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Old 01-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #151
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That's top speed in a new Focus? Never mind, I am going to assume the rental place governs their cars. Gee, I wonder why?:-D
The governed top speed is 119mph. Sounds like they had the MyKey activated.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #152
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When I got my focus the computer was set to only allow the car to do 130 km/h. It is a setting in the my key menu. I turned that off. I've had mine to about 180km/h I don't think I was close to maxing it. Just felt like getting away from some a55 in a crazy lifted one ton with big tires
That's what I like about my 07. I have no performance complaints for the HP it puts out. The car cruises at 80, so that's why I was puzzled at first.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #153
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Same guy in the lifted truck tried to race me while I was riding my R6. Lots of smoke then I was to far ahead to notice much
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #154
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I just wanted to put this question out there since there seem to be so many issues with the 2012 Focus. Who is happy with there car and who is down right piss off with theres
100% happy. Got 26k on her since june 2012, no problems at all.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #155
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Definitely happy with my 2012 Focus SEL hatchback. No problems and much better gas mileage than my old car that it replaced.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:22 PM   #156
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I have a 2012 Race Red hatchback SEL with almost 40K miles already. No issues with the DCT at all and I love the dual zone auto climate control. It works much better than a friend of mine's 2013 Honda Accord
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:56 PM   #157
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I am 100% happy with my 2012 Focus SEL with DCT. No problems, awesome performance. The tranny is a bit odd and the controls are not intuitive, but overall its a very advanced car for the money. I haven't had a glitch or even a weird noise in 37,000 miles.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #158
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I am 100% happy with my 2012 Focus SEL with DCT. No problems, awesome performance.
Performance? I enjoyed having more power on tap. As far as being smooth, I'll admit, it surprised me how smooth it drives, but nothing like my Lexus.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:45 PM   #159
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Funny how...

Funny how I have seen like 3 SELs where I live but a ton of SEs. Judging from the amount of people who have SELs on here like myself I would expect to see more Anyway I am currently not to happy with my car or Ford. The DCT is giving me big issues and Ford just has been up to this point terrible customer service wise. I guess I will see what happens after the CSM contacts me but I am not gonna get my hopes up.

When I think about it though If I HAD to buy a car in this class it would still be the Focus. Even with the terrible drivetrain it still knocks the socks of Corolla, Cruze, Sentra and the Dart in my opinion. Of course if I had a do over I wouldnt by a Ford period but thats another problem. I definitely think the Focus has the potential to be a great car but right now mine gives me nothing but headaches.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46 PM   #160
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I was extremely happy about mine for the first 2 months, then I was mildly annoyed, now I regret buying it. If you want something that will last, buy a foreign car. Americans suck at building long-lasting cars.
If you've monitored the Fanatic site for long you know there are some with issues and others who have practically no issues, but you get that with about any car you'd own and this one is no different.

Absolutely love my Focus, to me it's one of the sportiest cars on the road.
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