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2012 Ford Focus ST

Coming to the states!
http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-focus-st.html
 
Now if Ford would add AWD, I would have ZERO ammo for explaining why I bought a non-domestic car.
2005 Subaru WRX STi|daily driver

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #1
It looks like a toyota matrix...

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #2
Wow, 247 HP, that's pretty impressive. I'm sure it'll see the low 30s in MPG as well. All that said, it's really not my style...and it'll probably be near the SHO's price range.
2002 Honda Civic EX

1984 Ford Thunderbird Elan
5.0 CFI, T5, Dual Exhaust

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #3
Quote from: dragon574444;336085
Wow, 247 HP, that's pretty impressive. I'm sure it'll see the low 30s in MPG as well. All that said, it's really not my style...and it'll probably be near the SHO's price range.


Top of the line one of these will probably be a little bit less, I'd guess closer 20-25k mark (US dollars).

I'd still rather have the new mustang v-6 though. More horsepower and similar fuel economy.
-'88 Tbird 3.8
-2012 Altima 2.5 BASE. 
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Future: Budget 5.0 300 HP.

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #4
Quote from: RunninWild;336092


I'd still rather have the new mustang v-6 though. More horsepower and similar fuel economy.


And correct wheel drive :D
Fox-less at the moment

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #5
Quote from: hypostang;336098
And correct wheel drive :D


I agree :burnout:
2002 Honda Civic EX

1984 Ford Thunderbird Elan
5.0 CFI, T5, Dual Exhaust

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #6
While I am a RWD fan, if you guys have trouble with the fact that this is a FWD vehicle, go drive a MazdaSpeed3 or a Volvo C30.  You'll quickly see how fun the opposite wheels can be.


2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #8
Quote from: tirefryr;336110
While I am a RWD fan, if you guys have trouble with the fact that this is a FWD vehicle, go drive a MazdaSpeed3 or a Volvo C30.  You'll quickly see how fun the opposite wheels can be.


I have no trouble with it being FWD, I just wouldn't spend any of my money on it  , or a Mazda or Volvo for that matter . :rollin:
Fox-less at the moment

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #9
That is one fugly car.  :pbb:
'88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]


2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #11
Bhazard may have some competition. Fiesta ST

If they can get that to handle like a Mini Cooper, it should sell. Well at least to those that can't buy an import. I doubt we will see it though.

Big difference between the Mustang and the Focus (besides the obvious drivetrain configuration) is passenger room. My son had to sit "indian style" whenever someone was in the front seat. That back seat is good for infants and backpacks. Somehow that car keeps getting bigger and that rear seating keeps getting smaller.
2005 Subaru WRX STi|daily driver

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #12
My new dream car. 440 HP 2012 BOSS Mustang.http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/10q3/2012_ford_mustang_boss_302_boss_302_laguna_seca-official_photos_and_info/gallery/2012_ford_mustang_boss_302_photo_15

My new dream truck.http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/trim/?trim=raptor
88 Cougar LS 5.0 .030 over, ported E7s with GT40 valves & trickflow springs, Proform roller rockers, HO cam, removed air silencer, K&N filter, smog pump delete, 2.25" dual flowmasters, Pacestter H-pipe & headers, HO computer, 65mm TB, Explorer intake, 19# injecters, 3.45s, rebuilt posi, and TCI shift kit.

2012 Ford Focus ST

Reply #13
Amen! FWD's CAN be fun ya know.

I wish it had the turbocharged Volvo 5 cyl that the euro version had though. That had 300 Hp and sounds sweet while doing it...