I am just worried about getting a transmission that will cause headaches for stop-n-go driving and feel very jerky.
i got the idea of buying my 2012 focus after driving a rental focus for three days. one thing i noticed is the transmission is different but that's not necessarily a bad thing and you do get used to it. i really notice it when i have to slow down going through a curve...it lags a little. but really it's not a big deal.
overall it's a great car that drives very well.