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26-28 City / 36-40 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L GDI I4 flex fuel engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent McPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent control blade rear suspension
  • Rear stabilizer bar
  • Electric pwr assist rack & pinion steering
  • Front disc & rear drum pwr brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel-filler system

Exterior Features

  • 16" steel wheels w/wheel covers
  • P215/55R16 tires
  • Mini spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black grille w/chrome trim -inc: active shutter
  • Black rocker moldings
  • Rear spoiler
  • Quad-beam halogen automatic headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-color folding pwr mirrors w/spotter
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Body-color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume, (4) speakers
  • Mast antenna

Interior Features

  • Cloth front bucket seats -inc: 4-way driver seat, 2-way passenger seat, 4-way adjustable head restraints
  • Folding rear bench seat w/(3) removable headrests
  • 60/40 split rear bench seat w/(3) removable headrests
  • Full floor center console w/storage & armrest
  • Front floor mats
  • Driver left foot rest
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel audio controls
  • Tachometer
  • Instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, outside temp display, compass
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch driver down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Manual air conditioning w/air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) front cupholders
  • Front 12V pwr point
  • Front/rear/cargo dome lights
  • Illuminated entry
  • Passenger seatback map pocket
  • Rear coat hooks
  • Front door storage bins
  • Removable pkg tray

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • AdvanceTrac w/electronic stability control
  • Dual stage front airbags
  • Front/rear side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Passenger occupant detection system (PODS)
  • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • 3-point front safety belts -inc: height-adjustable D-rings, pretensioners, Belt-Minder
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • LATCH (Lower anchors & tethers for children) system
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2012 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

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Happy with my sporty hatchback!

2012 Ford Focus SE

I really love my hatchback! It feels fun and sporty without an expensive price tag. I've had a few issues with a stuttering transmission, but that tends to show up in only very specific conditions, and usually when I'm close to needing an oil change. The car accelerates really well, which was a welcome change from my last car. The Aux cable was hard to find, but can be located in the glove box (I have a thin cord that allows the box to stay securely closed, while plugged in). A weird thing that I like is the lack of a gas cap. It's not a feature I would have looked for in a car, but has been such a nice thing to not have to worry about losing or closing tightly enough as to not cause any issues. I get great gas mileage, which was really important to me when making the decision to purchase. Even with my stop and go commute, I've been really pleased (around 30 miles/gallon). This is my first hatchback, and I was pleased with the amount of trunk space. With the backseat up, it's a little small, but the back seats are incredibly easy to put down (just the push of a button). If it helps, I was able to fit a 6ft noble fir Christmas tree in the car with the seats down! My car came with a specifically sporty looking wheel package which is one of my favorite features. (I've seen my exact car with different wheels and don't think it looks as nice.) The exterior aesthetic was the first thing that drew me to the car dealership, but after the test ride I was convinced. I've owned it for almost a year and am still very pleased with my purchase!

- Mckenzie M

The 2012 Ford Focus is a great first car with excellent gas mileage.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I have a 2012 Ford Focus. I bought this car from the dealer in 2016 as a certified pre-used vehicle. My car is first and foremost great on gas. I get about 29 MPG average and the most I have ever paid to fill up my tank is $28. Very economical in that aspect. My transmission is not the best. The focuses comes with a power shift transmission that I believe allows the car to act like a stick even tho it's automatic. It causes the transmission to jerk or shake when changing gears. I have put about 100,000 miles on the car by now and I still haven't had any problems with maintenance or repairs on the transmission. The detailing on the car is a little sloppy. My seals come off from time to time but I just put them back on. I have not had to change the battery or brakes in my car yet so as far as those regular maintenance goes, it's been very fair. The heat or air in the car doesn't blow super hard. I am not sure why but I would need to check it out to find out why. One of the most annoying things about my car is the SYNC media system because when I try to play music, the media system will not play music if everyone in the car does not have on their seatbelts. I am not sure how to turn off that feature. As far as just needing something reliable, good on gas, regular maintenance is fair then this would be a great car for you.

- Tiffany T

I like everything about my 2012 ford focus it doesn't really have much problems

2012 Ford Focus SE

The 2012 Focus outperforms its predecessor in just about every way. While 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque out of a 2.0-liter I-4 might not sound like much to the enthusiast, the reality is that the new four-banger provides plenty of get-up-and-go, allowing a 2012 Focus Titanium sedan we tested to take 8.3 seconds for the 0-60 mph run. The Focus is an adept handler too, especially when the sport suspension is selected on the options list. Braking is above-average for the segment, slowing the Focus to a stop from 60 mph in just 110 feet. Like many Fords, the Focus is loaded with safety equipment. All 2012 Focus sedans and hatchbacks come standard with traction and stability control (AdvanceTrac with ESC), ABS (anti-lock braking system), TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and LATCH systems. The Focus also comes with dual-stage first-row airbags, side-impact airbags, and side-curtain airbags. Ford also points out that 55 percent of the Focus' body shell is built from high-strength steels, including boron steel, which Ford says makes the car safer and lighter.

