Originally Posted by ElGatto
being a Focus owner, which you are not, I can only say the Focus is like a fine wine that gets better with age. The early nuances though noticeable are really minor.
first time posting on this board, purchased 2012 focus se sport brand new on 10/2012, had all servicing done by the dealer, after 3k miles started to develop the trans "shudder" and grinding from 1'st to 2'nd gear. grinding is VERY noticable now and is getting worse, dealership says it's "normal". Also had the car basically lose the gear when decelerating when it probably should have been 2nd gear there was NOTHING, very dangerous since i take a left hand turn on the highway and twice now i've pressed the gas and there's nothing, engine just revves up, gotta get on the shoulder, stop, then it'll find a gear and i can go again, dealership has no answer. vehicle now has 13k miles on it.
Highly recommend anyone looking into the ford focus to not purchase one, dangerous vehicle with no fix available.