How do you compare the Ford Focus hatchback to other makes of like hatchbacks?


Asked by Sep 05, 2013 at 06:44 PM about the 2012 Ford Focus SEL Hatchback

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Looking at buying a new or used 2012 or newer Ford Focus hatchback and have seen issues with the 6 speed automatic transmission and noise. Any feedback and experience would be appreciated.

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NO....keep runnin' the Nissan~

...even now, American car makers still screw things up...a Toyota will NOT strand you unexpectedly or haunt you with difficult VW, or Jeep can a straightforward non-convoluted path is taken by Toyota...cannot get rid of my will NOT DIE~! think about the best auto makers, the Pacer, the Gremlin, AMX wasn't that bad nor the '70's muscle cars (aka Bullit)~ got a dirtyrotten feeling...maybe it's from having serviced the dreaded 1.9 liter found on ford Escorts and the valve tapping and the timing belts and the 5/16 socket and all the rest....spoiled by the 93-96 Ford experience as a Sunday Mechanic in Berkeley~

You cannot beat a Toyota Prius...hand down~

As of today i would stay away from the focus until ford fixes its clutch problem with the trans in the focus,it is haunting us, parts are backordered, focus is not a good choice right now,hope this helps

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I'd would consider a Mazda 3 Hatchback instead of the Focus. More reliable and very nice looking car.


Grrr! There are TOO MANY Prius' on the road. please don't buy one! LOL!

you're WRONG racer_X this thing can go as fast as you want....have you driven one? well then shhhh. youself~


I'm just joking...LOL! (that's why I put an "lol" there). BUT, it does seem that Prius drivers have a tendency to drive slower on the highways (at least where I live on the East Coast). I'm sure they CAN go faster though.

they're leaving without me....changed the email settings~ you're gettin' my crap now...enjoy~ if the darned thing did not get 50 can't argue with the high-tech Cheeze wedge~

San Francisco is Hyper-saturated with 24 hour traffic...too many cars out there....too many~


If it's anything like LA traffic, I think I'd have to use public transit....or I'd lose my mind driving to and from work. Amazing how anyone gets to work (or anywhere else) on time there,


Ford Focus has transmission issues with their automatics. Have a look at Hyundai's. They really do stand behind their 100.000 mile warrantee.

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