October 10, 2013
The odo has clocked 20,000 miles in our 2013 Ford Focus ST but it still seems like it's just getting broken in.
June 17, 2013
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.
May 21, 2013
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.
May 8, 2013
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).
January 4, 2013
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.
December 20, 2012
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