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#1200 of 1324 at least $2k more than a comparable Focus hatch [backy]
Oct 28, 2012 (8:48 pm)
How about the '13 Golf 2.5 w/ std rear A/C ducts. Does the Focus or the new (U.S.) Passat have it, even as an option?
You'll probably gonna say it's pointless, as there's hardly anyone gonna hop into the back seat of the new Focus anway.
#1201 of 1324 Re: at least $2k more than a comparable Focus hatch [creakid1]
Oct 29, 2012 (7:29 am)
Some people seem to really want rear ducts and it is important to them. IMO, if a small car has an adequate A/C-heat system it should be adequate to cool/heat the entire interior. Rear ducts are something that is nice but certainly not needed. Went 40 years without them and nobody was that bad off in the back seat. In a large luxury vehicle it is a different story....not only expected but probably needed for the comfort a luxury buyer demands.
If a car has them fine, if not it's not big deal to me. It's certainly not something I even look for when buying a ca. But, like you say, I don't have back seat passengers all that often and when I do it is for fairly short distances.
#1202 of 1324 Re: at least $2k more than a comparable Focus hatch [m6user]
Oct 29, 2012 (8:51 am)
Sorry for the gripe, but my parents in the front seats of the Chevy Caprice got mad at me everytime when I asked them to turn up the A/C fan for us back-seat passengers, as that'll make them too cold
Yeah, only those very few w/ short legs would bother hopping into the new Focus' back seat.
Wait a minute. That means the roomy Golf is one-size larger than the new Focus! Boy, isn't the Golf truly inexpensive? (& not "Jetta" cheapo)
No wonder by the 2014 Mk7 model, the Golf will no longer include the multi-link rear suspension as std feature! Otherwise, it'll make the Focus look really bad
#1203 of 1324 seats too low for my taste [backy]
Nov 03, 2012 (2:10 pm)
OK, forget about the rear accomodation. Let's talk about the front-passenger comfort.
So people are going for SUV/Van in order to get those chairs that aren't "too low for my taste"?
How many thrifty (read reliable Japanese) cars out there offer seat-height (plus lumbar) adjustment for BOTH front seats, besides those RWD premium models such as the Lexus IS?
The truly inexpensive "Focus-priced" Golf 2.5 does, while beats most Toyota's for reliability (per CR).
#1204 of 1324 Re: seats too low for my taste [creakid1]
Nov 03, 2012 (2:14 pm)
I was talking about the driver's seat.
If you want to talk (endlessly at that) about the Golf, there's discussions for that.
#1205 of 1324 Re: Stop Bashing The DCT [tim156]
Nov 04, 2012 (12:41 pm)
1st post here, but I have almost 10,000. miles on my 2012 ford focus it has been back to dealer 4 times, for grinding, shifting, sputtering, shuddering etc, had up date done, fixed another problem, but each time they make adjustment my car gets worse gas mileage, so I now get 27mpg on hwy and I still have all the same issues. We have meeting with GM at our dealer Sat. Hope they do something or i guess its time for lawyer and lemon law! They try to tel me nothing is wrong, but... when it gets me killed because it wont accelerate, or it shudders and stops at a light, then maybe they will finally really address the issue!
#1206 of 1324 Re: Stop Bashing The DCT [jgdarling]
Nov 04, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Yours is obviously defective - try another dealer. Those aren't normal symptoms.
Nov 06, 2012 (9:05 am)
OK, neither DSG nor DCT are truly fully developed. But we can still continue w/ the reliable manual transmission.
It's "the Focus vs the old Focus vs the Golf" in terms of driving pleasure, & that's what sets it apart from Hyundai's, etc.
See what AUTOCAR said: (1:57-3:20)
#1208 of 1324 Focus number 1
Nov 08, 2012 (4:02 pm)
I bought a 2012 Focus SE auto hatchback for less than 20K. This car came with the sport pkg, Sync, moonroof, winter package and convenance package. I also have the auto shift, which once you learn how to use it correctly its a hoot to drive. I test drove all the competition and by far the interior of the Focus was head and shoulders above the Golf and Elantra. The only competition for the Focus is Mazda3 right now. The Mazda was the only car that even came close to interior fit/finish/materials. The Dodge Dart is the new kid on the block. I am going to test drive one this weekend. I read its interior is also of high quality/soft materials.