The Ford Focus ST Is a Great Bargain Hot Hatchback

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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  • 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”!

    George CollinsGeorge CollinsTimme sedan
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    Alan ArquezaAlan Arqueza19 timmar sedan
  • 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!"

    Roger SkagerströmRoger Skagerström23 timmar sedan
  • My st has no sunroof and the lights are right behind the sunglasses holder in the middle

    Mitchell Clark-HeiterMitchell Clark-Heiter23 timmar sedan
  • 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.

    Rob WalkerRob Walker2 dagar sedan
  • My MK4 ST is awesome! 😎

    Team TempestTeam Tempest2 dagar sedan
  • 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

    Fastback GTFastback GT3 dagar sedan
  • The way he says "Cars, and, Bids," does something to my insides

    Eric SwansonEric Swanson4 dagar sedan
  • Sorry Doug but we all know the best colour for the MK3 ST is Tangerine Scream :D (Proud 2012 ST owner)

    max3d0ut1max3d0ut14 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Joe BraucherJoe Braucher5 dagar sedan
  • You skipped over the best feature. A FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE.

    Slam ShiftSlam Shift5 dagar sedan
  • MY neighbor has one of these but in purple

    raptor notesraptor notes6 dagar sedan
  • I have a 2018 Focus ST1. It's not fast & the interior sucks, as does the front wheel drive.

    PokerRun388PokerRun3886 dagar sedan
  • Well, I'm glad I got mine before Doug made the prices go up 😂

    III VI IXIII VI IX8 dagar sedan
  • *Doug* - "This is a 2013 model, the first year" *Me looking at 2009 Focus ST outside* - "Hmmm..."

    Nathaniel ChattooNathaniel Chattoo8 dagar sedan
  • C'mon Doug! Buy IT!

    Ruben RochaRuben Rocha11 dagar sedan
  • Car reviewers are utterly useless these days. They provide entertainment rather than actual useful information.

    Syrthdr09 SybrSyrthdr09 Sybr11 dagar sedan
  • And now we have the Ecosport... thanks Ford.

    Eric ZingelerEric Zingeler11 dagar sedan
  • I love my 2013 Tangerine Scream Focus ST! I think the massive front grill has kept the car looking fairly modern over the years.

    Darkangel754Darkangel75411 dagar sedan
  • Good first car for an aspiring 16yo?

    Dillon OlveraDillon Olvera11 dagar sedan
  • Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!

    Tuan Nguyen VanTuan Nguyen Van11 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    mtprince09mtprince0912 dagar sedan
  • Is Doug turning into a used car salesman?

    Krisztián Ferryman KonszkyKrisztián Ferryman Konszky14 dagar sedan
  • Don’t get an ST, but an SEL, still love my hatchback although it doesn’t have a turbo or the 6speed manual tranny 😫

    Trent RodgersTrent Rodgers14 dagar sedan
  • Ford should bring out a cosworth again

    deep housedeep house15 dagar sedan
  • I can’t wait to buy one in a few weeks!

    iCLICK OGiCLICK OG15 dagar sedan
  • Not recaro.

    moody edgemoody edge16 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    Sean charlesSean charles17 dagar sedan
  • I will stick my uk electric orange mk2 st.

    Hell N DegeneratesHell N Degenerates18 dagar sedan
  • 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

    VodkaSourVodkaSour18 dagar sedan
  • Do a mk1 focus!!

    Jordan NonnemakerJordan Nonnemaker18 dagar sedan
  • Doug you say getting down to the low teens 11 or 12, do you mean 11,000 or 1100 hundred

    dfy gohdfy goh20 dagar sedan
  • what year is the ST?

    dseer13dseer1321 dag sedan
  • Do a 🦎 review !!!

    NeclarNeclar21 dag sedan
  • 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.

    Dan R&RDan R&R22 dagar sedan
  • FINALLY!!!!!

    Jack HoldenJack Holden22 dagar sedan
  • hey Doug what was your manager's number for that crypto i delete it by mistake

    Haide HaideHaide Haide22 dagar sedan
  • It's a pretty car

    Nikola StefanovNikola Stefanov23 dagar sedan
  • Yeah but compared to the 5 cylinder MK2 ST the US didn't get is a better bargain.

    MattMatt23 dagar sedan
  • F

    AlirovAlirov23 dagar sedan
  • 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!

    grimcitygrimcity23 dagar sedan
  • Some of the "Quirks" are pretty nitpicky.

    Rock HammerRock Hammer23 dagar sedan
  • I'm absolutely in love with my 2013 Focus. Cannot believe how all around GOOD it is.

    Samual LedbetterSamual Ledbetter24 dagar sedan
  • 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

    Jean-Philippe CoulombeJean-Philippe Coulombe24 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    SxikhoSxikho24 dagar sedan
  • 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!

