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Test Drive: Ford Focus 2.0 Sport Hatchback


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:01 AM

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QUOTE (maxcobmara @ Sep 24 2009, 12:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
come lets go Kuala Kelawang then exit Karak this Sunday...



Hey, that's Focus country. smile.gif

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:54 PM

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Saw the news ad on The Star last Sat that there several 09 Focus for sale at RM95k. Those interested quickly call them up and btw they also have company cars 2005 model Focus 2.0

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:10 PM

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QUOTE (GuyM @ Sep 24 2009, 05:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Saw the news ad on The Star last Sat that there several 09 Focus for sale at RM95k. Those interested quickly call them up and btw they also have company cars 2005 model Focus 2.0


true...08 model going for less than 80K
nabeh, i sms them twice to 2 salesman but no reply...wonder why autoconnexion salesman so lansi smile_angry.gif
why bother putting up the ads in paper???
frankly speaking, with such lousy attidue and rare spareparts, i think i will not invest buying a Ford in Msia!

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

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QUOTE (darreltian @ Sep 24 2009, 06:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
true...08 model going for less than 80K
nabeh, i sms them twice to 2 salesman but no reply...wonder why autoconnexion salesman so lansi smile_angry.gif
why bother putting up the ads in paper???
frankly speaking, with such lousy attidue and rare spareparts, i think i will not invest buying a Ford in Msia!


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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

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QUOTE (DC18 @ Sep 24 2009, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
do u need contact?


no thank you DC18 bro...i remember there are at least 5 hp nos in the ads...maybe all the used cars were oredi sold, so they can ignore the later inquiries...good luck to them

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:35 PM

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QUOTE (darreltian @ Sep 24 2009, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no thank you DC18 bro...i remember there are at least 5 hp nos in the ads...maybe all the used cars were oredi sold, so they can ignore the later inquiries...good luck to them


u call during holiday? but still not an excuse to the sales
i remember there were 3 but most of them not salesguy

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 10:36 AM

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QUOTE (DC18 @ Sep 24 2009, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
u call during holiday? but still not an excuse to the sales
i remember there were 3 but most of them not salesguy

i know kimy


i am a salesman too... we wish not to be 'disturbed' during weekends and holidays....that's why i sms and expect to be replied when time is convenience...it has been 4 days oredi... forget it...i judge people/service at first impression sleep.gif

when i bought a swift for my wife early April this year, the sales manager fr Pandan Indah returned my call immediately, even tho it was late at night...he gave good discount and even took the trouble to bring an used car dealer to trade in my wife's old kelisa...everything were brisk and professional and a 'win-win' deal was concluded smile_approve.gif

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:18 AM

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QUOTE (darreltian @ Sep 25 2009, 10:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i am a salesman too... we wish not to be 'disturbed' during weekends and holidays....that's why i sms and expect to be replied when time is convenience...it has been 4 days oredi... forget it...i judge people/service at first impression sleep.gif

when i bought a swift for my wife early April this year, the sales manager fr Pandan Indah returned my call immediately, even tho it was late at night...he gave good discount and even took the trouble to bring an used car dealer to trade in my wife's old kelisa...everything were brisk and professional and a 'win-win' deal was concluded smile_approve.gif


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too bad for FORD then
i saw the advert but buying new is better cause the higher interest rates for 2nd car means same installment
new car also have discount


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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:18 PM

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QUOTE (TheGunner @ Sep 23 2009, 10:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This Friday, I'll be collecting a test car of the new Focus hatch to be reviewed over the weekend. Check back this thread as I record my thoughts, and views of the car in preparing a test drive report.

Also, please let me know if there are any questions you might have on the car's performance. I would do my best to answer them.

Any first impressions? smile.gif
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:53 PM

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QUOTE (flee @ Sep 25 2009, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any first impressions? smile.gif


Indeed I do.

Exterior
- Test car is finished in a sporty Racing Blue colour, reminiscent of the Focus RS.
- It is a very handsome looking car.

Interior
- Fit and finish is a bit below par. Gaps between certain panels are quite big.
- At noon time, the metal finish of the steering wheel reflects sunlight straight into your eyes. Because of a packed schedule, I didn't have the time to do so, but I'll see if that can be fixed by adjusting the steering wheel position tmr noon.

Performance
- Engine pulls strongly under acceleration.
- 4A/T shifts smoothly.
- Little complaint on drivetrain.

Ride & Handling
- Focus' trump card. Corners very well, and rides smoothly too.
- Steering is light, but gives good feedback.

Didn't have time to properly road test it today, but will do so over the next couple of days.
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