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great car, 6 month review
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By robert fisher
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2013 Ford Focus SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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terrible visibility out rear window. 5 speed manual awesome. still runs great.solid car. i drive a lot in the mountains and this car handles like a sports car.could use a little more power. next one might be an st.


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2013 Ford Focus Another unhappy owner..Stay Away
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Randy Ritter
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2013 Ford Focus SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Terrible transmission (already rebuilt once due to metal in trans fluid) currently at 38K miles, Bluetooth and electronics never worked correctly, full of rattles, terrible Resale value. Transmission was repaired once, shifting is erratic and when you press the gas the response is inconsistent, sometimes it takes off and other times it just creeps forward. Bluetooth won't connect to devices, Microsoft SYNC is atrocious. In less than a year of ownership book value has decreased by half. THIS WILL BE MY LAST FORD EVER. This car is a complete lemon that should never have been sold and all FORD will do is extend the warranty, I just want the car fixed but that doesn't happen and I can't get rid of it because it is almost worthless due to the reputation. Gas mileage is nowhere near claimed as well as 24 mpg is about tops compared to the advertised 35+

Update: At 49k miles now, another clutch replacement, 3 TCM updates. Dealer says they know it still has issues but it "doesn't quite fall into parameters for another repair" Car is dangerous as shifting and acceleration are erratic and especially in stop and go traffic and hot weather. I have purchased a 1990 Mazda to use commuting and only use the focus for interstate trips as the Focus is just unsafe.


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Stay Away. Loaded with features, poor execution
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By E Man
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2013 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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The "automatic" transmission gives a terrible feeling of no confidence, makes the car hard to drive and requires updates and warranty appointments. We've had many excuses on fixing the issue including that our new transmission parts were given away to others, and then told we did not qualify for the warranty transmission repair. Even when fixed, driving this car is erratic and just not good. Other poor quality items likes interior water leaks and getting stuck from push button start make this a car to avoid. Pick any Honda, Toyota, Mazda and avoid these poor quality issues. We bought the car thinking it would be a great car for our kids, but it is not.


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MORE TROUBLE THAN WHAT IT'S WORTH
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Amanda H.
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2013 Ford Focus SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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You will have to take this vehicle to the dealer for repairs numerous times. I have had to take my car in at least six times in less than two years. It has several recalls and needs several other recalls done to make it safe to drive. The transmission computer module reset had to be done on my car several times, Ford reset it twice and replaced it three times on my car. It is in again with transmission issues that was not part of the recall by they are replacing it free of charge. Parts for this vehicles have been on back order numerous times leaving me without a car for several days up to a week without a vehicle. I have several children and this car makes me afraid to transport them in the car. It will not accelerate when you need to at times. I have been getting onto the highway, pushing the gas pedal as far as it will go and it refuses to go. This car is a DANGER TO THE OWNERS AND ANYONE ON THE ROAD. There are very few good qualities about this car so it is not worth the hassle and risk. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TIME ON THIS CAR!!!


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HORRIBLE! Stay away!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jennifer
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2013 Ford Focus SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I know of 2 other people who have owned this car and they all have hated it! I will never buy Ford again. I took it to the service department 4 times in 2 years. Once to have the clutch replaced (on a brand new car) and three more times to have the "transmission computer module reset" because according to the service department employees "there wasn't anything more they can do".


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