2013 Ford Focus
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2013 Ford Focus Titanium Hatchback

by from Tracy, CA on September 27, 2012

Have had this vehicle for a week and I must say this is the ONLY vehicle I've NEVER had any 'buyer's remorse' with! Almost everything related to this car is perfect for me. The only aspect I'm not thr...
Have had this vehicle for a week and I must say this is the ONLY vehicle I've NEVER had any 'buyer's remorse' with! Almost everything related to this car is perfect for me. The only aspect I'm not thrilled about is the acceleration performance, but it is adequate for merging on the crazy California freeways. Pacing traffic and passing are also OK. The only aspect I can't speak to at this time is reliability; I think that's a rating that can only be realistically be graded after at least a few months, but i'm giving it a 4 star anyway because nothing has gone wrong so far.
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Replaced by 2001 Taurus... love the MPG

by from New Hampshire on May 6, 2013

I replaced my 2001 Taurus with this. It's great. I'm saving over $150/month on gas and averaging 34.5mpg. I love the redesign Ford did last year. The car feels bigger than it is. Rear leg room is want...
I replaced my 2001 Taurus with this. It's great. I'm saving over $150/month on gas and averaging 34.5mpg. I love the redesign Ford did last year. The car feels bigger than it is. Rear leg room is wanting though. Sync is pretty cool, but it takes some getting used to. I had to check the manual a few times. Voice control is great. Sync even paired up with my cheap Tracfone. It's pretty great to flip the button and say "Call Home". I priced some used cars, but the prices were sky-high. $2K more and I have a new car. Tons of rebates. I bought the SE for Cruise Control.
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Fun to Drive!

by from Milwaukee, WI on June 3, 2013

This car is a little to cramped for tall people, not much room in the back row for seating, but great to drive, great on gas, and not to bad looking either. This car does get better mileage the longer...
This car is a little to cramped for tall people, not much room in the back row for seating, but great to drive, great on gas, and not to bad looking either. This car does get better mileage the longer you drive it. Here's my averages over the first 3K miles. E85 = 23-26mpg Reg = 28-30mpg Mid = 29-32mpg Prem = 30-34mpg
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Awesome car

by from Tooele, UT on February 14, 2014

I made the switch from a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE to a 2013 Performance Blue Ford Focus Titanium a year ago, and I am so happy I did. Every time I get into the car it puts a smile on my face. It is very ...
I made the switch from a 2002 Toyota Camry XLE to a 2013 Performance Blue Ford Focus Titanium a year ago, and I am so happy I did. Every time I get into the car it puts a smile on my face. It is very fun to drive and gets great gas mileage. If I keep it around 65 mph on fairly level roads, I get about 45 miles to the gallon. I love the Sync system and haven't experienced too many issues with it. It is so much fun to just click a button and say "Play Song Radioactive" and then have that song come blaring through the speakers. The lighting in the car is magical especially driving it at night. I love the ease of putting gas in the car - no keys or levers to push, no gas caps to mess with - just open the door, put the pump in, when its done filling up, take the gas pump out and shut the door and you are on your way again. Overall, Ford has won me over - count me a very satisfied customer.
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so far great

by from punta gorda fl on June 3, 2013

great experience in dealership. no back and forth dealing, made us happy from the beginning. looked at other makes and did a great deal of research on 5 door hatch, the focus won.
great experience in dealership. no back and forth dealing, made us happy from the beginning. looked at other makes and did a great deal of research on 5 door hatch, the focus won.
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Two Break downs in 9 Months!

by from Troy, MI on October 22, 2013

I thought I bought a great car, good value, style and mileage. The mileage is okay (32 mpg), but I was expecting the 37, 38 mpgs as advertised. On a trip out west, 3 months of ownership, the car would...
I thought I bought a great car, good value, style and mileage. The mileage is okay (32 mpg), but I was expecting the 37, 38 mpgs as advertised. On a trip out west, 3 months of ownership, the car would not go in reverse or drive faster than 5 mph! The computer needed new protocols set and I was on my way from Topeka, Kansas! Then, 7 months later, same thing, breakdown, 20 miles from home! Still waiting on repair, but it is the transmission, again!
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Excellent choice over Honda Civic

by from Greenville, IN on July 23, 2013

Anyone considering the Civic should definitely take a serious look at the Focus. As a household we had owned 4 Honda vehicles all purchased new. It seemed their overall quality of materials and fit/fi...
Anyone considering the Civic should definitely take a serious look at the Focus. As a household we had owned 4 Honda vehicles all purchased new. It seemed their overall quality of materials and fit/finish has declined. The last straw was my 2012 Civic, which had an annoying rattle in the dash from the day I drove it off the lot and after 4 trips to the dealer they still had not been able to get it fixed. Started looking at he Focus and after a test drive was sold. The Focus has a smoother/quiet ride. The noise from the Firestone tires was horrible on the Civic, as well as the wind noise from the windshield and windows. The interior materials and layout in the Focus are much better than the Civic. The Ford dealer was able to work a deal on my Civic trading it in, and I drove off in a 2013 Focus SE with a manual 5-speed transmission. Very happy with the decision. After 2 months I have no regrets and feel the Focus beats the Civic hands down. Been averaging 33.8mpg in mixed driving. Ford products are definitely on the cutting edge of styling, fit/finish, and technology.
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2013 Ford Focus on 4th automatic transmission

by from Manchester NH on October 4, 2016

I bought this car brand new in 2012-2013 and felt like I was getting a great deal, but I have replaced the automatic clutch 3 times in 50k miles, about to make the appointment for #4 with under 65k on...
I bought this car brand new in 2012-2013 and felt like I was getting a great deal, but I have replaced the automatic clutch 3 times in 50k miles, about to make the appointment for #4 with under 65k on the vehicle. The car blows through tires like crazy due to poor hatchback design lifting the back end of the car at highway speeds causing waffling on the tires about 15k miles into tires with religious rotation schedules. I am an avid Ford owner and love their trucks, but will never consider another ford car. Worst mistake I ever made!! I am sure I am not the only one with this problem, I have spoken to 15+ people with the same issue in my city. They said at the dealership that the car needs to learn the driver, but it must have had problems in school because it has many problems learning. I was going to give this to my two 16 year old girls but I just can't stand worrying if it will die on them while driving!!
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The best compact I ever drove

by from Rockledge, FL on December 14, 2012

I've got 3,300 miles on my minimally equipped 2013 Ford Focus S with a 5-speed manual transmission, and it has not disappointed me. Power and handling and solid feel coupled with outstanding fuel econ...
I've got 3,300 miles on my minimally equipped 2013 Ford Focus S with a 5-speed manual transmission, and it has not disappointed me. Power and handling and solid feel coupled with outstanding fuel economy make this car a winner. The driver and shotgun seats offer comfort and excellent support. Mrs. Supercruiser and I were very comfortable on a three hour nonstop drive despite our arthritis issues. The nice part is that a fully grown male (I'm 6'1", 245, and wear a size 54 long suit.) can fit into the driver's seat comfortably, although I have popped the buttons off several rear trouser pockets during entry. Forget assigning any adult passengers to the rear seats while the front seats are adjusted all the way back. They won't fit.
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great car

by from Monkton Md on January 15, 2013

We bought this Focus a month ago and like it very much. It is underpowered compared to the car we had before--a six cylinder--but it does get much better mileage. The seats are much too firm for our c...
We bought this Focus a month ago and like it very much. It is underpowered compared to the car we had before--a six cylinder--but it does get much better mileage. The seats are much too firm for our comfort. We can't imagine what Ford was thinking. We did not test drive a Focus before buying as we intended to buy a Fiesta.
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