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    Good points, but I've had no problems with my boxer engine, Hell my co worker owns an older legacy with 259k miles on it, no problems. I also love the rumble of the boxer As for AWD, I live in PA and I love driving in the snow I owned a 1997 Jetta GT 5 speed and it SUCKED in the snow, hell it sucked in the rain. I also drove a new 2010 Malibu and the same (except was better because traction control). I suppose it's preference really, I really wish there were American car companies that built something closer to the STi's. So far the Ford ST is the closest, just missing AWD

    Either way, I guess it's preference.

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    Holy shi* I felt the exact same way when I drove it last week. Car is awesome and a lot more impressive than I had ever thought it was going to be. I am 6'2 190 lbs and the seats felt incredible without a doubt. I did go hard on the car and felt the wheel hop immediately (Guy let my dad and I take the car alone for like 45 minutes, how could I not try it?) but for stock the power is definitely there and great. Not a huge fan of Ford in general but it did NOT feel like a ford car. We drove our Golf R there and we both (my father and I) agreed how great it felt. If anyone here wants a fun little test drive I would recommend this car for sure. Although I do love the WRX a lot more

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    after 17yrs of scoobies all modded n a mitsu ralliart , i'ma impressed bought it without even test driving as the reviews were that good

    20k miles already no worries and averaging around 29mpg !! ...
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    also to note is there is a Ford TSB with regards upgrading the rear motor mount bushings to stop the "bang" and the wheel hop....

    RMM 1-2 Bang to be addressed by FoMoCo

    http://fordstnation.com/focus-st-per...ervations.html

    personally i only had it happen once or twice , adjusted driving style no issue since, still not done the TSB replacement either !
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    love the focus hatch, just wish AWD. Same with the Veloster, but that looks like it has more blind spots than Stevie Wonder. Just drove a 2014 camaro ss and that thing ya couldnt see out of it at all. My rental car is a Ford focus sedan, idk if the interior is similar but i loveeeeeee the steering wheel. the way your hand fits at teh 10 and 2 position, love it. makes me think of getting something aftermarket for the wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    Same with the Veloster, but that looks like it has more blind spots than Stevie Wonder.
    rotflmao !!
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    Traded in my '11 WRX sedan for a '13 Focus ST. It was a spur of the moment decision. Every time I see a widebody sedan, I miss my old car, but I've wanted an ST for nearly a decade, so not getting one would've been sacrilege. I enjoy my car and I'm looking to pick up an older WRX for a work car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamber View Post
    Traded in my '11 WRX sedan for a '13 Focus ST. It was a spur of the moment decision. Every time I see a widebody sedan, I miss my old car, but I've wanted an ST for nearly a decade, so not getting one would've been sacrilege. I enjoy my car and I'm looking to pick up an older WRX for a work car.
    Looks like you have a fair amount of mods done to it as well! How you liking it? Any pics?
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    Chamber,
    lets see pics too , also are you on STnation ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Looks like you have a fair amount of mods done to it as well! How you liking it? Any pics?
    Still waiting on the turbo. Guy fabbed up the adapter this past weekend. Waiting on laser cutter to make the flanges and figuring out a solution for the intake. Should have it by the end of the month. Have a guy from Canada that's going to tune the car. Looking for about 360whp/330wtq with a possible e85 blend. The HPFP starts topping out around 350 - 370whp and our clutch isn't the strongest. Guys were slipping with full bolt-ons at the track, so that'll have to get swapped too.

    I'm loving it so far. It's not an RS, and if that is released, I'll probably be trading up for it, but I feel more comfortable in the ST then I ever did in the WRX, so I push it harder. To me, the ST felt like it pulled harder, turned sharper, and handled better, stock for stock, then my WRX did. I do miss the AWD, the boxer sound, and the looks of the WRX. I think the interior is better in the ST (**** Sync). I just wish I had waited a year and then I could've afforded to keep the WRX and buy the ST.

    Quote Originally Posted by Weasel 555 View Post
    Chamber,
    lets see pics too , also are you on STnation ?
    I'm on FocusST.org, but my primary build thread is over at MazdaspeedForums.org.

    I only have some phone quality pictures at the moment, and they're a few months old:




    The only cosmetic change is I now have RallyArmorUR mudflaps installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamber View Post
    StiThe only cosmetic change is I now have RallyArmorUR mudflaps installed.
    You also have tinted tail lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    You also have tinted tail lights.
    But you can see the tail lights in the pictures.... you can't see the mudflaps because they weren't installed at the time the photos were taken....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamber View Post
    But you can see the tail lights in the pictures.... you can't see the mudflaps because they weren't installed at the time the photos were taken....
    Oh ok, I misunderstood what you were saying earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chamber View Post

    I'm loving it so far. It's not an RS, and if that is released, I'll probably be trading up for it, but I feel more comfortable in the ST then I ever did in the WRX, so I push it harder. To me, the ST felt like it pulled harder, turned sharper, and handled better, stock for stock, then my WRX did. I do miss the AWD, the boxer sound, and the looks of the WRX. I think the interior is better in the ST (**** Sync). I just wish I had waited a year and then I could've afforded to keep the WRX and buy the ST.
    I strongly considered the ST before my Rex, and it's funny how subjective cars are, because I felt the WRX pulled harder stock for stock. The ST is a bit more responsive in the twisties though, I will say that. Very buttoned-down. The ST's interior was busy for my taste (I like a simpler interior) but it's definitely an impressive car. If only Ford would bring the RS stateside....
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