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    Is the Ford Focus a POS car?

    Chip posted a CL ad to this effect; I don't get it. I never thought of the Focus as an especially shitty car.

    Your opinion?

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    I really like them a lot. They look pretty good,dish out good gas mileage and are inexpensive. I don't think they have mechanical problems I know of. Heck I'd get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    I really like them a lot. They look pretty good,dish out good gas mileage and are inexpensive. I don't think they have mechanical problems I know of. Heck I'd get one.
    My sentiments also.

    I guess the CL poster had a bad experience with his Focus....

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    They're certainly very popular over here, good performance and good gas mileage. The one that would really appeal to me though is the Focus RS - followed one on the bike a while ago and he was very fast on the straight and very, very fast through the bends.

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    I have already decided that if I ever buy another new car, which at this time isn't very likely, it will be a Ford product. I refuse to support Obama Motors and I am done buying imports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mase View Post
    I have already decided that if I ever buy another new car, which at this time isn't very likely, it will be a Ford product. I refuse to support Obama Motors and I am done buying imports.
    I'd be more inclined to buy a Ford, too - for the reason you cite as well as their solid model lineup. But I'm still a Nissan guy and probably if I needed another vehicle, it'd be another Nissan pick-up.

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    Currently I drive a Honda Civic about 120 miles round trip to work. With petrol prices hoovering around $3.00 per gallon and heard whispers of $4.00 per gallon prices this summer I am very much in need of a car that sips the petrol and not guzzles it. The Ford Focus is such a vehicle. However I'll be driving the Honda Civic hoping as long as possible. If I'd work just a mile or so away from home heck could even have gottona Ford Crown Victorian or a pig like that but no can do under the circumstances I'm in. A Ford Focus would be fine in my world.

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    I'm not saying the Focus is a POS -- it's actually quite a good car. I think they're well-made, fuel-efficient, and have a much higher degree of quality than people give them credit for.

    What I am saying is that the Focus is not attractive to a 16 year old boy who just got his license.

    If there's no other choice, yes he'll drive it rather than be stuck at home with mom & dad. But it's certainly not his first choice of vehicles.

    Chip H.

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    The current North American Focus is still based on the one that debuted in 2000. It was only a restyle, so it's the same underneath. The Focus the rest of the world gets is supposedly much better, and we are supposed to get it in MY 2012. I don't think they are a true POS, but compared to their import competitors they could be better.

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    As I've mentioned in a couple of other threads (I'm a newcomer here so I'll repeat this), I was a service advisor at a Ford dealership.

    The Focus is not particularly repair-prone, except for a couple of issues:

    (1) The suspension can be a little noisy, especially when going over speed bumps (more so than rough terrain).

    (2) There are known issues with some of the transmissions. Ford has a TSB (technical service bulletin) out on some of the '08s & '09s which in some cases require a complete rebuild. That said, it's fairly unusual for that to be necessary.

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