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Old 09-02-2011, 01:05 PM   #842
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Hey I also want to see a "driver's" version of the regular (non-ST) 2012 Focus... but it's not happenin'. The packages are laid out in a way to maximize profits for casual drivers. You get a car that's loaded with gadgets before you can even touch any of the performance/handling equipment. The fact that the Titanium only comes with PowerShift here in America is proof of that.

Unfortunately my gut feeling is that the ST will come standard with all those gadgets in base form also. In all fairness it's not Ford's fault. A lot of other manufacturers are doing the same thing. It's just something they do to justify the higher price. If you want something bare bones and solely based on performance/handling, cars like the Evo and STi fulfill that niche market.
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