Well................I cut a deal with the local Ford dealer today; to trade in my clunky ancient 2012 Focus SE/Sport (9500 miles) on a 2013 ST--Tuxedo Metallic Blk, blk/blu interior. Supposed to go back up Monday the 26th to pick it up.
Took it for a test spin today; about what I expected. Firmer suspension, ride not as supple as my SE/Sport, quicker turn in and transient response, I was surprised at how much more bottom end and lower mid range it had even when the turbo was not making boost! Sweet! Love the Recaros, and the Sony sound system will likely be a treat once I get a chance to tweak to where I like it. Hands off blue tooth phone capability.............not something I would have ordered if it had been a separately available option, but the car came with it so that's cool. Bit of a sore spot with me, as I've had a truck load of close calls the last several years; while on one of my motorcycles, with schmucks yapping on their hands on cell phones. Phone in ear, mouth in gear, brain in neutral.
Gotta get some snow tires ordered ASAP Monday..............snow's about to get here in central MI, and the hi po summer tires on the ST are likely REALLY entertaining in snow and ice! Or.................maybe not.
I have a set of Sport Edition 17 x 7.5 five spoke aluminum rims with 235/45R/17 Fuzion UHP all seasons left over from my SE/Sport. I'll be posting them for sale in that forum soon (with pics).........about 4500 miles on them) if any of you know anyone who'd like to upgrade the wheels on their 2012 Focus (not sure what else they might fit with that bolt pattern). Haven't decided on an asking price yet..................