More Than Enough Power and Quite Fun to Drive
Purchased this car as a weekend vehicle, I could not be more happy with the performance and comfort that is gives you. This is the type of car that gets you going when the weekend is close that you cant wait to jump in it to drive even if its just to the grocery store it will always leave a smile in your face. I've taken this car on long trips and the seats are amazingly comfortable they hold you nice and snug, the power in the car is enough to always leave a smile on your face, the tech put into the vehicle is quite worth the money is you ask me it always is nice to have hand-free bluetooth and a pretty good standard audio system. So if your looking for a car that will not have you disappointed for the money this is a great car. :)
performance and handling great
performance and handling great But I'm disappointed on the reliability Only 1k miles I had issue with the module. Long story short ford did gave me the 3 years maintence free since I had bad 1st impression on ford. Also the 12v cigaret lighter is not working I just got back from dealer and it was not the fuse so I will have to reschedule again to get that fixed. Besides the reliability I love driving this car . It handles well very comfortable for a performance car . Great storage since it's a hatch . Gas mileage not great even when driving like a grandpa best I got was between 18-20 in the city and maybe 23 in the highway Would I recommend this car . Yes only if your leasing it. I don't want to take chance in keeping the car and have major expense on electrical issues. But don't discard this car cause it is a beast for a 4 cal car. Maybe one of the fastest car in its class .
Never will look at a Hyundai again
We had a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The styling was nice, the interior was nice and it sound like a tractor under it all. Mileage was no where what was promised. So we got rid of it. We now have a 2015 Ford Focus SE sedan with the sport package. Not only is the Focus nicer than the Hyundai, it was less expensive in 2015, than the Hyundai was in 2011, my insurance is cheaper, it rides far better and gets great mileage (high 30's to low 40's). This car is solid. When you close the door it sounds like a Lincoln or Mercedes. I've owned Ford's every since I started drive 30+ years ago, then I bought that stupid Hyundai. If you are looking for a well built, attractive and economical car. Do yourself a favor and look at the Focus.
Checks all my boxes
The Ford Focus ST I purchased at AutoNation Katy checks all the boxes I was wanting for a car. It is practical, yet it performs well. I'm running regular gas in this car (I only buy from majors - Shell, Exxon, Chevron etc.). I really like the feature that allows me to quickly determine which station in the area has the best price. The engine is still getting broke in - I'm getting a little over 21 mpg and expect that it will improve marginally. The car runs like it has a turbo button. I like high-performance cars, but I realize that this car is not a high performance car (like a Shelby Cobra or Corvette, for instance), but it has more than enough power and handling to hold its own on the highway. The interior is well appointed but a little stiff. I drove my Mustang Cobra for 12 years, so I expect I will get used to it as I drive. The Sony sound system is great, the Sirrius XM 5 year subscription is also good. Being as I am a commuter (about 50 miles/day), I also greatly appreciate the traffic reports, as they allow me to plan my commute a little more effectively. Ford Sync is also a great feature, the hands-free does not work as well as I want it to sometimes, but it is a great feature As far as reliability, I don't know how reliable this car will be as I have only put around 1300 miles on it. The warranty (36,000 bumper to bumper, 50,000 engine and drivetrain and 50,000 towing) is also a good feature (and one I hope I do not have to use). Lastly, I noted on my window sticker that this car also is one of the top safety picks, which is always a good thing if you're driving a small car - you want to be protected in the event you have an accident. I think the Focus ST is a great handling and good performing car that gets great gas mileage and is appointed nicely. I think this car was a great value for me, but I will need to see how the car holds up (20-30,000 miles) before I could give it the 5th star for reliability.
Just bought a 2015 ST3. Great car. Recaros help a lot. Definitely recommended, just watch out for the local authorities while enjoying yourself ;) Also if you buy one make sure to check out the Boomba Racing BOV. I have one on order cant wait to install it
2015 Focus ST
I have the ST3 with the wheels upgrade in Performance Blue. I love the look of the car inside and out. I have driven conservatively for the first 2K miles, but have now had a chance to romp on it a bit. Yes, torque steer, and they warn you about that, but it does like to move. Corners are fun as it sticks as good or better than my Subaru Impreza GT and rides flatter thru the turns. The RECARO seats really help keep you planted. It has a good sound system, the Sync is ok, a bit talkative for when it doesn't understand, but it works. I didn't have time to wait for the RS in 2016.
The body is nice and it's comfortable. Not turbo lag but doesn't get traction and isn't that fast for a turbo car. If your looking for a car to keep stock this is might be the car to get. If your looking to mod it you will be very disappointed cause unless you up grade the turbo you won't gain much of anything. Then again if you upgrade the turbo then what is the point in getting a turbo car when any car can have a turbo put into it.
This is a working mans mustang and it fits a baby seat in the back. If you drive conservative its just a regular focus but if you step on it you'll get around a big rig in no time on the highway and it sounds great while your doing it. Big smiles all round.