I have read many comments about the car either accelerating while nearly stopped, or hesitating when you step in the gas. I bought my hatchback Focus in December 2011. The problem returns every year. Five times now I have had the clutch replaced… And it is an automatic car… I first bought a Ford Focus wagon in 2001. Then a second one in 2007. I was a fan… But never again. The car is a terrible design, tires cost a fortune and are noisy, paint peeling on hatchback door, so seriously? Time to move on to another make.