The Dreaded Front Plate - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: The Dreaded Front Plate

October 26, 2012

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We've yet to get our license plates for the Focus ST. As it' the California DMV, they're probably due sometime in March. Any way, when they do arrive we'll have to besmirch that wide gaping maw with a front license plate and it' going to look stupid.

I'm lobbying to have it placed somewhere other than factory standard. Since there isn't a front tow mount like in a Mini Cooper, for instance, our options are few. I'm going to suggest an Altec Retractable Front License Plate Mount. Not only will it satisfy Johnny Law and his bitchy wife Nancy McMetermaid, but we can easily hide it for fun pictures.

Does anyone have a better solution?

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 2,525 miles

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