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Oct 07, 2012 (8:09 am)
I ordered on 27 July and still have no VIN# or build date from Ford. It's like I'm in the 4'th dimension with this car. I know ST3 package cars are/were on a Materials hold but I ordered the ST2. I hope I find out something in the next 3 weeks or I'm putting money on a Golf R.
#15 of 23 Re: ST Recaro Seats to small? [joemama9]
Oct 23, 2012 (10:25 am)
I test drove one over the weekend and didn't notice the seats at all. Test drove a different one today and hated the seats. They were ridiculously narrow and I almost didn't even want to drive it. I wonder if there is just range of how they come out of the factory? It's a shame for me as well because I love the rest of the car.
#16 of 23 Re: ST Recaro Seats to small? [jco872]
Oct 28, 2012 (5:46 pm)
ST1 has sport seats and ST2 and ST3 have Recaro branded ones.
#17 of 23 Re: Golf R? [creakid1]
Oct 30, 2012 (3:04 pm)
I'm stationed in Germany, I would have to order a 2013 and I wouldn't have it until March. I want the Focus ST but I feel a lot of frustration about how Ford is handling orders [errrr, actually, not handling orders], I ordered 3 months ago and still have no idea when my car will be built. Numerous people are having issues with Ford and their lack of communication/ being forthright with production issues, regarding this car.
#18 of 23 Re: Golf R? [dhamilton]
Oct 31, 2012 (7:26 pm)
ST1 and ST2 are sitting on dealer lots.
ST3 is late.
#19 of 23 Sitting on lots
Nov 01, 2012 (12:30 am)
Yes, and my ST2 order is sitting somewhere on someone's desk. I don't have access to lots in Germany, I have to order.
#20 of 23 Test drive
Nov 11, 2012 (2:02 pm)
The Ford Dealership had an ST in black sitting in front of the Dealership. I had to stop in and take a look. I have a 2012 SE w/sport pkg, winter pkg, convenience pkg, sunroof. I have fixed it up a bit adding tinted windows, splash guards, body molding (color matches paint).
Anyhoo... The ST looks good no doubt. Just enough to distinguish it from other Ford Focus hatchbacks. The sales person came out and asked if I wanted to test drive. OHHH yeah... Away we went. Exhaust sounds are pleasant from a car like this. Fast, just plain fast. This engine wants to go and it will go.. Price is a bit steep right now. Probably because of all the press.. I of course was asked if I wanted to trade up.. Nope I said. I am going on 50 and would probably look a fool in this boy racer... So, I piled in my 2012 Focus SE hatch and drove away with a smile...
#21 of 23 Re: Test drive [cannon3]
Nov 12, 2012 (8:11 am)
Do you really look that much different in SE vs ST?
95% of population will see no difference and 5% would admire the taste for performance.
#22 of 23 Re: Test drive [cannon3]
Feb 24, 2013 (4:06 pm)
Mmmmm, maybe not when you mashed the pedal and put somebody's wannabe in the rearview mirror LOL. I would think about a sedan version if it were offered (it would be a perfect "sleeper car"), but my SE sedan is fast enough to get me a ticket or two if I attempted to get too greedy with the speed, even though the nearby 85mph toll road is tempting. And I'm 56. Still have a wild boy inside, I just choose my moments to let him come out and play Take care!