The Ford Focus ST Is a Great Bargain Hot Hatchback

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Doug DeMuro

Пре месец

Today I'm reviewing the Ford Focus ST, which is a great bargain hot hatchback. I'll show you the quirks and features of the Focus ST, then I'll show you what it's like to drive -- and I'll review the Focus ST to explain why it's such a great bargain hot hatchback.
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John Campbell
John Campbell Пре 20 сати
A joke... What do you get when you have an accident? A Blur!
George Collins
George Collins Пре 4 дана
8:56 It would have been better if ford were to write 2013 out in words as “twenty-thirteen” instead of “two thousand & thirteen”! The same way how doug demuro needs to start pronouncing 2021 as “twenty-twenty-one” instead of “two thousand twenty-one”!
Alan Arqueza
Alan Arqueza Пре 5 дана
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström Пре 5 дана
The fuel door is so very visable :D And the horn thing... Oh my.. Wonder what other things intrigues Doug? :D "If I move the door handle on this side of the door, it rotates on the other side too! That's weird!"
Mitchell Clark-Heiter
Mitchell Clark-Heiter Пре 5 дана
My st has no sunroof and the lights are right behind the sunglasses holder in the middle
Rob Walker
Rob Walker Пре 7 дана
Honestly I love mine, 2016, 30,000 miles, I do dad stuff in it but when I'm on my own I can drop it a couple of gears and it makes me smile every time, not overly quick but fun through the turns.
Team Tempest
Team Tempest Пре 7 дана
My MK4 ST is awesome! 😎
Fastback GT
Fastback GT Пре 8 дана
I would like to know if Doug could get a 6 out of a 10 scoring with the women without any credentials. We all know lol
Eric Swanson
Eric Swanson Пре 8 дана
The way he says "Cars, and, Bids," does something to my insides
max3d0ut1 Пре 9 дана
Sorry Doug but we all know the best colour for the MK3 ST is Tangerine Scream :D (Proud 2012 ST owner)
Joe Braucher
Joe Braucher Пре 10 дана
VW stopped selling the normal Golf in the US but still sells the GTI. Ford should do the same thing - offer the latest FoST and/or FiST in the US.
Slam Shift
Slam Shift Пре 10 дана
You skipped over the best feature. A FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE.
raptor notes
raptor notes Пре 11 дана
MY neighbor has one of these but in purple
PokerRun388 Пре 11 дана
I have a 2018 Focus ST1. It's not fast & the interior sucks, as does the front wheel drive.
III VI IX Пре 13 дана
Well, I'm glad I got mine before Doug made the prices go up 😂
Nathaniel Chattoo
Nathaniel Chattoo Пре 13 дана
*Doug* - "This is a 2013 model, the first year" *Me looking at 2009 Focus ST outside* - "Hmmm..."
Ruben Rocha
Ruben Rocha Пре 15 дана
C'mon Doug! Buy IT!
Syrthdr09 Sybr
Syrthdr09 Sybr Пре 15 дана
Car reviewers are utterly useless these days. They provide entertainment rather than actual useful information.
Eric Zingeler
Eric Zingeler Пре 15 дана
And now we have the Ecosport... thanks Ford.
Darkangel754 Пре 15 дана
I love my 2013 Tangerine Scream Focus ST! I think the massive front grill has kept the car looking fairly modern over the years.
Dillon Olvera
Dillon Olvera Пре 16 дана
Good first car for an aspiring 16yo?
Tuan Nguyen Van
Tuan Nguyen Van Пре 16 дана
Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!
mtprince09 Пре 17 дана
Really hoping for a Focus RS MK2 review someday. There are definitely some around in Mexico and at least one in the US as seen in Jay Leno’s video.
Krisztián Ferryman Konszky
Krisztián Ferryman Konszky Пре 19 дана
Is Doug turning into a used car salesman?
Trent Rodgers
Trent Rodgers Пре 19 дана
Don’t get an ST, but an SEL, still love my hatchback although it doesn’t have a turbo or the 6speed manual tranny 😫
deep house
deep house Пре 20 дана
Ford should bring out a cosworth again
iCLICK OG Пре 20 дана
I can’t wait to buy one in a few weeks!
moody edge
moody edge Пре 20 дана
Not recaro.
