"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."
"The transmission never worked right from the day we picked it up from the dealership, it would jerk and shutter most of the time when shifting and sometimes it would not go into gear at all.This car was bought for my wife but she was so leery of it she would not drive it.I fought with Ford about this serious issue and finally, AFTER TWO YEARS,they decided to fix it. The fix required replacing the clutches and new seals.It now runs GREAT and I love driving it so much!! It gets great mileage, around 40 highway and 28 overall. I will never buy another Ford because the way they gave me a two year runaround about the commonly know transmission problems.Too bad, I really like the car now that it works, more or less right.
By the way, the Ford SYNC to this day doesn't work, but I am in no mood to fight with them about that as I really, most likely wouldn't use it much anyway."
"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."