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[Interview with the owner of YesAuto] Speaking of Ford Focus, I don't think anyone would be unaware that it opened up the market segment of domestic sports compact hatchbacks and opened Ford's golden age in China. After Fox went public, it has attracted countless car fans to compete. Time has passed. Fox has also undergone many model changes and replacements. Coupled with the endless emergence of various competitors, Fox's position has been affected. However, there are no shortage of riders. No matter how others introduce new ones, I only love Fox. The three car owners we interviewed today belong to this category. Two of them were former owners of the classic Focus. Later, at the end of 2015 and early 2016, three owners successively purchased the 2015 hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports model. The three have bought cars earlier and have used them for more than a year. Let's talk with them about car purchase and car use and the reasons why Fox has attracted them.

● The first owner, Mr. Liu, and his Focus 2015 hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports type.

Fox 2015 Hatchback EcoBoost 180 Automatic Sports

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Manufacturer's guide price

165,800

Mr. Liu bought this Focus in December 2015. The model is a hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports model, which is the highest model in the 1.5T displacement. The official guide price is 165,800 yuan, a discount of 24,000 yuan when buying at the 4S store, and the landing price of 162,800 yuan, the preferential strength is relatively large.

Car purchase experience:

The Fox is Mr. Liu's second car, and now he has a Lexus ES250. As we all know, ES250 is a purely comfortable-oriented model, so Mr. Liu's need for his second car is obvious. First of all, he personally prefers small cars. After all, in Beijing, small cars are easy to drive and stop. Besides, I just want to buy one. Small-displacement and powerful cars. According to Mr. Liu, the cars that can meet these requirements include Fox, Golf and the ninth-generation Civic Si. Unfortunately, Mr. Liu is not cold about the Volkswagen brand, and is directly passed, the ninth-generation Civic. Si only has manual gear. It is really hard to commute in the city every day, so I have no choice but to be passed. In addition, relatives in the family had previously opened the Fox classic version, and found that it was in line with my needs after inquiring, so he resolutely bought this Fox.

● Car experience:

Mr. Liu pays great attention to the appearance of a car. Obviously, Fox’s sharp and tough styling suits Mr. Liu’s taste. The family-style Martin face, the willow-shaped headlights, and the tough waistline all reflect the full range of sports.

Regarding the modification of my car, especially the program for the engine, I personally have reservations. After all, if the program is first-ordered or the program is changed, it will directly affect the service life of the car and lose the warranty at the 4S shop. Some of the gains outweigh the losses.

This design is indeed a bit puzzling. Mr. Liu said that such a sporty compact car should consider the driver the most. Unexpectedly, the panel on the main driver's side is made of hard plastic, and the co-pilot is made of slush plastic. Soft material. Every time, even if you don’t drive intensely, your knees will be uncomfortable for a long time.

The volume of the front center armrest box is really small, but Mr. Liu thinks that these power ports and audio input ports are more realistic. After all, everyone now uses a lot of electrical appliances, and a variety of audio sources can satisfy my various equipment charging. demand. In addition, there are some change, driver's license, driving notebook, etc., so it doesn't need much space, just enough.

The shape of the front seats of the Fox looks more sporty. The backrest and seat cushions are made of fabric materials, which can increase the coefficient of friction and stabilize the body during intense driving. But the fly in the ointment is that the cushion is a bit hard, and the buttocks will inevitably hurt after sitting for a long time. Mr. Liu also said that it may be the reason why he is too thin. However, the overall performance of the seat is not bad, and the leather area is also very breathable, making it more comfortable to sit on.

Although Mr. Liu usually drives by himself, there are a lot of things in the car, such as school bags, shoes, clothes, boxes, etc. At this time, the rear seat can be put down to play a big role, and it can also be combined with the trunk. A flat surface, so it’s okay to pull some longer things.

● How many points do you give your car:

In the end, Mr. Liu gave his car a high score of 90 points. Obviously he was very satisfied with his car. Mr. Liu told me that the car is used to drive, so he pays special attention to the driving experience of a car, and this Focus obviously meets his requirements. To say that the power is definitely a better level in the same class, and the handling is It's not bad, and has great potential for modification. As for other aspects, Mr. Liu said that the appearance is important, the configuration is sufficient, the space does not matter at all, because the car is driven by one person on weekdays.

● The second owner, Mr. Li, and his Focus 2015 hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports type.

Fox 2015 Hatchback EcoBoost 180 Automatic Sports

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Manufacturer's guide price

165,800

Mr. Li bought this Focus in April 2016. The model is a hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports model, which is the top model in the 1.5T displacement. The official guide price is 165,800 yuan. When buying a naked car at the 4S store, a discount of 25,000 yuan was given. Moreover, Mr. Li bought the car in the form of replacement with the same brand. The final landing price was 149,000 yuan, which is relatively worthwhile.

Car purchase experience:

This 2015 Focus is Mr. Li's second car, and his first car is a 1.8L classic Focus. When I asked why I would consider changing to another Fox, the answer Mr. Li gave me was inheritance, and I must have a high loyalty to this car. In fact, Mr. Li also considered other models. According to him, he only considered a seventh-generation golf, but he had to be passed due to a reduction in equipment. Mr. Li later told me that this time he changed the car entirely for the engine. The previous 1.6L classic Focus was not very powerful, and the current 1.5T new Focus could fully meet his needs in terms of power, and the result was nothing. He took out his wallet without hesitation.

