Kind of got lucky today - my rental car is Focus! with almost exact mileage as mine. So I'm going to drive it a around a lot today to see how it behaves but on a short run back from dealership it DID NOT do any of the things I am so displeased with mine. Most importantly power delivery while going uphill is completely predictable, normal and fast as I would expect from any car with 160 hp engine. Drove it with TCS off will try with TCS on later today as well. Comparing two side by side it like night and day. Basically driving rental now bring back memory of my test drive and the reason I bought the Focus to begin with. If Ford/dealership will come back with their normal BS again about 'normal limits' I swear to our maker I'll tell 'em I'll keep rental instead.