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#1163 of 1324 Dissapointed in Ford
Sep 01, 2012 (11:49 am)
I checked the build list for a 2013 Focus and the sport pkg is gone!!??? What the He.. is Ford thinking?? The sport pkg with the two tone seats/nickel trim pieces inside, 16" wheels ect.. is one reason I chose the Focus. First year and Ford starts to decontent the Focus??? Not a good move Ford... LISTEN to the consumers and NOT the bean counters..
Focus is set to unseat the Corolla as #1 seller. I cannot believe people even buy the Corolla still. Its whole drive train is antiquated, styling is blah, interior is a joke.
#1164 of 1324 Re: Dissapointed in Ford [cannon3]
Sep 01, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Did you also notice they made the manual tranny available on the Titanium? That's the opposite of decontenting.
#1165 of 1324 Re: Dissapointed in Ford [akirby]
Sep 01, 2012 (7:51 pm)
This is interesting. Will this "option to delete" the dreaded automatic tranny lower the cost of the Titanium model by a thousand or more ?
#1167 of 1324 Re: Dissapointed in Ford [cannon3]
Sep 01, 2012 (8:43 pm)
I have a 2012 Ford Focus with sport pack. There are NO 16" wheels on it.
There are 18" summer performance tires.
#1168 of 1324 Re: Dissapointed in Ford [gogogodzilla]
Sep 02, 2012 (4:35 am)
If you have 18" wheels you do not have the "sport" package, which comes only with the SE trim. You have the "handling" package which comes only with the Titanium trim.
#1169 of 1324 Re: Dissapointed in Ford [cannon3]
Sep 02, 2012 (4:43 am)
The Sport Package on the SE is being replaced by the Appearance Package which is similar but more expensive since it forces you to get leather seats.
I wouldn't call that decontenting, but there is some decontenting going on for '13: the rain sensing wipers, universal garage door opener and 1 or 2 other things are gone.
#1170 of 1324 Cloth is sportier [kam327]
Sep 02, 2012 (5:29 am)
Leather slips, & that defeats the purpose of holding you in place. Having additional side bolsters to compensate will make ingress/egress inconvenient plus more wear, not to mention hotter sweatier during summer.
Anyway, I think the new Focus holds the road well enough even w/ only 16" wheels. The only equipment I like to add is ST's Recaro seats, which I sat the LA Autoshow & wouldn't leave
The truly sporty Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S) only come w/ cloth seats in the U.S.
#1171 of 1324 transmission is horrible
Sep 10, 2012 (6:15 pm)
the transmission on this car has a mind of its own it stays reving when you let off the gas bucks allot like a stick shift and when you drive slowly to save gas it has zero acceleration power and rolls back on hills
#1172 of 1324 Re: transmission is horrible [tiger9112]
Sep 10, 2012 (6:35 pm)
It is a manual... with a computer controlled clutch.
Actually, two clutches. It's not called a dual-clutch gearbox for nothing.
So, of course it rolls back on hills. Manuals do that.