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    Thoughts on a 2013 Focus

    Just wondering if there's anyone here with Focus experience. I've been car shopping for my niece and everything in her price range isn't all that spectacular. I did come across a 5 speed 2013 Focus S. It's priced at $5500 and seems to be in good shape. It's definitely better than anything else she's looked at, but her hang up is the manual transmission. Any info about what to look out for or problems would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    good cars

    these are good cars as long as it is stick shift. The "S" is the bottom end of the chart but it is still a good car. The auto cars do have some issue's with the trans, but the stick is always good. Look it over good and get a auto check to make sure it has not been hurt.. Good luck....Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    I didn't follow it all that closely, but I heard the dual-clutch automatic Fiestas and Focuses have tons of trouble and customers hate them, but people who own ones with a manual transmissions (and maybe the older autos that are NOT dual-clutch) tend to like their cars.

    If the manual trans is a deal-breaker, $5,500 could buy a decent Crown Vic (my brother owns one, hardly does any maintenance to it and it's in better shape than MY cars).
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    Thanks Rich....Are there area of the car that are prone to rust, kind of like an SC?

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    they are pretty good

    Quote Originally Posted by 99GSXR750 View Post
    Thanks Rich....Are there area of the car that are prone to rust, kind of like an SC?
    I have seen ones that are 08's that still look good. The only worry is the auto trans ones from 2013 and up. Ford has been working with owners with them to make the issue not as bad. Good luck and just stay away from the dual clutch cars...Rich
    Too many cars,too little time to drive them. Anything less than 500 cubes is a small block. If you slow down in life you will get run over..

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    The only Focus experience I have is with the ST. I LOOOOVVVEEE mine. Tons of fun. Gotta love a car that's only available as a stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm-L View Post
    The only Focus experience I have is with the ST. I LOOOOVVVEEE mine. Tons of fun. Gotta love a car that's only available as a stick.
    Iíve always wanted a Bullitt Mustang for that reason. So glad they made them last year.

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    The 13+ Focus are nice very solid driving cars, other than the Powershift transmission as mentioned by others. If you can get in to one with the 5-speed manual trans you should be fine. We see very few issues with these cars at the dealership not related to the dual clutch Powershift trans.


    cheers
    Ed

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