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Re: Newbie Ford Focus Question

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 18:02:43 -0800, NearlyNormalJimmy <>

>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.

The other way around this time, actually the Mazda 3 and Volvo S40 are both
based on the newer European Focus platforms. The North American Focus is
based on the original platform. The newer 2005 NA Foci have engines
designed by Mazda.
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