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Old 10-12-2011, 10:25 AM   #360
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Originally Posted by fishey72 View Post
Just test drove a new Focus. Love everything about the car except.... the transmission. I will go back and test a car with more miles on it and see if it is any different.
Oh, and this is the first time my shadow has ever darkened an American auto makers showroom.
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Originally Posted by Beepster View Post
If you're gonna go for Ford,make sure you do a long road test with the car you want to buy.

Welcome, fishey72! I'm thrilled to see your interest in Ford. Beepster had a good suggestion of test-driving the Focus you are interested in. The dry dual-clutch gearbox uses electronics to change gears instead of hydraulic pressure, which results in different sounds and sensations than basic automatics. Let me know if I can answer any questions, or help find a Focus.

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Originally Posted by DanteCaspian View Post
What I can't tolerate is the amount of issues that are emerging on this $27,000+ vehicle, how they are intermittent and the off-shoot of them being the time and energy that my wife and I will be spending to coordinate appointments, travel to two ford locations for repairs (both of which have NO courtesy cars).
Hey DanteCaspian,

Have you contacted Ford of Canada at 800.565.3673? If so, and you are still unsatisfied, PM me your VIN, contact information, mileage, & last servicing dealer name/location so I can help.

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Originally Posted by adamc View Post
Gee , I guess I'm lucky 900 miles so far and no problems..xmission is funky, but I'll wait as the dealer "Told me to wait"
adamc - If your 'funky' transmission is concerning, please PM me your info (VIN, contact information, mileage, & servicing dealer name/state) and I will assist. Thanks!

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