10,000-Mile Service - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: 10,000-Mile Service

May 21, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

We recently had a service message pop up in the instrument cluster of our 2013 Ford Focus ST. The odometer had ticked a few hundred miles past 10,000 and the car was politely reminding us that it was time for some love.

We drove it to Santa Monica Ford, just down the street from the editorial offices, where service advisor John was happy to get us right in. Service would be closing up in about an hour, but we always like a quick turnaround if at all possible. John assured me that this would not be a problem.

As I pulled in, one of the other advisors, a kid who looked to be about 20 years old, heartily approved of the car's arrival. "Man, that's the sickest Focus we've had in here!" (A car guy clearly, because he also expressed admiration when Frio swung by to pick me up in our long-term Subaru BRZ: "Sick Subaru, bro. Sick Subaru.")

This visit would be pretty straightforward: oil and filter, tire rotation and pressures to spec, multipoint inspection. John called not 45 minutes later to let us know the Focus was done. We made it back to the dealership literally five minutes before the service department closed. Overall, it was a pretty good experience.

Total Cost: $44.33

Total Days Out of Service: None

Karl Funke, Associate Vehicle Coordinator @ 10,573 miles


  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    A car guy or a car bro-dude?

  • I feel it should be mentioned that while it would have been $130.00 for this service on the FR-S, the same service on the Focus is $44 and change. Both are in the LA area so you can't blame locale on this one.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Apparently Santa Monica Ford didn't get the memo that in Santa Monica you can charge $130 for a oil change on a $29k car. And since this is a turbo running fairly high boost, I'm pretty sure it uses full synthetic.

  • penboy penboy Posts:

    Glad to see other people beat me to mentioning the FR-S' service. That price really was insulting.

  • kfunke kfunke Posts:

    I just read over the invoice again. The place was Santa Monica Ford. The cost was $44.33. Sorry about your $130.

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