Originally Posted by Cult Hero
I can't decide between a 2013 Focus or a Mazda3 touring, I mean, I like the Focus design a lot more but threads about transmission problems pop up here everyday. I think that what worries me even more are the uncaring dealers and the lack of solutions coming from Ford. Makes my head hurt.
I owned a 2006 Mazda3 and a 2011 Mazdaspeed3. Both were good cars but I bought the 2013 Focus because it was the total package. The Focus has more tech, more performance, better looks and a quieter ride than the Mazdas. The only thing the Mazda has going for it was great handling, which the Focus does equally well. Don't let the transmission woes fool you. Drive them back to back and see for yourself.