2013 Ford Focus ST 4dr Hatchback w/EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I love my little ST3.
I tested everything in this class (Mazdaspeed3, WRX, GTI, Rallyart etc.) and bought the Ford because I found it had the best balance of ride and handling, best fuel economy and was overall the best value.
I highly recommend the Recaros that come with the ST3, they dont have the car color inserts but instead are all black leather, heated and just the a great place to enjoy what this car has to offer. Im 61 180lbs and they fit me perfectly. What is astounding to me is this cars ability to match what Im doing at any instant.
It goes from a smooth, quiet, friendly little commuter to a raging lunatic at will. The power delivery is linear, direct and controllable.
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