The car has some weird kinks about it. My main concern since ownership has been the hesitation when accelerating. The manufacturer explained the car has been designed with a clutch feature- but to me it just feels like the transmission is failing. The car jerks EVERY time I accelerate and even after maintenance to minimize this, it seems to have gotten worse. There is no quietness about this car, the engine runs loudly and radio seems to be blasting when only leveled at 4. The car is great on gas though, I only fill up about once weekly.
No so good car
2013 Ford FocusMaria Garcia - Houston, TX07/29/2016
I got the car and several months later I began having issues with the transmission/clutch took it to ford for repair since it was still covered under power train. It was fixed, then AGAIN check engine light came on for same transmission issue. Yes, its good on gas! But in the long run its transmission issues become super annoying. I wouldn't recommend this type of car to anyone.
American Hot Hatch
2013 Ford FocusBill - Sebastian, FL04/14/2015
Owned this car over 1 year now and still love it! Stylish design, 5 door practicality, awesome power for a 2 liter engine, smooth shifting Getrag 6 speed. Comfortable for long trips and decent mpg (28+). I compared to a Mazdaspeed3 and found the Focus not as quick, but much more refined. European design influences are apparent in the handling department.
Not too thrilled with the SYNC. Glitchy with iOS.
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