"Ford really messed up with the transmission on this model year of the Focus. You literally feel like you are on a roller coaster. I have had a new clutch system and a brand new transmission put in (florida lemon law) and still have problems. If you want a smooth running, reliable car, don't get a 2012 Focus."
Cons: "Moonroof inside cover comes just slightly open."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Handles well. Excellent response. Takes a corner like it's on rails. The 2.0L engine is surprisingly quick w/good power. Really a sharp looking vehicle in Sterling Grey metallic w/the moon-roof & hatchback. 28 - 32 mpg. Just a
very fun little car to drive."
"I have never owned a compact car before but wanted somthing that is good on fuel but also fun to drive. So, I bought a 2014 Ford Focus St. So far this car has not let me down. It is really fun to drive and gives me great gas mileage. I get an average of 25 mpg and that's with hard driving. This car just loves the curves. I really can't find anything wrong with this car at all."
Pros: "great price, fun to drive once you're up to speed"
Cons: "Tranmission is horrible!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Ford Engineers absolutely missed it with the electronic transmission. Every person that has ridden in my car has asked me what's wrong with it. POOR engineering on Ford's part but the dealership will tell you it's the way you drive it. You should drive it like a manual. If I wanted a manual I would have bought one. Can't wait to sell this car to some other poor soul. KIA I'm heading your way.
Note: I took a $3,000 loss on a 2011 Ford Escape due to a horrible transmission, just needed to move on; starting to see a trend with Ford."