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#1 of 23 Focus ST
Feb 12, 2012 (3:12 pm)
I did not see any ST dedicated discussions so let me start this one.
I will be looking for a new car next year; I know it is one year away but it will be sooner rather than later.
I am thinking about FIAT Abarth 500, MazdaSpeed 3, Volvo C30, Focus ST, WRX or anything else with sporty performance. BMW 1 series, WRX STI are a little too pricey for me.
I tried to fit in Mazda MX-5 but I was hitting the roof (I am just below 6 ft - 180 cm).
Is ST going to be the hottest hatch (small car) on the market?
What do you think?
Jul 15, 2012 (2:48 am)
I'm in the military, stationed in Germany and I'm very interested in this car. I'm not a huge front wheel drive guy but it seems to be a pretty decent all around-er.
Military deals are pretty good such as no tax. I'm just wondering if there will be discounts. For instance, my NCO ordered a Mustang GT with everything but the Boss stripes and exhaust and is getting it for around $28,500 no tax. That's a pretty awesome car for the money. There's just no room for mountain bikes, dogs and other necessities.
#4 of 23 Re: Focus ST [krzyss]
Aug 07, 2012 (10:14 pm)
Hottest hatch on the market? I don't know, but does it need to be?
I had my eye on a Fiesta, and was excited when Ford introduced an ST variant in November, but it seems like the concept fizzled afterward, so I'm not sure we'll see one in North America.
When the FE numbers came out for the Focus ST, it definitely piqued my interest. I hate the optioning on it, though. For instance, for a basic safety item like heated mirrors, one has to option it to the gills, which puts the MSRP at about $29K - maybe $1K less than a WRX Limited. So, for that price, I trade fuel economy for all-wheel drive. Suddenly, the ST doesn't look so attractive.
$25-$26K with leather seating, heated mirrors, and no boy racer crap, and I'd be done looking for my next car.
Sep 04, 2012 (11:35 am)
That the Scion/Subaru love child is a better "drivers car". More engaging, better balanced, etc etc. But, I need a family hauler, mountain bike hauler and then something to autocross every once in a while. The ST seems like the best over all choice for me.
#8 of 23 ST Recaro Seats to small?
Sep 18, 2012 (5:48 pm)
Just stopped in my local ford dealer and test drove the ST. Wow... loved it. Nice sound pipes, shift is silky smooth, solid ride . I owned a 2009 GTI and currenlty drive a 2011 Mini Cooper S. I would buy a ST today except.... I'm clostrophopic and those recaro seats are so tight and uncomforatble. I would opt for the base model (sans Recaros) but I really want the great Sony stereo and GPS. I'm 5 foot 9 inches and weigh 185. If I feel tight in those seats imagine a 200+ pound guy or gal. I really want to buy the ST but cant get past those tiny, tight, very uncomfortable recacro seats . Any similiar thoughts out there on the Recaros??
#9 of 23 Re: ST Recaro Seats to small? [joemama9]
Sep 18, 2012 (8:13 pm)
Since I'm slim fit & don't want the hatchback's narrow rear vision, I would love to buy a Focus sedan & pay you to exchange my cloth front seats w/ your ST cloth front seats! The airbag wiring should fit OK.
Sep 23, 2012 (4:29 am)
I hope the Recaros aren't too narrow. I'm 5"11, 205lbs but I'm an athletic build not really fat. I hope they don't pinch me too much