First off, I appreciate the decision to include a 5 speed manual in the Titanium Focus. It is a good start.
We need to see more top trim manuals however. I've been researching various cars for my next purchase and I would love to have a Titanium Fusion AWD with an available manual. All the reviews I've read of the 1.6 Manual have been glowing, more so than the automatic. A car that size would be perfect with the 2.0 EcoBoost and the 6 speed manual. The Focus could also use the 1.6 EcoBoost in the Titanium trim and the 6 speed from the ST, add the handing package and you have a very fun little car on your hands. One vehicle that has no manual that deserves it is the new Escape. I know the Kuga is available with a manual in other markets and there is a real lack of well optioned manual suvs in the market. In fact, there really are none. There are several base trim models with a manual (Tiguan, CX-5, Compass) but none of these really interest me because of the lack of options. Manual drivers don't want a bare boned car. We want to enjoy the drive and have all the same bells and whistles as automatic drivers. I'm pretty sure the 2014 model year will be my next purchased car so, please make more manuals happen.
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