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The 2015 Ford Focus is a car that I have been using since I was in middle school. I have owned the car for over twenty years, but all that time I have never had one problem with the vehicle. As the years have gone by, the car has gotten less reliable. The 2015 Ford Focus has never had the same problem of transmission failure.
Ford says that the problem is not transmission failure, but rather that the engine is not fully charged. It is, however, still hard to find in the US, so it’s not too surprising that I am hearing from people who have had the same problem. It is almost as if their 2014 Focus is a 2015 Focus with transmission problems.
Ford has been making some very good cars, but this is the lowest of the low. Ford is not only making cars that are reliable, it is also making them that are cheap. In my opinion, this is a mistake. Ford is making cars that cost $30,000, while the 2015 Focus is a $25,000 car. I know that Ford made a lot of cars, but this is the worst.
I have a few comments and observations to share about Ford’s 2015 Focus. The key to the problem is the transmission. It seems to be a single-speed transmission, which can be a good thing if it is a manual as Ford has given us numerous examples of manual transmission cars. However, with a manual transmission, there is a lot of friction between the gears and the shifter and it can be very difficult to shift. The 2015 Focus has no shifter.
This is a known problem with manual transmissions, but most of the time it isn’t that big of a deal. However, if someone is in their garage at a bad time, or is a total novice, there are many times where you can experience a moment of “sickening” when you shift gears into the next gear and then shift it into the next gear and then shift back out of the next gear and there’s a moment of absolute pain in the ass.
There are a few reasons that shifting is difficult. One of the most common things to be experiencing is the dreaded drop. The engine and transmission are designed to handle the speed it is at, but it drops. Because the transmission is designed to handle the speed it is at, it is incapable of handling the drop. In most cases, this means that the transmission is in a constant state of trying to get back in gear, which is exactly what the drop causes.
The truth is that shifting transmission is not a problem that Ford wants to address. For one, it’s expensive. Two, shifting is a huge pain in the ass. The transmission is basically a large piece of metal with a big powertrain to deal with. It takes a lot of effort to shift for sure.
As for the fact that shifting is a huge pain in the ass, let’s look at the latest video about it. It’s quite remarkable. The new Focus is still a nice car but it is clearly a car to be avoided due to the problems caused by shifting, as evidenced by the fact that it’s still available in a handful of European countries (albeit with a hefty price increase).
The Focus is not the only one to suffer from shifting issues. Many other cars, SUVs, and trucks suffer from this as well. Ford has been working on a solution since the last time I’ve seen a car with a shifting engine. We’ll have to wait until late this year or early next year to get an update on that.
Ford has fixed the shift problem, but the current solution only applies to Focus, Focus ST, Fusion, Fusion Energi, Fusion Energi xDrive, Fusion Energi, Fusion Energi xDrive Energi, Focus RS, Focus RS, Focus RS xDrive, Focus RS xDrive Energi, and Focus RS xDrive Energi. The Focus is still the only one with a shift lever.