First off I opted for the Manual transmission and am not dissapointed one bit with its performance.
Most of the complaints on this car are about the about the auto transmissions and the MY Ford Touch system.
Eliminate these options on your future Focus and you are in the clear in my opinion.
43,000 miles and have only had to replace the rear deck lid because they used some cheap foam in the cut outs near the rear window.
Easy and free fix in the original warranty.
32MPG average in a good mix of city and highway driving.
The S and SE have the manuals but why on EARTH they didnt include it in the other models is beyond me. A huge mistake Ford should correct.
Manual trans option in all models
My Ford Touch needs removed from all models
and replaced with something different.
Better rear deck lid materials.
A quality manual transsmission drivers side floor matt.
The stock one will get a hole in the clutch foot side quickly.
Opt for the all weather matts.