Bought car w 12miles in may. I drive a lot, now October with 25k miles. The car leaked severe amounts of gravel dust. Had to have it sealed up. And now it's like the catilyc converter is plugged. Smelling fiercely in and out of the car of rotten eggs. Making me very sick. This is a 2017 brand new car. Love everything else about it. But no reason it should have these problems. Very angry about the situation.
I needed a daily driver to replace my previous 16 year old sedan without breaking the bank. My primary concerns are reliable and economical with a secondary for fun to drive. Hence, I found an anomaly, a manual transmission on the dealer lot took a little effort and Google to find. The 3cyl turbo is weak at low RPM's, but comes alive from 3000-6500 and can be quite fun. Pedal placement is atrocious for heal-toe shifting, but the after-market has a fix to realign the throttle pedal. Overall, the engine is raspy and fun at high rev's while economical at normal speeds. EcoBoost folks: You get Eco OR Boost... pick with your right foot! This engine isn't even broken in yet but has achieved amazing combined fuel mileage despite the occasional floggings.
Ford has come a long way with this little car. This is my second Focus, and I can honestly say I cant complain about it at all. I'm middle aged so I don't need all the extra power, bells, and whistles. The fuel economy is excellent. Most of my driving is highway, and I average about 40.5 mpg. , less for city driving. The ride is comfortable especially for trips less than three hours. The car handles very well, and is quite nimble when getting into parking spaces. The 1.0 liter is adequate for my needs, but it lacks the power of my previous Focus which had the 2.0 . (By the way, the 2.0 also got great mileage). I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who needs a low cost, reliable sedan.
Handling is fun, yet the ride is surprisingly comfortable. Heater is wonderful This is 1.0 litre with 6-speed automatic. Brand new but first two tanks have been disappointing mileage. 33 highway. (My 2.0 liter automatic did 36-40 on same trip but had the dual clutch transmission from hell in it)
I have only had the car for 2 months / 2,000 miles, but I really like it so far. It handles great, accelerates well, and gets good gas mileage (2.0L non-eco). The sound system is very nice, and the Bluetooth connection works very well (Sync3). I've never has a car with the sunroof or moon roof or whatever they call it, but I've had it open a few time and it's kind of fun and completely unnecessary. The ambient lighting color selections are the same way - I feel guilty liking the feature so much because it is completely unnecessary, but it's kind of cool. I like the styling, especially 17" painted aluminum wheels. The $4K rebate moved the price point well ahead of the other cars I looked at (Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Chevy Cruze, Toyota Corolla). The back seats are a bit tight - my wife (5'5") is ok, but my sons (6'1" and 5'10") are a little cramped. The floor mats are cheaper than the average new car mats, but those are the only negatives I have come across so far.