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

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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 repairs...like VW, or Jeep can a straightforward non-convoluted path is taken by Toyota...cannot get rid of my Toyota...it 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.

26,125

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~

26,125

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 mpg....you 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~

26,125

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,

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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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