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.
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.
2013 Ford Focus
2013 Ford FocusMichael Wrye - Houston, TX05/23/2016
Overall great value for the money you're going to spend. There are a few cons being that the back seat doesn't have a lot of leg room, and the transmission is a bit touchy, seems to always be idling to try to find the right gear to get the best mileage and take off is a bit slow. Pros for the car are its sleek design, the sync technology is awesome, but hard to get to know how to use. The hatchback is great for cargo space and the gas mileage is awesome.
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