Hi John - I think it's only the Focus in USA that have cracked the sync with regards to climate, satnav etc. Many thanks for your replies. Enjoy your Focus, other than the syncing problems I love the car and the driver assist functions are great.
the sync issues are due to microsoft bugs that they seem unable to fix ford us has had major complaints and court cases as many owners bought the car because of the sync feature obviously ford know this and dont want to make people aware of the issues however there are pages and pages of issues and possible fixes so type in ford sync issues in google and you may find some youtube vids showing how to fix or get round youre problem
Thank you both for your replies.
Spangle with respect to climate control where fitted, the sales manager at my dealership in the uk said that on cold mornings he often used the defrost screen voice command and that he found it a very useful function. I have not actually seen it in action myself but I assumed that he was driving in the UK maybe mistaken? Unfortunately climate control is not relevant to me and my Zetec.
Artscot79 I appreciate the info. I will trawl the forums. Doubt if I will be able to use voice commands for the radio for a while as my version of sync has removed the option, however I live in hopes of Ford rolling out an upgrade in the not too distant future.
In the meanwhile I emailed Ford to have a moan. The reply, if any, will probably confirm what you said..