Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY
read this forum carefully.
Here is a quick rundown of problems the focus has:
Clunking/shuddering transmission (DCT)
Transmission seals failing which require clutch replacement (DCT)
DCT transmission overheating in traffic and requiring a rest period to cool down
Gas Mileage ranging from OVER the rated mpg, or gas mileage falling WELL BELOW (such as myself and dozens of other people here) the rated numbers
Those are the biggest problems.
If you are getting the manual, you can avoid most of these problems.
If you have any major issues, be prepared to be given the run around by ford service.
I'd say DON'T read this forum carefully! It's like reading Facebook political pages, full of information that is both good and totally misleading depending on what you Want to believe. My experience and Some Guy From NY are completely different, who are you going to believe? We are both telling our own experience and have plenty of others to back our version. No offense to SGFNY intended, just saying there are other perspectives out there that are just as valid.