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Old 12-08-2012, 11:50 AM
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Inside my '13 Ford Focus ST build

Picked her up last night after work. Today it's cloudy and a bit rainy but I snapped a few photos. My nice P&S camera's battery is dead, so while that is charging, I used my iPhone.

























Ambient lighting system. There are LEDs in the door handles, bottom door pockets, footwells, cup holders, and maybe a couple of other places. Cool thing is, when you open a door, the door's LEDs turn red to indicate it's open. There are several different colors to choose from, as well.





The color changer, brightness dial, and moonroof control.



Did my first quick mod, installed the Green Filter. I love the sound. This is with the airbox currently off.


The rest of today I'll be debadging the "Focus", and removing the damn dealer sticker, even after I specifically told my salesman to make sure they don't put it on.

Then I'm going to run up to Costco and get a nice jack and jack stands. If I have enough time, I'll install the Steeda rear sway bar.

Let the modding commence!

I will update with driving impressions in a few days. Haven't taken her out enough, yet. But so far the transmission is smooth and a ton of fun. And the ST handles pretty damn well. Oh, and it's fast. So much low end torque.
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Im looking forward to seeing your progress with this, cool car for sure.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:08 PM
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Mean front end, nice wheels, wing, center mounted exhaust, Recaros... Love it!
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Very nice, congrats, will be nice to hear your overall impressions of the car.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:45 PM
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love the new focus.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
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Awesome You're not wasting time either.

Love the ambient lighting. Is that the gas cap tucked behind the taillight?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:14 PM
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Damn I love the new Focus. Congrats man!

In for moar pics and lots of mods
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nice!


seems like a fun ride
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:25 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what'd you pay for this...
this ain't yergrandma'sfocus anymore, that's for sure.
Nice!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:37 PM
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Congrats! Looking forward to your progress. Those seats look awesome, btw.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:43 PM
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Wow! I really like it! The interior is very elegant. Ford is really stepping up their game!
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...and all for < $30K. Sweet.

OP - How are the rear seats, room-wise?
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Just out of curiosity, what'd you pay for this...
this ain't yergrandma'sfocus anymore, that's for sure.
Nice!
Pretty sure a Focus ST with the ST3 package and a sunroof will just tick $30k with destination.

Don't know what kind of discount he got though.
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Congrats, man! That's a great looking car. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Those seats are amazing. Kudos to Ford for bringing the Recaros over to the States.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:30 PM
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Debadged the Focus and removed the dealer sticker.



The spoiler.



Drove up to Costco. She looks great in the parking lot. The silver is really starting to grow on me and I love it.





Here's the example of when a door is open, the LEDs turn red.



Washed and waxed her.





A close up of the paint.

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the congrats, everyone.

Originally Posted by Aman View Post
Awesome You're not wasting time either.

Love the ambient lighting. Is that the gas cap tucked behind the taillight?
Yep, that's the gas cap on the back right. It uses a capless system, as well. I'll take a shot of it next time. It's pretty cool.

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Just out of curiosity, what'd you pay for this...
this ain't yergrandma'sfocus anymore, that's for sure.
Nice!
The MSRP for the 202A Package (ST3) plus moonroof option is $29,825. I only managed to get the dealer to come a few hundred off. Most dealers are not budging from the price at all. However, if you can get X-Plan or the other Ford plans, you can get special discounts. But I'm not eligible for any of those.

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...and all for < $30K. Sweet.

OP - How are the rear seats, room-wise?
The rear seats are manageable. I've seen others fit a car seat back there pretty easily but for those on the taller side it might be a bit tight for longer drives. I'll try to take a photo of the rear seats next time.
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Me like! Ford did a great service for enthusiasts by bringing this car to the USA. Let us salute Ford for taking the risk

Looks good, sounds good, and hopefully it drives good.

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Congrats on the new ride! The ST is my favorite car in the class.
The only other thing I would do to the exterior is tint the windows... anyway enjoy
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awesome car

congrats
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haha nice already doing some work!! Looks good man, pretty jealous.

Azine doesnt help with the new car itch... but i have no money so i can't act on it
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Hot shit right there. enjoy it!

For silver...get the windows tinted and lightly smoke (Not black out) the tail lights...sexy.
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looks great! only thing I can add which hasn't been said yet is the ST on the grille needs to go

The ambient lighting is a nice touch.
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Really sharp car! Ford is definitely competitive and even leading in some categories.
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looks great! only thing I can add which hasn't been said yet is the ST on the grille needs to go

The ambient lighting is a nice touch.
I concur
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Thanks for the comments, everyone. I appreciate it.

I am definitely going to get the windows tinted. I am going to set up an appointment with the shop in town. 35% is the lowest allowed in IL so I will stick with that all around. Should really make her look even better.
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Looks great! Congrats!! I really like the new Focus; Ford did a really good job with it. Looking forward to following the progress.
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I don't like hatchbacks, but that is one nice car!
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Love it! Looks great! Enjoy man!
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They really did a nice job with that car, congrats.
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Ford.

Doing right.

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Considering how it comes equipped, honestly, no compalints...30k isn't that bad nowadays. I do get x plan thru my job too, but I'd likely spring for a 5.0 if I do it.
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wow...that really is a nice looking car...
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Wow Phil, that's one hot car! I love the interior. A flat bottomed steering wheel would top that baby off!
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Can not wait for the modding to progress! Super cool car!!!
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Very cool Ryan!

Congrats!
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Congrats on the purchase! Fun to drive, good gas mileage, nice interior, looks good inside and out. Not sure if I'd buy one myself, but it's certainly getting some consideration!
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Really like this car a lot ... Would make a great DD.
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