Originally Posted by amc49
All the crap designed little parts that once broken show clear indication that no one designing them cares enough to mod the design a bit more to make them last way longer. Not just a problem on Focus but all Fords as well. They make a motor and trans that can seem to last forever then design a car around them that is so crappy and breaks so many different things that people actually dump the cars over minor issues that stack up to become intolerable in owners' minds.
Then Ford wants you to buy a subassembly that has 20 other parts when all you need is the one, and you have to pay much more than necessary. I thought paying tribute died in the middle ages. Company not endearing itself to young hearts and minds there at all.
Never forget no manufacturer gives a dam abought the used car buyer all they care abought are the customers that lease or buy new and buy again when the lease is up or the loan is paid and the cycle starts again. We are the used car buyers were Ford and the aftermarket manufactures suck our blood selling us parts and providing repair services. So if our cars break better for them and the new car buyers never experience our pain.