2007 Ford Focus ST-3 2.5 turbo from UK and Ireland
High performing, extremely versatile and a genuine performance bargain
- Nothing serious so far.
- Seat has developed mild movement (Very slight).
- Creaking door seals (on a hot day the car creaks from window seals).
Very quick car with a lot of torque low down in the rev range, which enables a very lazy driving style, and makes it feel like a GT car.
Very practical, with plenty of room in boot, and it even comes with 5 doors if you need them.
Responsive handling for a FWD car in any condition.
An all round versatile car, which is excellent at eating large mileage, attacking the road, & nipping around town. You can really tell a lot of research has gone into developing this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th July, 2007
I completely agree. The car is superb, but creaks from the window seals, and the boot latch clunks when going over bumps! And the fuel economy is dreadful - but I wouldn't swap it for the world.
I owned an orange Focus ST3 for 14 months and have recently purchased a Focus ST500. The are a well made, good quality fast hatch with a superb 5 cylinder engine for effortless journeys on Motorways or equally happy pottering round town. No car makes you smile more and the engine noise is such that you turn the stereo off to listen to it. Good cabin room with plenty of equipment as standard and no problems to report. Earlier cars had a power steering hose chafing issue which has been subject to a recall. There are some cars with a problem with the seat base frame snapping and this is currently being investigated by Ford. Fuel economy is the only let down.