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.
Trans wasn't quite ready to implement
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.
2010 Ford FocusDanielle - El Paso, TX04/09/2015
Unfortunately I only had this vehicle for a short time. I bought it in January and then in April I was in an accident. I was at a dead stop at a red light and I was rear ended. The guy who rear ended me was in a Tahoe SUV and he was going about 40mph. My car ended up being totaled. Considering the horrible amount of damage and the fact that I only came out with whiplash and a sore back I was very very lucky. The Focus saved me. So I went out and bought another one. I've never had any problems with either car and I drive roughly 5,000 miles in three months. I'd recommend this car to everyone.
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