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Old 01-30-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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The ST's suspension tuning was a lot less about being stiff and a lot more about better damping of the struts/shocks. This is one of the reasons why it rides so well without sacrificing handling.

And like I said, all Ford vehicles with the EAPS will compensate for crosswinds so you won't notice it while driving.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #12
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One very noticable difference coming from a Titanium is the sensitivity of the steering. The Titanium was very responsive, but this car is responsive x10. The slightest movement of the wheel at interstate speeds will have you changing lanes before you realize it. It also has more 'tramlining' tendencies, which isn't a problem...but it'll get your attention quickly.

Everything about the car feels more alive. I thought the Titanium was pretty responsive, but this car makes it look like a slug.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #13
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Everything about the car feels more alive.
Good way to put it. I remember thinking on the first test drive that it seemed willing and eager. Or earlier today, for that matter, I remember thinking "aw, it wants to go..." (Poor thing, stuck with me for a driver and behind all those other cars.)
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I am very pleased with the suspension on the ST. It handles the terrible roads in NJ, NY, RI and MA very well. Minimal crashes when hitting potholes. Better than the WRX or my old Audi. Quite surprising with the low profile tires.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #15
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I was expecting a much harsher ride when I purchased the car, but I've been pleasantly surprised. The car feels quite 'alive' as @cbdallas so aptly described it, but remains quite comfortable; in the context of its intended purpose of course. Road noise is much less than I anticipated.

One thing I've noticed. I like to cruise with the windows down whenever possible. When I lower the rear windows, at certain speeds an oscillation occurs that can be very annoying.
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Every car I've ever owned did that. Some can be deafening. So, you either roll down the fronts and tolerate the wind blast, or roll down the rears and have your ear drums shattered. LOL
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Ive always had it happen with one window down but it usually evens out with another window cracked.
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I was expecting a much harsher ride when I purchased the car, but I've been pleasantly surprised. The car feels quite 'alive' as @cbdallas so aptly described it, but remains quite comfortable; in the context of its intended purpose of course. Road noise is much less than I anticipated.

One thing I've noticed. I like to cruise with the windows down whenever possible. When I lower the rear windows, at certain speeds an oscillation occurs that can be very annoying.
Ive found the ST to be a pleasant ride as well. The car takes bumps in the road very nicely and is actually step up from my AGX / H&R setup I had on my 2000 SE when adjusted to a slightly softer setting.

The thing that I love about the ST is that it literally feels like it is constantly begging to be driven fast.
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