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Old 10-30-2011, 07:47 PM   #21
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I love my 2012 Ford Focus too!

7000+ miles strong, absolutely slick on the road, a very refined engine (can't even hear it at highway speeds, even with light throttle).

Its a car that combines:
1. Functionality - 44 cubic feet of space behind the front seats, whats up!?
2. Style - Saw a yellow SE hatch one in a lot today with the 17" painted rims... stylish
3. Luxury - Quality leather seats and assisting technology (although I don't have MFT)
4. Performance - even without my update yet, the DCT has been a delightful transmission, and I could never go back to a torque converter again (I drove 2 rental cars with torque converters, an Aveo and Escape, and they were pretty rough, although they were technically new). You won't see such a performer with 160hp get 37-40 MPG out there.

I don't believe the bullcrap that Consumer Reports says about the Focus's reliability. The DCT "problems" are perceived, and should be solved with the recent update (they're nothing like the solenoid issues that plagued the 1st gen Focus). The MFT "problems" should be solved with a full update (although I avoided MFT on purpose to not deal with those problems).

I think my car will be with me problem-free for a long time. And I sure as hell am looking forward to it. Cheers to you Ford!
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #22
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...all with the new Coldplay blasting from the 10 speaker Sony at full volume....
I never (yet) had the courage to put my Sony system (10 speakers) at full volume, because I have the odd impression the roof is gonna be blown away ! Or the windshield.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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I've had mine since July. I wasn't sure about the colour when we ordered it, my wife chose it, but I'm finding the colour to be very appealing. I first found the car to be a bit disappointing, as I couldn't throw it around like my 2000 ZTS. However, I loved the interior.Hell, a Corolla driver asked me what it was like, and I used the term something like a small luxury car. I'm finding now that once I've gotten used to the car, It's as much fun to drive as the last Focus I had. I love everything about the car......
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:14 PM   #24
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I forgot to mention one thing: I am impressed how accurate the parking technology is. I think of myself being a good driver, but let me say it simple: I was blown away the first time I used it. The collegues at work, they all ask me to show them how the parking feature works. And they are speachless after a demo. Good job, Ford !
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:40 PM   #25
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I adore my Focus, I find I'm always staring at it if I'm sitting by a window in a coffee shop, for example. I was very lucky to find the exact colour/tranny/body style I wanted, but am glad I was able to. I love how it stands out so much on the road.

It has what is probably the second-best steering wheel (In terms of feel) that I've ever held (Second to my Grand Prix), it's peppy, practical, and very attractive.

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Old 10-30-2011, 11:04 PM   #26
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LOVE mine. Only problem I have had is someone hit it... But hey, Their paying for it not me!
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:47 AM   #27
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Love my Ti. after 3000m

AND I REALLY LOVE THE MFT - YUP THE MFT - And yes - I've had some lockups and yes I've had a couple of lockups where I had to pull the fuse. But I live in the world of reality which I'm not sure is the same place others on this forum live. The world of reality is that ALL computers are flakey (showme someone who does not have to reboot thier laptop every week or 2). The MFT is awesome and will get even better with updates.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:27 AM   #28
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Even with the issues I've had which include:

Oil Gushing from dipstick (Faulty dipstick tube)

Steering Drift (steering rack issue)

OEM Tires Bulging (replaced with Michelin's)

I still love the darn thing, it eats corners alive, gets fantastic mileage(29/42) and it beats nearly everything without a v8 off red lights without meaning to. The suspension is just right too, its soft like my old Cadillac without being too barge-like and unresponsive, and sporty without being harsh like my friends BMW. So glad I bought one with just sync(6 speaker non Myford touch), manual AC, the non powershift automatic, and manual seats; heck of a lot less to ever break. And having a tan interior is such a relief in the summer.
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:52 AM   #29
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I love my Wife !
This is a nice car.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:08 AM   #30
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Great car! Just took it for a 600 mile trip from Long Island up to Albany area. Handled great the whole trip. On the way up, I hit 96mph and she was smooth. On the trip down, I hit 105mph and she was still smooth.

My gas mileage was not that great, but when I am on the highway with very few cars around, I tend to drive faaaast. I think I averaged 30.5mpg going up, and 32.5mpg coming back. The trip back, other than the , was driven more conservatively with an average speed of about 78-80. Going up, I averaged well over and had a NY State Trooper pass me while I was cruising at about . Arrived home and had to wash her due to the salt on the roads from the Nor-Easter Sat-Sun. No problems at all!

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