freak7: I almost bought a 2013 Focus, but there have been so many complaints about the transmission that I decided against it. To this day, there are still ongoing problems that have a lot of owners pissed off.
freak7: hardinparamedic: I owned a 2009 Ford Focus 2 door coupe for 4 years, until earlier this year when I swapped it for a mustang.Other than oil and routine maintence, I never had to do anything else to it.The latest generation has a new drive train and one very screwed up transmission according to the flood of posts on focusfanatics.com
SunsetLament: This is more of an indictment of the last 25 years of the automotive industry than anything anything else.
lack of warmth: leevis: Nope, the 1998 Chevy Lumina 3.1 V6Nothing with the Chevy 3.1 LG8 motor is worth a crap. They break head bolts anywhere between 140K to 200K miles whereas the early 90's 3.1 LH0 motor is a dependable motor. I still see several early 90's Luminas and the vans that shared that motor still running. The cars with the 3.1 LG8 V6 and 3.4 LQ1 V6 are starting to fade away from the streets. That is saying a lot in a town that has 80-90% Chevy vehicles on the road./ I am friends with an engineer who worked on the LG8 and LQ1 motors for GM and he is the one who informed me that it was something they knew about before production.//He drives Chevy but none of his cars has those two motors
megarian: I miss my old Jimmy. It could plow through sand and water and mailboxes.Now I still have my Grand Am. It is heals together by gaffers tape, spit, and luck.Yay.
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