So i never really looked at the reviews for my focus before i bought it. If i had to do this all over i probably wouldnt have purchased my car to begin with. The car has constant issues with the transmission (which the dealer says they cant fix). i have brought it in 3 seperate times and right off the bat the transmission and everything works fine, but with time it only gets worse and worse. Along with the VERY cramped backseat you mine as well go up a model and get the fusion. Car has incredible gas mileage with is probably the only upside about this car.
Do not buy this car! A complete rip off. Our car is in the shop every week. Problems with the computer cause issues with the rest of the car and it’s all downhill from there. It is a money pit and I advise anyone wanting to save time and money, DON’T BUY THIS VEHICLE. I will never own a Ford again.
It's an okay car with excellent mileage. Comfortable enough. Cramped back seat, pretty good trunk space. Key placement is ridiculous. Their ergonomics engineers could take lessons from Hyundai, just learning the radio is a chore. But I do like the cruise control. Move the speedometer to the left.
I loved this car for the first couple years. Fun to drive, zippy, good handling, looks good, has great features (even if a bit wonky sometimes), very practical for gas mileage and storage. I have the manual 5 speed, no problems there. BUT - just after the warranty expired I've had problem after problem with the steering and suspension. I've taken it in something like 6 or 7 times in the past 2 years, spent maybe $6000 on non-maintenance related fixes. Tie-rod replacement - both sides busted and repaired separately. Bushings in the suspension replaced. Electronic power steering crapped out and had to replace the whole steering column. Alignment issues leading to tire issues, brakes wear quickly. It's become a money pit even after paying it off. Wish I could recommend it, but it's simply NOT RELIABLE. It's an economy car that is frustratingly expensive to upkeep.