Sean charles
Sean charles Пре 22 дана
My mom was leasing a 2016 ford focus with the same touch screen and it was the absolute slowest touchscreen we have ever experienced after a year. Her 2020 ford fusion is a lot better than the 2016 one, and even her 2018 fusion was better than the 2016 touchscreen.
Hell N Degenerates
Hell N Degenerates Пре 22 дана
I will stick my uk electric orange mk2 st.
VodkaSour Пре 22 дана
Now owned 2 of these, if you need practical and fun its the only way to go,, not as fun as my BRZ but that damn thing might as well be a miata as far as cargo and being able to carry passengers,, if you are thinking about it go ahead and get it, nothing like it will come again,, it'll be electric from here on out
Jordan Nonnemaker
Jordan Nonnemaker Пре 23 дана
Do a mk1 focus!!
dfy goh
dfy goh Пре 25 дана
Doug you say getting down to the low teens 11 or 12, do you mean 11,000 or 1100 hundred
dseer13 Пре 25 дана
what year is the ST?
Neclar Пре 26 дана
Do a 🦎 review !!!
Dan R&R
Dan R&R Пре 26 дана
Got mine yesterday. I don't have words to describe how amazing the ride quality is with the full leather recaros. Having driven shitbox economy all this time and then getting an ST3 from 2014 is a huge jump in my ride quality.
Jack Holden
Jack Holden Пре 27 дана
Haide Haide
Haide Haide Пре 27 дана
hey Doug what was your manager's number for that crypto i delete it by mistake
Nikola Stefanov
Nikola Stefanov Пре 27 дана
It's a pretty car
Matt Пре 27 дана
Yeah but compared to the 5 cylinder MK2 ST the US didn't get is a better bargain.
Alirov Пре 28 дана
grimcity Пре 28 дана
I have a black 2014 ST with the exact same trim (all the way down to the rims)... I've owned it since '14 and it's seriously the most fun car I've ever owned, which is strange for me to say because I always preferred RWDs. It takes roughly an hour to commute to my office, but the time just flies by. Doug's absolutely spot-on when he talks about the steering... you don't just steer the car, you aim it. It's also a little on the firm side (not like it has no power steering, it just makes sure you really mean it). The power to weight ratio really translates into a car that feels waaaaay more powerful than it really is (which is a cool feeling). On some of my drives, I travel to some rural spots here in Louisiana that have a lot of twistys... that's where this bad boy shines the most. No matter what the turn is, you can gas right into it and you feel completely planted on the pavement. If you're way too fast, the car will do a dog-pisser and you won't even know it until it puts the wheel back down. As an owner that's had an ST for several years now (well over 100k miles), it's been (knock on wood) a very dependable and solid little ride. Treat the trans and clutch right and you shouldn't have any issues with it. Basically just be diligent with your maintenance and it should last you a while. The only exceptional cost I've experienced is tires... they're a bit pricey in my neck of the woods and I go through them pretty regularly for someone that doesn't take it to the track (though I admittedly peel out every once in a while). Last thing... I LOVE that the ST isn't a real head-turner with the exception of fellow car geeks that already know what it is. It just looks like a normal hatchback, but it has more than enough juice to entertain the hell out of ya. Super stoked that Doug had a blast with it. I also love the shifter... it's super short, but it fits perfectly with the interior design of the car. What I mean to say is that when you're sitting in the driver's seat, it's perfectly located and just wants to be in your hand. The Recaro seats might be an issue if you're a husky guy or gal, but I'm 5' 7" and 216 lbs, and the seats feel astounding (I say this as someone who has a ruptured disc in my lower back and is about to get fusion surgery). The seats are firm and the bolstering really does keep you locked in place. Wow, I didn't mean to write this much! I blame being locked in this damned house and home office for the past year! If you get a chance to test drive one of these, make sure you get either some highway tome or some time to take some curves!
Rock Hammer
Rock Hammer Пре 28 дана
Some of the "Quirks" are pretty nitpicky.
Samual Ledbetter
Samual Ledbetter Пре 28 дана
I'm absolutely in love with my 2013 Focus. Cannot believe how all around GOOD it is.
Jean-Philippe Coulombe
Jean-Philippe Coulombe Пре 28 дана
An amazing car just be careful with the paint if you live in the north I sold mine last week and even if I take care of it the paint is a nightmare
Sxikho Пре 29 дана
OH my god. I miss those little magnified mirrors my Ford Focus had... Lol. Used them for lane changes all the time and being able to see my blind spot better.
