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Old 01-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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Lucky I guess? 50K+ never been in the shop for repair, Focus performs perfectly.

I have notived a lot of unhappy 2012 owners, people with all kinds of complaints, issues, repairs, etc. I bought a 2012, manufactured on March 2011, I purchased it with 7,900 miles last December. One year later I have 50,500 miles on the car, Its never been in the shop for repair, just when it has an accident last year, its first shop visit for repair will be in the next couple weeks for alignment, this is due to many many miles on pitiful louisiana roads that threatened to vibrate the little car to death. i have changed my own oil (synthetic only) Other than a couple odd noises now and then the drives perfectly.

I suppose I skipped the transmission trouble because I have the 5-speed, but im not easy on a vehicle, the car has been down rough roads, been driven hard at times, and been on the highway at least 5 days a week many times 7. Its been through several states and through my mother in laws fight with cance it went 266 miles one way from my house to my in laws many many times.

Overall I have not a single complaint, my 2012 Focus has performed reliably day in a day out no matter how many miles I had to cover in it. I feel the car is getting a bad rap from the people complaining and wanting to trade, I just want people to know that they arent all bad cars. I got a jewel, Its never let me down. I havent had any issue with the car.


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Old 01-10-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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It's so refreshing to see a thread like this. It's just so sad to see a few people say they dumped the car for something else and then people think this car is garbage.

I also have a Focus that has never seen the shop, but I have WAY less miles than you at 7,700. Mine is an automatic however, so we will see how it goes.

But I think the thousands upon thousands of Focus owners that don't post here outnumber the people who have problems and are voicing it on the internet.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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I ordered mine in October of 2011. It has 22500 miles. Last summer I felt the a/c wasn't cold enough and had it checked. They said it was fine. Other than that, its only been in the shop for oil changes and tire rotates. I too have the manual transmission. Seems like I got a good one too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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The only two things I see repeated complaints about are the DCT and MFT...the two items your car doesn't have. Lucky? Perhaps. I have complete confidence in all other parts of this car, so I'm not at all surprised to see that you're having a good run. You dodged two bullets. Many happy returns!
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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The only two things I see repeated complaints about are the DCT and MFT...
There's also the clunking front suspension that drove a few owners to give up on their Focus.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...267513&page=36
I have not been able to tell whether Ford has come up with a permanent solution for that one. One guy (zillon) even tore into it himself trying to identify the cause, rather than waiting on Ford (dealer or corporate) to do it. I thought sure he was going to solve the mystery, but it didn't work out that way.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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I have also been pretty much problem free with my 5/7/12 build date Ti HB in Sonic Blue. I did have to replace the windshield due to it being cracked from a stone kicked up be a passing SUV but other than that no issues with DCT or MFT with NAV. I have about 14,500 miles on it since picking up on 5/25/12.


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Old 01-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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I have a focus titanium, 40k only in the shop because steering wheel delaminated a bit.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #8
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I have a focus titanium, 40k only in the shop because steering wheel delaminated a bit.
What do you mean by steering wheel delaminated? The only issue I have noticed so far with my Focus is that the Ford logo on the steering wheel has some deterioration on it or something. It's under the rubber of the logo so I can't get to it and I don't know what's causing it. Is that what you meant?
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What do you mean by steering wheel delaminated? The only issue I have noticed so far with my Focus is that the Ford logo on the steering wheel has some deterioration on it or something. It's under the rubber of the logo so I can't get to it and I don't know what's causing it. Is that what you meant?
Probably referring to the silver over the plastic around the steering wheel controls (surrounding the horn). There have been reports of a few peeling and leaving sharp edges which could cut peoople's hands, although that's not that wide spread.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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Probably referring to the silver over the plastic around the steering wheel controls (surrounding the horn). There have been reports of a few peeling and leaving sharp edges which could cut peoople's hands, although that's not that wide spread.
This is exactly what's happened in mine. Nothing a little fine grit and touch up paint can't cure.
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