Couldn't take it anymore .... strut clunking drove me crazy and I knew Ford is just blowing us off and has no intentions of fixing the car. To be honest ... even if they do fix it ... I didn't want it.
Picked up a 2012 Mazda 3 i Touring SkyActiv 6A with Bose system and moonroof. MSRP $21,800 for $17,200 with 0% financing for 60 months. Bought it at the very last minute of their huge year-end incentives ... literally .... finished the deal at 9PM yesterday. They needed one more sale (I didn't know until afterward) to hit a milestone for that period and I happened to be there. We were $500 apart in the negotiations at 8:30 and the regional sales manager happened to be there while I was negotiating. I was getting up to walk, and then he offered to throw in the Bose/moonroof package (worth $1400 on the sticker) for free in the exact same, but different car. SOLD !!
Got $13.5K for the Focus (and was glad for that as I only owed about $11K on it) ... thank God I only paid $16.5K for it.
Ford dealer offered me $11.8K tops ... I guess they have real confidence in their cars ... or more likely they have too much knowledge of their own cars.
Hope you guys get any of your troubles figured out in a positive way. I figured I'd cut my losses as soon as possible, and drive a car for the next 5 years or so that I didn't hate.
I wanted it to work out with the Focus that I had such high hopes for .... but that just didn't happen. I think Ford's corporate problem is trying to do too much with technology, and too much with new releases .... too soon ... and trying to do too much with new releases all at the same time.
Good Luck to all.