Fantastic car! Had a Zetec S prior to the ST and thought that was good! but the ST is something else.
Despite being a small hatch the build quality and comfort of the car is more like you would find in a quality saloon, seats are comfortable, wind noise non existent the car is well kitted out and all the controls are easy to hand.
Performance - well, handling is phenomenal no body roll, stable at high speeds (even at about 130 mph doesnt seem scary) and can match or better most cars on the road. My only criticism is that it doesn't feel that fast straight line 0-60 but from 60 mph onward it pulls and pulls leaving any following cars as tiny dots in the rear view mirror (often much to their surprise)! Great fun on the motorway and back lanes too due to taught handling!
I love this car! (just wish it had an extra 20bhp or so)!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2005