2012 Ford Focus consumer reviews

$16,500 starting MSRP
side view of 2012 Focus Ford
64% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 3.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 3.6
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2.7

Watch out for the recalled transmission parts!!

I bought my 2012 brand new. After the first year I was notified that there was a transmission sensor recall. I brought it to the dealer and they replaced the part and said I was good to go. Not long thereafter, the car simply stopped like it was in neutral. I was at an intersection and the trans was locked up. Brought it back and they replaced clutch parts, transmission parts, and more and said that I was good to go. Again, it stopped on the fast lane of the freeway. It was a pretty dangerous breakdown, it was summertime, we had tow truck problems .... Fast forward to this year. Recently, the check engine light came on, and when I took it to the dealership they said that it was the same transmission sensor but this time because of Covid, they are back ordered by 6,000!! They said that it could be months. Warranty? No parts available. The car had 103,000 miles on it by now and there is no more warranty at 110,000. After several dangerous breakdowns, Ford gave me $2,000 for my car. Perfect condition, sun roof, new tires ... What a rip. I bought a Toyota Camry. Gutsy, and no recalls. Ford really left me in the lurch.

4.0

pretty good little ride

perfect for work car easy on gas and plenty of room dear God I have said enough!! what more do you want me to say? the car is great!!

4.6

Amazing car!!

The car runs so smooth and is very comfortable to drive in! Definitely an upgrade from my previous vehicle. I also love all of the features that I now have!

4.0

Dependable for 77K miles

The 2012 Ford Focus looks like new, runs as expected and is very clean inside and out. It's a perfect option for our 17 year old daughter.

1.1

Do not buy this car! Ford will not help you!

I had to bankrupt this car! Never buy a Ford again! No one will help you. I walked for miles and spent my paychecks on taxis till i could find a car months after. The dealerships were told not to help and to turn away customers with this car til your warranties run out! Ford still has not admitted this car is a lemon!

2.1

Wish I hadn’t bought it

I have always had Ford products but I was in for a shock when I purchased a 2012 Focus. I have never had so many recalls on a vehicle as this. I will never purchase another Ford product as they no longer take pride in their work. I am ashamed to own this. My ex purchased a 2017 Escape and there have been fewer issues but still issues are arising. SMH

4.7

Great 1st car 17 yr old to purchase for herself

It was the make, model, and year she was looking for, with extra bells and whistles. Like touch screen, led lights under dash, heated seats, dual heat/air.

1.1

This is the worst car I have ever owned

This is the worst car, I have owned! Non stop issues, recalls, repairs, I bought it a year old. Have had countless issues with the transmition and have had Ford, play games to buyback this lemon for 5 years! DO NOT BUY IT, IT IS DANGEROUS!

5.0

This is a great first car for a teen. Dependable!!

This car is affordable and looks great. Would buy again. Drives super! Beautiful metallic paint and sporty interior. American made! Gets great gas mileage. Great used vehicle.

4.9

Great commuter

Plenty of room and excellent on gas. Handles well and trunk is spacious. Mainly a commuter car for us but will be doing some road trips in the future.