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10-04-2012 12:00 AM
tigertiger If I had a chance to make the decision again I would probably not buy one. The transmission issues have been too much. Right now car is at dealer due to shuddering and rough shifting. I was told a seal in the transmission is leaking fluid and causing other parts to fail.

MFT has had issues, but nothing serious.
10-03-2012 03:32 PM
JimsterG I have had my 12 SEL for about 6 months and would not hesitate to buy another one.
09-04-2012 01:26 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Kaaru View Post
...The problem (well, my problem) is not with the TCS...it's why it activate itself so easily.
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
I might be weird, but since I always park inside I tend to not even wear shoes on my trip out.

Plus, driving without shoes is generally more awesome anyways.
I miss the snow! Traction control is a standard safety feature which is included with AdvanceTrac. It uses engine control to reduce engine power (torque) to the drive wheels to maximize traction on slippery or loose driving surfaces at any speed. AdvanceTrac is doing your vehicle a huge service!

If you'd like to switch it off (if equipped on your model), please check out page 273 of the Owner Guide (5th Printing): https://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conte...OwnerGuidePage.

Driving without shoes on confirms your rebel status, MyThIc3LiTe!

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Originally Posted by bozo089 View Post
...I'd like to thank everyone for the great responses and suggestions. I went to test drive a Focus hatch and thought it was absolutely amazing!

I found some good deals at non-ford dealerships, but I am concerned that if I was to buy one would Ford dealers help me with servicing, updates, etc...

Also, before purchasing, would Ford dealerships allow me to bring the car in so they could take a look at it and make sure nothing is wrong?
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
So you're looking at used cars then? Well as long as its under warranty I don't see why the Ford dealers would refuse to service it, or to service it in general since they are trained at how to service the car.

As long as the first dealer is willing to allow you to take the car someplace else for an inspection I don't see why the Ford dealer wouldn't inspect the car for a nominal fee.
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
Yes of course they'll service it, based on personal experience. They're getting paid the same by Ford either way.
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
If you're looking for used, I would personally get a Ford Certified used. They will have new tires, brakes, and powertrain warranty to 100K.
Don't mention it; this is what we're here for! If you purchase a Focus at a non-Ford dealer, you can take it to our dealers to have it serviced. No matter what you decide, these coupons will help keep your soon-to-be ride a well-oiled machine: http://www.ford.ca/app/fo/en/parts_a...ices/offers.do. However, I recommend talking to your selling dealership for more information.

Thanks for jumping in on this one, suss6052, kam327, and WhiteTite!

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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
That explains while on the decreasing radius turns I didn't have to fight the vehicle so much. Nice addition.
It's a great safety feature that we wanted to include on the Focus; it definitely increases the enjoyment factor!

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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Have had my focus for 1.5 months and have enjoyed the car for what it is, a gas sipping commuter...

...My overall impression of this car for the last 45 days have been impressive...

Would I buy this car again?

With this trim package and body style? YES!

The only thing I would recommend to Ford is, PADDLE SHIFTERS!...
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Originally Posted by symbology View Post
No room with the turn signal and wiper levers. I think the SelectShift is awkward to operate with somebody in the passenger seat.
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Originally Posted by DaK_Mojave View Post
Its also awkward when you have drinks in the cupholders. Can't imagine having a 6 spd with thos cup holders there...
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Its not that difficult to use the current select shift set up even with a passenger, just make sure they keep their hands on their side of the car.
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Originally Posted by symbology View Post
I drive with some inconsiderate passengers, keeping their arms on the arm rest and all. Gah! Anybody know where I can get a glass partition, like in Death Proof?
Thanks for dropping your two cents on the Focus, Dak_Mojave! Including paddle shifters on this model is a great idea; please visit our Ford Social site to submit it: http://social.ford.com/. You can also go into more depth on the cupholder location.

You don't need the glass partition if your passenger looks like Rose McGowan, symbology!

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Originally Posted by sirhawkeye View Post
I would think hard about it. I've had a lot of problems with my car and the transmission. I should have thought twice before buying one. I'm sort of wishing I didn't.
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
...Replace Focus with any new model for the 2012 MY, if you find something WITHOUT issues I will be shocked.
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
Soon we will have 3 Focus', 2010 SEL my daughter drives, my 2012 Ti which will be my wife's soon, and possibly next week if it arrives a 2013 ST....great cars for the price, go for it.
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
I had a decent amount of annoyances with my Ti but it never stopped me from recommending and now a cousin and a friend both have them.

At this point, not having a Focus in your top 3 much less not buying one is pretty silly; they're that good
Hey guys -

All feedback is welcome; thanks for putting your opinions in ink! Grab a Focus Badge on our Ford Social site and wave your victory flags (if you want).

Thomas
09-03-2012 01:21 AM
MyThIc3LiTe
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
Soon we will have 3 Focus', 2010 SEL my daughter drives, my 2012 Ti which will be my wife's soon, and possibly next week if it arrives a 2013 ST....great cars for the price, go for it.
I had a decent amount of annoyances with my Ti but it never stopped me from recommending and now a cousin and a friend both have them.

At this point, not having a Focus in your top 3 much less not buying one is pretty silly; they're that good
09-03-2012 01:06 AM
WhiteTite
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post

I'm sorry you've had trouble, but don't think you speak for the majority.
Soon we will have 3 Focus', 2010 SEL my daughter drives, my 2012 Ti which will be my wife's soon, and possibly next week if it arrives a 2013 ST....great cars for the price, go for it.
09-03-2012 12:04 AM
MyThIc3LiTe
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Originally Posted by sirhawkeye View Post
I would think hard about it. I've had a lot of problems with my car and the transmission. I should have thought twice before buying one. I'm sort of wishing I didn't.
One does not equal all in the same way that most studies and polls are flawed wastes of time

I'm sorry you've had trouble, but don't think you speak for the majority.

Replace Focus with any new model for the 2012 MY, if you find something WITHOUT issues I will be shocked.
09-02-2012 11:56 PM
sirhawkeye I would think hard about it. I've had a lot of problems with my car and the transmission. I should have thought twice before buying one. I'm sort of wishing I didn't.
09-02-2012 10:10 PM
symbology
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Its not that difficult to use the current select shift set up even with a passenger, just make sure they keep their hands on their side of the car.
I drive with some inconsiderate passengers, keeping their arms on the arm rest and all. Gah! Anybody know where I can get a glass partition, like in Death Proof?
09-02-2012 06:46 PM
suss6052 Its not that difficult to use the current select shift set up even with a passenger, just make sure they keep their hands on their side of the car.
09-02-2012 06:40 PM
DaK_Mojave
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Originally Posted by symbology View Post
No room with the turn signal and wiper levers. I think the SelectShift is awkward to operate with somebody in the passenger seat.
Its also awkward when you have drinks in the cupholders. Can't imagine having a 6 spd with thos cup holders there.

Interesting about the signal and wiper levers. Looks to me they could get something in there.
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