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Can the Ford Focus capture the hearts and minds of hatchback buyers?
I guess this is the Focus equivalent of a Golf GTD. It looks alright, but at no point does it really exceed mediocre. I never thought that I'd say this, but I think I'd buy the Golf GTD over this.
One of my neighbours has a new Focus in white and next to our Audi and their old style Focus, which they still have, it looks really ugly and awkward. Another neighbour has the latest shape Golf and it looks much smarter than the Focus and not like it has been designed by a seven year old with a box of thick crayons. The styling kit does nothing to enhance its looks.
Audi A3 2.0TDi S-Line / Subaru Legacy Tourer
So it's confirmed. Sporty now means 'eye candy only'. Bring on the next raft of sheep in wolves' clothing. I'll keep my plain looking saloons that go faster than they look. They attract less attention.
why are autocar testing focii on a weekly basis?....its already been established that the car doesnt handle or ride as well as its contempories(guiletta,golf and even the mg6) so why the constant pounding with new models?...........there are a lot of other cars within the price range that have hardly been touched on.
[quote Autocar]Whether this S pack tempts may depend on whether you like a bodykit that makes
the Focus’s rather long body look a little under-rubbered. [/quote]
If I were to be tempted by the S pack, it would solely be for the suspension upgrades, which by the sound of it should be applied to every model in the range.
Other than that, it still looks as awkward and unresolved stylistically as the standard car.
It's all about the twisties........
Is this meant to be some kind of a joke? Trying to sell an already dull car and think that adding a MG ZR Spoiler and some pretty alloys that it will make it more interesting. Err nope hasn't worked for me, it looks even worse and I would rather have a Golf. On another note I love the way Ford bang on about torque vectoring control, it is just a rather crude traction control system, braking a wheel when it looses grip around a corner, that creates understeer, braking around corners is not good. It works in a 911 because it is rear engined so it needs a bit of understeer. Don't believe the propaganda. Buy yourself an old Focus instead, it will be a much better car and with a better chassis.
So you get
past the now de facto white all cars come in. Past the body kit that cant hind
a dull car and you get to the interior. Now most drivers spend their time here
so you can happily forget the previous if the car is a hoot and the interior is
a pleasant place to be, however what have they done now? It looked bad before
but all that red is appalling. How would you live with that everyday?
these cars are not bought by enthusiasts. If you wanted to express yourself and
have some fun then take the £20k and buy nearly new second hand and get
something with character and interest.
[quote Autocar]Ford says that you’re paying just £1250 for it rather than £1700[/quote] Oh good. As perspective, for £1700 you could buy a complete Mondeo Zetec S. And that will have a proper 170bhp V6 under the bonnet.
I find the looks a bit so so, but it is a very well equiped car.
I'd buy the Golf GTD over this.
+1 Totally agree with you.