I have been reading a lot of reports about problems with the Ford Focus transmission. My Focus is a great car; my only negative comment was the harshness of changing gears at low speed. But after the transmission software was changed at the last service it's now smooth, as it should be. I recommend anyone with a Focus to go and get it done free of charge.
Good to hear from someone who is happy with the auto transmission in their Focus. Others could do well to have their car updated if they haven't already done so.