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.
it's a Bottle Rocket!
2014 Ford FocusSean Mitchell - Colorado Springs, CO10/17/2016
So most people can't tell this car from a PT Cruiser. But most people can't tell a new Corvette from a Ferrari. Most people are pretty dim when it comes to cars, as evident in many of the reviews you'll read on here.
I'm coming off of a 2006 Audi S4 who's engine was a ticking time bomb. Great fun, very fast car, but ten year old German performance cars are not known for their reliability.
But I digress. It's saying something for the Focus ST that I am having just as much fun, if not more, than I was in the S4. This thing is like a go kart on a canyon road, while being practical for a family man. This car is universally loved by the automotive press.
2013 Ford FocusLuke Metzget - Valparaiso, IN04/19/2017
This car is a perfect all around vehicle, it's a great commuter with excellent power, it is an incredible handling track car and I haven't had an issue. There's also tons of cargo room when you put the seats down. And it has excellent aesthetics! There's a huge aftermarket following on this vehicle and there's tons of companies making great aftermarket parts for these vehicles. Do yourself a favor and get an ST they're a blast!
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