What year Focus ST to avoid? The model year to avoid is the 2012 Focus ST. Buyers have complained about all sorts of issues with the 2012 Focus ST, so you could avoid some of the worst issues with your new-to-you car by purchasing a different model year.
Is the Ford Focus ST a good car? Overview. The Focus ST satisfies performance fanatics who can’t afford the track-ready Focus RS or want more power and practicality than the terrific albeit tiny Ford Fiesta ST. Regardless, the 252-hp Focus ST is a blast to drive and has the every-day versatility of a four-door hatchback.
Why did Ford stop the Focus ST? Locally, Ford has trimmed down the Focus lineup to its sole flagship ST variant after reducing the range to just three grades in 2020, owing to the aforementioned declining sales of the entry- and mid-spec offerings over the years – recording just 83 sales so far this year.
What is special about a Focus ST? The car comes with a number of selectable driving modes, each of which tweaks the handling and driving experience to what is desired by the driver. Track mode for example stiffens the suspension, increases steering feel weight, and also reduces the interference from the traction control system.