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View Poll Results: MK3 Owner Quality & Ownership Survey
Overall build quality met my expectations 227 79.93%
Overall build quality did not meet my expectations 51 17.96%
Exterior build quality met my expectations 229 80.63%
Exterior build quality did not meet my expectations 40 14.08%
Interior build quality met my expectations 217 76.41%
Interior build quality did not meet my expectations 53 18.66%
Vehicle comfort level met my expectations 249 87.68%
Vehicle comfort level did not meet my expectations 23 8.10%
Engine power met my expectations 233 82.04%
Engine power did not meet my expectations 39 13.73%
Vehicle handling met my expectations 259 91.20%
Vehicle handling did not meet my expectations 16 5.63%
Safety features met my expectations 261 91.90%
Safety features did not meet my expectations 7 2.46%
Technology features met my expectations 209 73.59%
Technology features did not meet my expectations 63 22.18%
Fuel economy met my expectations 223 78.52%
Fuel economy did not meet my expectations 50 17.61%
I experienced some defects and problems with my vehicle 183 64.44%
I did not experienced any defects or problems with my vehicle 87 30.63%
I felt my vehicle is a great value for the money 208 73.24%
I did not feel my vehicle is a great value for the money 57 20.07%
I would recommend a Focus to a friend 214 75.35%
I would not recommend a Focus to a friend 57 20.07%
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:41 PM   #151
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Sorry to hear of your problems. I would jump too.
Today I had my Sync Voice Activation crap out on me. I stopped for gas and when I started it back up I couldn't get "bluetooth audio" to work. It kept disconnecting. I could play USB but only with manual activation. The system kept thinking I wasn't saying anything when I screamed "BLUETOOOOOOTH AUDIOOOOOOO"! LOL!
Anyone hear of this?

Pulled the fuse (#67, second row from the left, third one down under the glove box in my 2012 SE Hatch). It worked.

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Old 09-13-2018, 01:50 PM   #152
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I bought my 15' sedan ecoboost because a friend of mine purchased one a few months before I did. I was at first concerned about the power of the 3 cylinder and he assured me that it had enough power to pull up hills in 6th gear, which I was skeptical.
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I love the twin disc clutch, had a little under 5k miles during hard 2nd gear shifts, but that has not happened since. Either I learned how to shift the twin disc, or it balanced out. Probably the later.
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I thought the transmission choices for the 1.0 liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder (in the USA) were either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with a conventional torque converter, but no dual-clutch automatic.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:00 PM   #153
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I bought my 15' sedan ecoboost because a friend of mine purchased one a few months before I did. I was at first concerned about the power of the 3cylinder and he assured me that it had enough power to pull up hills in 6th gear, which I was skeptical.

During my test drive everything he said was true. I traded in my 02vette for my focus so I knew off rip that the focus would be slow (5 seconds roughly slower in the quarter mile)

But the car has really impressed me, the amount of sound deadening in the car compared to say 15' corolla really impressed me. If it wasn't for my subwoofer in the trunk nothing in my car would rattle( only 3 things in my car make noise, 1. The dome light tends to rattle on certain bass notes, 2. License plate(easy fix, but just saying) 3. There are vents in the trunk that allow air to exit the vehicle, I can hear them opening and shutting when outside the car and radio on. It's not loud, but I can hear it and it annoys me.)

The car handles really well at high speed, cornering etc. surprisingly smooth ride. Speed bumps could be a bit smoother, but I would rather have a slightly tighter suspension anyways and that's the downside.

My car has 205 width tires, my friends '14 jetta with the 1.8 turbo only has 195's. So we come equipped with good rubber(I dislike the stock brand tires, but the size is what I am talking about)

I honestly have not been so happy about a purchase of a vehicle in my entire life, even with all my sports cars. This car might not be speedy , but it is a very good car so far.

Bought dec. 13th, 2015 and have almost 18k miles on the car so far. 2 oil changes and I need to do a 3rd, Replaced stock air filter with stock replacement k&n shortly after buying the car.

No smoke, no leaks, no crazy noises. Used the car up to a few months ago to deliver pizza's, not a easy life for a car. Lots of bumps, speed bumps. Stop and go, and hard driving. Car has been flawless. A/c is ice cold, blows like a hurricane on 4.

I love the twin disc clutch, had a little flutter under 5k miles during hard 2nd gear shifts, but that has not happened since. Either I learned how to shift the twin disc, or it balanced out. Probably the later.

downside, body panel gaps have changed, some tightr, some wider. Nothing to cause damage, just something I noticed. My back seat when pulled up should not have exposed foam.... I have seen a picture of one that was covered. Not sure if that was the titanium edition or what. But they should have all been wrapped up.
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I thought the transmission choices for the 1.0 liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder (in the USA) were either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with a conventional torque converter, but no dual-clutch automatic.
The 15MY Ford Focus EcoBoost 1.0L used an IB6 manual transmission only with a single plate clutch. Not sure where they get the idea that they had a twin plate clutch, but it does have a version of the same transmission of the Fiesta ST and Fusion 1.6L EcoBoost (2013-2014)
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:47 PM   #154
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It has great cup holders...
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