- chad W

Well built compact car but not good for taller passengers.

2012 Ford Focus SE

My focus has been relatively problem free for nearly 200k miles. The few things that have gone with was the tcm which was covered under an extended warranty. & most recently the transmission clutch packs are slipping. The interior is well made & has held up good health just recently starting to have a few rattles while idling. I do most of the maintenance & repairs myself & it fairly easy to work on. The few things I have had to take it to the local ford dealership, they have been quite helpful. It's not too quick but handles well. One downside is it doesn't have much forward traction going up my gravel driveway. . I'm 6'4 so it's a little short on leg room & its very uncomfortable if I have someone sitting behind me. Speaking the rear seats not a lot of legroom but the seats themselves are comfortable both front & rear..The base model that I have doesn't have cruise control which is annoying considering I drive over 500 miles a week in.

- Chris H

Sync hands free is useful and easy to use. The transmission needs a lot of work

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car gets great gas mileage and looks very nice on the inside and outside. I love the 2 screens that the car has, the dashboard screen and the music screen in the middle. Cruise control is easy to access and works great! I love the Sync that is built into the car makes it super easy to listen to music wireless from my phone and can also call hands free. The one issue I have had with my car is the transmission. My car is roll backwards on any kind of incline and will continue to roll backwards until you break. The transmission is not manual, yet you can feel the car shifting gears and it is very jerky and not smooth like it should be. Every once in a while my car will shudder and have issues accelerating, but this happens infrequently. Overall it has been a great car for the cost, but definitely has some issues that hopefully will be fixed in new models

- Page W

offers quality gas mileage, but lacks comfortable qualities wanted in a car.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The 2012 Ford Focus SE hatchback is a decent car. I get almost 30 miles per gallon, so I have taken it on many road trips. It offers a decent interior design, however it offers very little backseat space. It lacks sturdy cup holders, so it's inconvenient when transporting children. The console is also extremely small, and the car lacks storage space. The car is only 7 years old, but within that time the radio has completely went out and the dealership will not fix it, despite it being a ford issue. It doesn't play radio, CD, or aux. The windows have also stopped working. Most of the windows can only be controlled from the driver's door panel, except when they occasionally work normally. The passenger side window has completely quit working. Although it offers great gas mileage, all the other downfalls of the car make it not worth driving.

- Moriah B

Wonderful car.

2012 Ford Focus se

I just traded in my 2009 kia sportage about 6 months ago and got my 2012 Ford focus. First ford I have ever owned and drive the most, husband had a 1999 for f-150 that gave out in 2014 I only drove that maybe 2 times since I have dated and married him. But this is the only ford I have bought that I drive to and from work. And I have to say this is a wonderful car. The only downside to it is the fact that the nobs for the fan like the hear adjuster, temperature and the angle to blow the air at is in a tight are evenfor my small hands. Also just wish there was a carfax report on it so I know what has been done and when and how clean.the title really is. But so far just had to replace the battery and front breaks which is just general repair for any vehicle

- Becky

A reliable car. The car is nice and good on gas.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The vehicle has great features that I like in vehicles. The car has the sports equipment package. It has fog lights, moonroof, spoiler, premium wheels, attractive blue color. My neighbor calls the car a hot ride. It also has Bluetooth feature that gives me hands free telephone. The maintenance is very inexpensive and all change and inspection is less than $25 and has about 40 miles per gallon. I bought the car brand new seven years ago and has no problem. I have the owner's manual that explains thoroughly every aspect of the operation. Inside the vehicle is very roomy. The car looks small from the outside but seats five passengers comfortably. This is a car that I will gladly recommend to friends and family members.


Great car for the value, extremely reliable, no breakdowns

2012 Ford Focus SE

The Ford Focus is great on gas, very easy to change major components on the engine if needed by a do-it yourself type person, and has been a very reliable vehicles. I have had one recall on the car due to a transaxle slippage issue when starting from a stopped position in first gear. The transmission shudders a bit from slipping. I had the recall work done on the car and the problem still exists with no remedy from Ford to refix it. The car still shifts fine through the gears other than that little shudder at takeoff. Other than that this has been one of the best cars I have owned, and I have owned well over 20 vehicles. I shall own this car for a very long time...

