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Old 10-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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2012 Focus Titanium Wagon

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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?

The ride itself, on either highway speeds or on small, narrow and bendy roads is near to perfect - even in the wagon.
The chassis is one of the best chassis out there!

Feel free to comment...

And to make you understand what car I talk about - here are some pictures of mine 2012 Titanium, with a full bodykit, 18" rims and a minor loweringkit.

EDIT Oct. 4th 2012:
Within the next 2-3 weeks this post will be edited, as I then have got the roof wing I've ordered, and hopefully have gotten the vinyl wrapping on the car.
New pictures will be added.

The specs, accessories and more about my ride is as follows:
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Plus
Mars Red
18" CMS C18 rims with 235/45-18 Goodyear tyres - summer
18" Original Ford D2UD5 with Nokian 225/45-18 tyres - winther
Factory lowered - 2,5cm (1 inch)
Swing stop (because of lowering)
Bi-Xenon (HID) headlights with LED
Active City Stop, LaneKeeper, Auto Parking, sensors ++
Sony with DAB, Bluetooth, USB ++
Sportseats partial leather - electrical
Heated warmer
Diesel engine - 1,6TDCI 115HP (Tuned..?)
6 speed manual
No more accessories availible when I ordered it...
MS-Design body kit.
3M vinyl wrapped "grill whiskers"
+ some other features that is "secret"...

What that is being done in the next weeks:
Adding the rear wing - as soon as it is manufactured at MS-Design.
Getting hold of North Amarican Titanium fog light bezels
Mounting MS-Design LED Lamps
Vinyl wrapping the roof, the rear wing mirrors, and partil wrapping of the front and bonnet.
































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Last edited by caman; 10-04-2012 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Added som poor quality pictures of the boot and some info about my car..
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Pictures haven't loaded yet, but based on your avatar, I love those rims!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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That ass!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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I would of bought one.....Euro Hauler; load the wife , 2dogs, bicycles on roof rack w/ plenty of luggage in back. OK let's head up North... yoo ha! Great color too!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Ford didn't bother to ask "us Americans" if we wanted one or not.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #6
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That makes me want to move to Norway...and steal your car. That's big time hot! What body kit did you use, 3G Carbon? And what about the lowering kit?

I already see a ton of features, outside of the wagon design that Ford should have employed stateside.

-Smaller rear passenger headrests.
-Passenger lumbar support.
-HID headlights.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Gorgeous! I like it even better than the hatch.

Maybe we don't get it here because of the plethora of crossovers/SUVs we have (Escape/Edge/Flex).
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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For the most part, wagons fell out of fashion in the U.S. mainly due to their replacement by SUVs & crossovers. They way the American market sees it, 'why not sit up higher as an added perk to having all this space to haul stuff?'. Even Honda & Toyota gave up producing wagons in favor of cashing in on the crossover craze, since they sit up higher and afford women the ability to run over curbs, bicycles, etc. without doing any damage. Why produce a Camry Wagon when the Highlander fills the space just as well? I think at one point, the Magnum was the only U.S. wagon available...and you see how that ended. Hello, Durango II.

There's just different tastes in cars here, which also explains why we didn't get the 3-door Fiesta. I'm personally not a wagon fan, but that may be because I was born in an era where wagons were completely uncool, and they remained uncool through much of my young life. When I hear 'wagon', my mind goes directly to the fake-wood-adorned Ford LTD Country Squire. Thankfully the days of exterior fake wood are gone, but perhaps the bitter memories linger on.
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Ford didn't bother to ask "us Americans" if we wanted one or not.
They kind of did. As in the old Focus wagon and not enough sales to continue it. I know it's apples and oranges for the new one, but I'm sure they considered it and the return on investment etc..
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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That makes me want to move to Norway...and steal your car. That's big time hot! What body kit did you use, 3G Carbon? And what about the lowering kit?

I already see a ton of features, outside of the wagon design that Ford should have employed stateside.

-Smaller rear passenger headrests.
-Passenger lumbar support.
-HID headlights.

US Ford.
I've edited my original post - all info is there :)
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