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2012 Ford Focus

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should be a class action lawsuit against ford
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Beezies3
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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Ford has known since 2003 that the dual clutch was no good yet they put it in my 2012 Ford Focus.


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Most un-reliable car on 4 wheels
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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2012 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Ford blew it with this car. Due to my wife's job we buy a car ever other year. This car has left us stranded 4 times with only 70k miles. There stupid dual clutch design transmission in this car has been nothing but problems. Car slips out of gear, sometimes wont even back up, makes chattering shifting noise while sitting in park. Took it to 2 Ford dealerships. AutoNation Ford technician in Katy said the best thing for me to do is run from this car and sell it. (This is after the third transmission reprogram). Finally took to Joe Meyers Ford they ripped me off and said faulty shift solenoid Charged $500 (after I told them I don't believe this is the problem because car runs fine for about a week after re-program), while still in shop then they said "Oh faulty transmission computer". Ford replaced computer under warranty. Now 1 month later car has a roaring noise coming from inside the transmission ( no its no the hub bearings). If Ford would have left the hydraulic style transmission in this car it would be a great car everything else is nice. New transmission is $3,101.02 screw that. THANKS FORD FOR MAKING JUNK!!!!!! YOU MUST BE SO PROUD. Go on Craigslist and look at how many 2012-2014 Ford Focus there are. Save yourself a headache and do not buy. I guess its true Foreign cars are better then Ford cars. RUN! RUN! RUN! RUN!


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Don't buy this car, it sucks
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By David Woomer
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2012 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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I usually keep a car 10-12 years, but this piece of junk was gone in less that two, at a big financial loss. All electronics suck, won't keep my Android phone synced and it's a real pain to re-sync it. Whole Ford myTouch and Sync systems really poor. Naviagation hard to use. Worse yet is the tranny, 80% of the time when I put my foot down it will go, but 20% of the time it sits there and shakes like its gonna fall apart. Dangerous car to drive, you can't rely on getting out of a bad situation. Front wheel drive, but REALLY poor in snow. Grew up and learned to drive in the snow belt - this is the FIRST vehicle I was actually afraid to drive in bad weather.


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Typical baseline Ford!
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By Frank Furter
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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Basic gas saver with no frills......poor quality interior with mostly plastic components! Stock Radio is absolutely awful! Good gas saver on the road.


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Transmission will kill you
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Tony
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2012 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The redesigned transmission for this model is completely flawed. Been stuck on the freeway and unable to even shift my car into neutral to move it two separate times. The Ford delearships have refused or been unable to permanently fix it. The resale value of the car is now garbage and i will have to eat the cost for trade-in. My car was bought certified pre-owned with 6k miles on it and had transmission problems from the beginning. Ford has lied to its consumers about this car and its going to get people killed. Dont buy and stop considering this car..


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