2012 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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    Great Family Car. 4 Out Of 5 Stars — very beautiful car. great to drive, but very low. car was 12 months old when the clutch master cylinder went.not great, but was repaired in 2 days. brilliant space in the cabin, but not great in height. im 6ft 6inch so its hard to find a car that is. 1.6 diesel engine pulls well over 1500 revs but lacks true power. great internal equipment for the price, and an average of 43mpg not great on economy but not like the 19mpg we got from the ford mondeo 2.3l. overall a great family car and very well equipped. but if you need the power. go for the petrol engine or the 2 litre

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: spacious, stylish and well equiped

    Cons: lack in power below 1500 revs and fuel eficiency

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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    Great For Flat-towing — Dependable and nimble, good on gas, and with enough power to easily keep up on the highway, this little Ford isn't posh, but it goes where 34' motor homes fear to tread. All the good things you've heard about this little hatchback are true!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good power, good agility, all the bells and whistles.

    Cons: A little cramped, seats could use some more padding.

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    2012 Ford Focus SEL Review
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    Jerky Trans, Euro Feel — Automatic transmission is very jerky. Power is adequate. Comfort is so so. Very smooth manual transmission option available. Ford Sync and My Ford Touch difficult to use and not intuitive. Car is fairly agile. Check all your options carefully in this extremely competitive market.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power, handling, brakes

    Cons: Very Jerky Auto Trans

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Perfect Commuter Car — This car is perfect for my commute between Baltimore and Washington. It gets great gas mileage, its comfy, and is very reliable. The acceleration leaves a lot to be desired but, its fine for my gridlocked commute. Love SYNC and the ability to stream Pandora.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Love the gas mileage

    Cons: Not the best pick-up

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    2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback Review
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    Great Daily Driver — Fuel mileage is the best part, the car looks good and performs well for what it is. has all kinds of options you can get. but the price can get out of hand in a hurry i priced one on ford.com and had it over 29k which is stupid money for a focus. the ride is nice minimal wind noise. the transmission is a manual but its automatic shift so that takes some gettin used to i had issues with mine not shifting right at low speeds up hill but a reprogram took care of that. overall is great

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great fuel mileage. love the interior layout and look, sync is awesome, sony sound package and touch screen is a must have

    Cons: its a small car not tons of room thats to be expected though.

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    2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Best Focus I Have Driven So Far — I didn't have much choice in the Focus. I needed something for work and school since I got into a wreck with my other car. It's very basic, but is still a pretty nice little car. I am giving it to my girlfriend though.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, Great on gas, Has a little bit of power for a basic I4

    Cons: Auto Trans is very weird when shifting at times. I sometimes have to let go of the gas just to get it to shift

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    2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback Review
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    Love <3 — I am a Ford CRas fan, sincerily this is the best one Ford i ever hard, it have a nice looking style, nice paint, nice power...everithing in this car its absolutly fantastic, i enjoy driving this car around the block just driving...

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: The perfect car

    Cons: Anithing of this can be hated for..

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Review
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    Great Affordable Car — a great car, drives great, graet on gas, handles well, decent power, looks great lots of options. very affordable only $25,000. the sync option is amazing, fun to drive really comfortable. the my touch in dash screen is awesome and with the sync option u never have to move a dial to change a station again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: i love the sync option this car has.

    Cons: its not really fast.

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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    Tbd — It handles great, drives effiicently and looks sharp but I miss turbo torque from Saabs that I have owned. The Focus does have amazing ride and handling with the sport suspension package and 18" wheels with summer tires and I've averaged 31+ mpg in mixed driving. The DSG transmission rev matches seamlessly but 3rd gear is a somewhat sluggish. It's a little tight inside for cargo space but I like it overall. It just feels very solid (yet light) for a compact car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: TBD

    Cons: TBD

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    2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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    Ford Focus Titanium — Overall really happy with this car despite the dual clutch being a bit all over the place and some rattles here and there...performance is good for a small car...excellent tech though.. sat nav, cornering lights, adaptive cruise, auto parking etc.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Technology

    Cons: Rattles and rear leg room

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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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