Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Globalization makes it harder for car companies to lie, but the same lies keep coming. While the rest of the world got an updated Focus, the US got a long extension of the first generation. I never saw an explanation of why the 2nd generation wasn't made in the US.
The explanation I read in several places for not importing it was that it wouldn't be profitable to sell a European car here, because of the exchange rates. These 2nd generation cars are both from Mexico, where currency problems are worse. I looked at the VINs on several of them. All of them were made in Europe.
The current generation is supposed to be about the same throughout the world. Is it?