2012 Ford Focus Consumer Review: A report at 2.5 years and 70K

2012 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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S Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. FFV 5-speed Manual)

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A report at 2.5 years and 70K miles
By chris_in_nh on


2012 Ford Focus S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I am also a bit aggravated by the very negative comments here about Focus reliability and thought I'd chime in. I have driven my Focus S 5 speed manual for almost 3 years and more than 70K miles. After dealing early on with two glitchy things (a bad window motor and a bad engine sensor) that were fixed under warranty the car has been absolutely bulletproof. The 2012 was the first year of the new Focus and I put down the two early fixes as teething problems. Again, zero troubles since. The car is truly a joy to drive on twisty roads. If you buy one keep it simple. Get it with the 5-speed stick and without the Synch bells and whistles. You will find you have a poor-man's BMW.

Best Features

Handling (steering, suspension), Transmission (5spMan), Engine (sweet spot between 3500-4500 RPM) , Seats, Exterior styling, Interior Styling. Reasonably fuel efficient, I get between 32 and 36 mpg depending on season and how hard/fast I drive.

Worst Features

Back seat is very cramped. Trunk opening on sedan is too small.
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