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01-22-2013 05:46 PM
Sal Paradise Hi - First post, been lurking a while. I got my SEL in June 2011. It now has 37,000 miles. I haven't had a single glitch or problem since the day I got the car. I love it. Once in a great while I get in a situation where the DCT isn't as nimble as a true automatic and I wish it were in a different gear. But very rarely. My commute is 65 miles a day through city streets and over a mountain. The Focus has been a great performer for me. It flies up the mountain and carves the turns. Amazing. This sunday I took a 200 mile trip to see my son and got 32 mpg going 75 MPH on the Thruway. YMMV

01-14-2013 06:17 AM
raptor1956 I have also been pretty much problem free with my 5/7/12 build date Ti HB in Sonic Blue. I did have to replace the windshield due to it being cracked from a stone kicked up be a passing SUV but other than that no issues with DCT or MFT with NAV. I have about 14,500 miles on it since picking up on 5/25/12.

01-13-2013 08:00 PM
Originally Posted by cbdallas View Post
The only two things I see repeated complaints about are the DCT and MFT...
There's also the clunking front suspension that drove a few owners to give up on their Focus.
I have not been able to tell whether Ford has come up with a permanent solution for that one. One guy (zillon) even tore into it himself trying to identify the cause, rather than waiting on Ford (dealer or corporate) to do it. I thought sure he was going to solve the mystery, but it didn't work out that way.
01-13-2013 04:35 PM
GoldenHour 7k miles on my 2012 job 2 SEL. Love the car. a parking valet commented that my car "lagged" on take-offs but that's a characteristic of the DCT that has never bothered me nor do i notice anymore. love the MFT but i only use it for phone and music.

the 10-speaker sony system is the first car audio system in the last five or six vehicles that i will leave stock. i think it's great.

i've done three 700-mile road trips and the focus is great on all terrains. we're taking it to yellowstone in june and i figure i'll drive close to 3k miles.

my only complaint is there's a rattle i can't locate. but i figure there has to be some reminder that i'm not driving a toyota .
01-12-2013 09:01 AM
RonMaiden I'm at the opposite end as I'm at 6300miles in the first 8 months and by a year it should still be under 9000 and only had a hiccup at 96 miles from bad bearings on the AC compressor.
01-12-2013 12:28 AM
Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
50,000+ already???? O_o. good lord..
Yes. Almost 51,000 now. It had 7,900 Dec 2011 when I purchased it. Hopefully I will only put 30,000 on it this year.
01-11-2013 11:51 PM
xpeterbilt387x My 05/2011 built SEL has been pretty well problem free! Other than the updates to the DCT. Rear window defroster didn't work very well, and the steering wheel Peeling issue (both fixed by Dealer) I've only been in for general Maintenance stuff. Its at 25.8k miles right now and runs perfect. Just needs new Tires, BAD :(
01-11-2013 11:13 PM
Supramk3 I must say, my '12 Focus S with 01-12 build date with 16625 miles has had very minimal issues, one was a bad valet key and the other was a software update with the 5spd.

Otherwise, no issues like most others are experiencing. I am otherwise happy with what the car is and has to offer.
01-11-2013 09:50 PM
Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 View Post
50,000+ already???? O_o. good lord..
Yeah I know. I'm barely over the 10,000 mile mark and it is my dd/only car.
01-11-2013 09:23 PM
Red Jay 918 50,000+ already???? O_o. good lord..
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