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any thoughts on how you think a Focus wagon would do in the US, not a ST wagon, which would be the ultimate sleeper car, but a SEL/Titanium wagon?








 

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Yes, I would appreciate the possibility of being able to buy one here in the U.S.. But Ford sold very few 2000 to 2007 Focus wagons. What do you think has changed that people now would buy a wagon version?

I am looking for a clean used 2004 to 2007 Duratec auto wagon with less than 100k miles. There are a few in my area.
 

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With the economy being in the toilet right now, a car that would only serve a niche market may not sell very well. There may be demand for it(for those who don't want/need a SUV), but those who want it may not be in the position to buy at this point.
 

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The hatch is pretty popular. I doubt Ford would bring a wagon in as IMO it is pretty much just a slight variation on the hatch.
They SHOULD bring in the diesel engine.
 

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Been thinking of getting my wife a used wagon. At least for me Wagon > Minivan, although those Mazda minivans don't look that bad.

I really do like the way the new one looks, would definately make an appealing family car.
 

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imo these little wagons are a much better choice than many suvs and crossovers.. they are more nimble, fun to drive, get better mileage, hold as much or almost as much cargo and passengers.... what's not to like,,, ?
 

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I still contend that we will not see a wagon version here in NA. Ford is building other vehicles to fill the 5 passenger with cargo space niche. Check out the Fiesta based CUV and the Vertrek, also the B-Max and C-Max, although currently not scheduled to come to NA, the C-Max fills the family mover/station wagon niche for Ford. The Focus is very popular in it's current forms, Ford probably does not to jeopardize that success.
 

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I really don't see the point of the wagon in the United States. No one will buy them except for a small sub-set of enthusiasts. And they can get by with the hatchback.
 

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I really don't see the point of the wagon in the United States. No one will buy them except for a small sub-set of enthusiasts. And they can get by with the hatchback.
Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?
They are like the exact same idea with a very slight difference in rear body structure.. (not even enough to note really except from a style standpoint. From a functional point of view my five door hatch IS a station wagon IMO)
Is it just the wagon is a little more conservative styling?
 

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Agree. i just am blind to what is special about a wagon that is NOT the five door?
They are like the exact same idea with a very slight difference in rear body structure.. (not even enough to note really except from a style standpoint. From a functional point of view my five door hatch IS a station wagon IMO)
Is it just the wagon is a little more conservative styling?
The rear of the wagon is without a doubt longer. This adds what I'm sure is quite a few sq. ft. of cargo space. Needless to say it's not much and won't be a big enough selling point to make it a big seller here in the US.
 

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I like the look of the hatch better - and both US models seem to be selling well. I think the wagon market is a small niche that is under-appreciated in the US.
 

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No, 99.9% of the people saying yes have never worked for Ford and tried to sell them new off of the lot.
 

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I hope so (or a fusion wagon).........

I want my 2000 wagon back.

I switched with my parents 2002 SE sedan because my dad needs a walker (lower back nerve damage)

With the wagon, my parents can easily put the walker in the rear section.

Bit of a PITA putting the walker in the sedan (even with the rear seats folded down)

I don't think the hatch has enough room to easily fit a walker behind the rear seats.


So with the average age of americans getting older, maybe we will get a wagon.........
 

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I like the look of the hatch better - and both US models seem to be selling well. I think the wagon market is a small niche that is under-appreciated in the US.
Well, station wagons got a bad image after every single suburban American family had one back in the day.
Like hatches. for aawhile they were all the rage, then they totally disappeared.
The SUVs took over. now plenty of hatches are back, all looking like little versions of SUVs. I noted my 2012 Focus is at least six to eight inches wider across the wheels than the two earlier Focus in my parking structure. (I only walked it off, not actual measuring taped it)
 

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No, 99.9% of the people saying yes have never worked for Ford and tried to sell them new off of the lot.
My best friend owns a Ford Dealership. When the previous Ford Focus Wagon was available in Canada, it accounted for 40% of his total sales, for the year...the Wagon version Focus may not have been a big seller in the states, but it sold like hot cakes in Canada. In the past, Canada pretty much had to settle for what "sold" in the U.S. and that dictated what we would be able to buy. That is not the case anymore, car companies are building product for specific markets, including some "only in Canada" models. If Ford really is leaning towards a true "global car" strategy, then it would make sense to bring the wagon to North America and most certainly Canada. Not everyone wants to drive a minivan or SUV/CROSSOVER but, they may need more cargo space than a sedan or hatchback offer, voila....a wagon version may just fit the bill.
 

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Of course, a solution would be to have a limited run made at the factory without paint, and make it a factory-only order. Produce them in sets of 3000 vehicles or something, and if the parts are mostly the same as the regular hatchback version, the parts COULD be recycled. The only problem is that the time from order to delivery has been fairly long, which would reduce the demand for them, but having them available might be worth it to Ford.
 
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