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MK3 Owner Quality & Ownership Survey

  • Overall build quality met my expectations

    Votes: 238 80.1%
  • Overall build quality did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 52 17.5%
  • Exterior build quality met my expectations

    Votes: 239 80.5%
  • Exterior build quality did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 42 14.1%
  • Interior build quality met my expectations

    Votes: 228 76.8%
  • Interior build quality did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 54 18.2%
  • Vehicle comfort level met my expectations

    Votes: 261 87.9%
  • Vehicle comfort level did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 24 8.1%
  • Engine power met my expectations

    Votes: 245 82.5%
  • Engine power did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 40 13.5%
  • Vehicle handling met my expectations

    Votes: 271 91.2%
  • Vehicle handling did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 17 5.7%
  • Safety features met my expectations

    Votes: 274 92.3%
  • Safety features did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 7 2.4%
  • Technology features met my expectations

    Votes: 220 74.1%
  • Technology features did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 65 21.9%
  • Fuel economy met my expectations

    Votes: 234 78.8%
  • Fuel economy did not meet my expectations

    Votes: 52 17.5%
  • I experienced some defects and problems with my vehicle

    Votes: 195 65.7%
  • I did not experienced any defects or problems with my vehicle

    Votes: 87 29.3%
  • I felt my vehicle is a great value for the money

    Votes: 215 72.4%
  • I did not feel my vehicle is a great value for the money

    Votes: 61 20.5%
  • I would recommend a Focus to a friend

    Votes: 221 74.4%
  • I would not recommend a Focus to a friend

    Votes: 61 20.5%

  • Total voters
    297
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I bought my Focus SE new in from the dealer in 2013. I've been very happy with it. I made a few mistakes when I bought it, like I should have got it with every option possible and with a manual transmission. I bought the car for use at work, I was a field tech and needed a vehicle to visit customers.

Honestly, it's been a great vehicle. Cheap to service, great on gas and fun to drive with nice predictable handling when you get a little stupid. I wanted to buy a new ST this year (2019) but Ford decided that wouldn't be...

As for the Automatic Transmission - I have not had any issues, although I expect to, based on the experience of others, but everything fails eventually. Does it behave different than other automatic's? Yes, but I've mostly driven manual shift vehicles all my life, so to me it just feels like someone is working the clutch with a heavy foot... Which, by the way, is my style anyway, so I kind of like that feature. Yes, it's a feature (haha).
 
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