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.
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.
2012 Ford FocusAndy W - High point, NC01/28/2016
Do not buy the focus with the "automatic transmission". It's not a true automatic, it's actually a manual transmission that shifts itself. However it's a flawed design and very problematic. The clutches slip, it will shake the front end of the car during acceleration, and make loud grinding noises during shifts sometimes. Ford has no 100% solution to solving these issues, they start by reprogramming the transmission computer but that doesn't help, then they will order a new clutch pack for it but that takes twelve weeks to arrive and still is not a 100% fix. If you want a focus, buy the true manual version of the car. The engine is great, pretty strong and fuel efficient. The ford sync works pretty decent.
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