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Old 07-16-2012, 01:27 PM   #141
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You have to remember, Ford designed this car so someone's 52 year old mother could get in the car and drive it comfortably. Do you think mom is rowing through the gears? Not likely... if they tuned the car the way we want it... mom would be bring the car to the dealership because "it's jerky between gears."
Yeah. "I" an that grandma.. I am well into my 60's.. been driving manual tranny cars and motorcycles for 47 years plus..

My MANUAL tranny 2012 Focus suits me just fine. Not as torquey as my previous ride Contour SVT, but still good.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #142
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[QUOTE=VelociRacer;4191590]Ford designed this car for a 52 y/o granny who like to drive a manual? I call BS no f'ing way. ]

You too WRONG! here i am the granny in question calling you out.
I LOVE my MANUAL 2012 Focus, and I am in my 60's...

This is REALLY FUNNY you guys.....

Just in case you would like to know.. The seating and steering position is EXACTLY how I modified my 1999 Contour SVT to be. So I knew right off they made the 2012 Focus 'just for me"
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:38 PM   #143
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Not as torquey as my previous ride Contour SVT, but still good.
Wasn't that a 24 valve V6?
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #144
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Wasn't that a 24 valve V6?
Correct. 200hp V6.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:26 AM   #145
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I went to get this TSB. Told the dealer my issues and the TSB#. Dropped my car off and later that day I got a call saying my car was ready. I went in and they didn't do anything! I talked to the service manager who went back to talk to the tech. He came back in and said that my car was up to date. My car was built 10-31-11. This TSB is for cars built on or before 2-29-12. I am I wrong or did the dealer just waste my time?

In any case. Anyone know of a good dealer in CA north bay area?
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #146
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sounds like BS to me! Unless the PCM flash was already done..
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #147
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sounds like BS to me! Unless the PCM flash was already done..
I never took it in before then. I don't think the PCM flash was done by the dealer I bought it from...
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:46 PM   #148
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That could happen if their IDS system is not up to date.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #149
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Same Same here

I too have the Launch issue. It feels like your starting from second gear. It has to spool up before moving. Almost killed me when I pulled into traffic with my kids in the car. Told the dealer fix it or I will drive it through the showroom with a flaming rag hanging out of the fuel tank. I have to drop it off again this weekend. They did some flash but after that I was driving home from a road trip and for the last 6 times I came to a stop the motor would shake the whole car like it was about to stall. RPM's dropped to like 500. I also had the clunky front end and they replaced some strut parts. Still sounds like something is going to fall off the car though on certain bumps. My right rear door collects water on the sill when it rains. You open the door and whoosh, instant puddle on the ground. They could find nothing wrong. I pointed out that the door was out of alignment as you could plainly see and all they did was adjust some moulding. Now everytime I fill up on gas, as I pull the nozzle out I hear a rush of gas and poof, instant puddle of gas on the ground behind the wheel. It has happened the last two fill ups. My steering column cover is falling off because only one tab makes contact and now when i turn the car off the Sync comes on and says " Please say a command". Everyone grab a glass, daddy is going to make some lemonade with this car!
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They did some flash but after that I was driving home from a road trip and for the last 6 times I came to a stop the motor would shake the whole car like it was about to stall. RPM's dropped to like 500.
I too have had the idle drop to 500 rpms twice when I've come to a stop. However I haven't had the update (May 2011 build) so that's not what caused that.
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