Ford Focus 2012
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Ford Focus: Plenty of safety features, Good list of standard equipment, Agile, responsive and quiet
The 2012 Ford Focus carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1100 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Focus 2012 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Focus here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Focus 2012: Does the manual gearbox have problems?
The auto had serious problems with the Powershift dual-clutch automatic transmission, so serious that it’s a car to avoid, but of course those problems don’t affect cars with a manual gearbox. The manual is a good little car that can be bought with confidence.
My dealer won't give me the value of my car
I assume that the value Ford has put on your car isn’t to your liking. The trade-in value of your car is $4300-$5700, and I would guess Ford’s value is somewhere in that range. All you can do is to try and negotiate a more satisfactory deal.
Is a 2012 Ford Focus affected by the Powershift dual-clutch transmission problems?
Not all cars with the Powershift have been affected, but many have and it’s impossible to say yours won’t be at some time. If the deal with your dad is a good one, and it seems as though it is, then it’s probably worth taking the risk. If you can feel any shuddering when you drive it then it’s likely you could have a problem; if you don’t then you could be in the clear. It’s not really dangerous to drive it, but it is annoying.
Ford Focus powershift problems
There is a class action underway against Ford over the problems with the Focus automatic transmission. It sounds like you have as good a claim as anyone else.
Ford Focus 2012 Price and Specs
|Ford Focus Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Ambiente||Hatchback||1.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$5,500||$12,858|
|Ambiente||Hatchback||1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN||$4,250||$10,180|
|Sport||Hatchback||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$7,490||$12,895|
|Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$7,490||$12,895|
|Ambiente||Sedan||1.6L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$5,500||$12,858|
|Ambiente||Sedan||1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN||$4,250||$10,180|
|Sport||Sedan||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$7,490||$12,895|
|Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO||$7,490||$12,895|