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We bought a 2014 focus fresh off the lot. Day 2 transmission started slipping called dealer they said was a self learning transmission to give it 1000 miles, well 3 tows, after being total stranded, 10 months and about 500 phone calls to Ford and the dealer later. We have a $25000 yard ornament. Ford says there is nothing wrong its just the way it is. I stops pulling, smokes, lurches forward, and more. It is a VERY unsafe car, Ford doesn't care. Google focus transmissions and start reading!!!!!
The C-Max Energi is very comfortable and very quiet. I love the plug in ability, I drive mostly around town so I average 75 miles a gallon. This is because I have a very short commute and usually go under 20 miles a day so I can go the whole day on electric. If it was only a Hybrid and only got 40 miles per gallon I would still love the car. It seems like a luxury car that gets very good fuel mileage. The car has a lot of windows and that is great except it heats up really fast in the sun.
It's good for a personal vehicle.
This is the only car that I have ever owned that had no warranty problems. I made a trip to the dealership for an oil change and the 60,000 mile service. I did hit a deep pot hole once. the tire and a $12 suspension part had to be replaced. Also, my local tire store removed a few nails.
This is the first car from Ford I've had in 25 years. Ford has made FANTASTIC Trucks, SUVs & Crossovers over the years but their cars have been mediocre at best. All that has changed; Ford is making world class cars & the Fiesta is one incredible car. I traded a 2009 Civic Hybrid for my Fiesta SE. The Fiesta is more comfortable, quieter (road noise in the Civic is HORRENDOUS), responsive (acceleration and handling), and less expensive by almost $10K. I'm averaging 35 MPG in City Driving.
Pros: Quality and performance - saved my huband's life!!!
Cons: Having to say goodbye to our focusNever thought it would happen to us, but last week my husband was in a serious accident in our 2006 Ford Focus. The car didn't make it, but my hubby is going to be fine (many bumps and bruises!) ! When we went to look at the car in the tow yard, it was hard to see. But the best part was inside the vehicle and seeing the small spot where Jeff had to crunch into to avoid more severe injuries. Without the airbag and seatbelt (nasty bruisis), he would not have survived that crash. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!!!
worked for me
Pros: lots of cargo space for such a small car
Cons: seat belts not easily accesibleWhen i bought this car i just needed something to get back and forth to work in. Turns out this has been the most hassle free car i've ever had. I plan on keeping this thing until the wheels fall off. I've got my money's worth...and more.