Originally Posted by thenorm
Its tough to be a leader w.r.t technology and features. People are resistant to change, especially people who like "beige" cars. Somebody has to break new ground and take the risks.
It sure would be easy to top the reliability charts when you're a late follower, and your mainstream model, ie. Corolla, comes with an ancient (read: we know it works because we've been using it for the last 15 years) 4 speed automatic torque converter transmission
I agree with that. however it is not like every new Focus is a pile of trouble. My 2012 with over 30K has never needed a warranty repair. So far just oil changes. It is great on gas and rides quietly with excellent handlingt