The Truth About Cars » focus st http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » focus st http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Taking The Hard Road To Buying A New Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/taking-hard-road-buying-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/taking-hard-road-buying-new-car/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:20:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206041 The time has come to replace my Cadillac STS with a newer ride, so I have spent the last couple of weeks narrowing down the potential replacements. I have bought and sold enough vehicles that my evaluation process for resale vehicles is somewhat cut-and-dry, but buying a new personal vehicle seems to bring more questions […]

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The time has come to replace my Cadillac STS with a newer ride, so I have spent the last couple of weeks narrowing down the potential replacements. I have bought and sold enough vehicles that my evaluation process for resale vehicles is somewhat cut-and-dry, but buying a new personal vehicle seems to bring more questions […]

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2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan Review – The FWD FR-S [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201313 BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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Piston Slap: Focusing on Turbo 93 Octane Tunes? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-14/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-14/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 12:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181970 Mark writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the recent advice on winter tires & wheels for my new Focus ST. I took delivery of the car two weeks ago and I’m having a blast. The first thing I did when I got it home was take Bark M’s advice and sign up for the Octane Academy. So […]

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Mark writes: Sajeev, Thanks for the recent advice on winter tires & wheels for my new Focus ST. I took delivery of the car two weeks ago and I’m having a blast. The first thing I did when I got it home was take Bark M’s advice and sign up for the Octane Academy. So […]

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2015 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2015-volkswagen-gti-2-door-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/2015-volkswagen-gti-2-door-review-video/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1061210 Although GTI sales are on an upward trend, the American hot hatch is a rare breed as there are just three options. We have the aging Ford Focus ST, and a new pair of hatches from Germany: the Volkswagen GTI and the MINI Cooper S. (Yes MINI fans, I’m calling the MINI German.) The last […]

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Although GTI sales are on an upward trend, the American hot hatch is a rare breed as there are just three options. We have the aging Ford Focus ST, and a new pair of hatches from Germany: the Volkswagen GTI and the MINI Cooper S. (Yes MINI fans, I’m calling the MINI German.) The last […]

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Paris 2014: 2015 Ford Focus ST Diesel Debuts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/paris-2014-2015-ford-focus-st-diesel-debuts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/paris-2014-2015-ford-focus-st-diesel-debuts/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=923785 European customers will soon have another option on the table, as the 2015 Ford Focus ST turned up at the 2014 Paris Auto Show with diesel power. In addition to the 2-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine — capable of 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque — the hot hatch will have the 2-liter TDCi turbodiesel […]

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European customers will soon have another option on the table, as the 2015 Ford Focus ST turned up at the 2014 Paris Auto Show with diesel power. In addition to the 2-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine — capable of 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque — the hot hatch will have the 2-liter TDCi turbodiesel […]

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Review: 2014 Ford Focus ST (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-focus-st-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-focus-st-with-video/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=691530 Hot hatches are all the rage in Europe but represent a fairly small segment of American consumption. The formula is fairly simple, you take a compact hatchback, insert a turbocharged engine, stiffen the springs and add an anti-roll bar that can lift the inner rear wheel in corners if you really push it. The result […]

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Hot hatches are all the rage in Europe but represent a fairly small segment of American consumption. The formula is fairly simple, you take a compact hatchback, insert a turbocharged engine, stiffen the springs and add an anti-roll bar that can lift the inner rear wheel in corners if you really push it. The result […]

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New Face of 2015 Ford Focus Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/new-face-of-2015-ford-focus-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/new-face-of-2015-ford-focus-revealed/#comments Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:07:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693449 Three years ago, Ford unveiled the third-generation Focus to the excitement of American enthusiasts who thought the second-generation model lacked “zazz,” to say the least. Come 2015, the Focus will have a new face, and that’s only the beginning. Debuting at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the 2015 Focus not only has a new, […]

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Three years ago, Ford unveiled the third-generation Focus to the excitement of American enthusiasts who thought the second-generation model lacked “zazz,” to say the least. Come 2015, the Focus will have a new face, and that’s only the beginning. Debuting at the Geneva Auto Show in March, the 2015 Focus not only has a new, […]

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Here’s One We Did Elsewhere http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/heres-one-we-did-elsewhere/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/heres-one-we-did-elsewhere/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:26:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=631946 As winter approaches, the TireRack and the other big rubber-retailers will start beating the drum for snow tires. You know that snow tires work in the snow. But I’m sure that none, I mean, many of you have wondered how they work on a racetrack. Road&Track was kind enough to let me do something that […]

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As winter approaches, the TireRack and the other big rubber-retailers will start beating the drum for snow tires. You know that snow tires work in the snow. But I’m sure that none, I mean, many of you have wondered how they work on a racetrack. Road&Track was kind enough to let me do something that […]

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Capsule Review: 2007 Ford Focus ZX4 ST “Spec Focus” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/capsule-review-2007-ford-focus-zx4-st-spec-focus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/capsule-review-2007-ford-focus-zx4-st-spec-focus/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 02:49:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369148 TTAC tested the street version of this car a few years ago: check it out for a classic example of mid-RF-era TTAC reviews, complete with withering attention to interior-quality issues and not-so-gentle comments regarding the unwillingness of the average automaker to purchase a Ford. At the time, the Focus sold for about fifteen grand. That […]

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TTAC tested the street version of this car a few years ago: check it out for a classic example of mid-RF-era TTAC reviews, complete with withering attention to interior-quality issues and not-so-gentle comments regarding the unwillingness of the average automaker to purchase a Ford. At the time, the Focus sold for about fifteen grand. That […]

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This Is The 2012 Ford Focus ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/this-is-the-2012-ford-focus-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/this-is-the-2012-ford-focus-st/#comments Wed, 15 Sep 2010 04:01:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365724 We received this information only a few hours before the embargo, and there isn’t a lot of it. This is supposed to be the “Global” 2012 Ford Focus ST. How global? How fast? What exactly are those brakes? Read on. Rather than retype the press release and claim it as our own work, we’ll just […]

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We received this information only a few hours before the embargo, and there isn’t a lot of it. This is supposed to be the “Global” 2012 Ford Focus ST. How global? How fast? What exactly are those brakes? Read on. Rather than retype the press release and claim it as our own work, we’ll just […]

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