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After getting the newest transmission program update, our transmission still "shuddered" on takeoffs, and occaisionally "clunked" on downshifts. Luckily, the dealer that we bought the used Focus had a 5 day return policy so we took it back. We weren't willing to gamble on Ford coming up with a good solution. Resale might be awful on these early 2012 Focus with auto trannies. I should have heeded the advice of the Edmunds test drivers that said get the manual tranny on the 2012 Focus to avoid the quirks of the dual clutch automatic. I did drive a new Focus with manual tranny and it was silky smooth. Just couldn't find the right combination of color, trim package, price... We ended up getting a 2013 Hyudai Elantra GT with 6 speed manual tranny. Super fun to drive, more comfortable interior and ride, although not quite as sporty. So far, very happy with the GT.Report it
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