● Car experience:

Mr. Li has never liked the single-side single-exhaust of the original Fox factory, which looks thin and unsightly. So I customized this ST-style mid-mounted dual exhaust exhaust (middle tail section), and also installed a Scorpio tail throat. The visual effect from the back is very good. In addition, the suspension, rims, tires and brake systems have also been modified, and the visual effects and performance have also been improved to a certain extent.

The Fox automatic sports type is relatively complete in terms of safety configuration, and the parallel assist and active brake are all standard. In addition, a safety technology package is optional, which includes automatic high beams, LDW lane departure reminder, TPMS tire pressure monitoring system, LKA lane keeping assist system, and fatigue driving reminder. Mr. Li chose these when he bought the car. The value is 5,000 yuan. , For the sake of safety, this security package is still worthwhile.

The position of the reading lights in the front row of Fox is indeed a bit unreasonable. People in the front row are struggling to use them, and their heads will block the light source, while those in the back row cannot be used for illumination. So this front row reading light on both sides is indeed a bit puzzling. I don’t know who the designer wants this light to illuminate.

● How many points do you give your car:

In the end, Mr. Li scored 80 points for his car. What is satisfied is not only the appearance, but also the performance in terms of power and handling, which fully meets his needs. But in addition, the 20 points is a big problem for families with children. The not-so-large seating space and trunk space in the car have also become more troublesome. If you put on the safety seat belt Children, the space in the back row can be said to be completely insufficient. This Focus is still suitable for daily use by 1-2 people. Once a family is formed, it is better to have another car at home.

● The third owner, Mr. Gong, and his Focus 2015 hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports type.

Fox 2015 Hatchback EcoBoost 180 Automatic Sports

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Manufacturer's guide price

165,800

Mr. Gong bought this Fox on February 27, 2016. He remembers the days so clearly, he must have loved this car for ten minutes. The model is a hatchback EcoBoost 180 automatic sports model, which is the top model in the 1.5T displacement. The official guide price is 165,800 yuan. When buying a naked car at a 4S store, a discount of 24,000 yuan is given, and the landing is 161,000 yuan.

● Car purchase experience:

This 2015 model of Focus is Mr. Gong’s second car. His first car is also a classic Focus. Mr. Gong said that his car is both solid and easy to drive, and he is really reluctant to sell it. But considering that the classic Fox is not too short, and the cash has already come out, it was finally changed. When I asked if I had considered other models, Mr. Gong immediately replied that he hadn't considered it at all, and went straight to Fox. I am a diehard fan of everyone.

● Car experience:

In addition to the halogen bulbs used in the original far and near lights, there is another point that is relatively insignificant, that is, the original daytime running lights have a strong graininess and are short in length. They look like a few small ones installed later. The light strip, the visual effect is not good.

The embracing interior shape is indeed a bit depressing for a 190cm tall person like Mr. Gong, and the co-pilot's seat has also been invaded by the center console a lot of space. Unexpectedly, Fox’s current interior materials are much more sophisticated than before, and the center console is wrapped in soft slush-molded material, which feels good to the touch.

Mr. Gong’s Fox is equipped with a SYNC2 system, which uses a touch capacitive screen. The response speed of the entire system is relatively average, and sometimes it takes a while to respond. The 2017 Fox is still equipped with the SYNC2 system on the low configuration, but the interface is changed to the SYNC3 style, and the automatic sports type is equipped with the new SYNC3 system.

If the armrest box is pushed to the final position, it will be much easier to pull up the handbrake. Most of the models under the Volkswagen Group also have this problem.

Mr. Gong is quite satisfied with the many configurations of this Fox, but the automatic start-stop function does not seem to be liked by the three car owners. The reason is that the jitter of the engine at the moment of starting is more obvious, which will have a direct impact on the comfort of the vehicle, so the three owners will turn off the automatic start and stop as soon as they get on the car.

● How many points do you give your car:

Mr. Gong finally scored 90 points for his car. As a loyal Fox fan, he didn't give 100 points. It is quite objective. On the positive side, it goes without saying that the appearance is sporty, the power is abundant, and it can be played at home and at home. This is exactly what Gong needs for Fox. For the imperfect 10 points, Mr. Gong also clearly told me, such as the abnormal noise of the interior, the limited rear space, the slow response of the SYNC2 system, etc. Most of the problems were solved on the 2017 Fox.

● Full text summary:

At the age of thirties, perhaps the passion for driving is far less than that of the past, and maybe once or twice a week. But this is like a token of childhood memories, as long as it is there, that young heart will never fade. The three car owners are also about to run three years old, but when buying the second car, they all decisively chose Fox. Most of the reasons for this are from the inheritance of emotions. All three have directly or indirectly Having become the owner of the classic Focus, everyone has always had a good reputation for this car that year. When the 2015 Focus was launched, the still sporty exterior design, the brand-new 1.5T+6AT powertrain, and the little changed price range all attracted the old car owners to pay for the new car.

Of course, problems such as abnormal interior noise, slow response of the SYNC2 system, limited rear space, and high fuel consumption do exist. The other three car owners also said that the overall service level and attitude of Changan Ford dealers also have room for improvement. In general, the 2015 Focus has won high evaluations from three car owners and won the hearts of a lot of fans. However, as competing models continue to introduce new models, Fox’s sales have also declined significantly in recent years. It is the key point to improve its product capabilities and solve the current problems. As for whether it can be solved, it is still waiting for the performance of the new generation models. Right.