It?s incredible on the back roads, cornering is spot on barely notice any body role. Turbo spoils up quickly around 2500 rpm. The trunk hatch has so much room as wells.
Most fun to drive, I felt like a teenager
WITH 253 hp. and a MANUAL transmission (which extremely, very extremely IMPORTANT to me) I really am disgust with automatic transmission) this car was Xmas every day of the year, my son and I had a hard time to let the other drive. Lots of power. Good brakes. I do regret this car but a big truck totally destroyed it when it rammed up from behind. Unfortunately my wife wanted me to get something more classy . I love this VOLVO too. It satisfy me in other ways (comfort, roomy space, silence, power), but alas with less fun>
Really nice car
This car is really nice. Drives good. Had a lot of leg room. Nice family car. It?s a lot different from my other cars. Love the back up camera
Ford Focus is a Great Car
This is a very good value for multiple uses; the reliability/performance is superior, maintaining the regular servicing increases the performance; gas mileage @ gallon is good and always a consideration with fuel cost fluctuations. The Ford Servicing Professionals are good.
Your Go-To Hot Hatch With a Few Drawbacks.
The Focus ST is a true FWD hot hatch that you can have fun with because it has one of the largest power/torque in its class. Comfort wise, handling slighly sacrifises ride quality as the suspension might be jarring to some. Compared to other hot hatches, the ride is slightly more stiff and bumpy. The interior has excellent ergonomic and room, although above average sized individuals may not comfortably fit in the optional recaro seats. Technology wise, the Ford Sync may not be the most intuitive system but is still usable and dependable. Overall, the car only falls short in the quality and reliability department. There are many poor panel fitment and factory paint defects around the car. Reliability wise, in the 1.5 year of ownership, the car has done about 7 dealership trips for warranty work. I highly recommend keeping the car under warranty as many owners reported issues of the CEL for engine misfire that Ford unfortunately has not yet solve.
'15 Ford Focus ST
My first Ford purchase, overall good so far. Pros: power, exterior styling, interior comfort, & practical (4-door hatchback). Cons: mpg (23-24), numb handling, & questionable build quality (minor repairs, fit /finish).
I love my ford focus
I love the convenience , It is roomy and cheap. It is very easy to drive. I am fully satisfied with my new ford focus completely.
Great car - fun to drive
This car is excellent. It is comfortable to drive and a tank of gas goes a long way. Great value for the money. It was a challenge getting used to the blind spots as a result of the hatchback model and the transmission provides a learning curve.
New Used Car
It is a great ride. I got it with 41k miles on it. Handles well, great on gas. Perfect for Commuting.
Best Sports Hatch For the $$
Checked out just about every new vehicle under $25K that was fun to drive, practical to some extent, got decent gas mileage and good reviews online. Everything converged on this Focus ST. I purchased a base model 2017 in race red for under $21,000 delivered. Frankly I am pretty convinced you cannot buy a better vehicle that fits my requirements at this price point. Ford builds a quality vehicle and it shows in the fit and finish of this ST. I sat in the ST2 and 3 models with the Recaro seats, but the side bolsters cut into my back. The base ST seats are really comfortable and have sufficient supports to the extent that if you really don't need leather surfaces (I hate leather), you're better off putting the $3000-$6000 back into your wallet and buying the ST1. Besides you'll never get back nearly what those extra packages cost you in resale value.