- Steven C

My vehicle is a blue small sedan car which I often refer to as a small race car.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Ever since I bought this vehicle I had nothing but trouble. The first issue was that it is a dual clutch which had to be replaced due to an recall. The duel clutch makes car sputters and stalls when your at a stop and then place foot on the gas to go. The next issue was the my car cut off due to the fuel rail needing to be replaced. My check engine light also was on for extensive amount of time due to the valve needed to be replaced for a recall. It also caused my gas properly and my car to stall. Also there was another recall for the car latch which needed to be replaced.

- Lisa M

Ford focus in summary is a very affordable car to drive that drives well

2012 Ford Focus SE

Vehicle is reliable but small issues include the radio has static and pops and the electric windows are not so reliable but all in all it is a dependable car with good gas mileage and comfort. The trunk is very spacious and we can fit plenty of groceries in it. The car itself is kind of small for a large family but we make it work. We currently have three car seats in the back which is a tight fit but it can be done however it takes away from the room you have in the front. Would be a car for a single person to travel in very affordable and economical to own and drive.

- Jason F

I love the inside optional lighting on the doors it's red just like my car

2012 Ford Focus SE

I really like my ford focus I have had it for almost 2 years now and have only had to replace the brake pads and of course got new tires. It is very reliable and I like having Bluetooth to my phone very easily. The only issue I have is that my children set up the my key feature and I only have 1 key so now have to purchase a new key. This feature is for new drivers so I cannot go over 80 or listen to the radio of everyone in the front is not buckled. But overall I would highly recommend a ford focus.

- Lindsay S

Fun-to-drive, convenient, gas saver.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I've owned the car since January of 2013, and it has about 105,000 miles on it now. It has been a very efficient car, saves gas compared to my other (larger) car, and it very easy to park and manage in traffic. It's a basic model without many options, but has everything you really need. The only problem was an electronic problem with the transmission control module, which was replaced free of charge by Ford at about 90,000 miles. Other than that, it's been a pretty trouble-free ownership experience.

- Nicole S

Ford Focus: Inexpensive and reliable

2012 Ford Focus SE

My car has had a few recalls on transmission and computer issues. These problems were quickly solved by the dealership and no further problems were experienced. The comfort is great for an inexpensive car. The ride is very smooth and the interior is very modern. The car has excellent pickup for a car of this style. The car is great on long trips and inexpensive to fill up on gas. I would suggest this car as a great starter car with great reliability and excellent mileage.

- Erin D

Ford covered up focus problem

2012 Ford Focus se

If you are considering buying this A. Don't and B. Look in to transmission and power steering problems. Power steering will go out intermittently upon start and now won't work at all. Th transmission shudders and even once went out completely on the road. Both are very very commonplace among 2012 Focus. Read the Detriot Free Press investigation about the transmission problems. I can't give zero stars but this car doesn't deserve even one.

- Jdawg

Transmission is horrendous.

2012 Ford Focus SE

It has an automated manual transmission so it shifts gears like a manual. The CVT transmission was brand new on the 2012 and its horrible. There is grinding noises and it shifts really hard into each gear. Ours has a slow leak in the line. The chrome on the steering wheel started peeling off a month after we purchased the new vehicle and its very sharp. It is a pretty comfortable vehicle despite our issues. I love the hatchback.

- Heather B

Why Ford Cars Are Terrible

2012 Ford Focus SE

I've had to repair a lot on this car considering that it is fairly newer. It has a lot of miles on it because I bought it used. But besides that, I've had it for less than two years and the transmission has already went twice, I've had to repair the battery and the engine, as well as get new shock absorbers because mine were completely rusted out, even though the dealership had just put new ones in the car before I bought it.

- Jessica M

Favorite details about Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus SE

My model has 4 doors, is spacious in the back, keyless entry, cloth seats, removable floor mats in the front and back. Bluetooth capabilities, cruise control, a giant trunk space. Center console and large jockey box. Easy to read speedometer and stereo system. Good sound system, have had mine for 3+ years and not blown a speaker. Smooth ride, has ac and heat with seat warmers that work great! I am always warm in the winter!

- Leah S

My vehicle is pretty small but the trunk is fairly large

2012 Ford Focus SE

There have been a lot of recalls on my year of vehicle including the transmission which is a huge problem. My car doesn't shift correctly ever and it feels like it's going to break down at any minute. When I first got my car it was hard to notice any of these issues but once it hit over 100,000 miles it started to have more problems than I had anticipated. I take care of my car and it still seems to be breaking down

- Taylor B

My ford focus has been wonderful.