Mattribute Пре месец
Been driving the FoST for 5 years, best car I've had. The base ST trim in 2016 was so much cheaper than the computer screen ones. The funny part is that the plastic area around the 4" screen widens out gradually, allowing you to wedge your phone in there. Instant hi-res maps!
Victor Morales
Victor Morales Пре месец
Just set the playback speed to 0.75x and you'll be good
mo0rd Пре месец
0-60 in 6 seconds. 3 out of 10. Jesus mate. So many people wish they can have performance like that.
J.A.M Пре месец
That’s one thing I’ve always not been able to stand those ridiculous climate vent knobs🤮
cris wild
cris wild Пре месец
Got a stealth grey 2015 st3 they are a blast to drive what makes a car great is the fun you have in it thats what counts
Emmanuel Tachie
Emmanuel Tachie Пре месец
Ford focus 2014
Aziz Lightmcqueen
Aziz Lightmcqueen Пре месец
The Norths ghetto luxury car
SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More
SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More Пре месец
Ford Focus ST
justsomeguy 1
justsomeguy 1 Пре месец
I had this car for 2 months. It should not be even allowed to be on the streets. What fucking idiot thought it would be a good idea to make brights turn themselves on automatically????? It is downright dangerous and you could get fined just because you bought the car programmed by a complete idiot. The seats are terrible, you will feel every single bump. I have pain in the legs and back from it. Steering wheel heating is barely felt, and during cruise control on the highway it breaks even though there is nobody in your lane (which again is quite dangerous), but it recognizes a truck in a right lane. Few times it even started the alarm to prevent the collision. The car is fast looks nice and has some nice equipment but in the end it is a terrible quality and definitely not roadworthy. Cannot wait to take it back to car rental company. I drove a dacia once and I think I would give it higher score than to this car... trust me when I tell you not to buy that car. The disappointment will be extreme.
R. Пре месец
My 2002 SVT Focus wasn't worth crap.
megawutt Пре месец
The asbo is such a great car.
Issam Nasr
Issam Nasr Пре месец
“You feel the road, you see the road, you’re part of the road!” Mustangs: *they’re part of the road*
Saymon Rodríguez
Saymon Rodríguez Пре месец
Does this have a back up camara or sensors?
mji245 Пре месец
I LOVE THIS! But I own a 2013 Ford Focus with automatic transmission..RIP
Matthew Reimel
Matthew Reimel Пре месец
Watch out for low speed preignition detonation.
Damon Cooper
Damon Cooper Пре месец
Reliability has left the chat
Собака Бабака
Собака Бабака Пре месец
Собака Бабака
Собака Бабака Пре месец
Ricardini Пре месец
The horn works that way on purpose and it's perfect. It's just like my Mk1 and it's very useful if you want use the horn without taking the hand from the wheel. You can horn with only one finger! It's perfect! "Ford had no history on sporty hatchbacks"... You kidding right?! Fiesta xr2/xr3 in the 80/90s. Focus Mk1/MK2 St170/St/RS. They didn't even won WRC with a hot hatchback. No... Yeah no history...
Scott Kirkland
Scott Kirkland Пре месец
I think in the future motor companies will start advertising all new car models using the Doug score. New cars will need a certified Doug score.
David Vardanyan
David Vardanyan Пре месец
Must do a test on MazdaSpeed 3 1st Gen Interested very much.
Reparación Madrid
Reparación Madrid Пре месец
Fuker Only Rolls Downhill
unitedroad10 Пре месец
Thank you for this review, Doug, spot on!
Bob Пре месец
These cars are horrible from a maintenance standpoint and they have head gasket issues. Stay far away
David David
David David Пре месец
As an Englishman this is interesting. This is a European spec car evolved from what Ford have been building and selling in huge numbers here since the 1960s, completely different to Ford's home market models traditionally. I guess we hoped one day we'd get the massive V8s but instead you have downsize. Thank you Greta Thunberg.
Just Right Height Bear
Just Right Height Bear Пре месец
So did '11 - '16 owners get new redesigned DPS6 transmissions after the class action settlement last year? I had to stay away for this reason, but really wanted one.
Arenais Пре месец
That issue was for automatic non performance models and the ST is manual only
Andrew Phillips
Andrew Phillips Пре месец
I help with tech inspection at my local SCCA events from time to time. Doug severely understates how crappy the interior quality of these are. Every single one - and there's a lot of them - looks like it has 280,000 miles on it.
utterbullspit Пре месец
It looks huge!
