2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: 5k Milestone

December 18, 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST

We've quickly reached the 5000-mile mark in the new Focus ST (right on the nose, in fact), and it's been universally loved due to its capable handling, smooth and plentiful turbo power and fantastic seats.

It has excelled equally at commuting, back-road charging, and it's even been autocrossed.

So far, no gremlins to report.

On a personal note, I was tempted to take the Focus ST for a run on one of my favorite mountain roads over the weekend. But due to a rainy forecast and too many other chores on my plate, I skipped it. I realized what a mistake that was as, on Sunday afternoon, I entered a corner intentionally hot, trail braking, to see just what the Focus had in store for me. The rear stepped out more than expected, but it was perfect. Damn, the suspension on this thing is tuned just right.

Next time I get the Focus ST on the weekend, there will be a back-road flogging. I promise.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 5,000 miles.

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