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2012 Ford Focus ST

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by c2105026, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. c2105026

    c2105026 Active Member

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    Hello all

    Latest Daily. After doing as much as I reasonably could with my previous 2015 Mazda3 Neo 2.0 Auto (lowered, bigger rims, leather interior, rear sway bar and strut tower brace) I was getting bored with it. Trying to tizzy it up when the basic infrastructure screamed 'poverty pack'.

    So I found a 2011 Mazda3 MPS locally on the internet - I found it, but alas it had been sold. On the way home I found this 2012 Ford Focus ST at a local yard. After a few days of dithering, I did the deal........

    It was assembled in Saarlouis, Germany in November 2012, and complianced Jan 2013. It was a demo car at Cumberland Ford Blacktown until a lady from Dubbo bought it in June 2013. She kept it for exactly 5 years, trading it in at the large dealer in Orange where I bought it. Price on the lot was $18k for 80,000km. Had a reasonable service history.

    Basic specs - its got a 2 litre 184kw/340Nm turbo motor with a 6 speed manual gearbox. 0-100 is apparently 6.5s, top speed claimed 248kmh, quarter mile is about 14.6. Factory rims were 18x8, with all the electric bells and whistles. It has an artificial sound enhancer to 'autotune' the intake noise (which I have disabled....). Interior features recaro seats with colour co-ordinated highlighs. Runs best on 95.

    What I did? As part of the deal, the dealer replaced front and back rotors and pads, front tyres and sprayed the rear bar. I got the front bar sprayed, replaced a rear tyre and replaced the rims as the originals were all scuffed, and one was bent. Design is CSA Milan 18x8. I also fixed a large water leak in the luggage area, a common fault on Focuses of all generations. Finally I painted the calipers red to add another 5 hp lol.

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  2. someguy360

    someguy360 Well-Known Member

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    Nice, as a fellow Focus driver I approve.
     
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    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    The colour works well with the town in which you live.
     
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    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    Those Focuses seem to be fairly robust and reliable....Good score

    Now you just need to change your signature?? to show you no longer own the Mazda and now own the Focus...:)
     
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    Facelifted model of these is probably my next very soon. My Mazda 6 MPS has had a good run but time to go more modern. How has it treated you and done any other mods?
     
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    Got the 2015 version with the restrictors removed and updated tune. Technically it's my wifes car we've owned it since new, (well 1500kays as dealer princples car for a few months) has 105k on it now and you know what? best drivers car ever, and apart from a small rear vision mirror glitch fixed under warranty has been an exceptional car. Can do much worse and at stupid high speeds not much can touch it.
     

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