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Old 07-20-2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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Traded our 2012 Focus hatch

We traded our 2012 Focus hatch today for a 2014 Fusion. After two dual clutch replacements in just under 30,000 miles we just felt like we had to do something. It's a pity, we really loved the car other than the transmission issues we felt would just get worse. To be quite honest, I didn't want another Ford after going through what we have for two years. We really did not think any other car company would give us anything knowing the issues with a lot of the 2012 Focuses so we decided to give Ford a second chance.


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Old 07-21-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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Nearly in the same boat here...I'm trading in my 2012 hatch this coming weekend for a '14 Escape. I've not had any major issues, but coming up in 60k miles I'm just not confident in the long term prospects of my car. I hate to let it go, but I'm already saving up for a '15 ST.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:18 AM   #3
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We took a hit on the Focus because we still owed on it but we felt we had no choice. I just didn't want to one day, after the warranty period, be told we needed a major repair on the transmission. Then not only be paying on the car but also having to fork out thousands for transmission work. After two dual clutch replacements, we felt we were in a corner and needed to get out. Good luck to you. I'm assuming you'll be buying an ST manual? We would have gotten the manual Focus but my wife has a physical defect that prohibits her from driving a stick.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:38 AM   #4
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Peace of mind and not having to deal with problems can be worth a lot of dollars.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #5
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i'm assuming the '15 STs will only come with manual option, so that's what it will be...my wife will have her Escape, so there'll be no need for her to drive my ST ;)

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We took a hit on the Focus because we still owed on it but we felt we had no choice. I just didn't want to one day, after the warranty period, be told we needed a major repair on the transmission. Then not only be paying on the car but also having to fork out thousands for transmission work. After two dual clutch replacements, we felt we were in a corner and needed to get out. Good luck to you. I'm assuming you'll be buying an ST manual? We would have gotten the manual Focus but my wife has a physical defect that prohibits her from driving a stick.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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"Peace of mind and not having to deal with problems can be worth a lot of dollars."


Totally agree with you Slybarman. I came from a Ford auto family, growing up my Dad had nothing but Fords or Mercurys. He would be very disappointed with the product we were dealing with if he were alive today.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #7
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Ya'll keep trading them in for a loss. Making a great secondary market for the rest of us. My 12 hatch was a steal on the used lot.
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We traded our 2012 Focus hatch today for a 2014 Fusion. After two dual clutch replacements in just under 30,000 miles we just felt like we had to do something. It's a pity, we really loved the car other than the transmission issues we felt would just get worse. To be quite honest, I didn't want another Ford after going through what we have for two years. We really did not think any other car company would give us anything knowing the issues with a lot of the 2012 Focuses so we decided to give Ford a second chance.
If you received good service, there is nothing wrong with buying another Ford.
Conversely, buying another Acme car when Acme didn't service your previous car properly is idiotic.

Since you have a 2012, the replacement of the original clutch assembly is not unusual.
Why exactly was the second clutch assembly replaced?
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Did the same, traded my 2012 FF (64 000 km) for a 2014 Chevy Volt.
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Trading a car in for a loss, regardless of reason, is the financial equivalent of stabbing yourself in the knee. You are going to be paying interest on a car you no longer have for the entire life of your new loan, you will be upside down in your new car far longer, if anything were to happen to your new car insurance wouldn't cover the loan, etc. etc. etc. Financially, you would be better off just saving for a potential repair than just flushing that money down the toilet.

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