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They might both be Ford Focuses, but they're a couple of generations apart meaning that they are not only physically different, they also used different transmissions to each other. Even if, by some miracle, the older gearbox would bolt to the newer engine, the car still wouldn't have the correct electronics to make the transmission work properly.

Even if the transmission in question was a manual which requires much less in the way of electronic control, the unit in the 2008 Focus was a five-speed, while the later car used a completely different six-speed. Even things like the clutch and flywheel would be incompatible. You'd probably even find the gear-shifter for each transmission enters the cabin in a physically different spot, meaning the interior trim would no longer fit.

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Ford Focus Bluetooth: How to Use Bluetooth in a Ford Focus?

Ford Focus Bluetooth wasn’t a reality until the new model that arrived in 2011. But at the point, it was standard on every trim level (including voice command) and was many people’s first taste of the tech. Prompting a lot of online questions along the lines of how to connect Bluetooth to Ford Focus?’ It’s actually pretty easy. That said, the best of these earlier systems used Ford’s SYNC tech which was introduced on Focuses built from August 2012 onwards.

Bluetooth Ford Focus pairing starts with switching on the Bluetooth on your phone and making the device discoverable. Then press the Phone button on the car’s menu system and follow the prompt to Add A Device. You should then be able to select SYNC from your phone’s list of available devices, enter the security code displayed on the car’s screen and your Ford Focus Bluetooth pairing is done.

From there, you can make and receive calls, view text messages and stream music, all via the voice command system.

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Were the automatic transmission issues of the 2017 Ford Focus rectified in the LZ and later models?

Luckily, your car is in the clear, and the LW Model Focus was the one with the hugely problematic dual-clutch transmission. In fact, these gearboxes were more or less ticking time bombs and more than half of them suffered – sometimes multiple – failures requiring replacement units. Ford was taken to task by the ACCC over its handling of the whole thing and was forced to quickly revise the Fiesta, Ecosport and Focus ranges. Which is why your car, the LZ model, has a turbocharged 1.5-litre engine and a conventional automatic transmission which is not only a better thing to drive, but also vastly less likely to fail prematurely and expensively.

Ford made the switch to the LZ model in 2015, largely as a response to the fearful reputation for transmission failures the LW model had gained. Our advice to anybody shopping for a Ford Focus (or Fiesta or Ecosport) is to absolutely avoid any example with the dual-clutch gearbox. Its demise will be a question of when, not if.

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I think by now most people know all about the Focus RS in terms of it's data and specs sheet. TL;DR - it's a fast hot hatch. But for anyone who owns one, it's much MUCH more than that emotionally and spiritually... good and bad. Like a lot of kids growing up, I always dreamed of owning a sports car. Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti... all the big names filled my wishlist. When I grew up, got a job and started adulting, I quickly realised that I'd have to adjust my wants to actually line up to my bank balance. The first car I bought purely with my own money (without family or bank assistance) was in 2010 - a Ford Focus XR5 - I loved it for it's sporty performance, unique style, and general fun factor. Fast forward to 2017 and when Ford announced they would stop making RS models for the foreseeable future, I knew I had to get one, so I traded in my XR5 (I still miss that car heaps) and bought a shiny new Shadow Black LZ Focus RS. It wasn't just the FOMO that got me though - a 6 speed manual, 257kW all wheel drive turbo engine, with 19 inch wheels, big Brembo brakes, exhaust that burbles and pops - the RS had all the sports car elements I always wanted as a kid but in an affordable hot hatch package. Digging deeper, it has also adjustable driving modes which can alter the throttle and steering response, plus adjustable stiffness in the suspension - I was beginning to think this was just a mini Formula 1 car in disguise. It even has launch control!! Sure, it's basically useless in daily driving but if Dom Toretto ever showed up I could at least hold my own for the first 100 metres or so. The first time you start the car up each day is like that first sip of coffee in the morning - nothing beats it. The rumble of the exhaust on a cold start, the slight whine of the intake sucking in air... aural nirvana. As you pull out of the driveway and slowly take off (light on the throttle to start, heavier as the car warms up..), the sound of the turbo spooling up and the very readily available torque starting to push you into your Recaro sports seats, the grin on your face gets wider and wider. The stock exhaust isn't the loudest by any means, but it's got enough oomph to let you know there's some serious power under your right foot. Sure, you can drown it out with your 90's pop Spotify playlist hooked up to the Apple Carplay/Android Auto enabled infotainment system (or just use the excellent Sync 3 system from Ford), or turn up the surprisingly efficient (but nowhere near Toyota quality) aircond to mask the road noise - it’s not that loud but definitely noticeable and an acceptable price to pay for low profile semi-slick Michelins wrapped around 19 inch forged wheels. Combined with the AWD system however, the tyres grip like glue to the road; added to that, the steering is just light enough that you can dive into turns without it being twitchy, and the 4 pot 350mm front brakes (and 308mm rears) will stop you on point each and every time, just like a race car disguised as a hatchback should. Whilst we’re on the subject of race car, yes there are compromises - the ride is firm if you’re used to high riding SUVs like most of Australia; legroom isn’t great in the back; boot space is compromised by the AWD system underneath (you don’t even get a spare tyre, just an inflation kit). That said, I have fit a 21 inch wide cylinder mower into the back with the seats down, and have done countless Bunnings trips to pick up big bags of garden supplies. Also it’s best to ignore all the plastic buttons and faux leather interior trim that feels like a budget micro rental car. The fuel economy is… challenging to say the least - I doubt anyone who drives it as a daily (especially in town) would get it under 10L/100km. Oh, and the stock lug nuts are horrible things - just ask anyone who has had the misfortune of an over enthusiastic mechanic playing fast and loose with their impact wrench on the chrome ‘wrapped’ lug nuts. Ultimately though, all those compromises are so easily forgotten about each time you take the car for a spirited drive through some twisting hill roads, with the windows down and the breeze flowing through the cabin - speaking of which.. now that I’ve finished writing this it’s time to go for another spin.