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Old 05-13-2013, 03:35 PM   #11
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I don't know any part of the world where the Escort had a good following. Maybe back in the 80's early 90's there were some people who would've liked an Escort in Europe but fast-forward to 2003 when Ford finally stopped selling the Escort in the US; you'd be hard pressed to find any sane human being who would be happy driving that sorry excuse for a car.

It works for a market like China that does not have history with the Escort. This would replace the Focus Classic and creates a wider gap separating the two very different trims since the Mk3 Focus is sold in China as a 'Premium' car and the Escort would be entry level.
I loved my 98 5 speed wagon! I'd buy one today actually.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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It works for a market like China that does not have history with the Escort. This would replace the Focus Classic and creates a wider gap separating the two very different trims since the Mk3 Focus is sold in China as a 'Premium' car and the Escort would be entry level.
This is right on. Here's the article.
http://www.autoblog.com/2013/04/19/f...ack-to-basics/
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:29 AM   #13
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