RE: Ford Focus ST | Spotted

RE: Ford Focus ST | Spotted

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J4CKO

27,995 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Seems expensive, my neighbour part exed his nicer looking blue one with lower miles for about four last year and seemed happy with that.


The Vambo

3,752 posts

86 months

Wednesday 11th September
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HM-2 said:
cerb4.5lee said:
I've always liked these mostly for the engine.
This- great engine attached to a mediocre everything-else.
Underlying chassis is decent, but struggled with the torque IME.

Terribly cliche, but the Mk5 Golf is much better as an all-rounder.
It is also a gentle way of saying capably boring, fine in a new car but not so much in a second or third car.

MyV10goesWhaaa

266 posts

38 months

Wednesday 11th September
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The Vambo said:
MyV10goesWhaaa said:
So..... ??? Are you a chav ? Is this just exclusively for you now or something..

This site is full of weirdos.... Insecure weirdos.. lol


Edited by MyV10goesWhaaa on Wednesday 11th September 12:17
Every time I see your user name, I actually go wwhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaa laugh
laugh I guess you have a point...

Court_S

1,173 posts

122 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Great engine that makes a lovely noise but Father Time hasn’t been especially kind to the styling. It’s aged badly to my eyes.


Kenny Powers

2,281 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Nice machines. The engine is very special and elevates the car way above the sum of its parts. They sound expensive. Lovely gearbox as well.

chris4652009

1,103 posts

29 months

Wednesday 11th September
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rossub said:
These have taken over from the Impreza as the Chav chariot of choice I'm afraid.
Sadly so.
The Turbo 5pot is a peach of a motor

siovey

1,109 posts

83 months

Wednesday 11th September
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One of my favourite cars I've had. Sounded great with the aftermarket exhaust and went well, running about 300bhp. I only sold it due to the financial crash and losing my job.

rossub

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2,252 posts

135 months

Wednesday 11th September
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chris4652009 said:
rossub said:
These have taken over from the Impreza as the Chav chariot of choice I'm afraid.
Sadly so.
The Turbo 5pot is a peach of a motor
Agreed, plenty of character. Never been a fan of this shape of Focus, but the engine helps make up for it.

MissChief

5,113 posts

113 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I really thought long and hard about one of these prior to picking up a Mk 3 Zetec S 182. I'd heard many good things (noise, power) and many bad things (said cylinder liners, thirst) and while I have no doubt my 182 sounds worse it does do 38-40MPG to a tankful compared to what would likely be 30MPG maximum and it is newer and likely more refined as well. I do still look at them though!

J4CKO

27,995 posts

145 months

Wednesday 11th September
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MissChief said:
I really thought long and hard about one of these prior to picking up a Mk 3 Zetec S 182. I'd heard many good things (noise, power) and many bad things (said cylinder liners, thirst) and while I have no doubt my 182 sounds worse it does do 38-40MPG to a tankful compared to what would likely be 30MPG maximum and it is newer and likely more refined as well. I do still look at them though!
What you need to do it tune your 182, iirc its the same engine as the Fiesta ST Mk7 so all the same mods apply and its tough as old boots.

HM-2

4,574 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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The Vambo said:
HM-2 said:
cerb4.5lee said:
I've always liked these mostly for the engine.
This- great engine attached to a mediocre everything-else.
Underlying chassis is decent, but struggled with the torque IME.

Terribly cliche, but the Mk5 Golf is much better as an all-rounder.
It is also a gentle way of saying capably boring, fine in a new car but not so much in a second or third car.
Do many people buy Focus STs as second or third cars? Not really sure that's their target demographic even (or perhaps especially) now they've hit the bottom of their depreciation curve.
As second-car material, at the price of the example in the OP, they're competing with fully-fledged M-cars and a whole raft of vastly more exotic and interesting stuff.

Water Fairy

2,937 posts

100 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Sound loverly but waaaay to Yoof for me. Styling not aged well for me. This one seems overpriced?

Ultrafunkula

657 posts

50 months

Wednesday 11th September
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The facelift in a more boring colour is a lot less chavvy, they look almost like a non ST Focus.

KingNothing

2,296 posts

98 months

Wednesday 11th September
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£7.5k for a 12 year old pre-facelift ST-2? laugh Even with a new engine it's not worth that.

Advert is full of unnecessary waffle.

Edited by KingNothing on Wednesday 11th September 16:07

Berkut666

24 posts

101 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I have always loved these. Originally ordered one identical to that, but the deal fell through so got a blue with white stripes ST instead. Couple of subtle mods and it was an immense bit of car. Till a white van took the front end off it. I test drove the 2.0 focus recently (not the one just out but the other one) and while it is the better car by far in performance, economy, handling, fit and finish it lacks the drama of the 5 pot.

With all that said, I think this is very over priced. There is a guy on Autotrader selling a 5DR with 37K on the clock for £5700. granted its an ST one but its half the miles and a great sleeper or starter for big power.

Hub

4,301 posts

143 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Love these, great characterful engine. I very nearly bought one but ended up with a mk5 GTI instead, though it was very close. The interior is naff and the fuel economy pretty poor which were the main factors. Good ones hold their value surprisingly well though.

CrippsCorner

1,844 posts

126 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Agree this one is overpriced, I've been keeping a tab on prices for a while now! As most others have said, it's the sound of these that really interests me... I'm thinking I'll probably end up with a Golf GTI next though, just seem to get more for your money.

Leins

6,800 posts

93 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Good cars, great engine, awful driving position for my frame. Is there a way to easily lower those seats?

A family member put 200k miles up on their's with very little in the way of issues

ZX10R NIN

15,095 posts

70 months

Wednesday 11th September
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People go on about the fuel but mine averaged out to 27mpg which I thought was decent & a lot of people that had thme managed to get similar numbers the GTI was only 3-4mpg better, which I thought was a fair price to pay for a more characterful engine & better chassis.

m444ttb

2,995 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th September
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My wife has owned a black 2006 5dr ST since 2011 and we both love it. It has worse fuel consumption than both my 996 C4 and e36 323iA but still. The seats are really comfy on a long journey. Generally it has been pretty reliable with the only work beyond standard servicing coming this year. That has been a n new AC compressor and some bushes (LCA bush I think). We do need a new seat base for the driver seat as it creaks and has previously been welded (common issue) but otherwise fine.