Shame to see all these concerns over transmission problems. I just had a tranmission replaced on my 2006 Ford F-150 ($3,400) last week and bought this Focus (my 2nd) as a cheap daily driver here in NYC.
I'm hoping the various threads about transmission problems are an anomolly and that Ford will promptly step up and resolve it.
I find myself listening much closer for any noise . . .
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