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Old 02-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #11
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Nah, I had a ZX2. Focus is a larger in every dimension, and including the 13 cubic foot hatchback volume (which the A/C still has to cool since unlike the sedan, there's no insulated barrier to the space), the interior is 24 cubic feet larger. The passenger compartment itself is 11 cubic feet larger. The ZX2's 80 cubic foot interior is closer to the Fiat 500's 76 cubic feet than to the Focus' 91.
LOL. Coming from a jeep grand cherokee my 2013 Focus feels tiny. Hard to imagine what the older focus would have felt like.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:36 AM   #12
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Hard to imagine what the older focus would have felt like.

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No idea. ZX2 was the Escort coupe.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #13
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It doesnt get as hot in NY as it does in Hotlanta, but last summer the AC in my 2012 worked so good, i had to turn the heat on to even it out at times. It works great.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #14
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I'm in the Daytona Beach area, where it gets very hot and humid. The A/C functions splendidly.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #15
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I am thinking about getting a 2013 Focus HB, my speed3 was totaled last week. Just thinking about leasing a 2013 for 24 months, but I am looking for a review of the air conditioning. I live in Atlanta and it gets HOT. My GF BMW 328 is horrible, the air never gets cold in the summer.

Also I think the systems are the same on the 2012

Please let me know, looking to make the deal this weekend.
I too totaled a Speed3 but got a 2013 Focus Ti. I live in Texas and the summer heat hasn't hit yet but the A/C has worked well so far. It's very comfortable set at 70 and you can't even feel the compressor when it's on. I suggest you tint the windows too.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #16
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I too totaled a Speed3 but got a 2013 Focus Ti. I live in Texas and the summer heat hasn't hit yet but the A/C has worked well so far. It's very comfortable set at 70 and you can't even feel the compressor when it's on. I suggest you tint the windows too.
I commute an hour each way to/from work. In the summer (even with the AC on) I'm fairly cool but then I get out and my entire back is just covered in sweat. I think it's just me, though because I've always sweat a lot. I wish the Focus could get perforated leather or air conditioned seats like the Explorer.

If I can't get perforated leather or that fancy stuff (suede/Alcantara?) for my next car purchase, I'll go cloth.
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Thanks for all the information, and the quick feedback. Sounds like the A/C will be up to par.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #18
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LOL. Coming from a jeep grand cherokee my 2013 Focus feels tiny. Hard to imagine what the older focus would have felt like.

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i feel like the focus is a little larger in the interior space for some reason same rear leg room when i sit in it as my WJ hahaha.

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RI usually gets very calm summers but last year we had a few scortchers with high humidity my Focus was quite good at cooling down quickly and staying quite comfortable. this could be though that coming from said jeep which as Jeremy Clarkson once quoted "the ac was like an asthmatic breathing through a straw"
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #19
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I had 2 WJs. I agree on the back seat legroom. The AC in mine were cold though, but they were prone to leaks in the coils and the coils were near. impossible to get to.

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