2012 Ford Focus SE

My ford focus has been a dream. The car is compact, but spacious enough that I am rarely uncomfortable, though it could be slightly larger if you are on the tall side like me. The car picks up well and I haven't had any major engine issues in the year I have owned it. Aside from a faulty battery everything under the hood has held together well. The silver exterior does not carry much dirt. The trunk is very roomy.

- Kendall C

The focus is a nice sized compact car. It comfortably seats 5 and has great ac.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The focus is great on gas and has had very few mechanical issues in the six years I have had it. However, the door latches break very easily and have been recalled. I have also recently found out that there is a power steering failure warning that ford has yet to address, which makes me nervous to drive my car. It is been a good car to get to work and back, but I would not buy another one knowing what I know now.

- Valerie B

Great car, with one caveat

2012 Ford Focus SE

Everything is great but you really need to know what you're getting into with the transmission. You can't take it to a regular shop--you have to take it to a dealer or authorised repair shop. This vehicle can have issues with the clutch. I had to have mine fully replaced. However, the vehicle otherwise drives smoothly and is extremely reliable. I love my Bluetooth integration and the drive itself is a joy

- Josh H

Great car for long drives.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I enjoy driving the ford focus. Seats are comfortable enough to go for cross state rides, which we have done several times. It performs best on the long trips at about 60 mph. That is where we got the best mpg that we tracked. I have never had any issues with the engine or transmission. Starts every morning rain or shine! Love that I can Bluetooth my music and phone calls to the car and chat and drive!

- Judy S

Does not have many blind spots. Safe car; It doesn't talk or overly beep at you.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The Focus is a safe car, does not encourage you to make up your own driving speeds, etc. It's very comfortable, rides well, my features include constant read out of how many miles to go before I need gas. Car is dependable. One drawback for me was that it struggles to take off or turn with air conditioning on. I find this frustrating but I have always had sports cars before this one.

- Holly R

Focus is too small for car seats.

2012 Ford Focus SE

After 4 years in my car the sync Bluetooth went out. I called ford to speak with someone and they said it would cost 500$ to update the system. The comfort of the car is decent, after having a baby in the backseat I realized we needed more space. The passenger seat is too close to the car seat when at a comfortable distance for the passenger. The performance is great, it runs smoothly.

- Monica A

Ford Focus - small car but big mileage

2012 Ford Focus SE

For the most part I love this car. I've had it for 5 years. Great gas mileage! Now that I have my daughter I could use a little more room but trunk space still works for us and all her stuff. Only issue I've had is the sunroof will leak when the tracks are not cleaned regularly. It has almost 120k miles and still original everything but tires and breaks so have no complaints at all.

- Amanda O

2012 ford focus: functional in theory.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Sadly, the 2012 ford focus lacks common features that many find necessary for driving a car. For example, it lacks access to an aux cord. Many features on my particular model have been recalled. The driver's side door swung open. The car has been recalled for emission reasons. The radio stopped working unexpectedly. It is for these reasons I cannot recommend the 2012 ford focus se.

- Casey S

2012 ford focus review and concerns.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I bought this car from my aunt and the only complaint I have about the car is that it makes a grinding sound when switching from first to second gear. I have gotten it checked out and was told that was a normal sound due to the dual clutch transmission other than that it drives great. Very comfortable! Plenty of room for my family! I love the sunroof! Love the red color!

- Melissa P

Good mpg, shaky transmission for the long haul.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I have had the vehicle since 2012, and overall it has been very good for me. Unfortunately, once it hit 100,000 miles the car started having transmission issues. This is something that I found out was common for 2012 ford focuses. The mpg is really solid. I am thankful for the car, but I am confident that this car will more than likely not make it to 200,000 miles.

- Luke S

Not the worst car, but far from good.

2012 Ford Focus SE

It has had many problems since we purchased it. It's had several recalls. We had to take it in the get a computer part replaced. I recently had to replace the fuel tank and fuel pump at my own cost only to have them recall the fuel pump less than a month later. The fuel pump was the reason my fuel tank imploded. I wouldn't recommend this car to family or friends.

- Stephanie M

Security blanket fits car seat just fine and has 6 airbags I always feel safe.

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car is great on miles to the gallon. Pretty spacious and good for a small family. Has had many factory recalls but always gets fixed and works normally. A big fan of the bluetooth and the stereo sound. I've had this car since I got my license and it is gotten me across the country a couple of times and I wouldn't want any other car to be my first car.

- Rebekah M

It has an amazing speaker and awesome underglow lights

2012 Ford Focus SE

I love my Ford Focus. I call it my little mom car. I have had minimum problems with my car expect for a month ago my transmission module went out but if the car is under 150 thousand miles it is under warranty. I love how I can fit both of my children's car seats in the back of the car with no problem. The hatchback style also gives me a ton of space!

