Originally Posted by bozo089
I am a new member to the forum, however, I have been browsing over the last week as I consider purchasing a 2012 Ford Focus.
When I began researching, I was unaware of the DCT and the issues related to it. After reading numerous threads with over a hundred responses, I am a bit nervous to buy a Focus.
Disregarding the DCT, the Focus is by far my #1 choice for a new vehicle, therefore I wanted to ask everyone if I should feel confident in pursuing a 2012 Focus.
I am thinking that the people posting about DCT issues may represent only a small number of all 2012 Focus owners. With that in mind, I may just be acting silly....
Also, I am considering getting a slightly used one so should I be looking for a newer build date?
I love mine today even more than I did when I bought it on June 8th. The DCT has given me no problems, although it did feel different than a conventional automatic. Having driven a few manuals, I knew the feeling was like driving an automatic manual.
It is the perfect car for me. The perfect balance of size, power and fuel efficiency.