2012 Ford FocusTrevor - Fredericksburg, VA04/02/2015
Transmission in this car is pretty bad. Ford implemented a dual clutch in 2012, and it definitely wasn't a finished product when they rolled it out. The car has a horrible shudder on take off, and can feel unsafe when it does. This is the biggest issue I've had with the car. Everything else has been great. If it wasn't for the transmission issues, this would be a 5 star car in my eyes.
Great Car, Was Not Informed of Transmission Recall
2012 Ford FocusDanielle Stelzer - Tampa, FL04/15/2016
I never pictured myself driving a Ford Focus but had to find something reasonably priced and quick after getting into an accident. My Focus is a sporty hatchback model with a sunroof which is great for my lifestyle as someone who was a previous Jeep owner. The only issue with this car is that I wasn't made aware of the transmission recall that needed to be repaired. This is something Ford will cover, however it takes several months and a few trips to the dealership to get the issue resolved. Once it is resolved, they warn you that this may occur every so often due to how the car is built. I would rate this car 5 stars if it didn't have this issue, however it has been pretty frustrating dealing with the transmission every so often.
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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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