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#603 of 833 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [dd123]
Mar 31, 2013 (8:05 pm)
It's to late for me. . don't do it. . their customer service is bad. . I am not sure any of the others are better. . but I do know about ford. . I speck from experience. . I am going to try to use the lemon law to get my money back from ford, and I will buy a Honda. . I have a 1997 honda passport, with over 200,000 miles. . good luck
#604 of 833 Moving the Discussion right Along
Apr 01, 2013 (7:20 am)
You can load up a Focus to around 30K and have alot of features like park assist,MFT,Nav and rearview canera so on. It's like a mini Lexus IS
Regard less,of any problems some people have they still buy another one because the car handles like
a sports car and alot like the electric steering and the S mode tranny.I like the gas millage and it's a fun ride and the sync cost alot less than Onstar.
#605 of 833 Moving along somemore.
Apr 01, 2013 (8:32 am)
I have a 2012 Focus sedan with dual clutch transmission. I'm wondering just how prevalent these problems are. I have had mine for 16 months and have 20,000 miles on it. I haven't yet had a single problem. The shudder thing went on for about 3000 miles and then stopped and has never come back---not even once. It shifts beautifully and is real fun to drive.
Are we only hearing from people with problems? Are there people out there with many more miles and doing just fine?
Also, i don't drive it extra hard nor do i baby it. Gas mileage is never under 40 mpg and up as high as 43mpg at times. Averaging between 41 and 42.
#606 of 833 Re: Moving along somemore. [bobananda]
Apr 01, 2013 (8:50 am)
Just had my 2012 Focus SEL sedan in for the 2nd time for shuddering and a grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gears. Was told again this is perfectly "normal" and it is operating as it should be. I currently have 12,000 miles on the car. Love everything else about it but I'm thinking of trading it in although I know I'll be losing money.
#607 of 833 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [badford2013]
Apr 01, 2013 (9:26 am)
I decided to keep my old car Mazda Protege5 which is still in top notch condition
I'd look into Maxda3 in couple of years as they are refreshing it soon.
#608 of 833 Re: Moving along somemore. [tomkc53]
Apr 01, 2013 (9:46 am)
What would you buy and what features would you get?
My Ti (2013) is loaded with things I'll never use. (park assist) and 300 dollar for Sirius radio no way.I like the rear view camera, lumbar,the drive too close sensor monitors and I tried Mada and although it's a bullet proof car.The fun to drive factor wasn't there for me.
#609 of 833 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [badford2013]
Apr 04, 2013 (10:51 am)
I just purchased a 2013 SE Sedan. After 200 miles, thats right, 200 miles I started hearing noises from the transmission. First it was a "clicking" type noise when you first start to move, and then a "grinding" type noise. It is not continuous but it is there. The transmission shifts smoothly from gear to gear, but it seems to be most noticeable when starting out up hill. It also feels that it is slipping a bit. Had it right back to the dealer and had a tech test drive. He called it a "transmission rattle" and I left the car. About an hour later the service rep called me to come and get the car as in his words, "Ford is aware of the problem but have not developed a fix. It is ok to drive, no problem and it will be fixed as soon as the Ford engineers develop a procedure" I spoke with my sales person and of course this was all new to him - Ha! I am not sure how to proceed, but I am going to contact our state Attorney General, Ford, and the dealership, and if necessary, will park my car in front of the dealership with a big "lemon sign". I really like the car, but feel like one of Bernie Madoff's clients. Shame on me for not doing better research before buying the car. I got a great deal, now I realize why. Long story, but if you haven't bought yet, don't.
#610 of 833 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [101express]
Apr 04, 2013 (11:15 am)
Ive had mine for over 14 months. yes it makes noise. But think about it its not a automatic. Its not as bad as most people exagerate it. You have a warranty. so why even worry .If it fails ford will fix it. But im not counting this gearbox out yet. the future is now!. The dart and veloster make the ford sound very quite. Ford was the first production dct in north america besides the VW. I doubt the conventional auto will be around too much longer. There are times I think somethings not right but there are times I dig it.
The main question is do you understand how it works? And did you test drive it? Its different but after 14 months im satisfied.
If it is not detracting from the value of the car the lemon law is yoosless!
Chevy still with the low hp and conventional tranny.......Ford got smart. And this little ford out performs most other car in its class. Ofcourse I contradict myself and have for 14 months but realistically .Its not all bad now is it? really?
I would have to say no!
#611 of 833 Re: Moving along somemore. [puffinalong]
Apr 04, 2013 (11:27 am)
I decided to put off my new car purchase for sometime.
I decided to use my bicycle more and my old car less.
New car has to wait for a good reason..
#612 of 833 Re: Should I buy ford focus 2013?? [maniac4]
Apr 05, 2013 (5:26 am)
Funny,my VW is a DSG that's why the milage is lower,but the reliability is better than a DCT. and what's the # 1 HB compact car NY auto show?
Like I said, I have a loaded Focus Ti and I've had it four months and I have 1001 miles on it Ford will get it together soon maybe. I can't worry over things I can't control.
Ya'll ought to have Ford on your computer and check your car for updates and and check your maintenance records.
Some mention that the DCT learns your driving habits and then adapts and inprovises.I don't think so. You have a warranty for 3 to 6 yrs. use it.In the mean time turn the radio up and go cruisin'.I'm off this subject I didn't do my homework so it's my fault not Fords.