Do you like your Impreza Sport?
I'm interested but what I've seen is very spartan.
Hopefully the 2002 just coming into the US now, has a nicer interior and side airbags.
I love hatches because I want to throw my bike in the back without having it exposed. Also, they usually have an area that's covered without having it look like you're hiding something with a shade (like in wagons). I had an 86 Lebaron GTS turbo 5 door hatch, which was practical but always breaking
(no more Chrysler).
More 5 door hatch choices would be great.
The old 626 5 door was cool looking.
Europe has so many cool sleek cars and we have boring, boring, boring.
The big three seem to think we don't want folding mirrors, hatchbacks, turn signals on the fenders,
cool colors, etc. Are americans really that conservative? I may end up with a silver accord
sedan. (but I really want a cool Euro hatch like a Mondeo).
OK, so Chrysler has the PT, but you know it's gonna start breaking by 50K. And for some reason I don't care for it. Well I would take it over that monstrosity Aztek horror show.
And another thing, Chrysler and Ford don't post their email address's anywhere so you can't contact them to complain. GEE.... I wonder why! :>)
It may be time to bump this topic back up. Car and Driver just renamed the Focus as one of the top 10 cars, particularly the ZX3. For some of us (I have 3 kids) who want some real SPORT AND UTILITY in our commuter car, a 5 Door Focus Hatch would be the perfect solution. Anyone hear of any news as to whether the 5 dr Hatch will be introduced as a 2002 model?
i read also in autoweek a way back that ford was considering a coupe version(not the zx3) to compete with saturn/hyundai. i think this would do really well here. i think Ford should bring the five door to the US too.
I'll be returning to the US from England in 2002. My hope is that Ford will have a Diesel 5-Door Focus waiting for me. They're available somewhere in Europe, listed at 40mpg urban and 70mpg highway. Otherwise, I'll probably go with a Jetta TDI.
Most of you are euro-style cars fans. Why in this case you call 3-door hatchback as a 2-door, and some of you call 5-door model as a 4-door? C'mon, guys, be like europeans!
It is funny, but Edmunds do not have "Hatchbacks" category in the car selection screen. I sent them email and was answered that there is no such body type. Ha-ha! They call it "coupe". Hey, coupe is the whole different thing. And the most heavy thing that text under Golf or Focus photos says: Hatchback. Even this conference is named "Hatchbacks".
People, you are driving the cars that no exist here in States.
P.S. Anyway, I like Golf more than Focus and thanks God that 5-door Golf is available here.
Ford announced yesterday that the Focus ZX-5 hatchback is indeed coming to the US later this year. So those of us looking for a four-door hatchback will have some choices. The ZX-5, upcoming Hyundai Elantra, Kia Spectra, and VW Golf.
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#30 of 30 will Ford have improve the reliability of the Focus?
Feb 27, 2001 (7:31 am)
That would be my main question. Otherwise it looks good. However, in 2002 their will be several HB to compete against besides the Golf. Mazda Protege 5, Hyundai Elantra GT. Toyota is bring out the Matrix as a 2003 model (debute late 2002). Since Toyota is bringing out their hatchback, Honda will probably bring back their Civic HB. Looks like we will have some nice choices.