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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by db, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. db

    db #chaplife

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    thought i'd start a new thread, seeing as there are clearly a few motoring fans round here and the subject crops up now and again and derails various threads!

    funny, i bought the new fiesta on the basis that it looks almost exactly the same size and shape as the old focus lol..

    i do like the look of the new focus, and i'm reluctant to end my relationship with foci (mainly because i love saying "foci" lol), but i just have no need for a car that size anymore.. they're huge these days! lots of nice bells and whistles though..
     
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  3. shoes

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    The new focus really doesn't do it for me, if it were more like the fiesta then I think I would like it - the current fiesta is a beautiful car, inside and out IMO.

    On thing, they're very keenly priced for sure.
     
  4. Em L

    Em L Mental Floss

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    I'd probably have a fiesta if I hadn't been given the car I have now for free (at that price you don't quibble huh?!) used to do the cruises and have proved to friends on more than one occasion how sad I am by knowing what mark fiesta i'm looking at, this extends to "foci"(lol), escorts and mondeos too - yes folks, im a ford fan.

    Am seriously thinking of getting rid of my bus of a car for another fiesta, the kids might like the space we have now but I'd trade in a second. I miss my fiestas :(
     
  5. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    1998 - 2004 focus

    Length 4.36m
    Width 1.7m

    2004 ==> focus

    Length 4.33m
    Wdith 1.83m



    4 inches wider overall - bugger all really. They do look quite a lot bigger though - clever design there for sure!

    There's something about the original focus which the newer ones just don't have - perhaps it was because the design of the focus was originally ground breaking, especially in the european market, and then the newer edition is something even vauxhall designers could have farted out at the time (yes yes I know the current range of vauxhalls are beautiful to look at - I'm talking 2004 here).

    The original focus is by far the better looking car, with a nicer dashboard and general interior design. I find the newer one just a little too boring. The interior is basically a slightly remodelled version of the MK3 mondeo interior - agreed by car enthusiasts to be most boring interior of any car in the last 20 years. Even more boring than 1990's japanese car interiors, and that's saying something!

    When you compare the current fiesta and focus models the fiesta looks like it was designed by with love and passion, quite how I imagine an alfa to be styled. The focus looks more like it was styled by a bloke called brian who likes to wear brown suits and gets off on the accountancy regulations.
     
  6. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    I grew up around fords. We had a vauxhall once, it broke. Went back to fords - all fine. I've had a few myself (mondeo, fiesta and now focus) and loved them all. The MK1 mondeo was particularly good, comfortable, handled well, slow as hell (big car for 90 bhp) but such a nice place to be.

    I would love one of the new focus RS's they look and sound stunning. And when will the next fiesta ST come out? Damned euro-hippies surpressing our ford fun. If vauxhall, renault, citroen etc. can have a small hot hatch, why can't us ford fans?
     
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    toooldtorock Well-Known Forumite

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    I absolutely agree....been with a Ford, Focus, Puma, Focus, Fiesta now Mondeo for years. Never had a problem and a good high spec for your money.
     
  8. Em L

    Em L Mental Floss

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    My all time favourite was an aubergine coloured Escort RS2000, I loved that car! Closely followed by the fiesta turbo - first time i'd ever driven anything with a bit of "oomph" lol.
     
  9. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    I think when I get rid of my Smart in a years time, i'll probably get a diesel Fiesta Titanium... they do look nice and after what DB said about the features on that spec.... sounds great.

    As you say, don't really need Focus size (hence the Smart) and fuel economy is more important to me with current and likely future fuel prices.

    On a separate note, saw a sweet Alfa Giulietta on the motorway the other day, that is one hot looking car. The rear lights look ace lit up but can't find a pic that does them justice.
     
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    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Aye they're VERY nice - I was considering one of those as an upgrade. All being well I'm due a company car in the summer, so depending on how it works I'm going to try and wangle one of those. Either that or perhaps a MiTo cloverleaf. Knowing my luck I'll end up with a bluemotion polo or something equally as w**k.

    EDIT: In fact I'll take any alfa, ever made, ever.

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    And just incase you weren't sure what I meant about the focus being boring inside:

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    Giulietta

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    You're no jay leno for sure!
     
  12. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    The ford anglia 'de luxe' always did it for me......
     
  13. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Shut it!.

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    This is a serious discussion.
     
  14. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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  15. shoes

    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    When I was at the Poly, my mate Dave R had a Westminster. With a 3.9 litre Rolls Royce in it, it was the most luxurious motor I've ever been in. But God knows what it would cost to run it now.

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  17. My Name is URL

    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Great pics Shoes... just had a little "rise" in the trouser department after seeing those pics of the Giulietta
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    Always wanted one of these

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  19. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A friend of mine had an Interceptor. The garage door came down and broke the rear window. Through his tears he read the insurance policy, just in case, and, lo and behold, all the glass was covered. It cost £700, and this was in the 80s.
     
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    shoes Well-Known Forumite

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    I've always had a soft spot for these, and I will definitely be buying one before they all rot!

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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A bit earlier, but a friend had an imported one of these -
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    The wheels turned out to be a metric size and the tyres cost a fortune.
     

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