yesterday dropped by Ford PJ showroom to chk out facelift Focus. Must say a good value for money car, even more with RM3k discount(or LCD TV, whichever u choose).
The car rides even better than Civic or Altis I may say, you can feel the solidness of it. Although I think the engine is quite straining abit to get up to speed. No issue with the 4 speed auto gearbox, shifts smoothly. But too bad the interior for sedan doesn't come in black colour, which is a shame coz I think they should make it as an option. Sales would be better too I think(I would definitely buy it
And I did inquire about the Mondeo status. According to to the SA, original plan was to be launched in Sept but postponed to November '09. This is due to the plan of bringing in recently facelifted Mondeo. Will be imported from UK for the first few batch but plans are in hatch to have it assembled in TomYam land.
And the price? The SA was hinting around RM180k++. Could be due to full brunt of taxes since it's coming from EU. So better start saving guys. I think it's a blunder to price it this high. Other than Ford enthusiast or those who knew better, would they choose Mondeo over the usual "follow the herd" Camry and Accord? I don't think so....
At 180K, many will hold their pocket as it doesn't worth so much.
Again our Govt policies. Hopefully by end of Sept, Miti will come out a good plan for all ASEAN cars, get better price.
I don't mind to get a "Made in TomYam Land" car than paid 180k, as 180k, i can get a S40