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Old 15-11-2010, 09:30:50   #1
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If you have to be responsible what car would you buy?

I know someone who bought a green ford focus.
btw he deletes pics too
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Old 15-11-2010, 13:51:22   #8
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Old 15-11-2010, 15:57:02   #9
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The Ford Focus is one of the most complete cars on the road today. Well designed, well engineered, well built, well priced. It drives superbly, does what you need it to, and won’t break the bank.

(Although apparently the US one is shit.)
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:00:25   #10
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:41:05   #11
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Why would the US version be significantly different? Serious question because I always assumed that apart from emission stuff the European versions of cars were the same.
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:46:31   #12
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:54:19   #13
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:56:31   #14
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Old 15-11-2010, 16:56:55   #15
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Why would the US version be significantly different? Serious question because I always assumed that apart from emission stuff the European versions of cars were the same.
Normally, but in this case it's a completely different car made in different factories on different continents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Focus_(North_America)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Focus_(international)
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Old 15-11-2010, 17:06:12   #19
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Environmentally friendly o/c, are you dumb?
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"Environmentally friendly" is an argument for architects.

Besides: No car would be even friendlier.
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Old 15-11-2010, 17:22:44   #22
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Old 15-11-2010, 17:46:55   #23
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This vehicle !! Silly ford buyers

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Old 15-11-2010, 22:49:14   #26
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that's not a car that's a van, are you dumb?
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It could be a car, if it wasn't a van.
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Old 16-11-2010, 03:39:50   #29
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Could be a chicken as well...
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Old 16-11-2010, 05:32:20   #30
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I don't buy Fords.
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Old 16-11-2010, 07:26:08   #31
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Old 16-11-2010, 08:58:55   #33
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No particular feelings for Ford either way but the Focus is widely considered to be the best in its class (assuming you don't mind it being ubiquitous).

And it's also one of the cheapest second hand because there are millions of them. It depreciates quickly from new then holds its value the same as the others.

See, sensible and responsible. Mr_B was right! (very rarely)
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Old 16-11-2010, 10:36:53   #34
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You can't buy a car and be responsible at the same time, come on. Possibly if you buy a second-hand car, then scrap it immediately.
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Apparently you can produce and run 8 Toyota Hi-Luxes for their entire life for the same energy cost as used by a medium sized dog for its entire life*.

So dog owners are much more environmentally unfriendly than SUV drivers.

And if you have a baby... well, you're a total planet raping bastard!

*source, last weeks QI.
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So you have no car, and it's green?
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Apparently you can produce and run 8 Toyota Hi-Luxes for their entire life for the same energy cost as used by a medium sized dog for its entire life*.

So dog owners are much more environmentally unfriendly than SUV drivers.

And if you have a baby... well, you're a total planet raping bastard!

*source, last weeks QI.
Fuck the environment, those things are city uglification machines. Fewer cars=fewer highways=win!
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A busy road filled with cars moving along is an amazing sight, it blows my mind that it's even possible to have such a thing.
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Old 16-11-2010, 18:29:24   #44
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Ford owns 8% of Mazda...
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How much did they own until 2008?

Does the Mazda3 share a platform with the European Focus?
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I don't know or care about the old world. Wake up, World 2.0 is here.

It's highly likely that Ford used Mazda/Volvo components to make their European Focus, as it's far better in quality than the American one, last I heard.
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Ford has also never owned greater than 50% of Mazda. So Ford = Mazda is clearly a false statement not only now, but for all time.
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I drive a Toyota Corolla. I already pretty well have a stereotypical 'responsible person' car.
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