Is the Ford Focus ST a Junker?

I have a low mileage Ford Focus ST that has been relatively unreliable. Is this car a junker?

Hi Scotty,

I have a 2014 Ford Focus ST with 34k miles on it. It sometimes has a rough idle at a stop or cold startup (almost stalls out), which I'm thinking could be from carbon build up since it's a GDI turbo engine. Is this car a maintenance nightmare? I've already had a ton of suspension, computer, and door latch issues luckily all covered by warranty.

Would you get rid of this car while it still has value left?? I'm very tempted to go get a 6-speed Corolla...

Thanks!

Chandler

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playwithcars
playwithcars

do you have any warranties on it? otherwise i would definitely write to the auto maker ...also check your recalls..

playwithcars
playwithcars

if you like a little car maybe you should consider toyota?..

playwithcars
playwithcars

not real big on fords.. those explorers we used to call exploders on our car lots ..we had a pile of them just parked...blown trannis

ChandlerHill
ChandlerHill

Ha! Maybe they used to be better. We had a '97 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD 2-door with the Cologne 4.0L V6. That thing was RELIABLE and CHEAP to fix (gas guzzler tho). It was a bad configuration for where we lived (2-door 2WD 14mpg SUV in the northeast USA), but it worked!
I think Ford trucks are still good if you get the V8. 3.5 ecoboost might be better now that it has port and direct injection. I'm not a mechanic, so I'd be curious to get perspectives on those Ford vehicles.

playwithcars
playwithcars

a ford...i just dont like them anymore...loved the lincolns til i realized they all ate at the dinner table with me