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Old 05-01-2013, 05:41 AM   #1
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Ok I am not the owner its my wife's new car we got her a black 2013 SE hatch automatic she is coming from an 07 Focus. I was excited to get this car but now after reading some posts I am kinda nervous about it. Seems to be a lot of issues with these cars I don't see a ton of bashing on the 2013's hopefully they are less problematic maybe?


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Old 05-01-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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For each owner on here with issues, there are hundreds without issues.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #3
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Most get good one's but quite a few have problems with the auto tranny. Its why the 5spd is popular.
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Welcome to Focus Fanatics.

I have a 2012 focus titanium hatch with the DCT (auto) and I have not had one issue with it. I will admit the 1K break in period of the trans was a little much but once the clutches broke in, the shifts have been smooth as silk.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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Welcome! I love my 2012 SEL with the automated manual and MFT. The Ti is correct, once you add a 1,000-1,500 miles the tranny's characteristics change to act more like an auto than a manual, and the manual-like feel at low speeds is kinda cool. I think you'll like or love it.
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Ok I am not the owner its my wife's new car we got her a black 2013 SE hatch automatic she is coming from an 07 Focus. I was excited to get this car but now after reading some posts I am kinda nervous about it. Seems to be a lot of issues with these cars I don't see a ton of bashing on the 2013's hopefully they are less problematic maybe?
Congratulations to you and your wife on the new Focus, hamiltonj2w1! I'm sure both of you will love it. If you ever have questions or concerns, feel free to contact me so I can see how I can help.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #7
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I had recently bought a 13 Focus titanium with the 18" wheels and MFT w/ nav. As far as the driving of the vehicle it has been great. The GPS has been spotty. Although the map card is the latest, there are still streets not updated that been out for several years. I have hit the 1000 miles mark.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:41 PM   #8
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I'll bet you run into abnormal sounds (transmission grinding, front end clunk, creaks and rattles) after 1k. They don't seem to affect safety, but who knows how our cars will act at 100k or if the transmission survives that long.
If you can live with those sounds and Master Resetting MFT (if your SE comes with it), you'll be happy with the car.
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DCT quirks don't seem to go away after time, I am just over 2K and still have grinding and quirky shifting among other things.

The easiest way to define the PowerShift (DCT) is with the word Temperamental. If your a picky, fussy person who say enjoy's keep their car clean and in good working order, parks your car a little further out in parking lots to avoid door dings....then the DCT will drive you nuts if it's not behaving.

Unlike a fine wine, it hasn't gotten better with age...yet.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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Thanks for the warm welcome, this is her 3rd Focus she had a 2000 ZTS which we gave to her niece yesturday and her current 2007 Focus is going to her daughter and she is getting the 2013 Focus. The 2000 has 143k miles zero issues and the 07 has 87k and zero issues I hope the new 13 delivers the same!

I read alot on here before we pulled the trigger I am a little skeptical but hopefully it all works out for us. Its real nice to see an Ford rep on here that helps with issues.
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