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#1 of 16 What Big 3 European/Asian Vehicle Would You Most Like To See In The USA?
May 12, 2007 (8:48 pm)
For me, I like the Opels, but this car, since seeing photos on the net, etc, past 6 months or so, this would be it: The Mondeo( 5 doors would be nice, too, as in the photos here).
Here's a review of the Mondeo. 5 stars!
We also have the C1(?) platform/Focus to consider.
This car looks interesting,too,but won't be out for what, 1-2 years, perhaps, but I guess we could consider it for this topic.
Another( from China) might be this, for Chrysler?
What's your wish list car from overseas?I am sure there are others I missed.
take care/not offense.
PS: If Ford brought this Mondeo here, and it lived up to this review, I bet they would have a lot of conquest buyers, possibly including me!
#2 of 16 For Me...
May 13, 2007 (12:16 am)
C1 Focus (Convt)
#3 of 16 Re: What Big 3 European/Asian Vehicle Would You Most Like To See In The USA? [harrychezt]
May 13, 2007 (7:35 am)
I guess you mean, GM / Ford / DC, but I want to cheat since "big 3" doesn't mean quite what it used to. I want an Acura TSX CTD-i station wagon. Outside North America, this vehicle is labeled a Honda Accord and is readily available. Honda has already announced that their diesel engine technology will be ready for US 50-state emissions compliance within a year or two.
Another idea I would love -- a Mazdaspeed5 (I already own a regular 5, and am totally OK with how it looks, it just isn't fast enough or fancy enough). ((I know this is an oddball minority point of view)) This is kind of not cheating on your question, since Mazda is kind of Ford.
May 14, 2007 (12:21 am)
From the Asian neighborhood at least: the Ford Falcon from Australia.
RWD, muscluar yet modern styling...an import Americans could really appreciate. Still think the Ute version would be a surprise hit.
#5 of 16 Don't know if they are made anymore...
May 14, 2007 (4:44 am)
Toyota Avensis cdi
And another 2 thumbs up on the Mondeo!
May 14, 2007 (5:02 am)
Mondeo for sure but after that I would have to think about it.
#7 of 16 I'll Take...
May 22, 2007 (5:57 pm)
The C1 Focus Cabriolet
And I'll have to get back to you on car number 3...
#8 of 16 Re: What Big 3 European/Asian Vehicle Would You Most Like To See In The USA? [harrychezt]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 22, 2007 (7:57 pm)
#9 of 16 Since news of Chery/Chrysler
May 22, 2007 (8:30 pm)
having to maybe renegotiate their contracts, due to Chrysler being sold recently( see sites such as detnews.com, etc..), I would say, if GM would give us 170HP, or the 200 turbo, or even 240HP turbo for the 3 door Saturn Astra( vs the 140HP...which I heard is 9.5 to 60 with manual shift, and 10.5 or so with automatic?...could change, if GM reworks the gearing alittle? I dunno. Hope the rumors are wrong)...
But With More Sportiness/HP!
This link sounds like the 200HP turbo is 7.4 seconds with manual( so, maybe 8.4-8.7 with automatic? Not too far off of Scion tC automatic timing of 8.2-8.4 to 60).
I could live with those times( but MPG, maybe upper 20's?).
Still.... Low to Mid 8's, decent styling...even the 170HP might add some time... maybe low 9's to 60, with automatic,and perhaps not be such a hit on MPG? And not such a huge hit on MSRP, either).
I have heard rumors of a "future" boost in HP for the Saturn Opels, hopefully by the time I am ready to buy!
Maybe a diesel would be good, too? Sounds like they use a 1.9 Diesel, 150HP!
That might be a good middle-ground? Good power and (more than likely) better MPG than the gasoline versions.
take care/not offense.