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2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Rarity

August 13, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

Here's one thing I really like about our 2013 Ford Focus ST: I don't see myself coming and going on the road. The past few months, I've only seen one other Focus ST on the road (a blue one).

Meanwhile, the Tesla Model S, an electric car that can be three to four times as expensive as the ST, seems like it's the new Prius of Southern California. You seem them everywhere. Even the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins are popping up more.

I'm sure over time I'll start seeing more Focus STs, just like the Mazdaspeed 3 that's been around since 2007. But even then, it's going to be rare. Like the MS3, the manual-only transmission will always limit the car's appeal. I know if I owned an ST, I'd appreciate having something that you just don't see very often.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 11,102 miles


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