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#519 of 637 Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December
Sep 28, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Ford will stop taking orders for the Focus wagon on November 20th, 2006, and production of the 2007 Focus wagon will stop by the end of December 2006. There will be no 2008 Focus wagon, only sedans & hatchbacks. I had been hearing this for a while, and now it is true, straight off the Ford website. Better order or buy one soon. Ford dropped them because the wagons are only 8% of the Focus sales, and not worth the trouble for Ford. A terrible loss, and the last American wagon produced. Sorry to have to drop such bad news. I ordered a Focus wagon SES last March, and was driving it 5 weeks later. It is a great wagon. The gas mileage has been much better than expected (35 or more on the highway). Mine has all the options except the sunroof (hate them), even leather, heated seats & mirrors, and traction control. I hit 5000 miles last week, and the car has been flawless. It is definitely the best small wagon available. I highly recommend it.
#520 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [jeffdavis]
Sep 28, 2006 (7:04 pm)
Do you have the Automatic or the 5-speed?
wow, I'm going to order mine tomorrow after work.
Sep 28, 2006 (10:04 pm)
Have 2001 SE Wagon which I bought new. Have only had a few problems with the car, most have been mentioned here already.
The car has 32,300 miles on it. Have not made any mods to it. Looking forward to reading alll the info here.
#522 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [fordwagon67]
Sep 29, 2006 (6:55 am)
I have the automatic. I averaged between 35 & 36 mpg on one tankful of mostly highway driving, which is quite good. City driving is around 25 to 26 for me because I live in an urban, congested area. The Mazda motor is great; quiet, smooth, refined, lots of get-up & go. And like all Focuses, fun to drive.
#523 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [jeffdavis]
Sep 29, 2006 (7:11 am)
Thanks! I'm going to order mine today.
#524 of 637 03 ZTW just went over 3 yrs
Oct 02, 2006 (5:17 pm)
and I've had zero problems with it. I bought an extended warranty (Warranty Direct) so that about guarantees I won't have any problems with it!
#525 of 637 Rear Head Restraints Installed?
Oct 06, 2006 (6:30 am)
Has anyone been able to get rear head restraints installed? Is this possible? I'm in no rush since the kids are still in car seats, but it would be a nice option in the future.
#526 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [jeffdavis]
Oct 17, 2006 (4:53 pm)
I also have about 5000 miles now on my 2007 Focus Wagon. I was torn between the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and the Focus. I knew that this is the last year for the present Corolla and didnt want an obsolete car that fast. Plus side air bags were impossible to find in my area. The Honda was a good bit nicer than the Focus to me. But the dealer wouldnt budge very much, and lowballed me on my Sport Trac trade in. Plus the Honda, equally equipped was a couple of thou more than the Focus (give or take). I'm happy with the Fosus in SOME areas and unhappy in others.. Mileage, handling and acceleration are great for what the car is. I can carry as much stuff in my little wagon as I could in the big ole Sport Trac! BUT, I told my wife on DAY ONE that the first thing that would break on the Focus would be the chinsy little armrest and its already in pieces! And the biggy that I didnt notice during the test drive is that left cupholder starts gnawing into my right leg after driving more than an hour. After 2 hours I'm in real pain and must turn over the wheel to wifey. I can buy an extra 30 minutes by taking the rubber cup insert out at the beginning of the trip. I'm ready to take a sawzall to the darned thing! All in all, especially when I factor in resale value, I wish I'd sprung for the Civic. I might just dump the Focus by next summer and probably take a 6 or 7 thousand dollar bloodbath. Maybe the sawzall idea would be cheaper.
#527 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [jeffdavis]
Oct 19, 2006 (8:08 am)
Too bad Ford.
Guess someone else will get my money when my Outback gasps its last breath.
Focus was on my short list based on mpg and cargo space.
Chasing away 8% of sales. Another bold move.
#528 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [dan5678]
Oct 20, 2006 (7:22 am)
I'd be more than happy to sell you mine!