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    #201
    Quote Originally Posted by tip_tipid View Post
    Just got our infra red 1.8 hatchback from ford alabang last May 12. Real nice.
    congrats sir, yan din isa sa mga choices namin bilhin..how much inabot? ano po mga discounts? freebies? na binigay nila? tia

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    #202
    Quote Originally Posted by bluemeanie View Post
    Money was not our concern naman eh since yung monthly amortization payments ay sagot ng company. Kung money savings ang priority namin, syempre maghahanap kami ng mas magandang financing deal. Its truly a great car. Such a joy to drive!
    Yup the Focus is really a nice car to drive. Sayang lang sales are not doing so well

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    #203
    oo nga eh....sayang medyo di nakuha ng Ford Phil. yung market share that they should. they have a heck of a good car sana....

    ang problema siguro eh yung price point eh masyadong mataas for normal pinoys....

    ang suggestion ko siguro eh a lower end model....
    * 5M/T or 6M/T (cheaper than Powershift)
    * 1.6TDCi (cheaper than the 2.0li)

    might make it alot more affordable....

    anyway sarap siguro nung 200hp 2.0li TDCi with twin turbo.....hanep!

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    #204
    Quote Originally Posted by parakitoJDM View Post
    ang problema siguro eh yung price point eh masyadong mataas for normal pinoys....
    The problem is normal pinoys think its an expensive car, but the Focus is actually priced a bit lower than the equivalent Corolla Altis models.

    The base 1.8 Style (with an E20 capable 1.8 liter Duratec engine, airbag, ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, split folding rear seats and an AUX audio jack) is priced at only P779K, just P5K more than the Corolla Altis 1.6E which has less features (airbag, ABS, fixed rear seats and drum rear brakes).

    The 1.8 Trend (with an E20 capable 1.8 liter Duratec engine, airbag, ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, split folding rear seats, AUX audio jack, fog lamps, rear aircon vents, adjustable front center arm rest) is priced at P799K, thats P24K cheaper than the Corolla Altis 1.6G which by the way still uses drum rear brakes and lacks some of the other details found in the Focus.

    You can even get the luxurious 2.0 liter Ghia model for only P999K.
    Last edited by AG4; May 20th, 2009 at 02:03 AM.

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    #205
    I too hope they bring in the 1.6L TDCI with 6-DSG. Most people don't really need the 2.0TDCI. The Accent, though it doesn't look as nice as the Focus, is doing quite well lately with the taxi sales because people are getting sick (and lung spots) with the LPG fired taxis. I reckon Ford 1.6TDCI would be priced in the same region esp if assembled locally.

    Fifth Gear and Top Gear have always praised the good handling of the Focus even from past generation.

    Volvo S40 is also a focus right?
    Last edited by Horsepower; May 20th, 2009 at 06:46 AM.

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    #206
    Quote Originally Posted by Horsepower View Post
    I too hope they bring in the 1.6L TDCI with 6-DSG.?
    The current 1.6 TDCi Focus in Europe only comes with a 5-speed manual.

    By the way, the 6-speed dual-clutch (sequential shift) gearbox of Ford is called "Powershift", it was developed with Getrag. The "DSG" used by VW was developed by Borg-Warner.


    Quote Originally Posted by Horsepower View Post
    Fifth Gear and Top Gear have always praised the good handling of the Focus even from past generation.

    Volvo S40 is also a focus right?
    They share the same basic platform architecture (along with Mazda).
    The C1 platform was developed in Germany with input from Volvo, Ford and Mazda engineers.
    Last edited by AG4; May 20th, 2009 at 07:31 AM.

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    #207
    The current 1.6 TDCi Focus in Europe only comes with a 5-speed manual.
    This may just be the precise model that could attract the Filipino consumers back to Ford what the bigbody 1.6 GLi of yesteryears gave Toyota the break and start the acceptability it currently enjoys.

    As long as the car can overcome the enduring perception of Ford cars ---guzzlers, "sirain", poor third party parts availability--thus resulting in a low resale value.

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    #208
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbo View Post
    This may just be the precise model that could attract the Filipino consumers back to Ford what the bigbody 1.6 GLi of yesteryears gave Toyota the break and start the acceptability it currently enjoys.
    It looks like Ford's next step in the ASEAN market will be the introduction of the fuel-efficient sub-compact Ford Fiesta which should be making its ASEAN debut sometime at the end of the year.
    Last edited by AG4; May 21st, 2009 at 12:47 AM.

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    #209
    Quote Originally Posted by AG4 View Post
    It looks like Ford's next step in the ASEAN market will be the introduction of the fuel-efficient sub-compact Ford Fiesta which should be making its ASEAN debut sometime at the end of the year.
    So meron ng panlaban ang Ford against the Vios and City.

    By the way, why are they not using the Escort name? Well, on second thought....Escort service ko.

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    #210
    Quote Originally Posted by AG4 View Post
    It looks like Ford's next step in the ASEAN market will be the introduction of the fuel-efficient sub-compact Ford Fiesta which should be making its ASEAN debut sometime at the end of the year.
    So meron ng panlaban ang Ford against the Vios and City.

    By the way, why are they not using the Escort name? Well, on second thought....Escort service ko.

2008 Ford Focus (euro version) major facelift