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I see it's going to released in the Chinese market and maybe Europe. It's a no frills car etc etc. Any engine specs? Any chance it's released in the US?
 

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If its released in the US I will at least test one out. If all went well I would buy. Maybe Ford will decide to release it here in the states.
 

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I really hope so. Personally I like the no frills basic cars, thats one reason why I like the old Escorts. I would love to see the Escorts revived as the fuel efficient basic cars they were. I couldn't buy one new if I wanted to, but maybe I could get a used one a few years after they came out.
 

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I really hope so. Personally I like the no frills basic cars, thats one reason why I like the old Escorts. I would love to see the Escorts revived as the fuel efficient basic cars they were. I couldn't buy one new if I wanted to, but maybe I could get a used one a few years after they came out.
I'd buy two and give you one :)
 
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I wonder if it still has a SPI engine... won't have any trouble with emissions there. :playful:

On the plus side... that's waaaay prettier than a Focus, which with those fancy headlights and taillights, it's probably positioned to be for that market.

If the suits all have their Macallan 18yr spiked with molly and it somehow makes it over... gimme a wagon! It'd be almost Audi-pretty. :thumbsup:
 

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Its a redesigned focus classic which is a second gen focus. It is to be positioned under the current focus.
 

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Are the Focus and Fiesta sold in China? If so, and stcougar's post is accurate... where does that leave the Fiesta, as it too has its own sedan version?

In Europe there are even cheaper microcars like the Ka and Polo... not sure where it'd fit in there esp...

It sucks that we live in an economy that's still belly-touching the recession waters... but a cheap family car now asks $25K for anything decent... meaning with no serious flaws like small-overlap crash performance not much better than a galvanized trash can (Forte, Soul, Sentra), a droning CVT that nearly drowns out the crappy stereo (Nissan again), or auto transmissions that regularly fail not even 5K into their service lives (Focus DCT 6-spd, you feel me? Does Ford know how to spec *any* good FWD auto trans?).

Read recently that total warranty claims for the Mazda3 since 2010 (the year Mazda ended its long collab with Ford) reduced by almost 60% by the 2011 MY... and have held steady since -- and that's while still using their last-gen Global C platform. Being that this '99 SPI of mine has barely gone 250 mi past 100K and it's already needed more than $2000 equivalent in work to get it sorted (however that number includes labor at the going rape-y rates here)... if I go new, it's gonna be a 2015 Mazda3 2.5... with a manual.
 

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To be honest the USDM is a joke.
 
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Ecoboost GT wagon weighing in at 2,800 or less, with 175+ horsies and 40mpg highway, drive off the lot for $18K and I'm THERE.... with bells on.
 

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There's a Formula Ford version of the 1.0L Ecoboost Triple, that makes... hold on to your hats... 200+ hp. The race chassis it's bolted to is only 500 kg (11oo lbs), but still... even with more than dbl that weight (let's say... a 2gen Focus without the Zetec/Duratec engine is what, 2200 lbs?), a 4gen Escort with a 15o-lb weight loss with 60 more hp would be very sweet indeed (the FF Triple uses the Fiesta ST's 1.6L EcoBoost scrolls to gain the extra power, so it's all corporate parts bin). :thumbsup:
 

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I test drove a 1985 Escort GT EcoBoost, in Jan 1985. Seriously. I would have bought it if it had an automatic. Perhaps we should have a separate thread where we make fun of the EcoBoost name?
 

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Wasn't that the one offered for not even one MY or something? CVHs seems to like turbocharging in the smaller displacements, I hear...

The motors themselves look to be pretty neato, though... the 3.5L EB is in the AWD Taurus and Explorer Interceptors LEOs will have this coming MY (and won a recent police cruiser shootout)... 1.6L EB hates the Escape but loves the Fiesta ST... and the 1.0L EB was just minted by the EPA with the highest highway rating of any gas-only engine, 45 mpg (32 city/37 combined)*. Reliability and cost of maintenance after the warranty period expires? Who knows with turbocharged engines... wouldn't mind finding these in the j/y with low miles, though. :thumbsup:


* I personally don't think the Liter will actually net 37 combined though, as Ford is more optimistic about real-world numbers than most automakers. Just looked at their configurators -- Mazda 3 2.0L sedan with 6-spd manual is $17,740 in Phoenix incl dest, and gets 34 combined and a *lot* more room and acceleration, for about the same price (Liter is $17,340 in the same city for a basefest shell, and it's a $998 option only available with a 5-spd stick). Poor value for 3 mpg, at least in my eyes. :watching:
 

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Ok, I've got an email off to one of my contacts at ford corporate, well see what the word is back from them.
 
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