After some careful considerations, we bid farewell to the little hatch. We were NOT having any problems, in fact, we had 20k trouble free miles. However, the seeds were planted and I always was waiting for the other shoe to drop with the transmission. Yeah, it's a little corky, but functioned as "normal" as possible. Alas, in the end, mama wanted something different. We now have another little hatch...Hyundai Veloster Turbo with all the goodies. And no worries about this transmission as we will control it, got the 6 speed. So long focus friends, now I just have to roll up on an ST to see what it's got!