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Ford canceling all cars except mustang and focus crossover

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by focus2000, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    They all look the same for aerodynamics and EU front impact standards.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Count the US obsession with "crossovers" (basically tall, ugly, FWD station wagons) among the things I just don't get. If I needed a lot of interior space I'd get a minivan. They make much more efficient use of available area inside.
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    chestypuller making the wifes commuter better

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    i hate crossovers.
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    The rare times I am in a "modern" vehicle I dislike it. They are just too complex and computerized.

    Yes I know they are way faster, quieter and more crash worthy.
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  5. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    I like the backup camera, and the working air conditioning. Bluetooth is cheap and easy to add to our Escorts. The rest, not so much.
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  6. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Well, if anything - this forces those in the market for a car (not a crossover or SUV) to look at imports almost exclusively. Pretty sure the majority of GM's small car offerings are Korean imports anyway (Sonic, Spark, Cruze, etc.).
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe buying an Aztek or an AMC pacer wont seem so bad. I wonder if there is a decent forum for those cars?
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Cruz is made in Ohio.
    Sonic is made in Michigan.
    Spark is made in Korea.
    Volt is made in Michigan.
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  9. Cymmantix

    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Meh, I still wouldn't be interested.
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    Any car, made anywhere, uses parts from many different locations, in various countries.

    If you want to own a car made entirely in one place, like Detroit, you probably are limited to cars made before 1960.

    We had a 1962 Rambler convertible in the family for a few years. It did all it needed to do, had no vices we could tell, and never gave us any problem. I would still be glad to drive it, but my sister sold it when she was tired of a convertible.
  12. Intuit

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    Indeed, that's why the stated, "assembled". These days the focus (no pun intended) has been on logistics. :) They're more and more focused on locating the assembly plants, where they sell the most product. US cits are more and more, projected to be purchasing larger vehicles. So that's where much of the manufacturing is based. The Chinese are more and more, able to afford and buy the smaller quality vehicles that US cits are used to. So that's where much of the future assembly is going to be based.
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  13. MadBrad

    MadBrad BYO Plastic cutlery

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    Not a big deal. They can always start again.
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    They're just calling it quits here. They'll still be engineered and sold overseas.
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    The worst part is how nice the European Focus hatch looks. The interior styling in the 2019 model looks amazing.
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    I bought a new 2019 ford fiesta S not long ago. Good luck finding a S model on a car lot.
    Last of a dead bread. I say that because its a 5 speed manual with crank windows with options more typical of a 90s car. It dives a lot like an escort and sounds like a race car no lie. Aside form mandated backup cam (that sucks) and Bluetooth is really does not have any options a 90s car wouldn't have.

    But to be honest this ford doing this does not amaze me one bit. Even cops have been trading in cars for SUVs. Here in the US domestic sales of car have not been a big seller for along time side from fleet sales. Import car have for a long time been the go to for cheap cars.
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    How do you like the Fiesta? I'm likely to be in the market for a new (to me) vehicle at some point next year and was considering a manual Fiesta sedan. Not sure if yours is sedan or hatch, but how's the interior room?
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    Its an S model, so sedan. I love it, it reminds me alot of a escort. Plenty of room up front for me(6ft tall 210lb) and my father (5.10 300+lb) .
    Back sets are only really good for small people and kids. Good trunk space for the size of the car.
    I driven a 2013 focus and its got less leg/foot room and it was an auto.
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    2016 Fiesta ST (only available as a hatch, only available in manual shift, totally different drive train and suspension versus other trims). Fun vehicle. Nearly 200HP in a good sized package. It's a six speed, with the extra gear placed before first, rather than after fifth. That can take a little getting used to. Some say the suspension is too tight though, the softened up with later years. I like the tight suspension. Not too big, not too small. 6'1" 140. They offset the front seats to benefit the driver. Plenty of room for the driver. Larger and/or taller passengers don't have a lot of knee room. Like the 'scort, you may be punching knee caps with your shifting. 2015 and earlier had issues with heat. They underfilled the transmissions due to a documentation error; only impact is it makes then noisy when moving through the gears. (I was the first to notice and post about this on the ST forum.) They have some issues with very thin clear coats and general quality control... basically pinching the penny on personnel. Engineering wise, mechanically, it's a solid vehicle. Parts seem to be good. Could've done better with rust proofing design and material. Having to unload my 'scort only due to rust, makes me a little sensitive on that matter.
  20. focus2000

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    Well the Fusion made it into 2020 production so that is going to be the last ford car besides the Mustang. Ford is also doing a respectful send off by decontenting the 2020 Fusion before it goes to its grave. Things like removing the underhood insulation, No CD player, they got rid of the two tier armrest, also on the fusion hybrid they removed the battery gauge which has alot of fusion hybrid owners upset. I got a 2018 Fusion Hybrid new last year and the cars been doing great.
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