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Ford Focus, Wagon
#529 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [dan5678]
Oct 20, 2006 (5:29 pm)
Even though I complained about the lack of rear headrests and side curtain airbags, I got a 2007 Focus Wagon SES auto.
It's only got 380 miles on it so far so gas mileage is unknown.
I have driven only small 4cyl cars since 1987, mostly Volkswagens except a '95 Saturn SW2 and a '04 Corolla, and this Focus has a better ride/handling compromise than any of them. I am a longtime VW fan, having owned 6 of them, and our other car is a 2003 VW Jetta wagon made in Germany.
The Focus has better steering, and VW has always had great FWD steering! The ride in the Jetta is slightly better, but it's much more cramped with seats that feel like twill fabric wrapped over granite.
The Focus drives much better than the Corolla in almost every type of driving, although the Corolla never claimed to be sporty and it was queiter than the Focus on the highway.
If Ford had brought the Gen. II Focus here 2 years ago they would be in a much better position. If I was the CEO at Ford right now, I'd say to management; "Find a way to bring the Euro Focus here in 6 months or look for another job"
Americans won't drive small cars? When was the last time you were driving to work and didn't see a Civic??!!
#530 of 637 New Focus Wagon Owner
Nov 08, 2006 (3:43 pm)
Hello, fellow Focus owners. I just purchased a 2005 Focus SE wagon, still under the manufacturer warranty (at least for another year or so). The purchase was made after MUCH research and deliberation over a wagon vs an Escape Hybrid vs Toyota Matrix. Quite the range of options, I suppose, but we were looking for something with carrying capacity, good mileage, and that would be easy on the budget. It's a nice looking car, and has most of the features I would have expected to pay more for in other cars (telescopic steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls, tonneau cover, ABS). Look forward to joining the conversation more!
#531 of 637 Re: New Focus Wagon Owner [livefree]
Nov 19, 2006 (11:15 am)
Great, but keep in mind, the wagon board is pretty slow moving and will get slower as we are such a minority of Focus owners and they aint gonna make em anymore.
#532 of 637 I wonder what
Nov 23, 2006 (5:43 am)
the chances are of getting Ford to change their mind about making them? The Focus wagon, I mean.
#534 of 637 Re: Bumper/cover replacement [universe74]
Nov 29, 2006 (11:19 am)
This is a 2000 Focus by the way.
#535 of 637 Tailgate won't say up!
Dec 15, 2006 (9:35 pm)
I guess the two tail gate arms have given out, has any one else had this problem if so what is the fix? Hard to take stuff in and out of the car, with the tailgate falling on my head.
#536 of 637 replace the struts.
Dec 17, 2006 (1:15 pm)
these hydrulic struts do have a lifespan. They should be something you can fix your self if you get the parts.
#537 of 637 Re: Tailgate won't say up! [kalbo607]
Jan 02, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Was cover by the extended warranty, dealer fixed it so no more tail gate falling on the head.
#538 of 637 Re: Ford stopping production of Focus wagon in December [fordwagon67]
Jan 07, 2007 (10:39 pm)
Not only has the wagon production stopped, the focus as we know it will completely stop production at the end of the 07 model year this summer. THe 2008 Focus is a sedan-only redesign bread & butter car. No hatch, no wagon, no 2.3. INterestingly you can buy the real new generation Focus in Mexico.