06-21-2012, 07:01 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Vero Beach, FL
What I Drive: 2012 SGM Focus SEL
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Originally Posted by BiggerBoat
True that this kind of press can't help resale. But, I figure this also hurts Ford's bottom line and will therefore motivate them to improve it. Motivate them WAY more than all our howling up here on FF. I agree that the complaints of "it's too hard to use"
are 95% whiners who don't realize it take a few days to learn any new interface.
But, (and this comes from somebody with a 4-year technical degree and over 20 years in the electronics and software industry), there are SIGNIFICANT numbers of bugs still hanging around in v3.02. I even give Ford a pass on some of the Bluetooth stuff because that relies on bug free implementations on the phones used (laughable). But, still bad programming on core code is inexcusable. I have had v3.02 for weeks now and it one of the first things I always do, is press the lower left 'Entertainment' button to take me to that screen....unresponsive at least half the time.
Even with all the bugs, I think MFT is a very cool system and I enjoy it immensely when it's working. And yes, if given a do-over, I would probably buy it again for all it's good points. However, (as a $900 option) it just has far more bugs than any of the $200 software driven devices I have purchased.
I'm just hoping the system will have been improved and fixed by the time I go to resell, and will by that time be one of the better infotainment systems to use, which will attract buyers. Fat chance, though.
2012 SGM SEL Sedan Job 1 BD 6/2011
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