<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Because it is old. There will be a 5 door version of the 3 (eventually, i don't know about @ launch).Originally posted by KrazyKiko:
They're axing the Protege5 in 2004? Am I reading that right? Man...I see those everywhere! I know they're going with the Mazda3, but is that a reason to kill off the Protege5? Oh well...
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Actually, according to the chart, production doesn't start until September so I guess you could put money down. But don't expect to take delivery until the end of the year.Originally posted by flat 4:
So it is basically a 2005 Focus that you can buy now in June
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Yes, it will be the first production model based on the new platform.Originally posted by flat 4:
IIRC it IS build on the C-1 platform, and will have the 2.3 engine. So it is basically a 2005 Focus that you can buy now in June, not from FORD, but rather Mazda. Jee, let me see...that makes a lot of sense. NOT!
Handling wise it should give good insight into the next Focus. Although I could see Ford using softing suspension on the N/Am Focus. than Mazda's Mx3 and the Euro Focus.