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How reliable is the Ford Focus and Fiesta auto?

Do older (2016-2018) Focus and Fiesta have auto gearbox problems?

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Depends which one. Previous model Fiesta autos were all 6-speed dry clutch Powershift and these were troublesome. Current model Fiestas from late 2017 are 6-speed torque converter and okay. Previous model Focus 1.0 EcoBoost autos were troublesome 6-speed dry clutch Powershift, but 1.6 and 1.5 EcoBoosts switched to 6-speed torque converter, which are okay. Current Focus are all 8-speed torque converter auto and very good.
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Sharper look for the updated Fiesta. Comes with Ford's award winning 1.0 EcoBoost three-cylinder.
Relaxed but still enjoyable to drive. Flexible 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre TDCi engines. Interior improved over old Focus. Useful safety and convenience technology.

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