    MattributeMattribute25 dagar sedan
  • Just set the playback speed to 0.75x and you'll be good

    Victor MoralesVictor Morales27 dagar sedan
  • 0-60 in 6 seconds. 3 out of 10. Jesus mate. So many people wish they can have performance like that.

    mo0rdmo0rd28 dagar sedan
  • That’s one thing I’ve always not been able to stand those ridiculous climate vent knobs🤮

    J.A.MJ.A.M28 dagar sedan
  • 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

    cris wildcris wild28 dagar sedan
  • Ford focus 2014

    Emmanuel TachieEmmanuel Tachie29 dagar sedan
  • The Norths ghetto luxury car

    Aziz LightmcqueenAziz Lightmcqueen29 dagar sedan
  • Ford Focus ST

    SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and MoreSpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More29 dagar sedan
  • 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.

    justsomeguy 1justsomeguy 1Månad sedan
  • My 2002 SVT Focus wasn't worth crap.

    R.R.Månad sedan
  • The asbo is such a great car.

    megawuttmegawuttMånad sedan
  • “You feel the road, you see the road, you’re part of the road!” Mustangs: *they’re part of the road*

    Issam NasrIssam NasrMånad sedan
  • Does this have a back up camara or sensors?

    Saymon RodríguezSaymon RodríguezMånad sedan
  • I LOVE THIS! But I own a 2013 Ford Focus with automatic transmission..RIP

    mji245mji245Månad sedan
  • Watch out for low speed preignition detonation.

    Matthew ReimelMatthew ReimelMånad sedan
  • Reliability has left the chat

    Damon CooperDamon CooperMånad sedan

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  • 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...

    RicardiniRicardiniMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Scott KirklandScott KirklandMånad sedan
  • Must do a test on MazdaSpeed 3 1st Gen Interested very much.

    David VardanyanDavid VardanyanMånad sedan
  • Fuker Only Rolls Downhill

    Reparación MadridReparación MadridMånad sedan
  • Thank you for this review, Doug, spot on!

    unitedroad10unitedroad10Månad sedan
  • These cars are horrible from a maintenance standpoint and they have head gasket issues. Stay far away

    BobBobMånad sedan
  • 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.

    David DavidDavid DavidMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Just Right Height BearJust Right Height BearMånad sedan
    • That issue was for automatic non performance models and the ST is manual only

      ArenaisArenaisMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Andrew PhillipsAndrew PhillipsMånad sedan
  • It looks huge!

    utterbullspitutterbullspitMånad sedan
  • Fun Fact: The tiny hatchback wagon version of this has more boot space than a full-size Ford Explorer.

    Matthew JonesMatthew JonesMånad sedan
  • People need to watch these old car videos more!!!! Thank you for keeping at it with the less popular content!

    SolarMothSolarMothMånad sedan
  • Always loved the look of these

    T-Laws FitnessT-Laws FitnessMånad sedan
  • This is at the top of the list for me right now

    Travis DavisTravis DavisMånad sedan
  • 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!!

    Ernest TostadoErnest TostadoMånad sedan
  • LOVED mine. Hope to have one again some day

    Kyle MerrittKyle MerrittMånad sedan
  • Ford did a good job with the design for these. I still think they look good

    Flynn TaggartFlynn TaggartMånad sedan
  • should review the Cobalt SS Turbo

    Evan MEvan MMånad sedan
  • I have a 15 st3 can say the interior changes they did to the facelift are appreciated

  • I would love to see a review of an Acura tl type s considering it is becoming an enthusiast car.

    Stockran swainStockran swainMånad sedan
  • Just don't buy a automatic focus. The transmissions are terrible.

    TR RTR RMånad sedan
  • Review my built sidewinder g25-660 ST lmao

    Rj MarcumRj MarcumMånad sedan
  • 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

    Austin SmithAustin SmithMånad sedan
  • Facelift st2 and st3 have a much nicer interior, they adressed alot of the weird things with these ones

    jake neslerjake neslerMånad sedan
  • The 2016 focus st3 model is so much cleaner especially the interior

    Jojo DuffyJojo DuffyMånad sedan
  • Would love to see a review for the Peugeot 308 GTI if you are ever in Europe! Love you videos

    yoav shavityoav shavitMånad sedan
  • To be fair on the back seats, you're 6 foot 5 my guy XD

    NihilusNihilusMånad sedan
  • 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.

    LoveStallionLoveStallionMånad sedan
  • "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" Is that text seriously a legal requirement?

    Adam TaylorAdam TaylorMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Sampler19Sampler19Månad sedan
  • Give the Mazdaspeed3 some love Doug!

    DigiFilmsDigiFilmsMånad sedan
  • 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

    anthony cassanianthony cassaniMånad sedan
  • 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.

    Slick DaddySlick DaddyMånad sedan
  • It goes up to 280! Which is probablyyyyyyyyy a pretty optimistic speed gor a focus st!!!🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    Christopher Ballenger-BrooksChristopher Ballenger-BrooksMånad sedan
  • Me having the 2013 ST1 crying, while he’s reviewing the 2013 ST3.....

    MarcoMarcoMånad sedan
  • So Doug drives fast without his thumb on the horn and blindspot mirrors are a novelty to him. How is he still alive?

    Rad MaticRad MaticMånad sedan
  • Amazing how close that antenna gets to the trunk when you open it

    Paul UKPaul UKMånad sedan