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Old 01-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #960
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If the base price of the ST is over $25k I don't think many people will buy it, I've been eagerly awaiting the release of this car but if it's over $25k I'll just get a base model GTI, even if I am afraid of VW reliability I can't justify spending money that starts to approach the Mustang GT, BMW 1 series, Challenger R/T, or the Acura ILX (if it lands up being more powerful than the Civic SI).

I want a car that's quick AND comfortable. If I need to spec out the ST past $30,000 to make it comfortable it's not worth the money to me. The GTI is pretty comfortable stock, the Challenger R/T and Mustang GT aren't as comfortable but offer a whole lot more power.

I'm ranting. Ford, give the Focus ST a base price a hair under $25,000 and keep it under $30,000 with good seats, xenon lights and whatever other options you'll require to get those two options.
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