That SYNCing Feeling Persists - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Ford Focus ST: That SYNCing Feeling Persists

March 29, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Okay, this really is thrashing an expired equine, because there's a nearly identical photo and post right here from a month ago. However, I fear that with each passing glitch and shrug of our collective shoulders, that Ford is getting a pass on the persistent problems inherent with SYNC and MyFordTouch. I get the feeling we're all just saying, "Yeah, that's part of the package. They all do that," and to me, that ain't right.

I'm not exaggerating when I say there's at least one anomaly per drive in this car. Unfortunately, this usually requires a power cycle of one or more devices, sometimes the car itself, which can be highly inconvenient to say the least. I happened to be essentially parked when this popped up on the screen and it is the epitome of what I'm trying to illustrate. Over the course of just two days and perhaps a half-dozen drives, I had radio presets disappear, the audio go completely silent, my phone pairing went missing, and so on.

Look. Other than the infotainment interface, I love, love, love this car, but as a car. To me it represents the GTI that Volkswagen forgot how to build a number of years ago. Way to go Ford. It still feels really special each time I drive it. It never fails to impress passengers with its dynamics, and it looks pretty darn cool from every angle, as well.

So, am I off base here thinking this "They all do that" excuse for SYNC and MyFordTouch is lame?

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 8,834 miles

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