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Old 23-06-2019, 05:31 PM   #331
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The ten best sellers according to Canstar
1st Toyota Hilux
2nd Ford Ranger
3rd Toyota RAV4
4th Hyundai i30
5th Toyota Corolla
6th Mazda3
7th Mazda CX-5
8th Kia Cerato
9th Toyota Prado
10th Holden Colorado
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Old 23-06-2019, 05:50 PM   #332
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Lists of overall sales mean nothing and don't indicate sales growth or slump.

Try this article instead, which shows which car makes have actually improved sales. Guess which brand has defied the market slump?

In the words of Alan Moffat: "Oh, what's that out in front? Is that a . . . . Ford?"
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Old 24-06-2019, 06:03 AM   #333
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Lists of overall sales mean nothing and don't indicate sales growth or slump.

Try this article instead, which shows which car makes have actually improved sales. Guess which brand has defied the market slump?

In the words of Alan Moffat: "Oh, what's that out in front? Is that a . . . . Ford?"
Yep it was that article and a couple of similar ones I was looking at covering growth rather than outright sales numbers.

It looks like there's been a trend (pun intended) for the few manufacturers offering entry level variants of their mid hatches to increase sales (Kia is up close to 10%). If Ford had an Ambiente with similar specs to a base Cerato, not the 90kw stripper, but for $2-3k more I probably would have bought it. But $8-10k is just too far.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:41 PM   #334
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So it seems a few on here have had their Focus for a few weeks, any feedback from owners, negative or positive? I've had a good look at some of the competition (no driving) and interested to hear thoughts. Not a huge fan of car reviews as I feel like they just as biased spec guides these days.
Hey Danny.
Am waiting on a new Mondeo, after my last one was involved in an accident. Motorama Moorooka have loaned me a new Focus Titanium until they can deliver the Mondeo.
Now that I have things all set up eg. sync / bluetooth / audio / driving mode, WOW !
The cars a bit small for me after the Mondeo, and there's little boot space, but that's the only negatives I would give.
How the hell they get that much power from three cylinders has got me beat.
The B&O sound system is fantastic. No comparison to what the Mondeo offers.
Handling in sports mode is awesome, as long as you like a stiff wheel and hard suspension.
Front end LED lighting is great, although I'm comparing it to Mondeo Trend spec that still uses halogen.
The dash incorporates a bit of GPS info which is great, especially if you are using the screen display for other items like audio. It also displays the current speed limit. Seems to default to 40k's in the school zones even if it's not within the hours, but I can deal with that.
Would totally recommend.

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Old 06-07-2019, 08:17 PM   #335
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The i30 has really put the Corolla on notice - haven't taken much notice of sales for a while but last time I did Corolla was ahead of i30.

I wonder what the numbers would have been if Hyundai called the Elantra an i30 sedan?

It would have blitzed the Rav 4 - there is bugger all between them anyway.

Could have been number 2 or even number 1 on the list.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:18 AM   #336
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Seems to default to 40k's in the school zones even if it's not within the hours
Yes, I noticed this. It's a good alert to the driver that they're in a 40 zone even if the speed is outside the applicable times. This got me thinking: that 40 surrounded by a red circle is technically an indicator of the speed limit and should be obeyed, regardless of what any extra writing is attached to that sign. If you couldn't understand or read english, and you're from Europe, you'd slow to 40km/h, wouldn't you?

As an aside, if you happen to be in speed limiting mode with sign recognition switched on, your car WILL slow to 40km/h regardless if the applicable time is active or not.
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Old 25-08-2019, 04:17 PM   #337
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Whats everyone's thoughts on service intervals?

Im at 10,000 at the moment, never had a car with 15,000 intervals but I guess thats a lot more normal now?
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Old 25-08-2019, 04:34 PM   #338
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Whats everyone's thoughts on service intervals?

Im at 10,000 at the moment, never had a car with 15,000 intervals but I guess thats a lot more normal now?
Mine is 15k km service intervals for 2011 LW. Normal now.
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Old 27-08-2019, 09:14 AM   #339
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Im at 10,000 at the moment, never had a car with 15,000 intervals but I guess thats a lot more normal now?
It's 15,000km or 1 year whichever comes up first.

There is a caveat, though. If you're driving the car in dusty conditions or where it's doing a lot of towing or you're driving it hard, then you need to consider getting it serviced more often. In Europe, this car has conditional service intervals determined by the car so it can vary.
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Old 31-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #340
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Things seem to be a bit quiet on news from users on the SA Focus front – so here is my bit of news. At last I can say that the order for our new Focus was put in this week. Am getting a Titanium model, colour – Desert Island Blue, options – HUD and Active Park Assist 2. Unfortunately, the options ordered mean we probably won’t see the car until November. It has been listed as a 2019.75 model so don’t know if that means anything. We have been provided a NSC Order Number and hopefully will get a VIN Number soon to track its progress. Have seen a few SA models now driving around my suburb lately whereas a few months ago there weren’t any at all. Hope it all goes well now. Will put this post up on a few of the forums.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:54 PM   #341
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https://www.caradvice.com.au/788393/...ms-early-2020/

Focus ST details.

$44,690 manual or auto.
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Old 15-09-2019, 04:15 PM   #342
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Transmission issue encountered by this review as well, in an Active no less.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...665a5770fc4220
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Old 15-09-2019, 05:36 PM   #343
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Transmission issue encountered by this review as well, in an Active no less.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...665a5770fc4220
I have an Active. I note no undue delay. I'm not saying there isn't but no more than what one would expect from any auto with a lever to change gears. Unfortunately, methinks the writer is looking for something that isn't there because he's too lazy to put the foot on the brake: He says "I shouldn’t have to". Sorry, Mr Car-test-driver; there is no such auto transmission in the world, nor has there ever been, where you are not required to put your foot on the brake when changing from D to R or vice versa!

The real issue is that dial-shifter is easy to flick from D to R or R to D and there's the expectation the mechanics of the gearbox should change just as fast. It doesn't. It's completely incorrect to state the car continues to roll because of a perceived delay that would normally go unnoticed in an auto with a regular selector.

I take issue with the fuel consumption criticism, also. I owned a Ford Focus LZ Trend and my new Focus with the 8-speed auto chews through about 5-10% less fuel in heavy stop/start traffic. It's not thrifty, but it's better than the old model with the 6-speed auto box.

The rest of the review is what readers should be taking onboard, because this car is very good. Also, readers should keep in mind, car testers base all their opinions on short term trial of a car. I'd wonder what they'd think if they drove any car they tested for 3 months or longer and whether it changed their perception - rotary dial shifters in particular?
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Old 15-09-2019, 06:19 PM   #344
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I'm getting to the stage where this transmission issue is really ****ing me off and I'm thinking of selling the car. I've never had a vehicle where once it goes from drive to reverse and u take the foot off the brake and it rolls forward. Ridiculous!
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Old 17-11-2019, 07:01 PM   #345
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What is the Ford oil spec for the new Focus?
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Old 22-11-2019, 08:20 PM   #346
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Was this car released in China in 2018? Watching a TV show from that year and the car is in the show.

Edit; it actually looks like an LZ from the rear but an SA on the front.

It’s does have the rotary dial shifter though. Not sure if the LZ had that.
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Old 23-11-2019, 07:59 AM   #347
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it actually looks like an LZ from the rear but an SA on the front.

It’s does have the rotary dial shifter though. Not sure if the LZ had that.
A quick check of the Ford China site shows they're still selling the LZ version in hatchback form. The new SA version appears only available in sedan form.

The LZ and SA are completely different cars and have nothing in common.
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