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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-11-2018, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

I hope that brown in the first picture makes it here. The other pictures appear to be Diffused Silver, which also looks okay.

Only one color has been confirmed so far for the US:

• Diffused Silver


Not to say there won't be other colors, just that the others could be anything with any name. I've posted in the Colors thread what Europe has, but I don't know how much of that will transfer over here.

Based on Europe's order guide (and relinked from my color thread), here are their colors:

Blazer Blue
Blue Metallic
Caribou
Dark Mulberry
Desert Island Blue
Diffused Silver
Frozen White
Magnetic
Moondust Silver
Orange Glow
Race Red
Ruby Red
Shadow Black

My color options would be narrowed down to

• Caribou
• Frozen (or Platinum) White
• Diffused Silver
(MAYBE?)• Ruby Red

As Far as trims go (Based on Europe):

Trend = S
Ambiente = SE
ST-Line = SES?
Active (New)
Titanium = Titanium
Vignale = Platinum

Narrowing it down here would be my pick:

• (highest possible) SE (with cloth)
• SES with everything <---- Really hoping for this one because of partial cloth/leather, also this is the most likely candidate for the EcoBlue engine.
• Titanium (if highest model) with everything
• Platinum (if highest model) with everything

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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

This photoshop was very last minute, but here are some colors I would be interested in:

(dark) Green
White Platinum
Magma Red
Caribou
Some Yellow (like Electric Spice that used to be offered)
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

I was looking for an article that mentioned the reduction in configurations:

https://www.torquenews.com/3768/why-...019-ford-focus

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As part of its plan to be able to build cars more efficiently, Ford is slashing the number of configurations that it will offer. In its statement, Ford says, “Ford has reduced the number of orderable configurations by as much as 92 percent versus the previous Focus, reducing from up to 360 configurations to as few as 26, depending on the global market.” Fewer changes mean quicker production times and fewer mistakes.
I don't know if this is a global reduction or just the US, but anyway:

26 configurations leads me to believe that the US Focus will only have 2 trim options. (Sporty and Luxury)

• ST-Line (SES. I doubt they will call it ST-Line in the US)
• Titanium

If this is the case I would probably go for the ST-Line. It's still going to get CoPilot360, as Ford said all Focus models will have it. (Can't remember the source)

Most likely will go for the sedan, but I'm still debating on the hatch.
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?







Brand new A-class sedan revealed in Beijing.

Seems unusual to cross shop a Mercedes-Benz with a Ford, but a top (or nearly top) spec Focus and a base spec A Class both sound really good right now.

https://www.carscoops.com/2018/04/me...to-china-2018/
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

I might choose that color if I get an A-Class. Still want brown though. I like the two-material seats, I would prefer a lighter option though.

I want the lowest spec that will give me that steering wheel. I don't like the other one.

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If the Kai concept was any indication, the 2020 Mazda 3 is going to be gorgeous in both hatch and sedan form. And with Mazda's aspirations to move upmarket, the interior should punch above its price class, too. Throw in the available Skyactiv-X HCCI engine, and it should be a compelling package.

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I would have loved a Focus... Oh well... I think I'm going to narrow down my options to the Cruze and A Class.
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

I think I'm liking the A-Class. I can get into the luxury small sedan market without a luxury price. I've heard it's going to be a lot more reliable and refined than the CLA.
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The Cruze is also good, but I can feel like a million dollars without spending it.
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

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I would have loved a Focus... Oh well... I think I'm going to narrow down my options to the Cruze and A Class.
when's your timeframe again?

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I think I'm liking the A-Class. I can get into the luxury small sedan market without a luxury price. I've heard it's going to be a lot more reliable and refined than the CLA.
why?


I think I'm going Korean

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