Originally Posted by JBotone
I went to the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit, and they had this and the Fiesta ST there. They were getting tons of attention, and when they come out they will sell like crazy, even if the Focus ST is $30k. We've all been waiting for a Euro spec focus forever and now that's it's finally here everyone will line up to take one home. I believe the Fiesta ST will be the car they have for around $20k to appease the people who can't pony up the cash for the Focus.
It should be very competitive with all the popular hot hatches, even if it gets beaten in acceleration tests. The SVT won most of it's comparisons on the fact it was the most balanced car, and offered the best driving environment, not because it was the fastest.
On the SVT^^^ I 2nd that. I love the SVT's, but instead bought a ST, even thou I had a choice of 8-9 SVT's back in mid May of '04. As far as ST's going for 30, wow compared to a little bit more get's you a STI. & the WRX's are below that.