2013 Ford Focus ST Long Term Road Test

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2013 Ford Focus ST: 20,000 Miles

October 10, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

The odo has clocked 20,000 miles in our 2013 Ford Focus ST but it still seems like it's just getting broken in.

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2013 Ford Focus ST: Exhaust Tip Cleaning, Before And After

June 17, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

With the 2013 Ford Focus ST, you get the nifty, center-exit exhaust tip instead of the regular Focus's largely hidden (passenger-side) exhaust tip. But with this design you also get a fair amount of visible soot buildup with this ST exhaust, too.

To show our long-term ST a little love, I decided to clean up the tip and bring back that shiny, lustrous look.

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2013 Ford Focus ST: 10,000-Mile Service

May 21, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

We recently had a service message pop up in the instrument cluster of our 2013 Ford Focus ST. The odometer had ticked a few hundred miles past 10,000 and the car was politely reminding us that it was time for some love.

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2013 Ford Focus ST: Oil Change Alert

May 8, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

This alert flashed upon startup of our long-term 2013 Ford Focus ST. It stayed lit for about five seconds (complete with handy progress meter beneath the image), so it was easy to see (but hard to fish out the camera in time).

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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.

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2013 Ford Focus ST: The Autocross Effect

December 20, 2012

2013 Ford Focus ST

Noticed that there is a bit more tire chunking in the aftermath of Kurt's autocross day with our 2013 Ford Focus ST than originally thought. If you look closely at this particular chunk, you can see the tire's steel and nylon carcass poking through. This tire is currently on the left rear, swapped from the front post-autocross.

Honestly, this isn't all that shocking. Autocrossing is very hard on tires, especially when said tires are unshaved and designed for the street.

Needless to say, we'll be ordering two new tires for the Focus ST ASAP.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 5,066 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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