Ford 'overclocks' New Focus St: More Top-end Power, Better Fuel Efficiency
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:49 AM
Priced as high as a Prius that's actually larger, and has downright adequate performance. Pass everyone on the grapevine uphills and still average nearly 50MPG for the trip.
Move the rear spoiler on this car to the bottom of the rear window, and it's practically indistinguishable, visually, from a Prius.
Pay too much for an 'economy' sized car with mini van fuel economy, but the 'brain' will let you redline the engine, so you can blow it inside of six years.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 11:59 AM
Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:59 PM
+1 for sure I was thinking exactly the same thing definitely not car geeks .
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:37 PM
Slap a a fancy radio with voice recognition in the dash, massively overcharge for it, and market the hell out of cars barely any better than the ones they made in the 1990s.
They like to make several versions of one car model. Tell you the fuel economy of the hybrid, and the price of the base model, and present premium features, like 'park assist' as if it's in all the cars at the base trim level, too.
You see it in their ads and commercials all the time. Not that Ford is unique in this practice.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:45 PM