2012 Ford Focus Consumer Review: 2012 Ford Focus SEL

2012 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SEL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. FFV 6-speed Automated Manual)

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2012 Ford Focus SEL
By carbrokedad on


2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


I bought this car for my 18 year old daughter to take to college.
It had 42,000 when purchased.
She has driven it 6,000 miles so far and is very happy with the car.
The car has the peculiar shifting issues due to the automatic/manual transmission, but does not have any oil leaks or other problems that have been mentioned in previous reviews.
I just went to visit a college with her that was 700 mile trip and car got 34 mpg.
I'm very happy with that as her previous vehicle best was 24 mpg.
The passenger seat was rather uncomfortable for me but I'm an old man.
The stereo/sound system (sync) seemed me to sound very good.
The back shelf has dry rotted
around vent holes as others said.

Mom has now taken over this car for her 40 mile commute (Interstate) car is getting 35 mpg. Not a dime spent on anything except routine maintenance.

Car has 120,000 miles.

Car has started some strange electrical issues. Sometimes loud static will come from the radio system for no reason at start up. Issue has happened twice but goes away on its own. No problems otherwise.

Looking to buy another on for Dads commute.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Steering
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Parking aids
  • Climate control
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

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