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View Poll Results: MK3 Owner Quality & Ownership Survey
Overall build quality met my expectations 214 79.26%
Overall build quality did not meet my expectations 50 18.52%
Exterior build quality met my expectations 218 80.74%
Exterior build quality did not meet my expectations 37 13.70%
Interior build quality met my expectations 203 75.19%
Interior build quality did not meet my expectations 53 19.63%
Vehicle comfort level met my expectations 237 87.78%
Vehicle comfort level did not meet my expectations 21 7.78%
Engine power met my expectations 220 81.48%
Engine power did not meet my expectations 38 14.07%
Vehicle handling met my expectations 245 90.74%
Vehicle handling did not meet my expectations 16 5.93%
Safety features met my expectations 248 91.85%
Safety features did not meet my expectations 6 2.22%
Technology features met my expectations 199 73.70%
Technology features did not meet my expectations 59 21.85%
Fuel economy met my expectations 210 77.78%
Fuel economy did not meet my expectations 49 18.15%
I experienced some defects and problems with my vehicle 177 65.56%
I did not experienced any defects or problems with my vehicle 79 29.26%
I felt my vehicle is a great value for the money 197 72.96%
I did not feel my vehicle is a great value for the money 55 20.37%
I would recommend a Focus to a friend 202 74.81%
I would not recommend a Focus to a friend 55 20.37%
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #81
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I haven't had any major issues yet[. . .] The big deal is when I step on it and nothing happens or the engine only revs and does nothing else.
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Last week my lock door button didn't work in the afternoon, but after that day it didn't happen again. Also, my washer fluid low indicator is non-existant.
There are TSBs for both of these. If you're still under warranty you can ask your dealership.
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Old 06-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #82
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This happens only once every 2-3 months and the dealership I'm sure will not be able to replicate it.

There are TSBs for both of these. If you're still under warranty you can ask your dealership.
The only TSB I saw regarding the locks had to do with the intelligent access. My trouble was physically pressing the lock button on the dash. It didn't do anything which was weird. But never happened again. I'll mention it during my next oil change and rotation.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:23 AM   #83
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One year of ownership just passed; 12.5k miles very gently driven. The car is extremely comfortable, handles well, is a little underpowered IMO, gets the mileage I expected. No MFT/SYNC issues other than some difficulty with commands (that is probably more me than the system). Service issues included a realignment of the hatch, and replacement of the steering rack, strut bearings, struts and left axle. No problems with the dealer; they have been ok with the warranty work. Not a stellar start dependability wise, but the last new car I owned was a 1.8t VW Jetta wagon that after a rocky start with numerous issues fixed under warranty went on to deliver 206k miles of reliable, fun service. I'm hoping for the same from the Focus.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:04 PM   #84
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Three full years gone on my 2012 Focus SE sport package manual tranny.
Never a single problem.
Took it in for two recall things at same time: One was for wiper assembly which I did not need it done. The second was for some engine management software update. Took about one hour. I waited. No cost, no problem.

I got about 32 mpg over the life of the car.
Paint Yellow Blaze, perfect, only one tiny paint chip on front bottom bumper.
I still love my car.
I am torn over buying a new ST. I like my old SE a LOT.

If I like my ordered ST as much as my SE, I will be very happy.
(I just ordered it this past weekend. So I have a long wait..My guess is 8 to 10 weeks And yes the order was accepted by Ford for a 2014 ST)
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:32 PM   #85
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Best wishes with your new ride! Sounds like whoever gets your '12 will have a nice car - hope you got a good trade in on it if you went that route.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:18 AM   #86
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Three full years gone on my 2012 Focus SE sport package manual tranny.
Never a single problem.
Took it in for two recall things at same time: One was for wiper assembly which I did not need it done. The second was for some engine management software update. Took about one hour. I waited. No cost, no problem.

I got about 32 mpg over the life of the car.
Paint Yellow Blaze, perfect, only one tiny paint chip on front bottom bumper.
I still love my car.
I am torn over buying a new ST. I like my old SE a LOT.

If I like my ordered ST as much as my SE, I will be very happy.
(I just ordered it this past weekend. So I have a long wait..My guess is 8 to 10 weeks And yes the order was accepted by Ford for a 2014 ST)
How much for your SE? I might be interested.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:43 AM   #87
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About three weeks ago I bought a pre-owned 2013 SE Hatchback with 33,000 miles on the odometer (it had been a rental). I've put on about another thousand miles or so, and I've had zero problems with it, including no issues with the transmission.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #88
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56k Miles and only problem was the inserts by the rear window melted, I just cut out some black foam blocks and it fixed it perfectly. Other than that just standard TSB of the wiper assembly. The car drives amazingly and gets great gas mileage even when driven hard and with some power mods.
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Old 10-08-2014, 03:16 PM   #89
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Nothing wrong with mine. I just don't like it. Wrong car for the wrong person.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:36 PM   #90
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6300 miles on '14 se hatchback and other than the occasional slight shudder (had to learn to be easy on the gas from a stop) I really love this car, very smooth & quite, nice sporty feel to it.... kinda wish I bought the manual, but only because my last car was standard...
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