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I am thinking of purchasing this: Focus ST <-----Click

The price @ 9,999.00 seems ok to me....

What Is the ST like to live with on a day to day basis ? This would have to be my daily driver, to get to work (5miles each way) and pop to the shops......you get the idea.

Will the st fit inside a regular garage ? Ok I have the Focus dimentions and on paper ( which is all I have to go on ) the st fits.... Now weather I will be able to exit the car once inside the garage is another matter. I dont have the garage dimentions to hand but it's size is what I would describe as a normal modern house garage. Can anyone answer this ?

Other than the cost of fuel ( in the region of 24 mpg ? ) and tyres are there any other factors I need to consider which would not be an issue with a non-sporty type of car... I am not being tight, but I have three kids and money is an issue.

I know more questions will come to mind and so I will ask as and when they do.

Thanks for your help.
 

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QUOTE(Mike-B @ 22 Feb 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi,

I am thinking of purchasing this: Focus ST <-----Click

The price @ 9,999.00 seems ok to me....

What Is the ST like to live with on a day to day basis ? This would have to be my daily driver, to get to work (5miles each way) and pop to the shops......you get the idea.

Will the st fit inside a regular garage ? Ok I have the Focus dimentions and on paper ( which is all I have to go on ) the st fits.... Now weather I will be able to exit the car once inside the garage is another matter. I dont have the garage dimentions to hand but it's size is what I would describe as a normal modern house garage. Can anyone answer this ?

Other than the cost of fuel ( in the region of 24 mpg ? ) and tyres are there any other factors I need to consider which would not be an issue with a non-sporty type of car... I am not being tight, but I have three kids and money is an issue.

I know more questions will come to mind and so I will ask as and when they do.

Thanks for your help.

i do short stop start trips to my work mate and im only getting 18mpg.
 

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QUOTE(Mike-B @ 22 Feb 2010, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi,I am thinking of purchasing this: Focus ST <-----ClickThe price @ 9,999.00 seems ok to me....What Is the ST like to live with on a day to day basis ? This would have to be my daily driver, to get to work (5miles each way) and pop to the shops......you get the idea.Will the st fit inside a regular garage ? Ok I have the Focus dimentions and on paper ( which is all I have to go on ) the st fits.... Now weather I will be able to exit the car once inside the garage is another matter. I dont have the garage dimentions to hand but it's size is what I would describe as a normal modern house garage. Can anyone answer this ?Other than the cost of fuel ( in the region of 24 mpg ? ) and tyres are there any other factors I need to consider which would not be an issue with a non-sporty type of car... I am not being tight, but I have three kids and money is an issue.I know more questions will come to mind and so I will ask as and when they do.Thanks for your help.I use mine daily fror work 12miles each way down the dual carriageway. Its an awesome reason to want to go to work and a even better reason to want to come home again! Regards fuel on short sharp trips expect more like 18mpg. Tyres are every 12000 miles on the fronts for me at approx £60 a corner. An absolute joy to drive and I've loved every minute of mine. One thing I will say is if money is a problem now (and I presume you have something sensible like a Scenic or Vectra) then the ST will blitz your current car costs. Dont forget the insurance and tax.QUOTE(stingy @ 22 Feb 2010, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i do short stop start trips to my work mate and im only getting 18mpg.
Damn you ninja poster!
 

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mine fits in the garage fine mate normal size as you can see from the pics the only problem is petrol saying that I'm running the cr330

had the car for 3 years and still got the same feeling as the first day
also i dont use mine daily
 

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to the mad house, as for mpg dual carrigeway for work and a few bits round the doors gettig 24mpg on a run about 30mpg, tax £215 think its going up, tyres £100 a corner if money is tight i don't think the
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I have to drive like an idiot to get below 20mpg... I'm always over 22mpg, this week I'm on 26mpg... Maybe I have a good one
 

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QUOTE(DaveCHCI @ 22 Feb 2010, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow that is low! How often do you reset the counter?

dont touch it! every time i do the mpg seems to get lower!

think i need a new maf.
 

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The car your interested in seems a fair price but does it have the xenons i can see it has no headlamp washers is there any other extras i.e climate control, reverse sensors
 

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Sounds a reasonable price if it is indeed an ST2, as pointed out, if it has no headlamp washers it will be an ST1 so could potentially have less toys. I would go see it and ask. Another thing I recommend when buying a car is printing off the given specs and check each and every one. It can be very easy to read a description, go see the car, love the power and purchase it thinking you got, say, heated seats, only to realise the
lied on his advert. If anything is inaccurate it might give you a bartering edge
(although having said that, they don't exactly give much detail about what's on the car
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QUOTE(Simo @ 22 Feb 2010, 07:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have to drive like an idiot to get below 20mpg... I'm always over 22mpg, this week I'm on 26mpg... Maybe I have a good one


I am usually at 25mpg which is for a 11 mile trip to work. Never remembered to reset it before a motorway trip
 

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These comments are fantastic.... thank you all so much and keep them coming.

At the moment I have a Fiesta ST..... not a scenic or whatever as somone suggested.....lol, and to be honest I wont hear a bad word said against the Fiesta st.... its been great but it's simply too small, and fyi driving it like a granny I get get 30 mpg.

QUOTE(mrmadmatt @ 22 Feb 2010, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The car your interested in seems a fair price but does it have the xenons i can see it has no headlamp washers is there any other extras i.e climate control, reverse sensors

The car is listed as an st 2 but I will check the specs fore sure.

Once again thankyou all
 

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No problem 4 that. I think you will not find a mint st2 with full ford service history etc on an 06 plate for less than 11k i paid 12k on an 06 with 28000 from ford but that was 6 months ago, All the extras xenons, headlamp washers, reverse sensors, absolutely mint inside and out. Just a rough guidline 4 you
 

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It does have xenons when you enlarge the photo you can just make out the washers
 

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i went from a fiesta st to a focus st, and the difference in petrol consumption is unreal.

Seeing your age i wouldnt consider insurance being an issue - but if money is an issue i wouldnt look into a focus.

Im currently in the process of chaning down as i have bitten off more than i can chew regarding running a focus!
 
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