2014 Focus Owner Reviews (2)
A great car to drive.
2014 Titanium Hatchback, 25kmiles to date. This has been a great car, handling and road manors are excellent, and plenty of features and connectivity for it's class. The DCT (dual clutch transmission) may bother those not willing to understand how to drive this type of technology. Once you understand how it works, then it is pretty easy to get used to. By waiting one year, I was able to purchase a very low mileage highly optioned Titanium for the same price as an entry level focus sedan. I would absolutely buy it again.PRO: Gas mileage is as advertised, reaching 40+mpg on long drives. Recommend the Titanium package for the extra features that make it fun to own. Zero reliability issues, no problems but one recall (fuel pump) is called. The Titanium package offers a boat load of features; I love the remote key and start, ambient lighting, Sony stereo, leather, auto lights, and so much more. The hatchback is very convenient. Sitting in the Focus, it feels upscale for this class, liked the displays and gauges were well placed and readable. The MyTouch connects to my iPhone, iPad and iPod perfectly and sounds great.Cons: back seat is tight but usable. Driver's knee room could be better, would be better if a sport auto-shift mode was available that would shift at higher rpm's which may be useful for crawling commutes (I use the manual-shift mode when stop and go), the large touch screen display shows finger prints pretty easy. Running the MyTouch stereo is clumsy at best, but it works ok once you understand how to talk to it. Looks like they replaced it for 2016. I compared this to the Mazda 3 2015, but found the Mazda to feel very compromised in materials, things like that glove box was thin and flimsy, doors **********, and I am not a fan of the Mazda dash especially the placement of the gauges and the iPod center display looking like an afterthought. Even if the Mazda 3 is reported to handle a little better, the Focus does an excellent job too.
I leased a 2014 Ford Focus SE. on 09-30-2014. Within the past 5 weeks, I've had to take it back to the Galpin Ford Dealership for Transmission service, and looks like I'll have to again. I am told I have to talk with Corporate to take care of an issue that I'm told is common. I'm also told that there is also an issue with the Clutch but I have to wait until the issue presents itself and will be replaced. This is absurd. A waste of my time and the Service employees, as well..No problems with the Staff..wonderfful people, especially my Advisor, Johnny and the girls in the Cashier's office.
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