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Old 03-19-2005, 21:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question


"NearlyNormalJimmy" <Not@ThisAddress.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> My Ford Escort just blew a head gasket and has lots of other problems
> so it's going to get sold.
>
> I am thinking about the Ford Focus.
>
> I have just one question for now: My escort (i'm in the USA) was
> apparently really a Mazda underneath the Ford bodywork, it this also
> true for the Focus? Are they made overseas? or does a foreign
> manufacturer have a plant here where they assemble them? what is really
> under there?
>
> thanks much for any helpful replies.
>
> NNJ

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

Just to elaborate a bit

Q - Are they made a Mazda, A - No
Q - Are they made Overseas A - No, Us focus is made in the US
Q - Does a foreign manufacture make them in the US A - No they are made by
Ford
Q - What is really under there A - A well engineered, well built Ford
vehicle.

Anymore questions, try to Post them here as well for a speedy response -
www.ozfours.com



"Geoff" <spamtrap@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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>
> "NearlyNormalJimmy" <Not@ThisAddress.org> wrote in message
> news:291220041802437625%Not@ThisAddress.org...
> > Hi,
> >
> > My Ford Escort just blew a head gasket and has lots of other problems
> > so it's going to get sold.
> >
> > I am thinking about the Ford Focus.
> >
> > I have just one question for now: My escort (i'm in the USA) was
> > apparently really a Mazda underneath the Ford bodywork, it this also
> > true for the Focus? Are they made overseas? or does a foreign
> > manufacturer have a plant here where they assemble them? what is really
> > under there?
> >
> > thanks much for any helpful replies.
> >
> > NNJ

> ===
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> Geoff.
>
>



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Old 03-21-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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www.ozfours.com <info@ozfours.com> wrote:
> Just to elaborate a bit
>
> Q - Are they made a Mazda, A - No
> Q - Are they made Overseas A - No, Us focus is made in the US


Uh, I hate to break it to you, but Hermosillo Mexico is not (yet)
located in the USA.

> Anymore questions, try to Post them here as well for a speedy response -
> www.uselessinfo.com


I guess if I want info that's wrong but speedy, I will.

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Old 03-21-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

"Mark Olson" <olsonm@tiny.invalid> wrote:

> www.ozfours.com <info@ozfours.com> wrote:


> > Just to elaborate a bit


> > Q - Are they made a Mazda, A - No
> > Q - Are they made Overseas A - No, Us focus is made in the US


> Uh, I hate to break it to you, but Hermosillo Mexico is not (yet)
> located in the USA.


No, but Wayne, Michigan is.

> > Anymore questions, try to Post them here as well for a speedy response -
> > www.uselessinfo.com


> I guess if I want info that's wrong but speedy, I will.


I suppose a polite and helpful response would be too much to expect.

Check the 11th character of your vehicle's VIN.
R = Hermosillo, Mexico, W = Wayne, Michigan

http://www.ofoc.ca/garage/vin.html

http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-ford-vin-codes

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp

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Old 03-21-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Don McC wrote:
>
> "Mark Olson" <olsonm@tiny.invalid> wrote:
>
> > www.ozfours.com <info@ozfours.com> wrote:

>
> > > Just to elaborate a bit

>
> > > Q - Are they made a Mazda, A - No
> > > Q - Are they made Overseas A - No, Us focus is made in the US

>
> > Uh, I hate to break it to you, but Hermosillo Mexico is not (yet)
> > located in the USA.

>
> No, but Wayne, Michigan is.


Yes. Wayne, MI is where my Focus was built. Other Focus models
sold in the USA are built in Hermosillo. Saying that US Focuses
are made in the US is wrong, since some of them are built in
Mexico.

> > > Anymore questions, try to Post them here as well for a speedy response -
> > > www.uselessinfo.com

>
> > I guess if I want info that's wrong but speedy, I will.

>
> I suppose a polite and helpful response would be too much to expect.


