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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  • George Collins
    George Collins3 dager siden

    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”!

  • Alan Arqueza
    Alan Arqueza4 dager siden


  • Roger Skagerström
    Roger Skagerström4 dager siden

    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!"

  • Mitchell Clark-Heiter
    Mitchell Clark-Heiter4 dager siden

    My st has no sunroof and the lights are right behind the sunglasses holder in the middle

  • Rob Walker
    Rob Walker6 dager siden

    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.

  • Team Tempest
    Team Tempest6 dager siden

    My MK4 ST is awesome! 😎

  • Fastback GT
    Fastback GT7 dager siden

    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

  • Eric Swanson
    Eric Swanson7 dager siden

    The way he says "Cars, and, Bids," does something to my insides

  • max3d0ut1
    max3d0ut18 dager siden

    Sorry Doug but we all know the best colour for the MK3 ST is Tangerine Scream :D (Proud 2012 ST owner)

  • Joe Braucher
    Joe Braucher9 dager siden

    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.

  • Slam Shift
    Slam Shift9 dager siden

    You skipped over the best feature. A FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE.

  • raptor notes
    raptor notes10 dager siden

    MY neighbor has one of these but in purple

  • PokerRun388
    PokerRun38810 dager siden

    I have a 2018 Focus ST1. It's not fast & the interior sucks, as does the front wheel drive.

    III VI IX12 dager siden

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

  • Nathaniel Chattoo
    Nathaniel Chattoo12 dager siden

    *Doug* - "This is a 2013 model, the first year" *Me looking at 2009 Focus ST outside* - "Hmmm..."

  • Ruben Rocha
    Ruben Rocha14 dager siden

    C'mon Doug! Buy IT!

  • Syrthdr09 Sybr
    Syrthdr09 Sybr14 dager siden

    Car reviewers are utterly useless these days. They provide entertainment rather than actual useful information.

  • Eric Zingeler
    Eric Zingeler14 dager siden

    And now we have the Ecosport... thanks Ford.

  • Darkangel754
    Darkangel75414 dager siden

    I love my 2013 Tangerine Scream Focus ST! I think the massive front grill has kept the car looking fairly modern over the years.

  • Dillon Olvera
    Dillon Olvera15 dager siden

    Good first car for an aspiring 16yo?

  • Tuan Nguyen Van
    Tuan Nguyen Van15 dager siden

    Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!

  • mtprince09
    mtprince0916 dager siden

    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.

  • Krisztián Ferryman Konszky
    Krisztián Ferryman Konszky17 dager siden

    Is Doug turning into a used car salesman?

  • Trent Rodgers
    Trent Rodgers18 dager siden

    Don’t get an ST, but an SEL, still love my hatchback although it doesn’t have a turbo or the 6speed manual tranny 😫

  • deep house
    deep house19 dager siden

    Ford should bring out a cosworth again

    iCLICK OG19 dager siden

    I can’t wait to buy one in a few weeks!

  • moody edge
    moody edge19 dager siden

    Not recaro.

  • Sean charles
    Sean charles21 dag siden

    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.

  • Hell N Degenerates
    Hell N Degenerates21 dag siden

    I will stick my uk electric orange mk2 st.

  • VodkaSour
    VodkaSour21 dag siden

    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

  • Jordan Nonnemaker
    Jordan Nonnemaker22 dager siden

    Do a mk1 focus!!

  • dfy goh
    dfy goh24 dager siden

    Doug you say getting down to the low teens 11 or 12, do you mean 11,000 or 1100 hundred

  • dseer13
    dseer1324 dager siden

    what year is the ST?

  • Neclar
    Neclar25 dager siden

    Do a 🦎 review !!!

  • Dan R&R
    Dan R&R25 dager siden

    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.

  • Jack Holden
    Jack Holden26 dager siden


  • Haide Haide
    Haide Haide26 dager siden

    hey Doug what was your manager's number for that crypto i delete it by mistake

  • Nikola Stefanov
    Nikola Stefanov26 dager siden

    It's a pretty car

  • Matt
    Matt26 dager siden

    Yeah but compared to the 5 cylinder MK2 ST the US didn't get is a better bargain.

  • Alirov
    Alirov27 dager siden


  • grimcity
    grimcity27 dager siden

    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!

  • Rock Hammer
    Rock Hammer27 dager siden

    Some of the "Quirks" are pretty nitpicky.

  • Samual Ledbetter
    Samual Ledbetter27 dager siden

    I'm absolutely in love with my 2013 Focus. Cannot believe how all around GOOD it is.

  • Jean-Philippe Coulombe
    Jean-Philippe Coulombe27 dager siden

    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

  • Sxikho
    Sxikho28 dager siden

    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.

  • Mattribute
    Mattribute29 dager siden

    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!

