2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test


2013 Ford Focus ST: Making Peace with MyFord Touch

November 16, 2012

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Much has been written on these webpages about MyFord Touch. Our experiences with it in our Explorer were nothing short of aggravating, and although it has been greatly improved in our Focus ST and other Fords (both in terms of usability and glitches), it is very imperfect. I'm sure these web pages will continue to highlight those imperfections.

However, I'd like to say that MFT would not prevent me from buying the Focus -- ST or otherwise. It wouldn't prevent me from buying the Fusion, Escape or Flex, either. Would I like it better if had Mercedes COMAND or whatever Chrysler calls its big new screen system? Yes I would. But that' not an option, and I'm willing to live with a few annoyances now and again given the rest of the car' excellence.

Besides, with the ability for software updates, Ford can in theory make improvements retroactively.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor

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