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#1108 of 1316 Re: Flat-folding rear seat... NOT [tim156]
Mar 10, 2012 (9:32 pm)
Thanks, someone else mentioned this on another discussion. I did look for some way to lift the seat bottom, because my Elantra GT has this feature as does my 2010 Sentra. But those cars' back seat works differently than the Focus'; on those cars, you pull up on the FRONT of the seat bottom to unlatch it, then swing it forward. So I looked on the bottom front edge of the rear seat for some way to pull it out, and finding nothing, I gave up. (Also I couldn't see any Ford representative around to ask about it.)
I prefer a seat that folds flat in one operation, ala the Impreza or Mazda3, but at least the Focus' seat DOES fold flat.
#1109 of 1316 Re: Flat-folding rear seat... NOT [tim156]
Mar 10, 2012 (9:35 pm)
The sedan also has this split flip up seat bottom feature, but it is only found on the SEL and higher trim level models. All Hatchbacks have this feature, perhaps partially accounting for the higher price on the hatchback.
#1110 of 1316 Loving my 2012 Focus!!
Mar 12, 2012 (8:31 pm)
Well, its been about a month with my Focus. I bought a 2012 Focus SE hatchback with sunroof. I also have the sport package and the winter package along with Sync and Sirrus Package 203A. I just had the windows all tinted, I put all 4 splash guards on also. I ordered some painted to match body side moulding. Car handles great and is fun to drive. I only have abou 800 miles so I have not pushed the car hard. I am going to wait until after my first oil change to see how quick the car really is. I am seeing more and more Focus around each day. I believe the Focus will take number 2 spot in hot sellers in this segment by the end of this year. As more and more people drive one and see the quality/fit/finish of this vehicle.
Mar 17, 2012 (9:32 am)
A few details with my Focus. The first one is the an asthetic item. I think Ford could have spent the extrat $20 bucks to put on a chrome tip exhaust on all Focus models.
Also, when the car is shut off the windows lock and I cannot roll them down! There has to be a fix for this.
#1112 of 1316 Re: Some things [cannon3]
Mar 17, 2012 (3:39 pm)
I don't understand your last comment. Are you saying there is no retained power in the electrical system so you can move a window up or down for awhile after the engine is off? Not all cars have that feature, although it's pretty common nowadays. Or are you saying that if you turn the key to the "on" position (not "accessory", but "on" such that all the idiot lights on the dash light up), you can't move the windows then? THAT would be unusual.
#1113 of 1316 Re: Some things [cannon3]
Mar 17, 2012 (8:53 pm)
Are you sure it's $20? I know on my car I paid $180ish (two of them)...plus the installation.
I agree...it would look better.
#1114 of 1316 Re: Some things [cannon3]
Mar 20, 2012 (11:01 am)
Not true on my SEL. All windows still operate with the key off. They may stop operating after you open the door, like the radio. I'm not sure.
Also on the SEL and Titanium all windows have 1-touch auto up AND down. Great feature!
#1115 of 1316 Re: Press request [KarenS]
Apr 09, 2012 (12:06 pm)
Still looking for info from a 2012 Focus owner who previously owned a 2008 Honda Civic hybrid? Let me know.
#1116 of 1316 Re: Press request [rfkfsf]
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 09, 2012 (12:59 pm)
That request has been fulfilled, but we get quite a few requests, so keep your eyes open, and thanks for taking the time to reply.
#1117 of 1316 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Apr 12, 2012 (9:36 am)
If you recently traded in a gas guzzler for a more fuel-efficient new vehicle, a reporter wants to talk with you. Please email PRedmunds.com no later than Friday, April 13, 2012 with your daytime contact info and the makes and models of the vehicles.