2013 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0L Ti-VCT from North America
Excellent car for the price
MyFord Touch froze once
Someone hit me at 2500 miles; that was about $1,900 to fix.
This is my second Focus, my first being a 2003 Focus SE Comfort sedan. All in all, going from a mk1 Focus to the latest generation, I'm not disappointed. Ford has really come a long way from the inexpensive compact that was the Focus to what we have today.
I particularly enjoy the heated leather seats and steering wheel, as well as the backup camera. I also enjoy the premium audio system by Sony that Ford has packed on board as part of the Titanium trim level.
The car gets very good MPG and has plenty of space for what I need. It seems Ford has found every need someone would typically have in a car and they nailed it. Very pleased.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2014
2013 Ford Focus ST 2.0 turbo petrol from North America
Fabulous machine, marred only by an inept infotainment system
Unfortunately, this car is cursed with the worst infotainment system possible. It's been an endless nightmare, still unresolved.
First trick was to complain about being unable to access the backup camera. What backup camera? The car never had one.
Second trick was to switch to A/V mode if you restarted the car without completely powering it down. What A/V mode? Why A/V?
Third trick was for the computer to fail completely, and as a consequence, drain the battery flat. They were unable to root cause that - just gave me the weasel words that it's a complex system. That inspires confidence.
Also the boost gauge failed. Apparently from a bum chip. That they could figure out and fix.
Fabulous engine and chassis. More power than an idiot like me should have under the loud pedal. The torque steer is entertaining, although some may consider it excessive.
Comfortable seats, albeit a tad difficult to crawl out of after a bout of hard driving - worse if it's in a tight parking spot.
The lowered suspension and aggressive nose make for a scary but attractive machine. Works best in black - dunno why Ford is so fond of the yellow version; it's a naff colour.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th January, 2014
2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0 from North America
Will never buy another Ford
Sunroof opened on its own; had to be adjusted.
Center console rattled.
Engine idled rough on the first start of the day.
Transmission shifted rough.
Ergonomics are bad.
Infotainment system glitches.
Averaged 31 MPG on 87 octane fuel.
No wind noise, but quite a lot of road noise.
Uncomfortable seat bolsters on the bottom of the seat.
Not good for cornering; the turning radius is too big.
Stereo sounded great, but faded out for a second sporadically when using XM and USB.
Navigation system has pretty display, however it is hard to use compared to an inexpensive Garmin Nuvi. Wouldn't work for a while one day, too hard to find points of interest, and entering addresses has to be exact. Can't type in main street if there is a north and south main, etc.
Ford service department at both dealerships I went to lied about what work they performed.
The car rattled like a 10 year old Pinto.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th November, 2013
29th Nov 2013, 12:14
Owned several Fords in my life. My luck with them is about 50/50... half were great and half were out and out lemons and heart breakers. There didn't seem to be any middle ground with them... at least the ones I had. Maybe that's why so many people are so passionate and loyal to the brand... and so many dislike them on the other hand...