focus or laser? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Focus Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Focus Forum Forum for the discussion of the Ford Focus is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2003, 08:21   #1 (permalink)
Posts: n/a
focus or laser?

in my opinion the laser sr2 was a neat car my sister bought one and i think it had more apeal then the focus, which i think other furom users might agree, why not keep this lil aussie car in the works, and reintroduce a fwd turbo tx3 into the range, the focus doesnt seem to fit in frod OZs line of cars, and im sure the laser could have been reinvented by ford and even FPV, wouldnt be nice a 4wd laser turb running 13s :D give those rexies someting to think about ha
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-07-2003, 15:05   #2 (permalink)
RATT's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sydney
Age: 38
Posts: 2,950
Not a chance of that happening, and I have to say the Focus is a more appealing car than the Laser ever was. I have owned/driven both. That's not to say the Laser was a bad car as it was always rated as one of the best.
The Focus actually fits in nicely within the lineup with looks that are refreshing compared to other cars in this segment.
The ST170 is the hero car and hopefully will fill the void left by the TX3. Although the RS would be very appealing, it will probably never make it here. :(
BF XR6 Turbo
RATT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 18:06   #3 (permalink)
Aussie Ford Fan
aston's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Surry Hills, Australia
Posts: 186
Lets hope that FPV do a Focus.....Create a southern sister to the RS
  • Barra 182 - 4.0 DOHC 24 Valve Inline 6
  • Barra 220 - 5.4 SOHC 24 Valve V8
  • Barra 240T - 4.0 DOHC 24 Valve Turbo Charged Inline 6
  • Boss 260 - 5.4 DOHC 32 Valve V8
  • Boss 290 - 5.4 DOHC 32 Valve V8
aston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 18:12   #4 (permalink)
FPV Tasmania Member
TS50's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Tasmania
Age: 56
Posts: 961
Just read in the latest Wheels, an interview with (damn i hate this, forgot his name) from PRODRIVE.
They expect to have a FPV variant of evey model that Ford sell here. So expect a FPV Focus sometime
2002 Narooma Blue Manual TS50
TS50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 19:45   #5 (permalink)
Ford Europe Wannabe
TurboDOHC's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Good ol' Geelong
Age: 33
Posts: 754
As long has the 2004 focus keeps its dynamic and different (in a good way) styling, then combined with the new Mazda MZR engines (2.0L 110kw) engine.........I think focus will kick some real sales goals
All jobs are easy to the person who doesn't have to do them!
TurboDOHC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 20:16   #6 (permalink)
Mr. Embargo
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Embargoland
Posts: 3,745
The only issues the focus has right now is pricing and brand recognition. As a vehicle it is a far better package than the Laser was, they just have to work on getting consumers to accept the thing.
RPO83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2003, 20:44   #7 (permalink)
Australian Probe Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 51
Posts: 841
I think you are confusing the first 2-3 models of Lasers that were built here (from Mazda kits) with the later imports (rebadged Mazdas). Ford Australia has had little or no say in the Laser mechanicals since very early 1990s & the orgin of the vehicle has probably limited Tickford & FPV involvment.
1997 Alpine Green Probe, 18mm Swaybar, Custom Yellow & Black Italian Leather Interior, CD Stacker, Yellow Wiper Blades, Ford Australia 75th Anniversary Sticker & Badge, PRD Wires & Sills
2008 Blue Ambition Mondeo XR5, Bluetooth for work
DRU842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Focus Forum

Related Reading: focus or laser?

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Numerous Recalls Call Into Question the Future of Focus Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 6 10-10-2003 13:56
All-new Ford Focus C-Max Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 02-23-2003 20:58
Ford Focus Inspires C-max Concept Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 09-26-2002 07:45
Ford: We've fixed the Focus Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 08-19-2002 07:13
2003 Ford SVT Focus Overview RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 07-23-2002 07:50

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:41.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.