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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!!!!!
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.
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.
2008 ford focus 2dr se
Pros: gas milage
Cons: not a whole lot of leg room in the backi bought this vehicle to save money on gas and it has.i figured the price of gas would go up and it has.i
I have been very satisfied with this car. I've owned it since new and am thinking about buying another new car.