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Old 07-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #31
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If the muffler did its thing as well as it should and the rear visibility was better, the car would be perfect.
Hopefully the NHTSA gets their act together and stops stalling on mandating backup cameras, and the rear visibility issue becomes moot. With the backup camera (and those giant pick-up truck side mirrors - best I've ever seen on a compact car), the rearward visibility on my Focus is fantastic. After having a camera, there's no way I'm ever going back.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:31 PM   #32
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Don't forget to fill out the owner survey on FF http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=317920
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:30 AM   #33
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Stupid Question. Is there a cruise control option on the manual? I don't think that's possible?
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:56 AM   #34
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Of course you can get cruise with a 5 speed; works great.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:41 AM   #35
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The only thing I dislike about my Focus is that I'm racking up the miles (36K+) - and that is my fault. Aside from nagging but minor MFT & DCT stuff, the best vehicle I've ever owned. So thankful my wife liked the Ti better than the SE I was considering. Long-term performance will determine if it remains the best vehicle I've ever owned...
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #36
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Hopefully the NHTSA gets their act together and stops stalling on mandating backup cameras, and the rear visibility issue becomes moot. With the backup camera (and those giant pick-up truck side mirrors - best I've ever seen on a compact car), the rearward visibility on my Focus is fantastic. After having a camera, there's no way I'm ever going back.
I have the Ti with camera and parking assist and I really appreciate the camera. What I also like are the sonic sensors front and rear -- in truth, I think they're even more effective than the camera. I managed to scrape and damage the air dam on most of my previous cars by pulling to far forward in parking spots and hitting the curb or concrete block used to define the spot. With the sensors I'm warned as I get near and as I get closer the tone changes to tell me that's far enough. So far I've not so much as touched my air dam.

I've also used the parking assist about 5 times in the 14 months I've had the car and most of those 5 times was testing it out, so it probably wasn't worth it but I'm still glad I have it.


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Old 07-13-2013, 06:14 PM   #37
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Mine still does "the noise" and randomly, but there've been no faults, transmission is smooth, and I get great gas mileage...
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:39 PM   #38
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I absolutely LOVE mine! I have had no problem, but looking to make a few mods soon...I would love to find a front splitter similar to the one Cobb makes but alittle less dramatic If anyone knows of anything like that it would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #39
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In actuality, the majority of Focus owners really do like it. For the unfortunate few who have problems, they get to hear about others with similar issues and believe they are the majority. I would not dismiss their concerns and problems, but it is still true that most are very satisfied. That includes me. Personally, I think it is a great car, best driving and looking car I have owned. I have followed the stories and issues others have had, but I base my impressions of the car on my own experience. This can be said of those who have had negative experiences too, they will reasonably consider it to be whatever they have dealt with no matter what I or others have to say. Make your own decisions on your car, let others make theirs. Smile or move on, it is, after all, just a car.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #40
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Like it? I love it!!

almost 27k and no major issues. Would I buy another one? Absolutly! Great driving, great handling, great fuel economy, great looks. What's not to love?
In my case, I love it.
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