What Color Would You Have? - 2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: What Color Would You Have?

May 24, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

While driving our 2013 Ford Focus ST the other day, I spotted another Focus ST on the highway, but this one was Performance Blue. I like the Tangerine Scream yellow paint on our Focus ST, but I'm a big fan of the blue paint, too. If I were buying an ST, I'd have a pretty long internal debate about which color to choose.

The yellow might hold its value based on rarity, but it's also pretty noticeable. I'd feel much more conspicuous in a bright yellow hatchback. As far as blues go, the one on this Focus ST is fantastic. Nope, still can't make up my mind.

Which would you choose?

Travis Langness, Associate Editor


  • alex4515 alex4515 Posts:

    I'd go for the red.

  • don_n don_n Posts:

    I'm very happy with my classic Ignot Silver; it's a sleeper that nobody sees coming, until it has already passed them...

  • 85se 85se Posts:

    The yellow for me. I love a nice deep blue and most reds, but that design just looks so *right* in yellow.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    The yellow on your ST is pretty fantastic (before that I thought yellow only looked good on racing Corvettes) but after one bright green car, one orange car, and now a dark red car, I think I'm due for a really nice blue, and the ST's Blue is indeed very very nice. I'm actually having this debate as a practical matter as an ST, either Focus or Fiesta, may very well replace the Miata when it finally becomes necessary to have a back seat. If I got the Focus ST, it would be a tough choice between the blue and the yellow. (Maybe get blue with custom yellow stripes to solve that dilemma and make my Swedish grandmother proud?) If I got the Fiesta ST, it looks great in blue too but that bright green brings me back to my first car. Thanks Ford, for giving us so many wonderful color choices in a greyscale world.

  • adamb1 adamb1 Posts:

    Black or blue. Dark colors minimize the expanse of non-functional black plastic that is the front of the car. I would actually like Sterling Gray which I think looks very good on my Focus SEL.

  • cjasis cjasis Posts:

    Performance Blue without question and without hesitation.

  • motorstreet motorstreet Posts:

    Tangerine Scream looks really cool on the ST, but I wouldn't get it. I saw a black ST this week and I liked how much more discreet it is than the more brightly colored ST's. I would get Performance Blue, because it's a little more interesting than the black ST I saw, but less noticeable than the bright colors, and I like blue cars anyway.

  • shepski shepski Posts:

    I've seen it in all available colors, and I think it looks richest in Ingot Silver (although Performance Blue is gorgeous). I do, however, think it would look especially killer in Sterling Grey or whatever Red Candy's called these days (you know, metallic red).

  • anthony512 anthony512 Posts:

    I would choose yellow. It's much easier to notice in a parking lot.

  • wdrauch wdrauch Posts:

    I'm very happy with my ST3 in performance blue. I like the tangerine scream too, but figured I'd tire of it after a few years. And although pretty much any car looks good in silver, it's just too boring a color for me.

  • evodad evodad Posts:

    I think I'd have to take the blue too. I love black cars and have personally only owned black cars for 11 years. I'm ready for the next car to be something a little brighter. BTW Ford always seems to have some great color options on their performance cars.

  • soakee_ soakee_ Posts:

    Tangerine Scream, no question. Ingot silver or black? Both are boring, unless you want to look like every other car on the road. Grey? Too dreary. A performance car deserves a performance color.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    There are literally three of these in tangerine scream at my local Ford dealer. I'm not interested. They also have one in blue, one in red, and one in black. The red and black look the best.

  • roadburner roadburner Posts:

    The local dealer has a used ST with a bit over 2K on it- Screaming Yellow. Nice car; I'm trying to rationalize buying it- since it's used, I wouldn't be helping the UAW to any significant degree, I'd think. I haven't run a domestic for a work beater since 2007; maybe it's time...

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