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Old 10-01-2004, 00:23   #1 (permalink)
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Focus Zetec R

Ford Focus' continued World Rally Championship (WRC) success is being celebrated in Australia with the release of the rally-inspired, special edition Focus Zetec R.

Incorporating the rally-bred ride and handling characteristics inherent across the entire Focus range, Focus Zetec R is available as a five door hatch with a choice of either automatic or manual transmission. The extensive list of extras includes:


17" alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 Goodyear tyres
Front and rear bumper skirt and side skirts
Unique large rear spoiler
Aluminium pedal pads (manual transmission only)
Gear knob – leather with brushed aluminium insert (manual transmission only)
Handbrake cover – leather with brushed aluminium insert
Scuff plates (set of four)
Carpet mats with Zetec R logo
'R' decals (three per vehicle) positioned under the Zetec badges at the front fenders, and under the engine displacement badge on the rear right hand-side of the vehicle.

"Focus Zetec R SVP is an exciting addition to the Ford Focus model line-up in Australia," says Ford Australia Small Car Brand Manager, Craig Smith.

"The 17" alloy wheels, front and rear bumper skirts and the large rear spoiler really give the Zetec R an enhanced athletic appearance. Interior features such as the leather gear knob and handbrake complete the picture.

"Focus Zetec R is also a sensational value package. Offering more than $4,200 of extra value for no additional cost, it really is an unbeatable deal."

Focus Zetec R will be available in a choice of four colours – Machine Silver, Colorado Red, Panther Black and Ink Blue.
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Focus Zetec R

No offence anyone, but if I wanted a Ford press release, I'd go to the Ford website.

This looks like a very flaccid attempt to use the forum as a marketing channel.

I don't have a problem with posting press releases, but they should be marked as such.

The Focus Zetec R is simply an SVP, nothing to do with WRC success. It is a great value pack for the price of the Zetec.............but we all know this, as it was on the Forums two weeks ago!
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Old 10-01-2004, 02:39   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Focus Zetec R

Rightio Melbzetec.

Most of us actually would come here to read something new about Ford before we would go anywhere near the Ford site.

Don't like it, don't read it.
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Old 10-01-2004, 03:18   #4 (permalink)
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No offence anyone, but if I wanted a Ford press release, I'd go to the Ford website.

This looks like a very flaccid attempt to use the forum as a marketing channel.

I don't have a problem with posting press releases, but they should be marked as such.

The Focus Zetec R is simply an SVP, nothing to do with WRC success. It is a great value pack for the price of the Zetec.............but we all know this, as it was on the Forums two weeks ago!
Most of the press releases and other Ford information I put up on this forum come out before being launched on the Ford website, so if you don't want to read any press releases or anything similar steer clear of any of my posts and go read it somewhere else.

This is not a 'flaccid' attempt at marketing to Ford Forums users. I believe that the majority of users are educated well enough to know the difference between Ford PR spin and my own dribble.

This press release may not be new, and to be honest I have very little interest in the Focus line, but I get requests to put this information up so users don't have to look around for it.

Until there are more people like you on the forums I won't bother.
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My argument simply is this........ mark it as a press release.........nobody has an issue with that. The fact is your post didn't indicate anywhere that it was a press release, when it patently was... and that came across to me as just a bit odd
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Re: Focus Zetec R

Thanks for your post Luke, it's always good to hear Ford information releases before we can hear it elsewhere! I for one don't scour the Ford press release site every day in th hope of finding something on the Focus, so it's very appreciated when it gets posted here, as you have done for a long time now! Please don't stop because of one person!

As for the Zetec R, saw one the other day, the blue badges sure stand out, as does the rear wing!

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Old 10-01-2004, 17:25   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry guys. I'll pull my head in
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rpo83 - Thanx fer the headsup on the Focus R release. Makes for a rather interesting read. (as do almost ALL of your posts!!!)
sheeesh - think I better stop now before I have to buy him flowers or somethin!
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Old 10-02-2004, 19:25   #9 (permalink)
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FWIW, my 2 cents worth

Yes it is good to see new information on any vehicle, and especially on this Forum regarding the Focus.

Maybe, any press release 'should' indicate that it is just that.

However, in this particular case, the Focus Zetec R info posted is not 'New News'. That same information has been posted - albeit without the quotes from Craig Smith - over a month ago, and indeed photos of the Zetec R have already appeared on the Forum.

As I said, my 2 cents worth

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It's important to realise the guys doing Ford-News here do not browse the forums regularly in areas that do not interest them as much, such as this one for RPO83. If you are doing newsfeed for 20 or more sections, you are not going to browse every single thread everytime there is a news release from Ford.

I understand what people are saying, and no disrespect, but once you've been here a while, you'll soon see how large it all is and it's not feasible for these news guys to make sure they don't 'double post' what someone else says.

I am willing to bet you dont all read every single car forum in this place, and not only that, remember what every single thread posted is.

It's pretty simple - you'll soon recognise Ford-News post as opposed to their personal ones. Get some time up, and don't spoil it for the rest of us. RPO83 is one of them, it's pretty clear to see.

If you don't like the Ford-News posts, don't post. Simple. End of story. For the rest of us that enjoy it, keep up the good work Luke.

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