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View Poll Results: MK3 Owner Quality & Ownership Survey
Overall build quality met my expectations 181 77.68%
Overall build quality did not meet my expectations 47 20.17%
Exterior build quality met my expectations 187 80.26%
Exterior build quality did not meet my expectations 33 14.16%
Interior build quality met my expectations 174 74.68%
Interior build quality did not meet my expectations 47 20.17%
Vehicle comfort level met my expectations 204 87.55%
Vehicle comfort level did not meet my expectations 19 8.15%
Engine power met my expectations 191 81.97%
Engine power did not meet my expectations 33 14.16%
Vehicle handling met my expectations 210 90.13%
Vehicle handling did not meet my expectations 16 6.87%
Safety features met my expectations 214 91.85%
Safety features did not meet my expectations 6 2.58%
Technology features met my expectations 170 72.96%
Technology features did not meet my expectations 53 22.75%
Fuel economy met my expectations 184 78.97%
Fuel economy did not meet my expectations 39 16.74%
I experienced some defects and problems with my vehicle 156 66.95%
I did not experienced any defects or problems with my vehicle 65 27.90%
I felt my vehicle is a great value for the money 169 72.53%
I did not feel my vehicle is a great value for the money 47 20.17%
I would recommend a Focus to a friend 172 73.82%
I would not recommend a Focus to a friend 47 20.17%
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:40 AM   #11
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27,000 miles. no problems
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #12
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If you haven't been here more than a month and posted more than 25 times if I recall correctly you're not eligible to vote in the poll yet.
Well that explains why I am unable to vote as well.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #13
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The power was what I expected it to be.... not enough.

I had an issue with my clutch line as it was delivered from Ford, otherwise smooth sailing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:54 AM   #14
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Already 60 percent experienced some defects. That is not a very good number . Yes I know the numbers are still early but.....
This isn't all that unexpected. In the JD Power Initial Quality Survey, most brands hover around an average of 1 problem/car, and Ford was at 1.18 for MY2012.

(Sadly, Ford was at 0.93 in MY2010).
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #15
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Why did you reverse the order for the "problem" questions? Might have confused some people.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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Had mine a few weeks and its going great. Hoping I don't run into problems with the DCT. Car has almost 400 miles on it now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #17
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Pretty good marks from me.
Has the DCT issue and had a defective compass so that was a mark down. The compass issue probably should have never made it to me (the dealer should have noticed this before they sent it out, lord knows they had a long enough time to find it).

I think there should be an option for ford service/dealer opinion. I would absolutely give two thumbs down in that category. I have been pretty disappointed with the dealers by me... Although my Mitsubishi Montero had terrible maintenance requirements at least the dealers were courteous and very helpful. Haven't found the ford/lincoln dealers I've been to to be anywhere close to the same... :(
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Old 06-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #18
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^I agree on the bad service voting.

When I bring my car in for weird noises, everything is normal, but as soon as I hit 50k miles, they start sending me mail about how my car is "overdue" for its "maintenance" that they want to charge me $500 for - I bet they don't grease a single joint/bushing (not that there are even greaseable zerks on new cars anymore).
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #20
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Voted, even though I'm now Focus-less. Figured some balanced feedback is good around here.

The Ford service experience is actually what turned me away from trading up to an ST. I didn't want to go through that again.
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