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View Poll Results: How serious have problems with your Focus been?
Nothing wrong with it! Really pleased with my decision to buy. 417 28.43%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 801 54.60%
A number of costly and/or irritating deficiences with the car. Spent a fair bit of change fixing them, and would seriously reconsider buying again! 209 14.25%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.73%
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:00 PM   #371
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2011 with 14k miles
- Carpet is coming apart in the back
- Second gear is hard sometimes.

Can't complain. Easily beats the new chryslers my parents have had ...


I will say, this car has brought me back to ford. I had actually swore off Fords after my old Taurus buckled in the middle from so much rust.

I'd like to see how rusty this car is 3 or 4 years from now.
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #372
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i bought my focus in 2003 it was brand new. i have no rust on the body and none on the engine mounts or anything important. the only rust i have is a little spot from my 3 memphis 12"s that rattled a hole in my spare tire well. and its only like the size of a dime.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #374
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so far it seems very reliable, even though i have only put 1.5k on it, bought it at 55k
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #375
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the only problem ive had yet is my battery light comming on once in a while ...(loose alt wire)
I have the same problem!
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #376
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alternator and small wires coming from it new clutch new cambelt and 1 glow plug and oil and filters every year covered over 90,000 since buying actual mileage nearly 164.000
focus ghia 1.8 tddi 2000w
now starting to rust at door bottoms tailgate and front wheel arches also syncromesh noisy in third gear
best car i have ever owned looking for another
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:19 PM   #377
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Thumbs down Wish I could change my response...

Well, I think I said no problems when I first got my focus. A little over a year later, I'm replacing the engine due to bad valves and lifters. I totaled a chevy cavalier and had it rebuilt for less than it cost to buy an engine and have it installed. No joke. I'm thinking my next car is gonna have a bow tie... Maybe the Code 130 if that ever goes into production. We'll see.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #378
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MatMat....forget that bow tie crap. GM is still trying to rival the Focus. It's something that Ford did right the first time. Unlike the Ford 500 and the latest Underbird.Really M@M, stay with the FF. One problem you might be having is not driving her hard enough. Just walk in the door carrying the steering wheel and kiss the little misses like you really missed her. It won't fix the FF but will make the wife think you drove home with vigor to see her.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #379
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Lol I may give that a shot! I guess I can't really hold my engine issues against ford. For all I know, the previous owner may have used it for autox and beat the snot out of it. My new engine has 1,000 miles on it, and if it fails at 77k again, then I'll go with Chevrolet. I still love the way my focus looks, and FF is the best!
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