Matthew Jones
Matthew Jones Пре месец
Fun Fact: The tiny hatchback wagon version of this has more boot space than a full-size Ford Explorer.
SolarMoth Пре месец
People need to watch these old car videos more!!!! Thank you for keeping at it with the less popular content!
T-Laws Fitness
T-Laws Fitness Пре месец
Always loved the look of these
Travis Davis
Travis Davis Пре месец
This is at the top of the list for me right now
Ernest Tostado
Ernest Tostado Пре месец
I feel betrayed. I work two minutes away and drive a Focus ST. Doug, holla at cha boi!!!!!!!!!! I-805 and Sorrento Valley Rd, wassup!!
Kyle Merritt
Kyle Merritt Пре месец
LOVED mine. Hope to have one again some day
Flynn Taggart
Flynn Taggart Пре месец
Ford did a good job with the design for these. I still think they look good
Evan M
Evan M Пре месец
should review the Cobalt SS Turbo
I have a 15 st3 can say the interior changes they did to the facelift are appreciated
Stockran swain
Stockran swain Пре месец
I would love to see a review of an Acura tl type s considering it is becoming an enthusiast car.
TR R Пре месец
Just don't buy a automatic focus. The transmissions are terrible.
Rj Marcum
Rj Marcum Пре месец
Review my built sidewinder g25-660 ST lmao
Austin Smith
Austin Smith Пре месец
I hate with a passion that people keep buying awful overpriced, impractical, inefficient crossovers. A majority are worse than hatchbacks and wagons at the same price point in mostly every way and it makes it impossible to buy affordable cars that're actually enjoyable to drive
jake nesler
jake nesler Пре месец
Facelift st2 and st3 have a much nicer interior, they adressed alot of the weird things with these ones
Jojo Duffy
Jojo Duffy Пре месец
The 2016 focus st3 model is so much cleaner especially the interior
yoav shavit
yoav shavit Пре месец
Would love to see a review for the Peugeot 308 GTI if you are ever in Europe! Love you videos
Nihilus Пре месец
To be fair on the back seats, you're 6 foot 5 my guy XD
LoveStallion Пре месец
I love how Doug never sounds like he can take himself seriously, even to the extent of pitching CardandBids, his own product! He just seems like he can't believe he's even saying this stuff.
Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor Пре месец
"objects in mirror are closer than they appear" Is that text seriously a legal requirement?
Sampler19 Пре месец
No Ford Focuses in the USA enymore? What has the world come to? The rental one i used taking a road trip in in 2016 felt so good to drive.
DigiFilms Пре месец
Give the Mazdaspeed3 some love Doug!
anthony cassani
anthony cassani Пре месец
Just bought a 2k13 MK3 focus st for 15,000 here in Detroit. Blew the clutch first month.replaced it with a stage 2. I recommend upgrading the clutch if you have the money
Slick Daddy
Slick Daddy Пре месец
Ford was seriously doing some great things with their lineup in the 2010's. I mean some seriously great things, redeeming themselves from the previous two decades. You look at any one of their cars in the 2010's and there was a performance version of that car! The Taurus had the SHO, the fiesta had the ST, the focus had the ST and RS, the f-150 had the Raptor, the fusion's had twin turbo eco boost engines so did their explorer's and that toaster SUV. The mustang had a 4 cylinder turbo option! Ford litterally wanted to provide their customers with a performance oriented version of every one of their cars and that's more than you get from Chevy and Dodge! Ford wanted to accommodate everybody by branching out a wide range of cars. I'm not a huge Ford fan but I cannot deny they were more in tune with their customers than either GM or Dodge. It's sad to see that they are not going to be doing this anymore. It's the right move for the company but it's unfortunate for all of us because they're were doing some truely great things with their cars.
Christopher Ballenger-Brooks
Christopher Ballenger-Brooks Пре месец
It goes up to 280! Which is probablyyyyyyyyy a pretty optimistic speed gor a focus st!!!🤣😂🤣😂🤣
Marco Пре месец
Me having the 2013 ST1 crying, while he’s reviewing the 2013 ST3.....
Rad Matic
Rad Matic Пре месец
So Doug drives fast without his thumb on the horn and blindspot mirrors are a novelty to him. How is he still alive?
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