2013 Ford FocusNicole Simonetti - San Diego, CA02/29/2016
The car in general is a good car... BUT
The "Ford Power Shift Automatic Transmission" is a hybrid between an automatic and a manual, with a clutch. The car shudders when shifting, lags between gears, and shifts hard. It is also noisy and sounds like there's loose parts. Ford has a FIELD SERVICE ACTION (FSA) for the clutch and computer controlling the transmission. If you take it to Ford, they will replace the clutch free of charge, but it takes 6 weeks to get the part ordered. Truthfully, my car has been running better since I go the new clutch a couple of weeks ago. But I believe buyers should be CLEARLY INFORMED that the car they are about to buy has a transmission that they've never heard of before.
it's a Bottle Rocket!
2014 Ford FocusSean Mitchell - Colorado Springs, CO10/17/2016
So most people can't tell this car from a PT Cruiser. But most people can't tell a new Corvette from a Ferrari. Most people are pretty dim when it comes to cars, as evident in many of the reviews you'll read on here.
I'm coming off of a 2006 Audi S4 who's engine was a ticking time bomb. Great fun, very fast car, but ten year old German performance cars are not known for their reliability.
But I digress. It's saying something for the Focus ST that I am having just as much fun, if not more, than I was in the S4. This thing is like a go kart on a canyon road, while being practical for a family man. This car is universally loved by the automotive press.
Great price, but has too many problems.
2012 Ford FocusCora Markley - Baltimore, MD06/27/2016
I love the car, but it does have some serious transmission problems. One day the check engine light will be on and the next it's gone. As well as the transmission light, it'll ask you to pull over safely. It had a recall on the TCM and the control module but it was already done and the car is still jumping. I regret buying the car for that reason. Otherwise, I have no issue with anything else. I love the interior layout, the hatchback room, the leather and the sunroof.
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