- Vanessa P

2012 ford focus runs great even at 100,000 miles.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Had a lot of electrical issues with the engine acceleration. Had to get the rpm settings adjusted 2 or 3 times. Also had a lot of leaks with the brake fluid because of a pinched line. Once we got all of that fixed though it has been perfect and reliable. I just hit 100,000 miles a couple of months ago and it is still running great. Plus it's cute.

- Carolyn V

Welcome to my nightmare!!

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car has been nothing but trouble since the very beginning. There are constant computer malfunctions. I have paid for a great deal of repairs only to have ford issue a recall at a later time. The fuel gauge does not work in a consistent or reliable manner. There have been instances where the car has stopped working in the middle of a highway.

- Morgan W

It's simply okay. They fix it but still a pain.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Drives okay. Transmission issues and the touch screen doesn't allow me to do my Bluetooth for some reason and I can't switch to the music portion of my radio. However I was able to find service issues on my car that ford had to service my car for free. There is also a door latch recall that was so massive it took a bit to get it taken care of.

- Anna B

My little dragon-ford focus.

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car is great. Excellent gas mileage, compact and cute. I do have options like heated seats, sunroof, Bluetooth, spoiler, tinted windows and many others that add to the appearance of the car as well. Being a 4 cylinder it does lack the get up and go and is terrible in ice/snow (I live in the Midwest and we have a lot of that this year).

- Nikki D

Ford Focus: Amazing Gas Mileage

2012 Ford Focus SE

The Ford Focus has amazing gas mileage! Our car gets about 31 mpg on average. It is roomy, and feels like a nice mid-size sedan. Feels modern and sleek. Interior is nice and comfortable. Live the extra trunk space with the hatchback that we have. No significant problems. Engine needs to be re-mounted soon. Overall I love the Ford Focus.

- Kara P

Drives well in and kind of road conditions.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Handles very good in all road conditions. This is my second Ford Focus due to the way it handles in snow. I like the size because I am a small person. Also I like the shape and the way it looks in general- it is a pretty car. Has a lot of trunk space and has a lot of room inside of car. Gas mileage is good. Seats are very comfortable.

- Lisa R

Great space with major recall flaws

2012 Ford Focus SE

I love the look and how it used to drive, but it has way too many recalls and problems. These aren't simple issues but major recalls that affect drivability. I love how small but spacious it is though; it provides enough room for me and I'm fairly tall - the tallest person who has been in my car is 6'4 and they had space as well.

- Francis S

Very Low lows and very high highs

2012 Ford Focus SE

The way the windshield wipers go in is very hard to deal with, and they often fly off. The sun roof also leaks regularly. Very reliable with good gas mileage, though. Love the way it looks and the all leather interior, it is very easy to clean. The bucket seats are also very comfortable, and I love the lumbar support.

- Kelsey D

Red 2012 ford focus with black interior.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Very comfortable, has mechanical issues such as engine malfunctions and check engine problems, good gas mileage, kind of small and not a lot of room, easy to maneuver, mostly reliable, mostly performs poorly within the rain and snow, factory mess up with uncovered wires, good speaker system, small tank, large trunk.

- Gabrielle W

130k miles and still going strong

2012 Ford Focus SE

130k miles on it and still going strong. Mechanic says it passes emissions better than a new car at times. Picked it up used at a dealer and just fell in love with the look, color and performance of the vehicle. Only problem was a recall of part of the transmission which got fixed promptly and no other problems.

- Dwayne B

where the under lights in the floor can change different colors.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Have had to replace the transmission control module not long after getting the car. The car could use a little bit more room than what it has now. It's hard to change the back windshield wiper so that needs some improvement to become easier to change and the computer to the car seems to go in and out sometimes.

- Emily W

Decent car for work purposes.

2012 Ford Focus SE

it is a little too small for our needs. The back seat could use more leg room. Our car had a transmission recall and a door handle recall. The car has a tire pressure sensor that is helpful. However it would be more helpful if it would also indicate what tire needs air. Also the radio is difficult to operate.

- amlong M

Cute and sporty with sync options (which ford dismantled).

2012 Ford Focus SE

The 2012 focus has had many problems involving the transmission and programing. I have had to take it in for several recall or factory notifications. I have had issues with finding common parts accessible to my particular car. A lot of parts are only provided by ford which makes it hard to do common services.

