Picked up my nice new Focus 1.6 Econetic TDCi Titanium yesterday... very nice.. has the Appearance Pack on it, and surprisingly electric folding mirrors (which it isn't supposed to come with). Build date off ETIS was 22/11/2012, so maybe these are now standard (?)
What terrible is that getting any info on the Econetic is near impossible. Nothing online, Ford Customer Service had nothing. My dealer managed to find something and printed it out, but unbelievably, the handbook supplied with the car doesn't even have anything about it.. so the pages with engine data just don't list it... personally I don't think that is acceptable and will be complaining to Ford next week. How can you sell a car and have no information about it.. very poor. The steering wheel button layout has also changed. The Bluetooth/Sync buttons are now on the wheel and not bottom right.
What's nice though, is no tax, or next year, and no congestion charge :-)
Hi I've just purchased a new focus zetec with the new 1.0T 125PS ecoboost engine.
My gripe with Ford is the latest version of Sync. About 3 weeks prior to taking ownership I drove the demonstrator. The salesman proudly demonstrated the voice commands to control Phone, Media and Radio functions.
On receipt of my Focus I spent literally hours trying to tune the radio in via voice control to no avail. I returned to the dealership to enquire what I was doing wrong to be informed that mine was the latest sync system with emergency assist etc but the voice control of the radio was not a current function.
Strange how none of the sales staff mentioned that ford had withdrawn that function. Likewise the standard generic handbook still refers to voice control of the radio.
I'm quite annoyed that Ford sing from the roof tops about how wonderful their new sync system is but neglect to mention that they have removed some of the old functions.