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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 Focuses, 3.8 months of data per Focus, average 2800 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2015 Honda Civic 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Civics, 5.9 months of data per Civic, average 5200 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 23
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  96 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 12300 miles

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2014 Honda Civic 11
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 7700 miles

 

2013 Ford Focus ST 41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 Focus STs, 9.5 months of data per Focus ST, average 29100 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 55
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  67 Focuses, 9.1 months of data per Focus, average 31100 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Honda Civic 4
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  62 Civics, 8.6 months of data per Civic, average 19900 miles

 

2012 Ford Focus 62
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  106 Focuses, 8.7 months of data per Focus, average 46200 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012 Honda Civic 16
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  82 Civics, 8.3 months of data per Civic, average 41300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2011 Honda Civic 24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Civics, 9.7 months of data per Civic, average 49300 miles

 

2010 Ford Focus 27
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 64800 miles
2010 Honda Civic 24
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 Civics, 8.0 months of data per Civic, average 60400 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  17 Focuses, 9.8 months of data per Focus, average 82600 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2009 Honda Civic 23
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  64 Civics, 8.9 months of data per Civic, average 75500 miles

 

2008 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  24 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 90700 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2008 Honda Civic 36
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  77 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 87500 miles

 

2007 Ford Focus 58
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 103700 miles
2007 Honda Civic 26
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  63 Civics, 8.8 months of data per Civic, average 104200 miles

 

2006 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  15 Focuses, 10.0 months of data per Focus, average 106300 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2006 Honda Civic 41
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  71 Civics, 8.7 months of data per Civic, average 121400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2005 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 Focuses, 8.1 months of data per Focus, average 135000 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2005 Honda Civic 58
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Civics, 9.3 months of data per Civic, average 124400 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 Focuses, 7.1 months of data per Focus, average 116400 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2004 Honda Civic 67
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  53 Civics, 8.2 months of data per Civic, average 139500 miles

 

2003 Ford Focus 74
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 125400 miles
2003 Honda Civic 61
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Civics, 8.2 months of data per Civic, average 128500 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 Focuses, 10.1 months of data per Focus, average 142200 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.
2002 Honda Civic 64
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  43 Civics, 9.1 months of data per Civic, average 126500 miles

 

2001 Ford Focus   Join or sign in to vie  
  10 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 131700 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.
2001 Honda Civic 78
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Civics, 8.1 months of data per Civic, average 162100 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2000 Honda Civic   Join or sign in to vie  
  22 Civics, 6.2 months of data per Civic, average 144100 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

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Honda Civic vs. Ford Focus Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Honda Civic or Ford Focus reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Honda Civic and Ford Focus reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Civic

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Civic

Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is my fourth Civic and they have proven reliability.
2011 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
no problems
2010 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
bulletproof reliability
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Remains to be seen. Bought on basis of good reputation for this car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
excellent
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Reliable car.
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are many good cars in this regard, but Honda is again one of the leaders, as well as having the least expensive parts for maintenance and repair, according to a CAA Survey a couple of years ago.
2008 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
It is a low maintenance, low cost to own, and long lasting small vehicle that can be driven "worry free".
2008 4dr Sedan 110-horsepower 1.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
does what it is supposed to do
2008 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I have put over 33,000 miles on it in the last 15 months, no maintenance beyond oil/filter changes & a set of new tires.
Honda Civic Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
clutch should not go out in 9k miles
2007 4dr Sedan 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
little things go wrong
2007 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Had an oil leak at 27,000 miles that required warranty work. It was a known problem. On returning home I found the engine grounding strap had not been reattached.
2007 2dr Coupe 197-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Came off the lot with many rattles and squeaks. Had to have both rear bearings replaced and had a third gear issue. Had to have transmission rebuilt to repair 3rd gear.
2006 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Major rear suspension problems that Honda refused to correct under Warranty. Definately my last Honda. I had to replace the rear control arms out of my own pocket
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The Duratec 20 is a well made and reliable engine. Paired with the 5 speed manual transmission i should never have a trans failure for the life of the car.
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Have a 2001 with over 362,000 miles
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
So far it has been about 5 months, and I have 10000miles on the odometer and there have been no strange noises, problems or anything. I have been rear ended twice and both times I took a very small amount of damage, so maybe the rear is pretty durable
2008 2dr Coupe 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I hear great things from most Focus owners about the great reliability and few repairs/low cost of ownership.
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I will be afraid to buy any other vehicle after owning this one. I have had so few problems of any sort, I do not know how it could get any better. The vehicle has been put through its paces and endured more than most, without faltering once. I would have no problem recommending this car to someone who needs a reliable vehicle.
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Other than 2 problems covered under the warranty, this car has caused no problems. Brakes lasted longer than expected. The only problems encountered were due to driver error.
2007 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This car has been very reliable. I have driven it hard and fast on a daily basis and have only had a few minor mechanical problems. At 45k the alternator needed replaced and the steering fluids replaced, but it was covered under the extended warranty I purchased, so I didn't have to pay a thing other than labor costs and the usual 45k checkup costs. At 68000 miles the transmission had to be flushed and fluids replaced--not covered by warranty, cost about 280usd. I consider these minor costs for upkeep, considering the use this car has seen, and the car runs perfectly after these repairs.
2007 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
No problems with the car in terms of reliability, and holds up very well on the terrible roads we have in New Jersey
2006 2dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
In the 35 months since I bought the car, I have put more than 60,000 miles on it. The car has never been back to the dealer for service. Since I have owned it, I have only changed the oil and replaced the tires.
2006 4dr Sedan 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Try and trued design.No issues in 4 yrs and 82,000 miles change oil every 5,000 miles.Follow the Maintenance schedule for fuel filter and trans service.Good performance for a four cylinder.
Ford Focus Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Had a clunking noise in first 1000 miles that required front struts to be replaced. Clunking noise appears to be slowly reappearing. Starting to occasionally hear a low groaning noise when transmission shifts between 20 & 30 mph.
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There are only three reasons why I would hesitate to recommend a used 2001 - 2007 Focus, and two of them are just picking nits. First reason, the side mirrors are two sizes too small. For what was a $23,000 car in 2005, the side mirrors speak to the decontenting in this class of car. I would have been happy for a trade-off of an extra $100(?) for better and larger mirrors. My other nit to pick was the heater fan - at maximum it sounded like a F4 Phantom was taking off inside the cabin. My only major complaint with the Focus is the appearance of rust. Throughout the model run the Focus ZX3 and ZX5 rusted in the same places - under the trim piece on the hatchback and the rear bottom corner of the rear passenger door frame. I regularly detailed the car, and the interior was absolutely mint, but even after giving up and having the hatchback professionally repaired, the rust had taken root.
2003 4dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Most of the car holds up very well. But where the roads are salted the rear wheel openings start to rust after about five years.
2003 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Lots of teething problems when I bought this car, it was fixed under warranty but the clutch broke prematurely and they were unwilling to help.
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The interior was designed around a budget. Feels cheap, but because it is cheap. Everything seems held together with glue when it should be with bolts.