- Alicia H

Even ford cannot afford a ford.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The real reason I do not like the car is because the TCM problems and so many recalls it is nuts! They are also in court now deciding on what recalls to do next for the fuel pump! Other than that the radio has blow the display for the radio has blown and the service has not been great. I would not recommend.

- Evan F

It's the best car I've ever owned

2012 Ford Focus SE

It's a very nice car to have for a teenager or young adult. Love the color, it's red. The interior is black so it's good in the winter but not the summer because it gets very hot. Even has an awesome sunroof which I love! But due to having a baby come in December I don't think it's very big for a car seat.

- Keelie L

Great call just a little small

2012 Ford Focus SE

I have only had my car for about a month, so far seems great for the price range I was in. Have had no problems and it looks great. Has been reliable as a travel a long way to work. I have to say I am a 6ft tall man and the car can seem small or cramps after a long ride, that is the only criticism I had

- Scott H

The vehicle is a great car for road trips and reliability.

2012 Ford Focus SE

It is a very reliable car. It has built in Bluetooth so you can call people through the car as well as play music from your phone if your phone does not have a headphone jack. It is very comfortable, has black cloth interior. It has a smart transmission which sometimes does not allow for a smooth ride.

- Christina H

Very Roomy For a Sedan and Runs Smooth

2012 Ford Focus SE

Has pretty good power for a 4 cylinder. Runs smooth and we've had no mechanical issues at all. The car gets great gas mileage and is very roomy for a sedan. The trunk fits plenty of groceries and also a couple stadium chairs. The air conditioner is really top notch, especially in this southern heat.

- Niki P

Awesome ford products for the price to get you from a to z.

2012 Ford Focus SE

No problems I love this car good on gas and has a lot of pick up. I would definitely buy ford products always great cars and the colors are great. I had to get transmission replaced but was under warranty and everything went great. It is a great work car if you do a lot of traveling for your work.

- Rebecca O

Great family car easy maintenance

2012 Ford Focus SE

I've owned for 2 years so far and haven't had any issues with the car! I love how it handles, the gas mileage, and ease of maintenance, probably the best car I've ever owned! The brakes need changed soon but that is just normal for any car and I think the water pump was changed by previous owner.

- Derrick T

Bluetooth equipped, electronic, and definitely a gas saver. Gotta love it!

2012 Ford Focus SE

I really love my vehicle. It is very well equipped and definitely a gas saver. Also it is electronic so it is up to date on everything such as Bluetooth so you can connect your phone to the car. I wouldn't trade it for nothing. A great car indeed and I would highly recommend it to anyone else.

- Pamela P

All around a good car with a nice amount of space for its size.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I really like the car. It's reliable and hasn't caused me any problems yet. The only thing I'd change if I could would be a button to get to Bluetooth audio settings. Right now the only way you can do that it by voice which isn't a big deal but it gets annoying when people are talking to you.

- Peter O

Very good other than transmission known issues.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Transmission issues as with many other owners of this vehicle - computer failed at 100k miles causing car to be unable to start - a replacement transmission needed at 180k miles after failure. This has been the only issue- currently at 205k miles. Very reliable otherwise and great to drive.

- Scott G

Perfect car to anyone for all wants and needs.

2012 Ford Focus SE

My only complaint would be gas mileage. It does not get as much as people say for this car. I love all the features for this particular make and model. This car is also equipped with Bluetooth that is actually 100% hands free. Plenty of room to meet anyone's needs. I highly recommend to all!

- Melissa Z

Spend less on gas, gets great gas mileage! Makes long travel more affordable!

2012 Ford Focus SE

Back seat is very small, the electronic transmission can be loud and make weird sounds. A lot of recalls on the car and gave to take into the shop. Otherwise it is a reliable car and has survived lots of travel between multiple states! Has great gas mileage and gets lots of miles per gallon.

- Brittany K

Comfort and ease over visibility.

2012 Ford Focus SE

My ford focus is overall enjoyable to drive. It is easy to handle, and is a convenient size to park in small places, etc. However, the car has limited visibility from the back and I find that the battery life of this car is not amazing. I have had the battery replaced twice since owning it.

- Nicole B

Very fuel efficient little car

2012 Ford Focus SE

Very fuel efficient, not very fast only has a 2.0L engine but reliable. Tires as well as other parts are cheap given it's a small car and a Ford at that. It's not very big it's perfect for a commuter but too small as a family vehicle. Spacious trunk. Mostly made of plastic so lightweight

- Fred J

A good car for the size of it.

2012 Ford Focus SE

For the size of car, it performs pretty well. Not the most comfortable on long trips but not real bad. Gets pretty good gas mileage especially in the months without snow. For a larger person, this would not be a good car. They would be pretty uncomfortable as their legs would be cramped.

