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Old 01-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #71
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As I said ... some are good ... some are not so good ... why do people want to try to hide the problems that do exist.

You can usually tell what a thread is going to be about ... if it is about something that you are not interested in or don't want to hear why read it ?

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Some are good, some are not so good. Can't you say that about any car or product in general? Especially with cars and electronics that is true.

And how can I hide problems that don't exist for me? Maybe other people are and that's probably what you are referring to.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #72
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the little bickerfest that happened was too bad. I learned a good deal about the lemon laws in various places from this (canada & usa).

I wish the OP luck with his new car. It seems like mazda upped its game wrt to gas mileage with the latest update.

I've also had my tranny stop producing power to the wheels while on the highway. I was in S and switched to D and it was fine, BUT IT WAS NOT GOOD.

It hasn't happened again, so I haven't bothered trying to get it sorted out. The diagnostics on these cars aren't good enough to resolve an issue like that yet. Maybe in 5-10 years.

with that said, there is a huge range of opinions on the focus. This form tends to get both extremes voicing their opinions. I go back and forth. If I had to do it over again, knowing about the DCT, I'd probably get a manual or look into another car.

but frankly, for the price, the focus is a really good car. It sucks that some of them are lemons. But most of them aren't. You can say that about just about any car.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:06 PM   #73
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Dude ok, we get it. I will be another to say that I have had my Focus for about 8 months now, it has 7,700 miles and I have zero issues. And it's a blast to drive.

For every one person on this board that said they dumped it, there are probably thousands of other people, on this board or not, that are happy with their Focus.

These threads are a joke really. As is any problem thread on the internet for any product. Of course people with problems will come on the internet and vent. Just think about how many people who bought these cars that are happy and aren't posting on the internet.
And there's nothing saying your car will suddenly crap out at any point in the future. I hope it works wonderfully for you in the future!

Either way, 7,700 miles is nothing...I did that in the first 3 months of ownership. Many of the people that are having big problems have also had their car 20k, 30k, or 40k miles already. Some problems immediately manifest themselves, while some hold out for quite awhile. We're just talking about our experiences.
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I hope it works wonderfully for you in the future!

7,700 miles is nothing...
yup...

For what it's worth - my clutch slipping didn't appear until 25k miles. I'm at 42k but I've given up on getting the dealers to fix it until spring/summer. I was tired of rotating through 3 dealers and arranging different ways to get to work 50 miles away just to be told "it's normal."

But I hope for your sake (WizeGuyDezignz) that your clutch is perfect and that never have to go through this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #75
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Also, I must admit that my local dealership was so bad that it added to my frustration with this car. But still nonetheless it was to the point that every time i drove it I was pissed whether it be the constant jerking, rattles, or etc. The touch screen rattles the whole drive unless I place my finger on the bottom screen. I literally drove around town to and from work keeping my index finger on the bottom of the screen just so I wouldnt have to hear rattle. Music didnt cover it either. Little things like that make me wanna rip the dash out sometimes. I'm sure some of you know what I mean. lol.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:15 PM   #76
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LOL!

My headliner buzzed so bad that I propped a snow and ice scraper between the rear seat cushion and the headliner right by the light. Drove me damn near crazy.

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LOL!

My headliner buzzed so bad that I propped a snow and ice scraper between the rear seat cushion and the headliner right by the light. Drove me damn near crazy.

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Another rattle of mine was in the door and one day when I was getting out I noticed the lil plug thing was half way on and I pulled it out looked inside and a screw was just hanging there not in at all so I screwed it back in and plugged back up and 3 days later same thing. It wont stayed screwed in. But that one wasnt as bad as the screen one.
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LOL!

My headliner buzzed so bad that I propped a snow and ice scraper between the rear seat cushion and the headliner right by the light. Drove me damn near crazy.

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Sweet Jesus, that's golden. I put some felt in mine... a little easier on the eyes. But my passenger seat still rattles. I don't know if it's the bottom of the track or where the seat slides. If it's the first I might try tightening bolts or shimming or something. If it's the latter, I don't know what I'll do yet.
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I'm out as well. Like other posts have said, sometimes it's not about the money, it's about the sanity.

When I still lived near the dealer I bought the car from, the service was fine. After I moved, though, it took a sharp nosedive. Things kept going wrong and the new dealership kept refusing to work on it. Warranty or not, the mechanical problems that kept cropping up gave me zero confidence in a car that I was planning to keep for several years. And I can't be bothered to go driving around to every Ford dealer under the sun until I find one that wants to work on my car.

Not sure what that other guy was on about with the lemon law. Yes I did look into it. The majority of the problems being experienced with this car are not the kind of thing that qualify the car as a lemon. It still works, is the bottom line. Just not well.

After making my mind up regarding whether or not I would still want to be driving this car in a year or two, I decided to just trade it now while it still has *some* value. Yeah I'm losing a fair amount of money in the deal. But long-term, it's worth it. I get to drive a car that doesn't make everyone who rides in it ask what the heck is wrong with it. And in the process, pick up a few features I found myself wishing I had ordered with the Focus
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I'm out as well. Like other posts have said, sometimes it's not about the money, it's about the sanity.

When I still lived near the dealer I bought the car from, the service was fine. After I moved, though, it took a sharp nosedive. Things kept going wrong and the new dealership kept refusing to work on it. Warranty or not, the mechanical problems that kept cropping up gave me zero confidence in a car that I was planning to keep for several years. And I can't be bothered to go driving around to every Ford dealer under the sun until I find one that wants to work on my car.

Not sure what that other guy was on about with the lemon law. Yes I did look into it. The majority of the problems being experienced with this car are not the kind of thing that qualify the car as a lemon. It still works, is the bottom line. Just not well.

After making my mind up regarding whether or not I would still want to be driving this car in a year or two, I decided to just trade it now while it still has *some* value. Yeah I'm losing a fair amount of money in the deal. But long-term, it's worth it. I get to drive a car that doesn't make everyone who rides in it ask what the heck is wrong with it. And in the process, pick up a few features I found myself wishing I had ordered with the Focus
What did you get or are getting?
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