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#575 of 637 Focus Wagon gone...
Jul 03, 2007 (8:28 pm)
This is very sad...
I'm glad I got a Dark Red 2007 SES Wagon in Nov '06.
The engineering and build quality are inferior (in varying degrees)to my wifes 2003 VW Jetta Wagon in every meaningful way with the exception of steering feel and roominess.
But...I wanted to put my money where my mouth is and buy American. I'm very proud to drive a Ford built by the good folks at the Wayne, Michigan plant. I hope I can be a part of helping them keep their jobs with decent benefits.
We must do what we can to save Ford!
If they bring the next gen Focus here from Europe,and make it in the USA, then it will be my next car even if it cost more than a made-in-Mexico-Gen-X-tacky/shiny-tailight-the-h,e,double hockey sticks-with-the-American-worker Fusion!!!!!!!!!!
Are you listening Ford????!!!!!!!
You are listening. To the utter silence of most Americans who don't know or care where their cars are made as long as they can get leather and a nav system for $299/month.
#576 of 637 Re: Focus Wagon gone... [fordwagon67]
Jul 03, 2007 (9:12 pm)
I would agree with the quality assessment. I was very close to buying a VW rabbit however for much less money I got leather interior etc in my 2007 SES wagon and yes better steering and a lot of extra room. A $370can after market Garwin GPS and $200 for Scangauge2 gave me all the navigation and trip computer features you could want.
I just finished a long road trip and got ( 6.6L /100km) which I think is about 36.6 mpg us through serious mountains no less and the cars not even broken in yet and I am an enthusiastic driver. I found the car very comfortable with fewer rattles,less road and wind noise than the Corolla I tested before and super handling through the twisted mountain roads.
Yes there were some poor assembly issues. The left passenger door required a strip of tape to remove a noise( I used the same tape that I noticed they used for the Rabbit doors) and some of the trim needed a little attention but I must say it's a friendly car. The Rabbit also had some assembly issues I might add.
#577 of 637 front end knock in '07 wagon
Jul 04, 2007 (7:33 am)
My 2007 SES ZXW has developed a very slight knocking/rattle in the front end that I feel at low speeds. Almost like a VW Golf with 128,000 miles and bad upper strut bearings.
Except my car has 8,000 miles.
Anyone experience this?
#578 of 637 Re: front end knock in '07 wagon [fordwagon67]
Jul 07, 2007 (2:30 pm)
My wagon, with about 80,000 miles had a similar problem. It turned out to be a broken coil spring and strut assembly.
#579 of 637 Pulling a trailer
Jul 14, 2007 (5:13 pm)
I thinking of pulling my boat about 30 miles and back.It is about 800lbs has anyone done this Thanks
#580 of 637 Re: Pulling a trailer [lenwick]
Jul 21, 2007 (9:40 am)
what are you pulling it with?
when I bought my 03 ZTW the salesguy said I could pull 1000
pounds. I would think that would be on flat ground though.
Don't know how it would be on hills.
#581 of 637 Focus Wagon vs. Taurus Wagon ... PLEASE HELP!!!
Jul 22, 2007 (10:21 am)
My wife and I are planning another camping trip and need to rent a car as our old For Taurus Station Wagon (1995) seems to have severe transmission issues and we do not want to kill it.
We can either rent another Taurus Wagon or save quite a bit of money and get a Focus Wagon. I have done tons of research online trying to find comparisons of the storage volume of the two cars without much luck. What I have found are the following numbers:
Taurus Wagon capacity:
38/81 cft (rear seats up/down)
Focus Wagon capacity:
36/55 or 73 cft
My problem lies in the 55 or 73 cubic foot difference as it is quite a lot. Does anybody know how a Focus Wagon compares to the Taurus Wagon? Maybe somebody has experience loading both cars... I know that the Taurus has tons of space but how much smaller is the Focus Wagon?
Thank you so much in advance!
Jul 29, 2007 (7:49 am)
I'm looking for a car to replace my Aztek that is still functional and still has room. I just missed out on a killer deal on an 2005 Focus wagon.
A question for owners.....does the seat position bother you on long trips? I'm 6'2 215. I've driven a Focus ZX5 and the seat position was fine. I sat (not drove) in a wagon and it feels like the seat is sitting on the floor. It gave me a weird feeling.
Does that bother anyone?
#583 of 637 Re: seat position [danzigdan]
Jul 29, 2007 (10:38 am)
On both the Focuses (Foci?) I have owned, the drivers seat is adjustable up and down via a rotating knob. It works fine for me. My dad is about 6' 2" and has no problems with his either.
#584 of 637 Re: seat position [orcish]
Jul 29, 2007 (6:30 pm)
Thanks. Come to think of it I remember there being a knob like that on my mother's ZX5. I never thought to look on the wagon---I just thought, "wow, it feels like I'm sitting on the ground".
I'm not used to that because my Aztek has no height adjustment, but I can recline the seats so far back that I could probably sleep in them. There's a feature!