I think my response was helpful- pointing out that the original
poster's information was flat out wrong. If you don't like my
response, please feel free to killfile me.
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Old 03-21-2005, 23:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question" thread, Don
McC wrote:

>Check the 11th character of your vehicle's VIN.
>R = Hermosillo, Mexico, W = Wayne, Michigan


Can't get close enough to see the VIN plate? Use this handy body style
chart as a backup:

Body Style Place of Manufacture
3-door hatch Hermosillo
4-door sedan Wayne
4-door wagon Wayne
5-door hatch Hermosillo

(This is for North American (and maybe South America) markets -- the
Europeans have their own manufacturing plants.)
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

In alt.autos.ford.focus Benjamin Robinson <bjr7@freenet.tlh.fl.us>:
> In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question" thread, Don
> McC wrote:


>>Check the 11th character of your vehicle's VIN.
>>R = Hermosillo, Mexico, W = Wayne, Michigan


> Can't get close enough to see the VIN plate? Use this handy body style
> chart as a backup:


> Body Style Place of Manufacture
> 3-door hatch Hermosillo
> 4-door sedan Wayne
> 4-door wagon Wayne
> 5-door hatch Hermosillo


> (This is for North American (and maybe South America) markets -- the
> Europeans have their own manufacturing plants.)


AFAIK European Focus are built in:

Saarlouis (Germany) or Valencia (Spain).

Dunno which model were or if there's any distinction at all?

Anyway this is just body&assembly the engine may be made
somewhere else in addition to many other parts manufactured
elsewhere in the world.

Mine according to FIN in Saarlouis, even if the engine (2.0l
manual) runs as if it had been made by Cosworth UK (AFAIK). ;-)

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Old 03-22-2005, 22:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005 05:30:50 GMT, bjr7@freenet.tlh.fl.us (Benjamin
Robinson) wrote:

:>In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question" thread, Don
:>McC wrote:
:>
:>>Check the 11th character of your vehicle's VIN.
:>>R = Hermosillo, Mexico, W = Wayne, Michigan
:>
:>Can't get close enough to see the VIN plate? Use this handy body style
:>chart as a backup:
:>
:>Body Style Place of Manufacture
:>3-door hatch Hermosillo
:>4-door sedan Wayne
:>4-door wagon Wayne
:>5-door hatch Hermosillo
:>
:>(This is for North American (and maybe South America) markets -- the
:>Europeans have their own manufacturing plants.)

Also the SVT Focus, both 3 door and 5 door were assembled in
Hermosillo.

me/2

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Old 03-25-2005, 22:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question" thread,
Michael Heiming wrote:

>AFAIK European Focus are built in:
>
>Saarlouis (Germany) or Valencia (Spain).


Cool. Does this include UK Focii, or are you speaking of Continental
Europe?
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Old 03-26-2005, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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I think that most Europeans think of UK as being part of Europe. Most of the British think of UK as not being a part of Europe when talking about cars. Most British still think that UK market Fords are still made in Dagenham or Wales or Liverpool or somewhere in UK anyway. Mine was built in Saarlouis and I am very pleased with the quality for the price.............

Don't think Ford build any cars in UK any more. Still build engines and manage to find loads of crappy dealers and Ford still the topseller in UK but no factories left.

Our highly skilled and talented car people are too expensive for Ford - not so for Nissan (Sunderland Northeast England) and Honda (Swindon Southwest(ish) England and I believe Toyota (somewhere in Midlands?) - all top quality, efficient units.

Japanese cars are built here in UK for the home market in Japan - best quality at the best price?

BMW build the Mini here - a great success story too for BMW and the Germans.

If you want quality, you have to pay for it..............................

Justin Case


"Benjamin Robinson" <bjr7@freenet.tlh.fl.us> wrote in message news:4244db33.51111592@news.east.earthlink.net...
> In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question" thread,
> Michael Heiming wrote:
>
> >AFAIK European Focus are built in:
> >
> >Saarlouis (Germany) or Valencia (Spain).

>
> Cool. Does this include UK Focii, or are you speaking of Continental
> Europe?
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