Would you entertain the idea of buying an old-model Ford Focus new from the manufacturer? In today’s throwaway culture it’s hard to imagine buying anything but the latest product, but that’s not the perspective everywhere. In other parts of the world, previous model cars remain for sale at a discount after a new lines debut.
It’s a popular practice in China where the Focus Classic went on sale today. Starting at just under $16,000 for the 1.8-liter manual version, those looking for a discount ride can also opt for an automatic that costs the equivalent of just under $20,000.
Those prices might seem a little ridiculous considering a new Focus in the U.S. starts at $16,500, but it’s difficult to say how close the Chinese version is to what we see in the States.
[Source: China Car Times]