Let me try: 1.4TSI and DSG7 is fun to drive. Sometimes I take a longer route just for the fun of it. Handling is good enough. If need more sporty, need to charge to bigger rims or harder suspension.
I test drove the previous gen Ford Focus using diesel engine. Therefore, I may not qualify to comment on the new Focus. What I know is, it uses dual-clutch also, hence my expectation, it should be similiar to the DSG7 (let's not talk about the other DSG6 here). Anyone who has driving it, please comment.
But here are some comments from my friend who is driving the new Focus 2.0
- comes with all features, accessories. e.g. bluetooth, sync with phone mp3 or phonebook, whatever parking, etc. Jetta ? nothing. empty
- a bit more thirsty than Toyota Innova 2.0, same driving style. Jetta should be less thirsty.
- price is cheaper than Jetta
- resale value - both also not that good if to compare with T/H fan boys club.
- roadtax more expensive, but if you can afford a >rm100k car, you won't look at the extra few hundred per year for road tax.
Therefore, it can be a tough call. I would like to test drive the new Focus 2.0 though.
Test drove both. Love the handling of the new focus. Power and torque quite good too. But rear passenger space just too small. Dashboard a bit messy, may not age well. Jetta more comfy, spacious with a very large boot. Simple interior design. Hard plastic door panels not to everyone liking. 240 Nm of torque at 1800 rpm is more than enough for normal family sedan. Looks a bit bland. Need bigger rims, bi-xenon DRL headlights and GLi front grille to make it look more upmarket. Personally I will take the jetta. I feel that the focus especially the sports and ST are hobby cars, for their owners' driving pleasure. The jetta is more of a practical family sedan.