Originally Posted by mysticowner96
I went to the local Ford dealership as I've done about 19 times before. I went to buy a new Focus or Fusion the plan was to drive them both and pick one. I drove the SE models. I was after a car that gave decent gas milage this time. I have a Cobra, Exporer and a Ford F250 none of which make me smile at the gas pump!
Long story short I drove 3 Focus and 2 Fusions and told the salesman I wasn't going to buy either of them! Yes, transmission issue in each one.
They also sold KIA's at the dealership. The salesman suggested I look at the Optima. Smoother ride, more power, better handling, quieter ride, more equipment, lower price and much better warrenty.
I left with the KIA. I can't believe for the first time in 40 years I bought a new vehicle other than a Ford. They better get their act together or the next vehicle I buy may not be a Ford either. I'm not stupid enough to buy a Ford just because its a Ford. They have to earn my money just like I do.
The Ford was a sorry sorry second that day.
You will need that warranty. My Ex-wife owned two of them, and after the first year, they all start going south. Spent an average of a month out of every 12 in the shop. Was a nightmare.
As to Ford. Yeah, their service is crap. the fact is, Ford doesn't have a fix, so they are going to play it off until they do, unless the fix is to replace the transmission.
I feel sorry for you guys, once ford works it out, it will probably be a great car. But until then you have two options, deal with it, or risk going upside down and trade it in on something else.
Also: Recalls only occur if there is a SAFETY issue. This would not fall under a forced recall. So don't expect that to happen.
Good luck to you.