jrobson wrote:Lovely that you use the Focus hatch, I am buying the new model next month(nice packing space for all the gear). Anyway, when looking for a new car I went and test drove a few models from different manufacturers and also spoke to alot of people who have tried a few different models in the same range... Every single person agreed that the Focus is indeed the car that offers most value for money and has a better drive and handling than all the other competing models from other manufacturers, in a league of it's own. Looking at the sales figures though shows a different story, 2nd place, VW outsells it by about 15%, and this was in the launch month when the Focus was suppose to come out strong. So this month and next VW will problably outsell it by 20-30%. On discussing with some industry insiders the general idea is that because VW has a better history here compared to Ford than in some other countries, they will continue to outsell, even though the Focus is cheaper and performs better. And is alot more car for your money.
I got a great deal on the Ford ZX5 cause my brother worked for Ford. The car is awesome... especially if you can a hold of the 2.3L engine instead of the 2.0L. Otherwise... look at the Mazda3... the Mazda P5 was really good too. FYI - Ford is offering employee level discount until early July, so check out the discount before you buy.
People simply don't like change.
I disagree... at lot of people swap to Best over the last year an a half, mostly experienced kiters... so don't tell me people keep their heads in the mud.
Same goes for Hellfish... people aren't lineup because G-ball say 13m powered in 6knts... people are lineup because of the kite is
a) quickest turning kite
b) half the weight and package size of comparable LEI
c) speed oriented kite with improved hang time
Now it is all about turning speed, if the next foil comes out and turns as fast as a LEI would everyone switch... No.
Of course they will... people want a better product, period. No one likes to pump a kite okay... but we don't like tangled bridles either... PL was a compromise of both, made believers out of Kiwis, but nowhere else.
The fact that HF is so hot tells you how much a premium you can command if you simply produce a REAL improvement. Don't see why this is so hard to believe.