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Old 06-17-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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Looking for Info on a New Focus

I have ordered a new 2017 FOCUS SEL for my daughter. Since then I have read sooo much info on the transmission problems. Ford has made upgrades but analysts are saying the problems will continue. Ford is also changing the transmission for 2018. Can anyone help with info on 2016-2017 Focus and if you have experienced good or bad issues with the transmission.

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Old 06-18-2017, 01:43 AM   #2
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Great to read all about it & ppl's reviews. Hitup the search box or just google/yahoo Focus dct issues. Some don't mind the shift quality & some don't care for it. A few recalls as you'll read.
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Moved to the MkIII section for discussion, but you'll find the most info. in the MkIII Problems area.

Late 2016 got the newest clutch pack, haven't heard much yet on issues with that.

If you know anything for SURE about the 2018, you know more than I've seen released. Plenty of speculation, and a few early spy shots of test mules.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:25 AM   #4
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The newest clutch packs in the 17 models are night and day better but they still can fail.

Im waiting to see what they do for 18 models.


May want to wait on that order.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:41 PM   #5
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My clutches are starting to act up after a year and a half later. Gonna cost me 1,000 plus to replace them So I'm working reel hard to pay mine down enough to buy an 18 focus our see how they stack up.
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Cancel the order and teach her the dying art of driving a 5 speed.
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Working great on my wife's '16 made last August.

+1 on teaching her to drive a manual.
I wouldn't trade my 5spd for anything.
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Most complaints about the dct are normal dct behavior (shuddering in first mostly) while some do have problems, what car has a perfect build throughout? I've tried looking but I can never find the number of faulty dcts to dcts sold. Im sure it's pretty low. I've had a 12 and a 15 and I haven't had any problems in both
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Cancel the order and teach her the dying art of driving a 5 speed.
The 2017 Focus SEL sedan and hatch are not offered with a manual transmission.

The only way to get a 5 speed manual transmission in a Focus with the 2.0 engine is buy a base S model.

You could buy a 3 cylinder 1.0 Ecoboost with a 6 speed manual but that is only available in the SE Sedan as standard equipment (not available on SE Hatchback)
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