So after 600 miles and 2 weeks of driving on my second new clutch, the grinding has returned from second to third. The shuddering is also making it self more and more prevalent. I think at this point im just hoping the dealer will work with me to get me in something else. As a first buy I am a bit disappointed in this cars transmission. When i got it back it was freakin awesome...both times. I cant keep doing clutch swaps once a year until the warranty stops then they tell me to get lost. Im gonna look into a fusion or an escape. I liked the focus for its sporty appeal. Thats where it ended unfortunately.