The Focus is a well-designed, quality product with above average on-road dynamics and deserves to sell in large numbers. Take off, foot to the floor, and the Focus feels quick. First I had to figure out where I would plug in the car. For starters, the Focus has an all-new 160-hp 2. Kinda high but not outrageous. Very good gas mileage with a bit of luxury.
The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first modern battery-electric car, and as such, is hands down the greenest vehicle the company offers. Owners may contact Ford Customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The gauges can be configured to show charge range versus the anticipated distance of your trip, and they can also display a diagram to show the range situation at a glance. Left side was aimed way too low during body repair. However, for some reason, even thou my car is still under the warranty for that particular problem the Service Manager was very nice but just said he was very sorry they couldn't do anything about it and to call if I got in trouble again. Ford warrants and replaces seal and clutch plates if needed.
The advertised range is 76 miles but my commute was mostly freeway and I never observed better than 65 miles and it was only that good if I kept it well under 70 mph The speech recognition for voice commands was hit or miss. I was told that the pads on one brake had worn away totally, and the other had about 25% left. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The electric steering is a little light at low speeds but while not as communicative as a good hydraulic system, manages to impart some 'feel'. It had a very sharp looking aero dynamic body style. Interior comfort is good with excellent front seats that support well but I would have liked more under-thigh support. Was without care for 2 weeks.
Ford says it is within spec. Covered under extended warranty by Ford, but a hassle to do once a year. The vehicle's oil life monitor wasn't working properly. Archived from on 8 October 2012. We called the Ford dealership. Power is sent to all four wheels via Ford's all-new Torque-Vectoring All-Wheel-Drive system with a rear drive unit designed by , as well as upgraded suspension and brakes. With 5500 miles on the odometer, the check-engine light came on.
Ford has extended the warranty on the car to 100,000. This was my 3rd attempt by the dealer to have fixed. Dealer reconnected the loose wires 11000 mi Driver's side window stopped working. In a city-savvy small car like the Focus—rather than one that's more likely to be valet-parked—it finally makes sense. And, surprisingly, even acceleration in the 60—70-mph range is more than adequate indeed, better, say, than a tall-ratioed compact left in its top cog. Both body styles are rakish and sleek, and while the profile of the Focus sedan is uncommon and remarkably close to that of the recently introduced Chevrolet Cruze, as well as the Elantra , the distinction is in the details.
I even try putting it in 1st gear and it barely makes it; i feel like it's going to quit any time. The cars shown were a 4-door and 5-door , also debuting a new 2. I have already had to replace the radiator 1 year ago. We received a letter about a recall because of the issue. In a city-savvy small car like the Focus—rather than one that's more likely to be valet-parked—it finally makes sense. It was recalled a couple of times, but it has never been properly repaired.
The base seats in the 2012 Ford Focus are quite good, with better support than those of most other affordable small cars. Particularly interesting is , compared to a regular car. Archived from on 6 October 2012. Taillamps are huge and form much of the rear corners on both vehicles. The engine as of 2016 has been replaced by the 1. More vigorous driving style seems to help.
Another important feature is remote preconditioning of the car: pre-heating or pre-cooling the Focus Electric while it's plugged into the grid. The front seating is comfortable and the controls are easy to reach. Six airbags are also standard. The new Focus sports a luxurious for-the-class interior, and offers tech goodies like MyFord Touch, Bluetooth, navigation, Sync, and even Active Park Assist that scans an open parking spot and automatically parallel parks the car with no input necessary from the driver other than shifting from drive to reverse. It will be replaced again in the coming weeks with an updated model. The car lost all power steering assist when I parked the car and restarted after 30 minutes.
Remedy Yakima will notify owners, and Yakima or a Yakima dealer will refund the purchase of the Q-Tower and Q-128 Clip system. Started with intermittent popping and crackling and cut outs. If that fails, I engage in a series of three card montiesque hand movements whilst touching the various handles, This unlocks the doors 50% of the time, but 100% of the time results in a glare that would send shivers down the spine of a battle hardened Navy Seal. They adjust the system, and the adjustment lasts for a few months, before it begins to fail again. And when it is just me, it works like 95% of the time.