2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test


2013 Ford Focus ST: New Shoes

January 4, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

As Monty noted in a previous post, our recent autocross outing had taken its toll on the Focus' front tires. This afternoon, I dropped off the car and two new tires at our local shop, Stokes Tire Service.

I let them know that the new tires should go up front and asked him to take a look at the old ones and let me know what he thought. I got a call 30 minutes later and he said the old ones were fine and if it were his car, he wouldn't have bothered replacing them. In the interest of safety, we had them changed anyway.

But I had him save the old tires and stuffed them in the hatch. In the event I get to autocross the Focus ST again, at least I'll have the old tires to run without risking the new ones.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 5,193 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Ford Focus ST in VA is:

$136 per month*
* Explanation
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