rear seat headroom is a little better in the wagon, but leg room & passenger room front/back is the same as the hatch & sedan.
Focus wagon is in the same segments in Europe, as it would be in North America, VW Golf, Chevy Cruze , BMW 1 series, Audi A3, Volvo V40. All C segment or Compact class.
Full size wagons would be Mondeo, Accord, VW Passat, Mazda6, etc
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #46
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Hi.
I just would like to give you a thread, that can be used to discuss the lack of the wagon on the US/ North American market.

It has come to my attention that this bodystyle is not for sale in your markets.
It is a shame, because this is a really good alternative!

Why is it so?
The new Ford Focus is supposed to be a world car...
It has a big luggage compartment with a low and wide entry for loading.
So for family or small business use, this car is excellent.
Does Ford belive the market is to small in North America, or are "you Americans" so used to oversized vehicles, that you will not consider it as an alternative?
It's come to my attention that the Focus sedan is not for sale in Norway. I think it's a really good alternative.

Why is it so? Does Ford believe that people who gave the world lutefisk probably don't like sedans?
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #47
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It's come to my attention that the Focus sedan is not for sale in Norway. I think it's a really good alternative.

Why is it so? Does Ford believe that people who gave the world lutefisk probably don't like sedans?
Sedans hasn't been popular here since the 80's. There is almost no sedans here (except old ones and Lexus). We have hatchback, wagon, MPV, SUV, etc...
Since it's barely 5 million lovers of lutefisk and/or smalahove, the market for a sedan isn't there...

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I had a sedan like this one (in the 80's): http://hooniverse.com/2012/03/05/sup...rd-e1-berlina/
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:39 AM   #48
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Since Norwegians and wagons seems to be the theme of the day; here's mine:




8 months and 10.000 trouble free miles, including a stint on German Autobahns.

I find wagons a very useful combination of external size, interior space, and plain usability, besides often looking better than most SUVS and sedans, and find it strange that they seem so little appreciated in the US. A SUV and a wagon are pretty different beasts (the wagon usually having better interior room though a lower seating position, aside from a much better ride and better fuel economy), and while I can see the SUV craze having killed off wagons in the US (and there's lots of SUVs in Norway too); I think maybe the SUV tide have peaked.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:13 AM   #49
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Very cool. Love the colour!
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