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Old 11-04-2012, 08:46 AM   #1731
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Sorry to hear that. I hope nothing else was damaged. Maybe you can upgrade to an ST.
Sorry to say my basement was completely flooded and all down there was lost. As for another Focus? I don't think so. I was starting to grow weary over all the comments here and found myself waiting for something to go wrong. Next week I shall begin a search for a new car. Not at the local Ford dealer. His lot and all the cars on it were under water.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:36 PM   #1732
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #1733
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I really do NOT care about Grammar right now- considering I almost got KILLED in this car- guess it got my point across though- right? Thanks for you kind insight! If I don't killed in the next day or so I'll make sure to make my writings more enjoyable.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #1734
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Sorry to say my basement was completely flooded and all down there was lost. As for another Focus? I don't think so. I was starting to grow weary over all the comments here and found myself waiting for something to go wrong. Next week I shall begin a search for a new car. Not at the local Ford dealer. His lot and all the cars on it were under water.
Never let doomsayers get you down. I just bought a second Focus.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:15 PM   #1735
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I have 23,000 miles on my '12 Focus SE, the transmission is only getting worse.
I'm at about the same. I've had the software recall that has just made it worse. There's a new noise coming from the front end when I turn and I'm afraid that this issue is going to affect other parts of my car.

When I first mentioned this issue to Ford they told me it was normal. The second time I got the recall. Now they want to take my tranny out and check it out, but they don't have anyone who can look at it until mid December.

My concern is that they're going to "fix" it and then once my warranty expires, so will my clutch. All this shuddering and clutch malfunctioning has got to be affecting other systems in the car and wearing out parts prematurely.

It's really pissing me off...
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #1736
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Never let doomsayers get you down. I just bought a second Focus.
Good for you. As for me, I took the money my insurance paid me for my drowned Focus and bought a 2013 Mazda3 Hatchback. It puts the Focus to shame. Has all the features and none of the problems. Should have bought one in the first place.
This is absolutely my final post. The complaints here have given me a sour stomach!
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #1737
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Here are my thoughts on our focus...

For me the DCT transmission is smooth over 90% of the time. The only time I notice a "shudder" or hesitation is when *I* hesitate going from gas pedal to brake and then back really quickly. From a dead stop, it is almost always a smooth transition.

MFT for me works pretty well besides the voice recognition. It does not freeze up or give me errors.

I had to get the new steering rack due to the wandering at highway speeds. I miss the old steering rack during low speed rides. The new rack is way too sensitive to road imperfections causing the car to constantly move with the ruts/bumps in the road. I really need to keep two hands on the wheel to keep the car going straight at low speeds/over crappy roads.

Driving on the highway is now nice though, and driving through the curvy mountain roads of PA is really fun.

My biggest concern is now the transmission leak. I am due for an oil change in the next month or 2 so I will be sure to have my dealer inspect it for leaks.

I bought the extended warranty on this car...and I am glad I did. My new perspective on this car is not to baby it or worry about it too much. I am going to drive it and have fun with it. Whatever happens, happens. I will be selling this car the day my extended warranty expires. There is no point in trying to keep it extra clean and nice because it has already dropped almost 10k in price according to KBB. My sticker price was jus over 24k. Now I can get around 15k for it...and I only have 8.3k miles on it. So what is the point? This car will have NO resale value in 4 years. Might as well have fun with it and drive it hard. Whatever breaks (probably the transmission) I will get fixed under warranty and call it a day.

Hopefully this helps some of you look at this car differently. At first I too was mad/upset with all the issues it seems to have/can possibly have...but now I have come to the conclusion I am stuck with it for a few more years because I literally cannot afford to sell it and get something else as of right now.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #1738
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Never let doomsayers get you down. I just bought a second Focus.
How is relating actual mechanical issues and lack of communication from Ford being a "doomsayer".

I love my car...but I'm not going to ignore it's glaring faults.

I hope your second Focus isn't a lemon.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:08 AM   #1739
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Good for you. As for me, I took the money my insurance paid me for my drowned Focus and bought a 2013 Mazda3 Hatchback. It puts the Focus to shame. Has all the features and none of the problems. Should have bought one in the first place.
This is absolutely my final post. The complaints here have given me a sour stomach!

I enjoyed my 1300 miles in the rental Focus except for the seat. Really want a new car that's auto although I'm fine with manuals. It may have to be the Mazda. Besides, my beloved 93 Escort wagon is really a Mazda anyway.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:39 AM   #1740
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How is relating actual mechanical issues and lack of communication from Ford being a "doomsayer".

I love my car...but I'm not going to ignore it's glaring faults.

I hope your second Focus isn't a lemon.
Nothing personal. The complaints get old. Thanks for the best wishes re my second Focus (ST).
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