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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-09-2018, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

With the MK4 Focus coming to us tomorrow, it's time for me to start thinking about the configuration of MK4 I will be trading in my Sonata for mid to late next year as we hear more details about the all-new Focus. Though it's coming from China, like I said, I'm willing to give it a go. It seems pretty cool looking.

I also stated that in case we don't get it for whatever reason, here are my back up options that are within the $20,000- low $40,000 range.

2019 Mercedes A-Class Sedan
2019 Mazda 3 Sedan
2019 Cruze RS Sedan or Diesel Automatic Sedan
2019 Audi A3
2019 Volvo S40

In this thread, we will go from the beginning to end to see what I end up with

I will be sharing new information as it comes in.

Feel free to give me suggestions and ideas.

[I want a decently roomy, sporty compact sedan. My 2015 Sonata is too large and underpowered for my liking.]
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^ & crossreference: my alternative/shopping thread

Nihar, have you already sat in your alternatives?

you mentioned that they're smaller than the NG Focus which would actually be my preference ON the OUTside
so I'm wondering about interior room (as well as price :: Audi, Volvo)
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No, these are new, upcoming models that have not come out yet. I will be doing that later this year to next year.
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Re: Smaller, Sportier, Replacement?

I've brought this up earlier, and this may push my car buying a little further back, but I am wondering if the MK4 will get an EcoBlue engine in the US, because I forgot to mention, with the Cruze, I'm debating between the RS Premier and the Diesel Automatic Cruze (MPG). An EcoBlue Focus would be an automatic yes for me.
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I think the diesel Focus in North America is very high possibility. With Europe turning away from diesel, Ford is going to have to sell these new engines somewhere, and in as many vehicles across the line up as possible.
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I think the diesel Focus in North America is very high possibility. With Europe turning away from diesel, Ford is going to have to sell these new engines somewhere, and in as many vehicles across the line up as possible.
They would sell a negligible fraction here.
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Thoroughly disappointed with this mess. But it doesn't look as if the others designs are any better for my liking. As I expected the ACTIVE suits this new roly poly, vertically nothing blends disruptive mess the best.
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Thoroughly disappointed with this mess. But it doesn't look as if the others designs are any better for my liking. As I expected the ACTIVE suits this new roly poly, vertically nothing blends disruptive mess the best.
i like it! It looks MUCH BETTER than the Mk3 inside and out. It seams like Ford is going through some cycles. Mk1 = BOLD, mk2 (EU) = just plain conservative, Mk3 = BOLD yet not beautiful, now Mk4, conservative yet elegant
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