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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback

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By isellthem1
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I am very impressed with the overall tightness of the platform and build quality is good. It is one of the best looking hatchbacks out there and I love the handling characteristics of this car but I am so pissed off at Ford for making such a fantastic vehicle and equipping it with an absolute joke of an automatic transmission. I love the concept of feeling the direct drive this torque converter-less transmission provides but the shifting dynamics are sub par. This unit should have never been introduced to the public in its current state. Opt for the 5 speed!


Favorite Features

Fold flat rear seats and good cargo room for a compact. Great front bucket seats with 5 way adjustable heat settings. SYNC system makes me look forward to making my call when I'm driving.


Suggested Improvements

Please put the previous auto-box back in!!


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Ford Focus Titanium
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By racerrich
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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Had a 10 Focus and the engine noise was unreal so the salesperson lied through his teeth and said the new 12 fixed the problem. The engine noise is to the point on the I.S. you can not hear the radio without blasting it. The handling Pkg. 18" wheels has you riding as if you were on a Go-Cart! Jerky trans. dealer said thats normal! Gas mileage what a joke unless less you drive 55. Other than that great styling and fun to drive, but it's my last Ford & I've driven them since H.S. and i'm 72. Was going to get a Fuson but my buddy said it was JUNK and in the garage 13 times..[non-permissible content removed]


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2012 FOCUS HATCHBACK TITANIUM
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By ron273
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


Review

Poor ride quality. Steering is heavy. Excessive Road Noise. Finicky electronics. Confusing controls. Difficult to enter/exit without hitting head. Chrome from dash vents reflects in windows and distracts vision in sideview mirrors. Transmission fine on highway. Too jerky for stop and go traffic.


Favorite Features

review camera is the one feature that is appreciable


Suggested Improvements

More headroom can be gained by reducing the severe angle of the windshield. Aerodymics are over rated when they compromise entrance and egress. Dashboard and controls are overwhelming needing to be downsized and simplified. Scrap the automatic transmission and go back to a conventional design. Do ANYTHING to reduce road noise!!


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It was fun to drive when it ran
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By gris1969
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have not had my car in a while. Seven weeks ago it broke down and Ford can't seem to fix it and they are on there 3rd try. I have had loaner after loaner waiting. It was a nice car until hitting around 33k miles and then it turned into the joke of my workplace. Maybe I'll get a new one out of the lemon law. I have the manual transmission and the problem with the car is when you go to start it, it tries to start but shuts right off.


Favorite Features

Sync worked very well when the car ran. I like heated seats new operation better than the pushbutton one every one else uses.


Suggested Improvements

Make a reliable car...period. I have had many Ford cars in the past and this is the first one that has let me down. It will take a while before my wife will trust the car when we get it back.


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Our 2012 Focus Titanium Hatchback Lemon
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By rwig44
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2012 Ford Focus Hatchback Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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My wife and I ordered this car loaded....even had mud flaps installed. The car drove well...but at the 10,000 mile service, Duval Ford, found the brake master cylinder was bad, even though my wife had had the car in the shop previously for brakes not working properly and all they did, was add brake fluid to the master cylinder THe Sync system always had problems, automatic windows would become unresponsive, radio would change stations after receiving a phone call. At 20,000 miles the main seals on the engine are leaking, when they tear into it, found both shaft seals on transmission leaking and damaged clutch pack. We No Longer own a Ford.


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