  • Victor Morales
    Victor MoralesMåned siden

    Just set the playback speed to 0.75x and you'll be good

  • mo0rd
    mo0rdMåned siden

    0-60 in 6 seconds. 3 out of 10. Jesus mate. So many people wish they can have performance like that.

  • J.A.M
    J.A.MMåned siden

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

  • cris wild
    cris wildMåned siden

    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

  • Emmanuel Tachie
    Emmanuel TachieMåned siden

    Ford focus 2014

  • Aziz Lightmcqueen
    Aziz LightmcqueenMåned siden

    The Norths ghetto luxury car

  • SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More
    SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and MoreMåned siden

    Ford Focus ST

  • justsomeguy 1
    justsomeguy 1Måned siden

    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.

  • R.
    R.Måned siden

    My 2002 SVT Focus wasn't worth crap.

  • megawutt
    megawuttMåned siden

    The asbo is such a great car.

  • Issam Nasr
    Issam NasrMåned siden

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

  • Saymon Rodríguez
    Saymon RodríguezMåned siden

    Does this have a back up camara or sensors?

  • mji245
    mji245Måned siden

    I LOVE THIS! But I own a 2013 Ford Focus with automatic transmission..RIP

  • Matthew Reimel
    Matthew ReimelMåned siden

    Watch out for low speed preignition detonation.

  • Damon Cooper
    Damon CooperMåned siden

    Reliability has left the chat

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    Собака БабакаMåned siden


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  • Ricardini
    RicardiniMåned siden

    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...

  • Scott Kirkland
    Scott KirklandMåned siden

    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.

  • David Vardanyan
    David VardanyanMåned siden

    Must do a test on MazdaSpeed 3 1st Gen Interested very much.

  • Reparación Madrid
    Reparación MadridMåned siden

    Fuker Only Rolls Downhill

  • unitedroad10
    unitedroad10Måned siden

    Thank you for this review, Doug, spot on!

  • Bob
    BobMåned siden

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

  • David David
    David DavidMåned siden

    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.

  • Just Right Height Bear
    Just Right Height BearMåned siden

    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.

  • Arenais


    Måned siden

    That issue was for automatic non performance models and the ST is manual only

  • Andrew Phillips
    Andrew PhillipsMåned siden

    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.

  • utterbullspit
    utterbullspitMåned siden

    It looks huge!

  • Matthew Jones
    Matthew JonesMåned siden

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

  • SolarMoth
    SolarMothMåned siden

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

  • T-Laws Fitness
    T-Laws FitnessMåned siden

    Always loved the look of these

  • Travis Davis
    Travis DavisMåned siden

    This is at the top of the list for me right now

  • Ernest Tostado
    Ernest TostadoMåned siden

    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!!

  • Kyle Merritt
    Kyle MerrittMåned siden

    LOVED mine. Hope to have one again some day

  • Flynn Taggart
    Flynn TaggartMåned siden

    Ford did a good job with the design for these. I still think they look good

  • Evan M
    Evan MMåned siden

    should review the Cobalt SS Turbo

    ROYAL DR1FTERMåned siden

    I have a 15 st3 can say the interior changes they did to the facelift are appreciated

  • Stockran swain
    Stockran swainMåned siden

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

  • TR R
    TR RMåned siden

    Just don't buy a automatic focus. The transmissions are terrible.

  • Rj Marcum
    Rj MarcumMåned siden

    Review my built sidewinder g25-660 ST lmao

  • Austin Smith
    Austin SmithMåned siden

    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

  • jake nesler
    jake neslerMåned siden

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

  • Jojo Duffy
    Jojo DuffyMåned siden

    The 2016 focus st3 model is so much cleaner especially the interior

  • yoav shavit
    yoav shavitMåned siden

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

  • Nihilus
    NihilusMåned siden

    To be fair on the back seats, you're 6 foot 5 my guy XD

  • LoveStallion
    LoveStallionMåned siden

    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.

  • Adam Taylor
    Adam TaylorMåned siden

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

  • Sampler19
    Sampler19Måned siden

    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.

  • DigiFilms
    DigiFilmsMåned siden

    Give the Mazdaspeed3 some love Doug!

  • anthony cassani
    anthony cassaniMåned siden

    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

  • Slick Daddy
    Slick DaddyMåned siden

    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.

  • Christopher Ballenger-Brooks
    Christopher Ballenger-BrooksMåned siden

    It goes up to 280! Which is probablyyyyyyyyy a pretty optimistic speed gor a focus st!!!🤣😂🤣😂🤣

  • Marco
    MarcoMåned siden

    Me having the 2013 ST1 crying, while he’s reviewing the 2013 ST3.....

  • Rad Matic
    Rad MaticMåned siden

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

  • Paul UK
    Paul UKMåned siden

    Amazing how close that antenna gets to the trunk when you open it