Originally Posted by fcbaldwin
I've been reading this long thread and am surprised that there are so many varied experiences with this 3rd generation Focus. Mine was built on Feb. 13, 2012, I took delivery on March 27, and I now have 800 miles on it. I absolutely love this car. The slight shudder from dead stop started almost right away (car had 37 miles on it when I bought it). It happens after the car has warmed up. I'm not going to let this ruin what is otherwise a great looking and great handling car. Maybe it will go away or subside after more miles.
Many varied experiences for sure. My car was built the same day as yours. 1500 miles now and it has been great. I suppose time will tell if it stays that way.