About a year and a half ago I bought a 2012 Focus... which really turned out to be a mistake. If you're unfamiliar with the issues owners of the new Focus (and Fiesta) face... those cars have a really poorly implemented dual-clutch automatic as the only automatic option. Grinding and bucking and rattling abound. Wish I had known how bad it would get. I got out of there.
Very happy with my new Cruze! 2013 1LT with just about every option (didn't get the enhanced safety package). Cyber Grey Metallic... very nice color.
I need a forum to replace the Ford one I've been posting on. Looks like you guys have a nice one here.