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Old 09-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #11
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Ive a '12 sel and at 10k miles not one problem, not with mft nor the dct. The only reason i brought it in for servicing was for an oil change a couple times and for fords dct updates. I didnt get the mft updated as the version 2.11 i have has always and continues to work as advertised with no problems.. All round its been a trouble free and fun car to drive. My mpgs consistently range between 25 or so city to low 40s hwy.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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to the op... i work at the plant and will give my hones assessment from assembly experience and experience from my SEL w 5k miles on it.
BAD:
1. The paint finish could use some improvement(orange peel on all colors due to new paint)...
2. MFT issues. I have had nothing major couple resets but nothing that has been too annoying.
3. early builds had some unique issues wheel bearing issues, DCT issues, steering rack issues
some complain of interior panel fit( i notice none of this on mine.
Good:
1. great gas milage(im getting 35MPG at 75MPH w air on with about 90% eway 10& city)
2. nice and quiet...both Engine and road noise
3. good power for a small car
4. sync recognizes about 95% of what I say and what it doesnt is mostly due to incorrect commands.
5. no DCT issues here
6. packed with features
in my honest opinion, this is a good car. there are a ton of features for the price. I am not at all concerned with reliability. thats what warranty is for. would i do it again... YES I would.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #13
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I have to agree with you on that my car has been in the shop multiple times and is currently in the shop again for the transmission and has been there for over a week now with now solution in sight. Also had my master Cylinder and brake booster replaced with only 13k on it and also had one of my wheel bearings replaced as well..... So with that said I am very disappointed and will never buy a Ford again as soon as I get my car back its getting traded in

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just so you know... those issues you explained you can get with any manufacturer. Parts like wheel bearings are made by 1 or 2 companies for every Make. Those problems are sometimes not detected until a customer has the car... its too bad but the nature of the manufacturing process.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #14
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Keep in mind that a large number of people that have cars with zero problems aren't going to come here and rave about them. On the other hand people with lemons or cars with issues will come here seeking a solution or just to troll.

I just passed 3k miles and she's been great.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #15
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I've got a 2013 with zero issues. My wife and I are looking at possibly buying a second we love it so much.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:36 PM   #16
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Just passed 4K Km's and not a single issue - highly recommend this great car.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #17
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I just hit 10k miles and I love my car. Great MPG intown and highway, handles very well and has decent HP for the MPG. My negatives are the strut bearing issue which I will address myself and some rattles from the trim.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #18
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Love mine. Only thing that's unreliable is MFT, and I'm hoping that will eventually get fixed.

O...and the cupholders...those suck.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #19
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just so you know... those issues you explained you can get with any manufacturer. Parts like wheel bearings are made by 1 or 2 companies for every Make. Those problems are sometimes not detected until a customer has the car... its too bad but the nature of the manufacturing process.
Yeah I know but it doesn't help that the dealership + Ford themselves aren't being very understanding from the customers point of view I had to make threats of getting a lawyer before they would actually seriously look at my for the transmission because the other issues I wasn't really concerned with but the transmission has been a major issue since day one and they kept telling my it was when it's not. They finally tested 6 different cars on their lot ( after the threats) and finally realized that the noise that was coming from my transmission was "not" normal and since then I haven't had my car for almost two weeks now and I also have to call them for updates rather then them calling me.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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Late build Ti with zero issues. DCT smooth from day 1.
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