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VIDEO: The 2012 Ford Focus Titanium, A Big Improvement And Upgrade

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2012 Ford Focus Titanium

This Ford titanium is made of Steel, aluminum and plastic as far as I can tell.

Our daughter’s first car was a 2001 Focus. She still drives it, and she still likes it. And it’s been trouble free.

This Focus is still fun to drive and economical, but Ford has upped their game in the quality and technology department. Small cars don’t mean bare bones these days. This Focus is packed with a lot of wiz bang electronics. And stuff like this cap less fuel filler

The Focus comes in either a four door, like my tester or a five-door version.

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Let’s “Focus” on the interior. With the Titanium you get remote keyless entry, power door locks and my car came with Fords MyKey, SYNC My Ford Touch Satellite radio, and very nice sounding Sony Premium Audio system, plus heated from seats and mirrors. This stuff takes a while to get the hang of, even for a tech geek like me. That’s why they give you this. Happy reading.

This is the 2 liter 4 cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower. The 6-speed transmission is a dual-clutch Power Shift automatic similar. I’m warning you that this is a whole new type of transmission. It’s feels like a manual when it shifts. At low speeds it’s kind of jerky. I think the transmission needs a little tweaking.

I think Ford has a hit with this all-new Focus. It’s a great looking and it drives extremely well Focus drive? For a car in this segment it’s brilliant. It feels like a much more expensive vehicle. If they can just tweak and smooth out the duel clutch transmission, it would be a nearly perfect car.

Specs

Standard Engine 2.0L I4
Standard Transmission 6 Speed Automatic
Cylinders 4
Horsepower @RPM 160@6500
Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy 27/37
Combined Fuel Economy 31
EPA Class Compact
Number of Valves 16
Torque @RPM N/A
Fuel Type System Flexible Fuel Vehicle / DI
Turbo (Yes/No) No
Overdrive Transmission Yes
Battery Output N/A
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