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Old 10-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #41
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I had a 2012 Focus DCT with the Sports package for about a year. I've had no issues with the car regarding the DCT. Sync is pretty stable except when the memory buffer becomes full. Other than that the ride quality of the car is excellent.

Recently, my family was in need of a second car so we decided to get a second Focus, this time Titanium. So far, we have had no issues whatsoever with the second car. MyFord Touch works for me although I do think its a bit overkill to be able to control the AC by voice, touch screen or by dedicated buttons!

In all, I have no regrets on the car and would purchase one again if I had to.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:47 PM   #42
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Just make sure it has a warranty and as said above, you avoid all the gizmos and tech gadgets as those seem to have the majority of issues. My Sync works great 99% of the time, my manual trans is issue free, and it rides and drives incredibly well. My major concerns are body issues like plastics rubbing paint (tail lamps, trim pieces) from thermal expansion/cooling and other teething pains from a first-year car built at the very beginning or the run (Feb 2011).

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #43
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I would not purchase a focus again. MFT was the reason I got this car over an Elantra and it has been a complete disappointment.

1. My phone doesn't connect to bluetooth ~20% of the time
2. Bluetooth audio metadata is a jumble of symbols 99% of the time. (should be track info)
3. Browsing music via voice commands is rarely possible because the system indexes stupidly

My headliner is falling off too so that rocks but that is unrelated to MFT. I absolutely hate MyFord Touch. Huge ripoff.

I suggest you buy a Jetta, or Mazda 3, or an Elantra. You won't have issues with their infotainment systems
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #44
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I would not purchase a focus again. MFT was the reason I got this car over an Elantra and it has been a complete disappointment.

1. My phone doesn't connect to bluetooth ~20% of the time
2. Bluetooth audio metadata is a jumble of symbols 99% of the time. (should be track info)
3. Browsing music via voice commands is rarely possible because the system indexes stupidly

My headliner is falling off too so that rocks but that is unrelated to MFT. I absolutely hate MyFord Touch. Huge ripoff.

I suggest you buy a Jetta, or Mazda 3, or an Elantra. You won't have issues with their infotainment systems
Well you're in luck cause voice commands on indexed music on those other systems suck too...

I have the Hyundai system, it pales to what MFT can do.

If you want a advanced system go to the iDrive or MMI systems.
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Well you're in luck cause voice commands on indexed music on those other systems suck too...

I have the Hyundai system, it pales to what MFT can do.

If you want a advanced system go to the iDrive or MMI systems.
I want MFT to work for what it was advertised to do. That part appears to be out of the question. I'm settling for MFT being able to play music and connect to my phone. This also appears to be a no go.
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I want MFT to work for what it was advertised to do. That part appears to be out of the question. I'm settling for MFT being able to play music and connect to my phone. This also appears to be a no go.
These are not MFT specific issues...

Also depends on the device since iPhones are notoriously bad with MFT to begin with.

My Hyundai wont even accept Bluetooth song information. It also re-scans every single time I plug into my phone using a wire. That is beyond annoying.

At least MFT had the common sense to scan once and never again unless you chose to force it.
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