Merits your consideration: Go for the Manual Transmission and sans - MFT for maximum reliability
By benevento on
2013 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
ery good choice, however for maximum reliability (and long term maintenance cost savings) skip the Dual Clutch and the My Ford Touch options.
Bought in July 2013, 5000 troublefree, comfortable miles so far. The Manual transmission's the better choice by far (you take a little hit in fuel economy ironically, but trust me, it's gonna cost a LOT less to maintain than the dual clutch)
Comfortable on long drives (- saw an average of 39 MPG on 800 mile trip ), adequate pep for city stop and go, plus passing on highways (3rd gear is very sweet around 5500 rpm . . . ).
Definitely spec'ed well, and punches a bit above its price range - But get the manual w/o MFT
Interior build quality / fit and finish; styling, and overall performance
Base model needs the Alloy rims. A stainless steel exhaust tip would improve styling. Lumbar support would have been nice.