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Old 10-30-2005, 08:48 PM   #1
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LOOK: Petition to Ford about 2008 Focus

Dear all

I am very concerned about the prospects of the Focus. I would like to come up with a letter to Ford that we would all sign/send in, to possibly have a little say i nthe development of the 2008 Focus.
(see my other thread where I post al results fro mthe internet on this topic)

So here is the first draft of points to make:
- encourage bringing over Focus II
- if adapting Focus II to North America is too expensive create mazda 3 based Focus -specific for USA/Canada (a la Fusion)
- if sill not posisble to go C1- we would like to encourage a serious approach to 2008 Focus. (we could bring up points that would be important to focus on)

Reasoning for investing in this redesign:
- Young Buyers who develop brand Loyalty
- Buyers of current Foci that would just like to renew they car.
- ????

I would like to make this thread into dicussion to come up with a final letter to send to Ford. We can figure out how to actually get it signed by all of us etc.. but for now let's focus on coming up with the actual text.

I hope that by tomorrow you Focus freaks like me will take this thread at least to page 2..

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Old 10-30-2005, 09:05 PM   #2
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^^^well they better do a serious change to it...or else theyll have a car that hasnt changed much at all in a span of a decade......which is pretty bad. Wow i just read that article u had up, and i say this comment is a load of bs.

"Ford Focus: Ford executives say the well-regarded C1 platform of the European Focus is too expensive to adapt for North America. Instead, the automaker will re-engineer and restyle the North American Focus for the 2008 model year."

Too expensive to adapt for North America......ummm the mazda 3 has it so what are you talking about. Oh yeah i read in the paper the other day that small car sales are up alot, and more americans are taking interest in them. Honda and toyota are bringing over some more small compacts. Maybe this will slap ford in the head to bring some stuff over here or at least upgrade the focus.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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c'mon you guys cannot be serious.. no one is willing to pitch in and push on Ford. .I thought we were all Focus FANATICS... let's FANATICAL about the future of it.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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Only thing good about it was the ideia.
He really messed it up big time.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:30 PM   #5
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Good idea, but that is all it really is.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:35 PM   #6
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Dear Ford.

Come onnnnnnnnn...... Come onnnnnnnnnnn.......

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Hey I am behind you 100% let's do this
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Next time one of the Ford reps comes by and asks me how's it going, I will be showing him these posts. Don't know if it will help, since I am in parts, but I will do my part. (No pun intended.)
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how bout,...
Dear ford..please make a better focus in the future...I had to replace all the crap you put on the one I have now. Also can you make your electrical system more reliable, im tired of going to the shop for the same thing twice....and please ohhh PLEASE do something about the ugly rear end of the foci, its old and yet droopy looking...its just plain fugly. More whp and trq ford!! Your getting behind...all these imports are getting faster sleeker while the foci is looking like it did 5 years ago with not much of a change all around. Also change the lug patteren to 4.5 instead of 4.25 so we could atleast buy some nicer rims from other companies because its hard to find nice rims in that pattern. Please FORD PLEASE....DONT MAKE ME GO BACK tO HoNDA (although the new civic si looks nice=)

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Old 11-01-2005, 04:31 PM   #10
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Yeah, if you want to win over a manufacturer to your point of view, nothing does it better than insulting their product.
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