The Focus ST is not a car for everyone. It prefers to put performance in first place, while everything else comes second. To the people who drive these cars, this is quite appealing.
The ST may be quick in a straight line, but its having the most fun while you're throwing it around corners. You'll never find the ST complaining when being driven spiritedly. In fact, it practically begs you to drive harder. This is the essence of the hot hatch.
It's more fun to row your own
This fast Ford comes exclusively paired to a 6 speed manual gearbox. Despite the blazingly quick selection of modern automatic transmissions, you simply can't beat the enjoyment of driving a manual. And that's really what this car is about, enjoying yourself.
In this case, you can judge a book by its cover
You may have noticed the sculpted hood, aggressive body kit, and European style wheels. This is the kind of car you turn around to look at after you park it. The ST is ready to go, and it's not afraid to let you know. Sometimes looks aren't so deceiving.
Remember this is a car that loves to pull lateral G's. Some may say it's on rails. It's hard to disagree, especially when taking highway off ramps at speeds you didn't believe to be possible. No need to worry, the Recaro seats will be there for you when things get serious.
Plenty of bark to go with your bite
From the factory, the ST comes with a sporty exhaust note. An upgrade from the massive aftermarket scene for the Focus will turn this well mannered car into an indiscreet hooligan.
Some cars try to do many things. The Ford Focus ST really only tries to do one, and it does it quite well. It makes you smile.