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I love my 2012 Ford Focus too!

7000+ miles strong, absolutely slick on the road, a very refined engine (can't even hear it at highway speeds, even with light throttle).

Its a car that combines:
1. Functionality - 44 cubic feet of space behind the front seats, whats up!?
2. Style - Saw a yellow SE hatch one in a lot today with the 17" painted rims... stylish
3. Luxury - Quality leather seats and assisting technology (although I don't have MFT)
4. Performance - even without my update yet, the DCT has been a delightful transmission, and I could never go back to a torque converter again (I drove 2 rental cars with torque converters, an Aveo and Escape, and they were pretty rough, although they were technically new). You won't see such a performer with 160hp get 37-40 MPG out there.

I don't believe the bullcrap that Consumer Reports says about the Focus's reliability. The DCT "problems" are perceived, and should be solved with the recent update (they're nothing like the solenoid issues that plagued the 1st gen Focus). The MFT "problems" should be solved with a full update (although I avoided MFT on purpose to not deal with those problems).

I think my car will be with me problem-free for a long time. And I sure as hell am looking forward to it. Cheers to you Ford!
 

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...all with the new Coldplay blasting from the 10 speaker Sony at full volume....
I never (yet) had the courage to put my Sony system (10 speakers) at full volume, because I have the odd impression the roof is gonna be blown away ! Or the windshield. [:D]
 

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I've had mine since July. I wasn't sure about the colour when we ordered it, my wife chose it, but I'm finding the colour to be very appealing. I first found the car to be a bit disappointing, as I couldn't throw it around like my 2000 ZTS. However, I loved the interior.Hell, a Corolla driver asked me what it was like, and I used the term something like a small luxury car. I'm finding now that once I've gotten used to the car, It's as much fun to drive as the last Focus I had. I love everything about the car......
 

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I forgot to mention one thing: I am impressed how accurate the parking technology is. I think of myself being a good driver, but let me say it simple: I was blown away the first time I used it. The collegues at work, they all ask me to show them how the parking feature works. And they are speachless after a demo. Good job, Ford ! [driving]
 

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I adore my Focus, I find I'm always staring at it if I'm sitting by a window in a coffee shop, for example. I was very lucky to find the exact colour/tranny/body style I wanted, but am glad I was able to. I love how it stands out so much on the road.

It has what is probably the second-best steering wheel (In terms of feel) that I've ever held (Second to my Grand Prix), it's peppy, practical, and very attractive.

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Love my Ti. after 3000m

AND I REALLY LOVE THE MFT - YUP THE MFT - And yes - I've had some lockups and yes I've had a couple of lockups where I had to pull the fuse. But I live in the world of reality which I'm not sure is the same place others on this forum live. The world of reality is that ALL computers are flakey (showme someone who does not have to reboot thier laptop every week or 2). The MFT is awesome and will get even better with updates.
 

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Even with the issues I've had which include:

Oil Gushing from dipstick (Faulty dipstick tube)

Steering Drift (steering rack issue)

OEM Tires Bulging (replaced with Michelin's)

I still love the darn thing, it eats corners alive, gets fantastic mileage(29/42) and it beats nearly everything without a v8 off red lights without meaning to. The suspension is just right too, its soft like my old Cadillac without being too barge-like and unresponsive, and sporty without being harsh like my friends BMW. So glad I bought one with just sync(6 speaker non Myford touch), manual AC, the non powershift automatic, and manual seats; heck of a lot less to ever break. And having a tan interior is such a relief in the summer[grinking].
 

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Great car! Just took it for a 600 mile trip from Long Island up to Albany area. Handled great the whole trip. On the way up, I hit 96mph and she was smooth. On the trip down, I hit 105mph and she was still smooth.

My gas mileage was not that great, but when I am on the highway with very few cars around, I tend to drive faaaast. I think I averaged 30.5mpg going up, and 32.5mpg coming back. The trip back, other than the [nono], was driven more conservatively with an average speed of about 78-80. Going up, I averaged well over [nono]and had a NY State Trooper pass me while I was cruising at about [nono]. Arrived home and had to wash her due to the salt on the roads from the Nor-Easter Sat-Sun. No problems at all!

[Lydia from Beatlejuice]Yes, I love that car of mine![/Lydia from Beatlejuice]
 

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I'll definitely get in on this thread for sure!

5300 miles ago I got into a car that would change my daily outlook entirely. The joy of driving returned from an otherwise dreary 45 minute commute (one way). Now the highlight of my day IS the commute! And of course most of the time I just want to keep on driving.

There's not a thing I dislike about the car, it fits every need, plus it is a scream to drive. It fits my driving personality perfectly but provides enough nuances to help keep it exciting. The greatest feeling however is whenever I pass those other 'sport' cars whose owners are having to drive conservatively to keep their mpg at a reasonable level. Me...??? I'm having fun AND getting good mpg!!! What could be better !?!?!?!
 

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not complaining, but i don't love it. it's a car. in 3 years i'll replace it with another car.
scottjl: you must be the type who see the car as just a car, but there are others (like myself) who are car enthusiasts who feel the vehicle is an extension of themselves, so whenever they find that perfect fit it's very hard NOT to love it. My wife kids me that it's moved her down a notch in the household hierarchy, but truth be known that would never happen, she's still number one in my life.
 

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This isn't the thread for you then! [nono]

Because I lovvvve my car....just installed a THULE (new AeroBlade Load Bars) roof rack, too, and the whole set-up + car is so siiiick [goofydrunk]
How's the wind noise? I'm looking at the same set up. And yes I think my Focus is awesome!!!
 

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I have had to stop telling people how much I love my Focus because I am such a bore on the subject. I've had it a little over a month, 2500 miles, no problems, so fun to drive, no problems with the DCT, a sharp looking car and fantastic mpg. I smile every time I see my little car and enjoy driving more when I am in it. Even trying to figure out if the Frosted Glass looks more blue or green to me at any given time is a pleasure.
 

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I have been very happy with BOTH my SEL Hatch. The leather in the one is great w/ heated seats and the cloth in the other isn't bad either. Handling and ride is smooth and a blast in the twistys. I really like the auto/manual sport mode. What impresses me is you can drive it conservatively and it performs comfortably and predictably but when you let it out it changes into a sports car without any fuss. Most other cars I have owned either wanted to be driven hard or driven easy but not both. Kudos to Ford to build a car that does well with both styles of driving. And the looks sold me even before I tested them. The bells and whistles are not necessary but sure are nice!
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Yes there is a lot of love for the focus here too. The thing I get a kick out of is the heated seats, sony stereo, overall handling of the car. At work when every one is taking their final smoke break outside the reactions never get old when I start the focus up remotely. Everyone that had a chance to ride in it was very impressed.[lockdance]
 

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I dunno, my transmission won't shift, my mft is coming unhinged, the headliner is falling from the ceiling, it makes noises I've never heard before, it won't give me 40 mpg going over 80mph, sirius sounds tinny, the bumper is falling off, the doors aren't hinged right, the paint isn't sprayed right, I just don't know....











Kidding, I have none of those problems, my car is thus far perfect Bahahahaha! -

I LOVE MY FOCUS!
 
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