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Old 8th June 2005, 11:36   #1
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guys,
I read the latest Overdrive.
Focus is being launched at 11 laks price.
what do you guys think?
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Old 8th June 2005, 12:06   #2
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IF it's true, it would be a great car to have in our market. BUT, the magazines have been predicting the launch of the Focus for years now, so I'm not holding my breath.
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Wonder why Ford cant bring in the Mazdas with a Ford badge, since they own that company anyway. The Mazda 6 and 3 would have been much better products than the Mondeo and the Focus...they look so much better than anything else on Indian roads, too.
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the focus looks damn neat too ! clean flowing lines ......aahhhh if it comes would be worth the wait !
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the focus looks damn neat too ! clean flowing lines ......aahhhh if it comes would be worth the wait !
I didnt like it all that much, but then looks are a matter of personal tastes. Coming back to the point I was trying to push, the Mazda 3 looks racy in comparison.
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If that's true, Ford finally have something better to offer than the Ikon, at a slightly higher cost. Focus is a car worth waiting for.
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Agree with Steer. Mazdas on Indian roads .... scorching!
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umm, mazda's and their Rotary Engines.
what cars!!, mazda make
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mazdas or focus, ford needs to beef up their portfolio in india...
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Wish they also get the fabulous looking hatchback version along with the sedan.
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Wish they also get the fabulous looking hatchback version along with the sedan.
Hey, have you seen the hatch back version of Focus?
I saw one in Dallas recently.
it looks pretty Nice.
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Wonder why Ford cant bring in the Mazdas with a Ford badge,
I think Mazda has enough brand value in India to do it alone. Unless they don't want to confuse the buyer with too many different brands, but I'm not a fan of that (can't stand to see the Forester with a CHEVY badge on it!).

As for the cars themselves, I agree that the current crop of Mazda's are really hot! Their racy styling is exactly what the Indian buying public likes, so they really should consider bringing in the 3 and 6 at realistic prices.

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Little chance of that happening. I think Ford would do a long rethink before launching any more hatchbacks in India after the terrible sales of the Fusion.
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Little chance of that happening. I think Ford would do a long rethink before launching any more hatchbacks in India after the terrible sales of the Fusion.
tend to agree.
But what a good car it is.!!
people have to drive it to believe it.
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11Lacs is kind of expensive for a car like that.
If i am right it should be in the NHC category right.
It looks good, is fun to drive, should give a good FE, and is big and quite comfortable.
I think people will buy it if it is launched.
I know one person already.
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totally agree with Steeroid,, the Mazda 6 and 3 are superb lookers ...not to forget the performance either and in general good cars.
Ford Focus is a nice car as well but I would have preferred to see the fantastic hatchback here but 11 is too steep a price I feel.....launch the sedan at 8-9 or the harch at 5-6 I say :-)
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