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New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:15 pm
I like it.
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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 pm
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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm


I like, but it's no head turner like the mark 1 Focus was back in the day.

It looks a bit fancy like the Honda Civic but it doesn't go the whole hog.

It's good but it's not wicked.


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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:40 pm
I suspect it’ll look better in the flesh - but the estate looks like Spot sat on it, and the hatch is not that much different from a 30 year old Nissan Almera !!!



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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Did they cross a 1 series with a Scirocco?
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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:16 pm
I like it. Not super keen on the front end (same with the current fiesta) but I rather like it.
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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Hmmm, not sure about that. Estate looks both ugly and dull. I mean even I'd say the MK3 isn't a great looker, but yikes! Looks a bit Volvo-like?
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Re: New Focus.

on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:18 pm


I think I prefer a 1.2 litre Fiat 500.


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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:51 am
I'm not keen either.
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:17 pm
I quite like it. Inoffensive and I'm sure will drive well. Wonder what the ST/RS will be like?

Almera - my first car!!
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:45 pm
I nearly got an Almera for £1-200 once. I was rather looking forward to it as a cheapy banger (the usual). Top of the range 2.2 dci 136ps SXE with sat nav etc. Was decent. Very decent for the money.

However, i was beaten to it.
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:52 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:I nearly got an Almera for £1-200 once. I was rather looking forward to it as a cheapy banger (the usual). Top of the range 2.2 dci 136ps SXE with sat nav etc. Was decent. Very decent for the money.

However, i was beaten to it.

Its amazing when you see old Almera's on the road - virtually all have built in sat nav - must have been a virtually standard option even years ago.

Cheap way to win a lot of business in this segment of the market I would have thought - chuck in some cheap tech
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Yep, i think a lot of them did by the 2005ish towards the end of the run.

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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:02 pm
MegaCrixel wrote:Yep, i think a lot of them did by the 2005ish towards the end of the run.


That's mental .... 13 year old Nissans get it pretty much as standard ... and its still like £2k on most German cars ...
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:24 pm
I think the main pull (IMO) of sat navs in cars now...is like...the visual thing....looks flashy in use (especially the Audi one where the dials are)...and the supposed essential for resale thing.

In reality, the sat nav on your smartphone is just as good if not better.

And some carmakers now aren't bothering to offer Sat Nav as it's cheaper for them to just supply a cradle (or not) and get the customer to download an app to their phone that mirrors it with the screen etc in the car.
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Most built-in satnavs are terrible.

It used to be that a TomTom was better ... now Waze or Googlemaps are much better.

https://youtu.be/XmlQYeUAipQ
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:39 pm
Yep. When we went to Chester Zoo, we used our...probs....7/8 year old Tom Tom (even though we could have used our phones). I updated the Tom Tom and it did a few updates (but also said it wasn't supported any more as it was an obsolete model) It did the job well enough. (The diversion/Leeds thing wasn't the sat navs fault and if i'd actually have followed it properly i'm sure it would have got us out of the mess.

But yeah.

My Civic had inbuilt sat nav - the poor quality of the screen graphics showed the car age (2007) but the screen was really nicely thingied into the dash design (still a great interior design!)

A lot of cars now have the tablet simply plonked onto the dash top....i dont think it looks great.
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Re: New Focus.

on Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:59 pm
The other thing with factory Satnavs is how mych the dealers charge for uodates. I had one in my last 330i and I got an update for disc for £20 but from a dealer it would have been hundreds. Audi charge over £500 to register and update the Satnav when you buy a car from them. An utter pisstake.
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