2012 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2012 Ford Focus SEL Review
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    75

    Focus On Quality — Traded up from Fiesta, more passenger and cargo room. Very good gas mileage with a bit of luxury. It's got a sporty feel to it, love the leather seats and sunroof. Very reliable, the dual-clutch automatic is now under warranty for 7 years or 100,000 miles.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Premium package is a nice luxury touch, includes leather, 6-way power drivers seat, 17" alloy wheels, reverse sensing system w audible distance sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear seat armrest w integral box w cup holders.

    Cons: Rear seat room is a little tight but typical for the class. There's 90 cu. ft. passenger room with 13 cu. ft. in the trunk.

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    Great First Car — Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car for a small family, or a college student

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: decent gas mileage; easy to load; easy to handle; good for small families;

    Cons: Very little cargo space;

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    85

    Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic — Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K. RF window motor went out. Did not replace due to $300 to do so. I drove mostly freeway so did a lot of miles...overall avg MPG was 35. Performance was great, drove like a sports car. Look at reviews, if transmission gets fixed, great car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Absolutely love the handling, performance, and fuel economy.

    Cons: Auto trans out twice for over a week

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Loved It. — The car drove very well. Loved the fuel economy! It had a very sharp looking aero dynamic body style. The ride was very pleasant even on less than perfect roadways. Other than being cramped for room with the grandchildren on board and the low ride, I have nothing but good to say about the 2012 Ford Focus.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This car drives good, handles all road conditions well. The fuel economy was pleasing.

    Cons: I was accustomed to driving SUV's prior to purchasing this car, getting out of a car built this close to the ground was a chore at 64 years old. Lol  Interior was small for childern safety seats in the rear and my 6'2" frame in the front.

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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    Great All Around Car! — This car gets excellent fuel economy cruising in the city and on the interstates and highways. It is well styled and has a high quality interior. There were a few hiccups with the dealer and some warranty work early on but it was all taken care of.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great fuel economy with tons of space in the hatch

    Cons: Not the most comfortable for people in the back seats but excellent for this size car

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Reliable Focus — I love the fuel economy! It's compact size helped me find parking spots at packed events. Very reliable, haven't experienced any problems with the car. It has a good amount of trunk space, also the back seat folds down to offer more space.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage. Easy up keep. Still under dealer warranty. Good for families with small children, young adults, or first time drivers. Only two previous owners

    Cons: Small, compact car.

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Never Thought I Would Like Anything Manufactured By Ford, This Car Changed My Mind — I like the gas mileage this car offers, it has saved our family plenty of money. The handling is precise; I feel safe driving this car during any weather. Safety was the reason we choose this car, it was rated highly. It silenced all worry I had about Ford reliability, I am very glad that I chose this car instead of a foreign one.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Gas mileage, Aesthetics, Dashboard setup

    Cons: After 2 kids, back seat stopped being big enough.

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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    Nice Little Car — When I first got this I hated the transmission. It shuttered and the fuel economy wasn't as good as expected. Got a trans seal replaced (under warranty) 3 more MPG and no shutter. It made me rethink this little car. I had put around 40,000 mile on it when I took it in to the dealership and I was considering leaving it and getting a Fusion. I got it back thinking I would give it one more chance. It has totally changed my mind. Trans shifts flawlessly and I get 36 to 37 half highway and half around town. I have truly changed my thinking and would recommend this little sporty looking car. Exception to that is if you have kids. It would be fine if you have little one's but if you have teens or preteens the back seat has no leg room.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Ride's comfortable.  Dependable.  Nice radio.  Stylish

    Cons: Back seat is small not much leg room back there.  Transmission at first.  

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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    Great Commuter/family Car - As Good Or Better Than The Reviews — i downgraded from a much more expensive diesel-turbo car because of my commute. The car offers quite a few technology features including My Ford Sync. i love the "Alert" option with the satellite radio - tag the artist or song and you will be notified when something is playing. The voice commands work pretty well and if it doesn't understand exactly, it will display a list for you to choose from. i just can't get used to the automatic. other than that, it's a great car and the metallic white adds a nice sparkle!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Rear seats fold down giving you tons of cargo space.  Cheap to own, Great MPG.

    Cons: touch screen shows fingerprints pretty badly.   i don't care for a 4-cyl auto - i prefer a manual transission.

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Its Wonderful Car Overall Fun To Drive — i would recommend this car to anyone, you will love it the first time you drive it, lots of technology, you can go a whole week on a full tank of gas, powerful enough to have fun with and maintenance isn't expensive over all great car to have

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks great, drive great, love the sports mode you have the option to shift gears and great on fuel

    Cons: stock suspension isn't that great

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Focus Reviews

    A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

    I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

    Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

    This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

    2013 Ford Focus Reviews

    Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

    Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

    Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

    Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

    2011 Ford Focus Reviews

    Fun To Drive By mditty23

    The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

    2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

    I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

    2010 Ford Focus Reviews

    Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

    car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

    Standard Car By Byron

    This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

    2009 Ford Focus Reviews

    Life With My '09 Focus 2.0 Duratec By Gabriel

    Good looking car with a sporty line and nice handling, sometimes i feel it has a little bit lazy acceleration because its weight (1327 Kg), but stills a well built and reliable car. Very comfortable... Read More

    2009 Ford Focus Hatch By Shaun

    Not a bad car. A bit plain jane but it is 2 litre, not the 1.6 so it goes ok. Understeers too much which can be dangerous in the wet. Has been reliable so far. The tipronic is good but only a 4 speed... Read More

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