A mustang is an entirely different car than a Focus. A focus is practical, a Mustang isn't. A focus is also much cheaper in gas.
veloster is cool, love the tech in it and for the price it can't be beat, but so everyone knows my bro-in-law has a standard and he says when the hatch it open and say it just rained, water WILL be going into your backseats and trunk area. bad engineering there. keep that in mind.
girls dig when i play with the V
Glad I have to wait. By the time I can drive again, this should be out
5 door of course, because we won't get the 3 door.
Are there any solid tests / reviews of the ST yet? I've found a few first drives, but no one has actual performance results yet.
Surprising, given these are already on dealer lots, I noticed my local dealer has 3 in stock already with many more coming (awaiting delivery). I think I'll have to go check one out. ~28k for the Recaro and HIDS etc. seems a bit steep for the class of car, but its as close as we'll get to a cheaper Golf R.
Any info on tuning potential for these yet?
(ง'̀-'́)งOriginally Posted by Adam Carolla
Came across an ST last night while driving home on a long, winding desert road between Las Vegas and my subdivision in a neighboring city. It had a lit-up LED license plate frame and a vanity plate that said something like "Ford ST." It was dark-colored (I couldn't tell the exact color because it was pitch black out). The guy kept revving on me (while we were driving), then accelarating past me, then hitting the brakes, then revving on me again.
I will try not to judge all ST owners by my first experience. But this car might become the next Neon SRT-4.
Also, I may or may not have gotten fed up with him and hammered the gas on my car to ultimately leave him far, far behind in my dust.
The honest truth about Ford is they make **** product and they could care less about there damn customer. I made the mistake of buying 2011 Ford Fusion 32,xxx miles the damn transmission went . Under warranty right? BS - You pay for the labor and some parts it would have cost 1800 to fix. I called there customer service and all the rep said is "I'm sorry". Really sorry burn hell ford. I took the fusion and the wife's focus 2012 and trade them both on VW's never drive an american POS again!
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
Tuning potential on these looks pretty good, going by what Super Chips / Bluefin has been doing in the UK. The old MK1 225hp ST was good for +50bhp on a tune alone, +100 with stage 3 (upgraded intercooler, decat/high-flow cat). This is probably closer to the Golf R performance wise than the MS3 or WRX, so that makes it even a sweeter deal.
I've heard the Recaro seats are amazing.
Last edited by jepva; 09-18-2012 at 06:53 PM.
Bought my VW used with the warranty 2 years or 24,000 miles. I felt like the brakes where alittle soft took it in to my VW dealer and they replaced all the brake pads on the car. Volkswagen of america has amazing customer service! Thanks VW for standing behind your car after they are sold!!!!!! Unlike ford And VOA called me and asked how my service experience had been. Couldn't ask for more!
PS - Have you noticed all the problem with Ford products go google Ford fusion bad transmission! Oh and look at all the fords being recalled!
On 2012 models with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, the metal housing of the fuel line's pulse damper may crack, causing fuel odors, leakage, and potentially a fire.- GREAT JOB FORD!!!!
Oh and yes i was aware of GM and ford making the transmission after i bought the POS and i couldn't care less . The damn car still says FORD i guess i should have took the POS to a chevy dealer... Its ok Ford that you make ****ty cars we will just blame another company!
Last edited by 2.0TJett; 09-18-2012 at 07:44 PM.
Yes its cheap for a transmission and im sure there's been bad things with VOA. But the damn car only had 32,000 miles on it and its under warranty i shouldn't have to pay 1800 cause you got with people from GM and made a ****ty transmission. < Just saying , i have owned many fords trucks/cars . And there cars don't even compare to a VW. Ford is just junk and we are seeing that with all there problems and recalls lately. They even sent letter to customer saying they where looking into problems with this transmission and we should come in and get the ECU reprogram by are local dealer which i did do, got to my local dealer and they told me it was already done before i bought it! All i can say is we are very pleased with the level of service from VOA and the performance of are VW's and i will never buy a ford again and will tell anyone how big of pos they are. < Just my thoughts