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      03-05-2009, 06:32 AM   #1
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the reason ford is going bankrupt

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...topanel..1.*#4



they dont have cars like this here
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      03-05-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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We will be getting the euro focus in the states sometime soon. Whether the RS models will still be around remains to be seen.
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      03-05-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ford isn't going bankrupt, and is not asking for bailout money (though they did line up for a line of credit if necessary).
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      03-05-2009, 03:55 PM   #4
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no body likes hatchback in the US. I really don't understand why. Hatchback is THE best type of car that fits almost all purposes (except for the Mini). It has bigger than sedan's cargo space, tons of head room in the back. Compact/Lightweight, good for track and RallyX... What's not to like?!

WTF People! Love the Hatchback already :P

I will not think for a second to trade my 135 coupe for either a 135 Hatchback or a 20xx Z4 Coupe (like the Z3 coupe) with the N54 in it. If they'd make a STi Limited Edition (leather and all the comfort) Hatchback, I'd consider that as well.
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      03-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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      03-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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no body likes hatchback in the US. I really don't understand why. Hatchback is THE best type of car that fits almost all purposes (except for the Mini). It has bigger than sedan's cargo space, tons of head room in the back. Compact/Lightweight, good for track and RallyX... What's not to like?!

WTF People! Love the Hatchback already :P

I will not think for a second to trade my 135 coupe for either a 135 Hatchback or a 20xx Z4 Coupe (like the Z3 coupe) with the N54 in it. If they'd make a STi Limited Edition (leather and all the comfort) Hatchback, I'd consider that as well.
dunno. i like some hatches but not all cars look destined to be a hatch... my favs would def be the 1er hatch, a3, and sti!
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      03-05-2009, 07:30 PM   #7
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That front bumper is HIDEOUS!
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      03-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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I would of bought a Focus ST when I was in Germany but Ford UK told me they couldnt make a US spec version so here I am with my 335i Coupe.
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      03-08-2009, 01:44 AM   #9
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if they had the focus here, i'd consider it over the STI for sure

i'd still grab the STI though hahah
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yes its true... they should have hot hatch backs like that here in the states... i dont know why they give us such crappy cars... just look at the north american focus... what a piece of junk compared to the euro version.
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      03-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #11
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they're not going bankrupt... they're actually doing great, superb compared to chrysler and especially GM
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      03-09-2009, 12:51 AM   #12
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they're not going bankrupt... they're actually doing great, superb compared to chrysler and especially GM
That is not saying a lot now, is it?
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      03-09-2009, 07:24 AM   #13
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I didn't read you whole post. I thought you were saying that Ford was going bankrupt because they made the FocusRS. I was thinking "ARE YOU CRAZY".

Now that i've read your post, i agree with you.
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      03-11-2009, 02:10 PM   #14
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      03-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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IMO that car looks like shit. Maybe the engine should come stateside but that lime green ricermobile can stay over there.Way too much stuff going on.
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