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View Poll Results: MK3 Owner Quality & Ownership Survey
Overall build quality met my expectations 136 76.84%
Overall build quality did not meet my expectations 38 21.47%
Exterior build quality met my expectations 141 79.66%
Exterior build quality did not meet my expectations 29 16.38%
Interior build quality met my expectations 138 77.97%
Interior build quality did not meet my expectations 33 18.64%
Vehicle comfort level met my expectations 158 89.27%
Vehicle comfort level did not meet my expectations 14 7.91%
Engine power met my expectations 149 84.18%
Engine power did not meet my expectations 25 14.12%
Vehicle handling met my expectations 160 90.40%
Vehicle handling did not meet my expectations 15 8.47%
Safety features met my expectations 168 94.92%
Safety features did not meet my expectations 5 2.82%
Technology features met my expectations 131 74.01%
Technology features did not meet my expectations 44 24.86%
Fuel economy met my expectations 142 80.23%
Fuel economy did not meet my expectations 32 18.08%
I experienced some defects and problems with my vehicle 122 68.93%
I did not experienced any defects or problems with my vehicle 48 27.12%
I felt my vehicle is a great value for the money 130 73.45%
I did not feel my vehicle is a great value for the money 36 20.34%
I would recommend a Focus to a friend 130 73.45%
I would not recommend a Focus to a friend 39 22.03%
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #21
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Already 60 percent experienced some defects. That is not a very good number . Yes I know the numbers are still early but.....
I would guess that 75-90% of all new cars I've purchased have had at least 1 problem. That question is quite broad. Could be one small issue or several big issues, but the answer would still be the same.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #22
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I would guess that 75-90% of all new cars I've purchased have had at least 1 problem. That question is quite broad. Could be one small issue or several big issues, but the answer would still be the same.
Exactly this. If the question is black-or-white, the answer doesn't necessarily reflect overall truth. The defect could be something simple such as the tail-lamp scratching the body that could have been rectified and fixed by the dealer before any issues occurred. Yes/no dictates that the car had an issue, but it doesn't fully substantiate whether the car was a lemon.

I'm not stating that all of these cars are perfect and that people don't have any issues, but I have never owned a vehicle that didn't have at least one problem. I actually make it a point to search out problems that may exist in order to get them fixed under warranty.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #23
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I actually make it a point to search out problems that may exist in order to get them fixed under warranty.
Ditto.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #24
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No issues with my DCT. Happy with my purchase.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #25
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Very happy with mine, so far.Love all the toys, Nav, self park etc.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #26
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no problems

I never post but I read a lot.If we must post 25 times to participate the results will be negative.most of the people who post have problems
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #27
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I never post but I read a lot.If we must post 25 times to participate the results will be negative.most of the people who post have problems
I disagree with that. People who have only problems post a couple times. People who post 25+ times want to be part of the community. Per my experience. I will say once I stopped looking at the Focus as a new car (even though it is) I started enjoying it a whole lot more. It feels really quick, handles well, and sounds great with the CAI. I like the interior options (though Muzi Ford totally ruined my MFT system when they fixed the GPS, though it probably just needs to be re-updated, its laggy as now and freezes every now and again) and it's a great drivers car.

Once I accepted the build quality issues, and little problems that shouldn't be I've really grown to love the car.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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I don't have problems.. It's a way to regulate traffic on the forum. Just like posting for sale ads.

I love my car, and try and help anyone else out.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #29
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:55 AM   #30
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I've only had mine couple months.and am an old (66 dart n 74 d100)dodge guy but I love the hell outta lil car.only complaints so far are no light in console or glove box (same issue with 09 must gt n wifes 11 fiesta) n other is damn floor in hatch doesn't go all way to edges n everything ends up down with spare
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