- Pam V

Years of dependability, constant durability. Never lets you down!!

2012 Ford Focus SE

I drive a 2012 ford focus. It is a durable and dependable vehicle being as I have had it for 7 years and we have yet to see the inside of a garage for repairs. Outside of regular maintenance and upkeep. It went to shop for tune up and oil changes on regular dated basis. But that is it.

- Yvonne R

Ford: Fix Or Repair every Day

2012 Ford Focus SE

In the three years since I've had this car, it has had over 10 recalls, numerous transmission problems, and I have had terrible customer terrible experiences when trying to get these issues fixed. I have never had this many issues with a car and I do not plan on buying a ford again.

- Jessica C

Amazing Ford Focus SE! Super Reliable and Stylish!

2012 Ford Focus SE

My car is really reliable, gets great gas mileage and has a very sleek look! The interior has nice cloth seats, and aux cord adapter, and an amazing speaker system. The trunk has ample space for packing it up for a road trip too!! I love my car and recommend this model to everyone!

- Christina C

Fantastic 2012 ford focus!

2012 Ford Focus SE

I think it is really reliable, has really good gas mileage. It is super comfortable and I really like the fact that it has Bluetooth audio and other voice commands so you do not need an aux or to use your phone. The only thing I do not like is that it is really small in the inside.

- Alejandra F

The USB port is located inside the glove box of all places!

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car has great gas mileage, and is small and compact, so it is easier to finding parking for. The negatives for this vehicle is that it does not have much room inside, and is not the greatest car for winter weather. The comfort of the car is average, the seats could be softer.

- Alexandria C

Total Recall (After Recall)

2012 Ford Focus SE

The main issue I have with this particular year and model is there were a lot of recalls. Top problem was the recall on the transmission module. I was without a vehicle for a week. Then had to take it back in for another few days because there were still issues with the module.

- Toni G

Reliable, comfortable but has a few small flaws.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The ford focus is a automatic transmission but it has a clutch so I have had the clutch replaced 2 times since I have had it. Also the vehicle has electrical issues so the horn does not work. Within the first year of having the vehicle I had to have one of the screens replaced.

- Kayla H

classic and comfortable ride

2012 Ford Focus SE

reliable, comfortable, and runs smooth. Great gas mileage. I love how great the car runs, I hardly ever have to fill the tank. The ride is perfect for college students or anyone who drives long distances home. it's speedy and cozy. fits 4 people comfortably, and my dog loves it

- mckenna H

Fantastic 2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus SE

Problems it had is the constant recalls on the clutches. It had been replaced twice. The car has been maintained well for 181000 miles on it. It's very comfortable, great for long it short trips. Great on gas. The car is fully loaded with GPS, backup camera and leather seats.

- Kim B

2012 red Ford Focus. Dent on back passenger side bumper

2012 Ford Focus SE

There is currently no issues or problems with the vehicle. I use it on a daily basis for personal pleasure and some business. I am however searching for a new bigger vehicle as I feel the back does not provide much room for passengers. Overall the Ford Focus is a great car

- Rachel H

Overheating transmission in the rain, while not moving?!

2012 Ford Focus SE

It overheats when it's not even moving, skids out, transmission troubles. It seems to have trouble shifting gears, it's an automatic. The windshield wipers don't work very well. It is nice that it has a computer screen to customize settings. Doesn't get great gas mileage.

- Courtney E

Good family car, comfortable and easy to drive.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Seems to go through tires pretty quickly and some transmission issues. I really love the features. The touchscreen is very useful. I wish I had the built in GPS service. I love the heated seats in the winter! A nice sized trunk makes it easy for my family of 4 to travel!


Great mpg, trunk space car feels roomie very fit for a mom

2012 Ford Focus SE

Problem with front axle and tires. Other than that car was amazing especially on gas mpg. Full tank is only 20-25$. Comfort is good car is a little smaller than most but it's roomy, trunk space is awesome. I love how smooth it drives. And the acceleration is the best

- Camille C

Great car! Amazing gas mileage. Very durable. Can withstand road trips easily.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I love my car! It has incredible gas mileage and alerts me anytime there is something wrong with my car. Love the radio the Bluetooth connection works perfectly. No major problems mechanically. I also was issued a powertrain warranty that is still good till this day.

- Jessica M

Consistently great vehicle

2012 Ford Focus SE

Ford Focus has great mpg, consistent and reliable performance and low maintenance costs. Storage and seating are comfortable. Car handles extremely well in all weather conditions. I've traveled through many states in my Ford Focus and have had no worries whatsoever

- Vicki H

The shape and looks of my car.

