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Old 04-17-2014, 01:21 PM   #11
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I think it lost a little originality obviously as the older grill wasn't shared with any other car.
Any other car.... except for the Escape, lol.
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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I like it; much better than the current version (which I also like)!
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:32 AM   #13
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Any other car.... except for the Escape, lol.
Yep,forgot that one but the escape came later so now the Focus is just copying the Fusion which the frontend looks decent on.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:15 PM   #14
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Ney! I like more the Darth Vader face than the Aston Martin wannabe!
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:45 AM   #15
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It's looks good. My actual gripe with the grille is that it's also on all the cars, including the cheaper Fiesta. That said, I think the car will look great in black, without the chrome bezel on the grille.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:09 AM   #16
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It's OK, doesn't look like an Aston grille to me.

The Fusion's nose looks more like an Aston IMHO.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:16 PM   #17
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nah not a fan it looks too much like a fusion which is a family style car I like the 12 13 more rally inspired front end .
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:57 PM   #18
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I think the new grill looks great, but I don' care for what they did to the headlights. They seem to have lost some character in the transition. That straight line from front to back doesn't look good, IMO.
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Old 05-03-2014, 07:05 AM   #19
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I like it but no where near enough to go into debt buying one. They haven't done enough on the mechanical side for that. Time for a 6spd manual and an upgraded base engine.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:09 AM   #20
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I like it but no where near enough to go into debt buying one. They haven't done enough on the mechanical side for that. Time for a 6spd manual and an upgraded base engine.
Agreed. They've got to at least be thinking about putting the ST transmission in this car. I can't believe they'd create a brand-new 6-speed for the base car when they're already sitting on a really good one. Either way, they need to add a cog.
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