When the Focus first came out the only ident badges were on the front
wing just behind the wheel arch and in the case of the Ghia models on
the little quarter panel on the rear doors. There we no badges on the
hatch apart from the Focus badge.
In the last couple of years the move has been to re instate the the
engine capacity (nominal) badges onto the hatch on the opposite side
to the Focus badge, some models I believe also have the spec badge on
the hatch as well. My TDCi has the TDCi badge on the hatch inplace of
the capacity one but just the normal Ghia badges on the side.
Sorry to be pedantic, but when the Focus *first* came out there were no
ident badges on the front wing. They were gradually introduced during
production from about 2000 on, depending on which plant the car was built
You are correct my first Focus was a T reg 1.8 Ghia and it didn't have
them. I seem to recall a program on the TV once about the badges on
cars and their importance as status symbols really funny I found.
On Thu, 25 Aug 2005 15:35:21 +0300, Nick the Greek
as Chris would say :-) sorry to be pedantic but the Diesels do have
the TDCi badges on the hatch. I only know this cause I'm having one as
my next car when my current one goes back to the lease company.
They are banned in Athens and Thessaloniki, for exhaust emission
reasons (which is kinda stupid coz modern diesel cars don't have that
problem). They are thinking of allowing them again, but it hasn't
If you visited Athens and drove your diesel car nothing would happen
because you'd have foreign license plates. But if I drove a diesel car
I'd get a fine. Now, if it is an Audi diesel car, the dealership will
pay the fine (it's part of their strategy to sell diesel cars despite
Anyway, apart from Athens and Thessaloniki you can drive a diesel car
anywhere you like in Greece :-)
> I believe in the UK it is now common NOT to put model
> identifiers on the top
> end models. This is an attempt to disguise the fact that this
> is a car worth
> A common mistake that people made when trying to design
> something completely
> foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
> Douglas Adams
> > Just bought a 2002 Focus 1.6 lx with no logos or writing on
> the hatch door
> > (i.e. no 'Focus' or 1.6 - nothing). I've never seen one
> without before -
> > it just been removed by the previous owner or is this
> something I should
> > worried about?
I bought a focus 7 months ago and when i did i was asked by my dealer
as to whether i wanted the vehicle details to be on the car or removed
(i.e. the model and spec signs) Maybe the original owner decided they
didnt want them on. No need to worry about it!!
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