Dieselman said:Isn't the Ford Focus meant to be the best handling car in it's class and pretty good all against all others.
Isn't the Ford Focus meant to be the best handling car in it's class and pretty good all against all others.
redbaron said:It is highly rated - but the reality is that the A is pitching 10-15k higher cost terms - so you would really have to want one to pay that much.
FWD hatches have their place... but magazine rarely test them against cars from other segments for similar money..
I suspect that if you tested a Focus 2.0d and an A220cdi vs a 320d or even the long in the tooth now (compared with the others) W204 they would not win.
The F30 and upcoming w205 will be miles ahead.
I hope I am no straying too far off thread here. We thought about a 1 series before choosing the A Class for my wifes car and both thought it looked awkwardly styled versus the A. In addition we didnt want to be branded BMW drivers ( childish maybe but there you go ). For the same reasons an A3 was even more of a no go.
For a small family car we didnt have ultimate driving car handling near the top of the list but time will tell if we chose wisely.
When the poll is up I will vote.