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alright so now that we know what the new 3 looks like how long do you think it will be till we start seeing illegally obtained cameraphone pics of the new Focus design and possible artists renderings and test mules or the car in camo? If the car is slated for 2011(correct?) then it shouldn't be too long before we start to see some stuff. That's usually the way these things go so i'd say maybe towards the end of december or maybe in January... If that's too soon then I would expect something to come out sometime in the first half of 09. So that's my prediction, at the earliest, late this month, and at the latest, around august of 09 or so.... or anytime in between. If not between those times I would find that kind of strange and dissapointing. This is a popular car and most popular cars get hyped way in advance, at least a year... shoot, look at the camaro. I know, it's the camaro, but still I think the focus deserves a lot of attention too. Fords balls are on the line here and the focus, along with the new fiesta, are going to have to be amazing because they will be key to Ford's survival in the near future. So what do you guys think? IDK, maybe I'm wrong. Let the discussion begin.
 

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I don't think there will be any 'camo' or other shots your describe because (I thought) Ford had already posted the cars. Only question that was remaining concerned the power train (and I thought that had been mostly resolved as well). The latest Ford Mag even had them in it. So don't think there keeping it secret. 8-D
 

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What mag are you looking at^^ I have yet to see anything design-wise about the next Focus. Every pic I have seen floating around the internet is just a rendered speculation.
 

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Oh! you got an 02. Sorry! I bought an 07. Ford sends me this mag every 3 months or so. Latest edition has the Focus, that other smaller car (name???) and the 'euro' delivery van. Just the power has not been decided (other than we won't be seeing any turbo's for awhile). 8-D.
There was another thread they were talkin about it (the new Focus) in more detail. Search for that I guess. You can also see them online, think TS cars news has pics.
 

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From what I have read the new MKIII Focus styling has not been finalized yet, hence no mules with camo in Europe or the U.S. yet. The North American version of the MKIII is not due until MY 2011, to be introduced sometime in 2010.
 

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well i suppose my point is that no design has been finalized, so we don't know exactly what it is going to look like. I get that mag too, though not lately. If you are talking about that ugly, stub nosed, white rendering of the focus I thought that was just an idea. That thing is hideous to me. I was hoping it would look like the euro's just a little bit more evolved and refined. I'll look for that thread though, see what you are talking about.
 

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our stupid ff search engine won't search the word new... so when I put in new focus it only searches focus...... that is so dumb! Also what is ts cars news? I actually typed that in google and go absolutely nothing. lol. I guess I can't find anything today. lol
 

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ok, all it said was that there would be a new focus BASED on the c1 platform by 2011...
 

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From what I have read the new MKIII Focus styling has not been finalized yet, hence no mules with camo in Europe or the U.S. yet. The North American version of the MKIII is not due until MY 2011, to be introduced sometime in 2010.
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But,but,but! [scratch] Were not getting the MKIII. Were getting the MKII initially. MKIII is just talk for USA at the moment. spacegravity4me >> You meant the MKIII? If so Sorry! [B)]
 

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From everyting that I have read - we are getting the MKIII. Not MKII. Why would Ford retool then retool again a year or 2 later?

That book you get is a pic of the MKII. if we are getting it - great. But it makes no sense that we would. Ford is not going to Import the Focus. They have to retool for a new car. They need to make there money back on the adjustments made for the 08/09. 2010/2011 I think we will see the new MKIII.
 

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From everyting that I have read - we are getting the MKIII. Not MKII. Why would Ford retool then retool again a year or 2 later?

That book you get is a pic of the MKII. if we are getting it - great. But it makes no sense that we would.
All I am sayin is what Ford is sayin. They gave a picture of the orange one. The white one sometime down the line...maybe.
Now. I assume the orange one is the MKII. The white one is the MKIII. Europe will get the MKIII years ahead of USA I think. We will prob get Europe's (used) tooling. That way they just have to ship it, not recreate it.
So it makes sense that way I guess.
Wonder if they will use drum brakes on the rear wheels?
 

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ok, this is just getting stupid...... Are we not getting the mk3? If Ford is going global then they have to have the same universal platform! Right??? Maybe I'm missing something here. I do know that I want the orange one. If they make the one on the right i'll stone the first person I ever see driving one.... j/k?
 

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I would like the orange one as well, if for no other reason than the aftermarket is already very much established for this body style. Again, they don't have to 'create' it, they simply have to import it. Think the modding would be able to really take off, which I am looking forward to.[woot]
 
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