2012 Ford Focus User Reviews

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Displaying 21 - 30 of 34 2012 Ford Focus reviews.

2012 Ford Focus SEL HatchbackReview
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A Departure. — It's different from what I normally get by about thirty miles, but so far I'm impressed. Ford's interiors have impressed me in the past three years or so and the third-generation Focus is no different. The MyFordTouch system, revised in this model, still has its bugs, but for the most part, and between putting almost five thousand miles on it in a month, I have not experienced any horror stories. The best part is spending but forty dollars to fill it all the way up from empty when gas is $3.89 a gallon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Style, technology, fuel economy/range, surprising cargo capacity, interior quality, ride.

Cons: MyFordTouch still has a few kinks, doesn't have vehicle information other than fuel economy in the driver information screen.

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2012 Ford Focus SEReview
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If They Drop The Price On It I'll Recomend — Engine sounds loud for a focus, and price is too high, looks good from outside, SYNC doesn't interpret commands well.. Seats are pretty comfortable, responds to turns very well, gears for automatic transmission change rapidly. Everything else is good, but takes time to get used to menu on the screen and all the controls.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: lane change is smooth and fast

Cons: too much buttons

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2012 Ford Focus SE HatchbackReview
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Fun,fuel Efficient, Affordable Car To Drive. — Ford Made alot of good improvements to the Focus. Most of tham cosmetic and convenience, and a few functional. All in all, very fun car to drive. Its light, peppy, and responds very well. I especially like the new active torque vectoring steering and the active grill shutters.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ford Sync...I can talk to my car!

Cons: Small

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2012 Ford Focus SE HatchbackReview
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Love It — Great car. Perfect for commuting to work and sporty enough to drive around with my friends.Don't really have anything bad to say about the car. Could be happier if it was a little roomier, but I knew what I was buying when I got a hatch back. Love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great looking car

Cons: A little small

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2012 Ford Focus SEL Review
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Great gas mileage, great power, very fun and comfortable car
vs2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback
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2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Nice looking, fun car with one major flaw....a bogged-down transmission with no responsiveness
vs2013 Dodge Dart Limited
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2012 Ford Focus SE Review
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Roomier with center console arm rest.
vs2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
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2012 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback Review
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The car handled very well. The interior was nice but just want my style.
vs2013 Dodge Dart Rallye
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Family Car Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye worse.
"The car was very spacious"
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye better.
"Its quick and fun"
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2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Review
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Has a bigger engine than Fiesta = more pick-up.
vs2013 Ford Fiesta
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2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback Review
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vs2015 Hyundai Elantra GT FWD
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Family Car Ranked 2015 Hyundai Elantra GT FWD worse.
"Cargo capacity and fuel efficiency are greater in the Ford Focus Hatchback than the Hyundai Elantra GT"

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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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