Originally Posted by erato
The more I see posts like these and compare it to European experiences - at least as far as my impressions go, the more I become convinced that Ford have serious Quality Control issues at their US plant(s). I'm disregarding DCT and MFT issues here, as these are far less common options in Europe - I don't know if European built Foci with the DCT have transmissions from the same source. Thankfully my Focus was built in Saarbrucken, is without the MFT and have a 6 MT. It also is completely without problems and quirks so far, simply a superb ride.
The problem is that Americans tend to bitch more.