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Old 05-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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save your time and money and dont buy from ford!!!

I currently have the misfortune of owning a 2012 ford focus sel that has nothing but problems that ford don't want to fix. For one there has been 3 occasions that the car wouldn't take gear and almost stalled out in traffic and i almost got into an accident, I took the car to ford numerous times and they take it for about a 10 min drive and say its fine. On top of this issue the car shifts like crap and makes a loud noise that apparently is normal but they can't show me this in any other focus. And lastly this car is terrible on gas it gets about 400km best on a full tank of gas and thatís mostly highway driving but they also say this is normal. So everyone that reads this please save your time and money and donít buy from ford they have no respect for their customers and the quality of their vehicles is terrible.


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Old 05-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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YMMV. I love my 2012 SEL. Perfect DCT, 37 MPG in mostly highway, some city driving.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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just wait till it starts breaking down and see how how ford treats you, you may have a different opion afterwards
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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Fair enough
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Putting "don't buy ford" on a dedicated ford forum is like talking in outer space. It's goin get you nowhere.

on that note.

Have you tried a different dealer? I know I stay away from a couple dealers due to their outrageously horrible customer service. There is one locally that I don't mind giving my business to.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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I sense a troll. Why would you put that on here? On a positive note, 50k and my SE is going strong. My family has always had fords. It's just his misfortune thats making him say this. there are A LOT of users on here that love their mk3 fofos and and I am one of them.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear that you're having trouble, kylet11. It sounds like most of your problems are related to the transmission. The DCT has a poor reputation, but it works for a lot of people. Perhaps the customer service reps on the forum can help you get some attention from the dealer.

My car is new, not even 2000 miles yet, but it's been good. I won't have DCT issues because it's a manual.

The mileage I've gotten has been just as advertised: MPG 21-24 city (many trips under 3 miles), about 38 highway. (It's pretty easy to kill the mileage number if you put your foot down in an ST, though. I imagine driving style will affect the regular engine as well, if not as dramatically.)

All car makers turn out some bad instances of their cars, and they're generally all pretty good at it these days -- low single digits of problems. That's scant comfort when you turn out to be one of the unlucky ones, unfortunately. Sometimes the best thing to do is just get rid of the lemon; that's why there are lemon laws. But I wouldn't necessarily write off Ford entirely.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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well im glad some people had a good experience but i know im not and i know im not the only one
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #9
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I sense a disgusted Ford buyer, welcome to the club. As a owner of a 2013 Titanium Focus with less than 3K miles on the odometer and a DCT that is not enjoyable to drive one bit at all, I feel your pain.

Nothing worst than being stuck with a car that is not meeting your expectations, looks like I will be stuck with mine till I can afford to dump it. Not sure if this is the end of my Ford buying days, we have two Fords in the garage, the other is a Fusion and it's fine, of course though it is leased. I financed my Focus, big mistake in retrospect.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:27 PM   #10
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I'm gonna have to disagree with the OP. I love my Focus, loved my mustang when I had it and I'll probably buy another Ford in the future. I'm sorry for the OP's misfortune but down talking Ford to loyal Ford followers is not the right path to take. Hopefully all gets straightened out with his car troubles. Take care.
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