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
thanks much for any helpful replies.
The Focus is definitely not a Mazda, although the two companies do share
some technology. It was designed by Ford of Europe, and ones sold in the
U.S. are made either in the U.S. or Mexico. They are a Ford product through
Ford is not really a "domestic" company. Like GM, it is a worldwide
corporation, with affiliates in many countries. In fact, when you really get
down to it, the world auto industry is so integrated that it is really
meaningless to talk about "domestic" and "foreign" any more.
There are many common parts shared by the North American and European-built
Focuses, but many differences too, mainly in the types of engines offered.
I understand that the new Focus being introduced in Europe shares a lot of
design with the new Mazda3, but the one sold here is being continued with
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