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post #10 of (permalink) Old 16th March 2006
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The traction control thing makes sense I suppose. Renault pulled a similar trick with their ESP system on the L2 - it was standard across the range on the 2.0, 3.0 and (I think) 2.2dCi but an (expensive) option on all other models. Unless you went for the Initiale, which had it as standard on all engine variants. Now that they've dropped the 1.6 and 1.8, I wouldn't be surprised if they've pulled ESP off the normally aspirated 2.0 and reserved it for the turbos.

The stereo and the airbags on the Focus don't make much sense though. Maybe the 2.0 engine was noisier, and they thought that people who bought the 2 litre would drive quicker and were therefore more likely to crash
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