Originally Posted by Mr Jucy
They are advertising the Focus for $18990 with air at the moment which is a pretty good deal & ad free insurance if you finance through Ford Credit
Another one who falls for advertising! That is still not on the road (it excludes dealer, delivery and GST), and you'd have to be desparate to go thru the interest rates that Ford Credit offer. You save more by finding yourself decent finance first (as far as the free insurance goes). I am not saying the Focus is bad, I bought one and love it, just beware the price ends up higher than advertising has you think.
Blueoval - the Laser was second hand, obviously, so it was on the road but you pay change over, which was about 500 bucks - give or take a hundred. I just had to hunt around Newcastle/Sydney/Wollongong for it, found it in Wollonong at a Toyota dealership.
Oops, missed the factory specs: The LXi Laser that I bought is a pretty basic car, just has central locking, air con, pwr steer, excellent sound system. Not as much power as the Focus (but it's a smaller engine), but the car is a happy FWD manual that is enjoyable to drive.
It's benefits over the Focus is the seating - you actually feel like you are sitting in it, as opposed to on it.
Hope that answers your questions. Tim!