2012 Ford Focus SE

I had some minor problem not big ones, my car is good on gas and rides really nice.. The ride on the car is really good and comfortable .The body of the car is in good shape and has no rust in it. The inside the car is in good shape, no stains or rips in the seats

- Joseph G

Life with a Ford Focus Hatchback

2012 Ford Focus SE

The vehicle becomes very well for an everyday driver. The only issues I ever had were with the stock rims, they seemed to always cause issues with valve stem leaks. It isn't the fastest or sportiest but it does pack a nice punch for a little four cylinder engine.

- Brian L

Focus on the focus it needs attention from you.

2012 Ford Focus SE

A lot of problems with struts and tires. The radio is also very confusing which I found to be very strange. It is a good vehicle as far as gas mileage goes. Rusts quickly if you do not watch out for it. I like the fog light feature and the headlights are awesome.

- Haley G

Ford Focus SE 2012 Review

2012 Ford Focus SE

I love the mileage on this car. I typically get 35 mpg on my daily commute. There is a known issue with transmissions on Ford Focuses, however my car is running smoothly so far. I only have 20k miles on it and I am loving it so far because it feels so new to me.

- Jessica H

In all the vehicle is perfect for a beginner car and for small families.

2012 Ford Focus SE

This car is really efficient. It gets me where I need to go. The gas mileage is amazing. It is perfect for a beginner car and for single parents. Safe car. Brakes are amazing. Perfect for road trips. Sound on the stereo is great. It has Bluetooth capabilities.

- Ruby B

Good gas mileage, not so good transmission.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Problems with the transmission. Had to have it in the shop a few times but not within the last 2 years. Warranty extended because of it. Gas mileage is good. Comfortable to take on road trips. Good size for a small family. More space in the back than it looks.

- Amy Y

Ford focus is a reliable petite car.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The car is great, reliable, and good on gas. I have never really had any problems with it. I love the size and the design. It is great if you are look for something to use every day. It has Bluetooth, air conditioning, automatic windows and it is a automatic.

- Tia W

Edgy, sleek, and well kept.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Needs to be maintained, close eye to gauges, take good care of it. Interior is easily well kept, and performance is spectacular. Steering is sensitive, as are the brakes and gas, rather than most vehicles. Car is affordable and can be good if taken care of.

- Jacob B

Do not buy a ford focus, headache awaiting

2012 Ford Focus SE

Many transmission issues, electrical issues and horn issues. Not recommended vehicle. Bought car with 90K miles started having issues after 100k. Transmission dry clutch went and made vehicle not able to accelerate above 60 mph. Transmission would overheat

- Peter G

Good mileage, shifting was bad at the beginning.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Shifting gears was off due to recall, but was able to get it fixed for free. Bluetooth sometimes cannot recognize what I am saying and it is hard to use my siri with it. Has good trunk space and mileage. I am able to connect my phone to the car for music.

- Amanda R

Ford Focus is an extremely unreliable car.

2012 Ford Focus SE

Gas tank imploded twice due to fuel valve issue. TSR has needed replacing. Both under recall. Gas mileage not as indicated. Problems with cargo cover. Back doors not staying closed (recall) now they are difficult to open from the inside after repair.

- kimberly V

Issues with Ford Focus SE

2012 Ford Focus SE

Issues with car cutting off when it gets down to half a tank of gas. A few recalls on car, including that issue. Hasn't been able to fixed yet due to computer in car not working. So that has to be fixed as well. Ford is not the same brand it used to be.

- Nicole D

It handles quite well for a compact type car

2012 Ford Focus SE

It very reliable and easy to drive! It drives well in most kind of weather. It is small but handles quite well especially in inclimate weather it is comfortable and roomy enough for me it is the best compact car on the market as far as I am concerned

- Richard P

Aside from transmission issues, I love filling up with only $20-25.

2012 Ford Focus SE

The car model used to be manual transmission and is now automatic so there have been problems concerning that. It will shift odd between 1st and 2nd and stutter on take off. But gas mileage is excellent and is very roomy for myself and my 4 year old.

- Alexis R

Dependable, comfortable ride

2012 Ford Focus SE

Really love this car. Dependable, comfortable and great miles per gallon. Small enough to easily park most places but definitely big enough to fit 5 adults. Ford has also been great with recalls and fixing items that are defective relatively quickly.

- Matthew M

My car has everything you need right in front of you and is very dependable.

2012 Ford Focus SE

My focus has been an extremely reliable vehicle. I have had this car for about 7 years without having to put much money into the upkeep and fixing any minor issues. I drove a focus before this and my grandpa drives a focus hatchback. Love these cars!

- Kimberly P

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