I purchased a new 2012 Focus for my daughter. It currently has 15 thousand miles and the transmission was shifting really hard and loose off idle. I had it in once and not sure what they did then but its worse now. I just got the call from the service department and they said it needs new clutches and have to drop the transmission. Waiting on parts and hopefully will be back in action in a couple days.
Its a little UN-nerving when my 2003 has 190,000 miles and the only things it needed was fluid and filter changes and I did replace a shift solenoid around 180,000. My 2004 has been flawless with 140,000.