The 2012 Ford Focus SE that I DD is a first-MY car. It had a couple of creaks - one when the clutch pedal would be pressed in, the other from the suspension when the car would go over speed bumps. Oddly enough, they went away after taking it into the dealer for oil changes despite not being explicitly addressed AFAIK.… » 10/18/14 8:51pm Saturday 8:51pm

2012 Ford Focus SE 5-speed manual. I can get a minimum of 31 MPG from one tank during my usual commute (mostly long backroads with some brief highway sections) - it can go up to a little over 32 if I don't get stuck idling in traffic due to merging issues or construction. » 10/16/14 4:30pm 10/16/14 4:30pm

I hate people who pass using left-turn lanes. HATE HATE HATE!

This morning, some dude in an Accord lined up in the left-turn lane next to me at a stoplight and then accelerated alongside me in the opposing lanes after the light turned green. I honked at him a few times once I figured out what he was up to, but yielded for the sake of accident avoidance when he didn't respond. » 10/15/14 2:35pm 10/15/14 2:35pm

I was rear ended on a rainy day by a woman who claimed to have hydroplaned. She was very apologetic and very concerned, so I didn't have trouble exchanging insurance info. The damage that my Focus sustained was isolated to the rear bumper cover and the bumper itself; the damage on the bumper cover is on the left side… » 10/12/14 5:40pm 10/12/14 5:40pm