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  1. ragingclue

    ragingclue Semper Gumby Established Member

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    I'm thinking of getting an ST to replace my 335 as daily.

    Also, is there any truth to that stat about the average Focus buyer making >$100k/yr? Those are always interesting statistics and I wouldn't scoff at it until you know it's true or untrue. Many financially comfortable people drive very modest cars (there's a reason for this).
     
  2. Ducci

    Ducci Member Established Member

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    For me (someone with two kids who NEEDS four doors) I think Ford hit a home run on the ST. I drive an '06 F-150 Lariat as my DD now and even though I can afford it, the gas mileage just plain sucks. It's really comfortable, but its also boring as hell to drive and I don't haul or tow stuff in it anyway. To me, the ST is a perfect fit. Fun to drive everyday, more options than my F-150 has and I'm sure it will get decent gas mileage (i get 15-16 in the F-150 now).

    I'm keeping the 1996 cobra though so a V-8 will still be in the driveway.
     
  3. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    The only statistic I found for the buyers making $100k was referring to the average income of consumers purchasing the Volt and Leaf in reference to the Focus Electric.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I heard rumor ford intends to limit production on this to the point dealers are only getting cars that are pre-ordered, for the time being, can anyone back this up?
     
  5. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    Don't expect to get 40mph unless you hyperdrive. I average 28-30 on the highway in my Focus Titanium but I drive peddle to the metal most of the time. I like to go fast esp. with highway speed limits in the 75-80mph range now. I usually average about 85 on a freeway trip. 28-30 at 85 with the AC running is fine by me.

    With a turbo and the eco-boost engine you could realistically expect 35 easy I would think. I may actually look at selling my 2012 focus and picking up one of these.
     
  6. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    With the popularity of the Focus I will be surprised if they don't compete with the 03/04 cobra in the "hold its value" percentages. it is a very cool little car and a blast to drive even as a four banger.
     
  7. ragingclue

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    Are there any reliable reports that Ford will bring the RS to the US within the next couple of years?
     
  8. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    reliable? no there aren't. LOTS of speculation on both sides of the arguement and both sides of the big pond but nothing credible so far.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    If anyone hasn't taken the time to check out the interior of an ST you really should.
     
  10. ragingclue

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    I think I'd like to have the ST for at least two full years before being forced to get the RS when it comes. I guess I'll gamble and bet that the RS -- if it comes -- won't be here before MY15.

    I've checked out the interior in pics and I've been inside the Titanium. I think Ford did a really good job with that interior; class-beating for sure. IMO of course.
     
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    Holy buttons!
     
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    mgmustang1 Active Member Established Member

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    i went from a svt focus to a caliber srt4. $16k with 15k miles 285 hp, like the looks but the interior sucks. still when the turbo kicks in, people look at me like wtf just happened? i was waiting for the st for so long as a replacement but my focus had too many miles and was sounding funny so i sold it. i still miss it as it was a fun car and very comfortable to drive. i still have my 03 cobra and a 2010 gt500 so im happy with what i have. im looking forward to pissing on some st's with my stage 1 upgrade i have in the srt. at a 30mph i can smoke the tires in 2nd gear with tc of of course
     
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    Fuerza Active Member Established Member

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    Does anybody know the release date for the ST?
     
  15. ragingclue

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    Dealers I've been talking to expect their first STs to hit some time in September. I don't think there's any solid date yet, unless I missed it somewhere.
     
  16. RDJ

    RDJ ZERO shits given Established Member

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    the version with NAV is not nearly so cluttered. I posted up some pics in a separate thread of one that was at the Austin Auto Show over the weekend. it is a lot like the interior of my current 2012 Titanium Hatch
     
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    If on a pre-order your dealer is marking up the vehicle you need to walk away. Bad dealer. Tons of guys are ordering them at the MSRP price.

    I was in Key West Fl last week watching them film the Focus ST commercial. They said the direct competition was the VW GTI, Mazda Speed3 and a tiny bit of the Civic SI. And a tiny tiny bit WRX.
     
  18. ragingclue

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    Heh yeah, I agree 110%.

    I've talked to a few dealers about this (all are dealers that ADM the BOSS and all Shelbys), and not one has tried to deal at anything above MSRP.
     
  19. RDJ

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    I want to get one on X-plan plus incentives + dealer holdbacks + Dave is a nice guy discount + my 2012 Titanium as a trade in.
     
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    paynecasey Active Member Established Member

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    Lisa on the Ford ST page said no X-plan for now on the ST due to low production volume.
     

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