Ford Focus ST - £4,114 discount. (19% saving). £17881 At Carfile
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Ford Focus ST - £4,114 discount. (19% saving). £17881 At Carfile

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Found 17th May 2014
Over £4k off a brand new Focus ST from the brokers at carfile.net. First time I've seen one under £18k.

Standard colour is red. Spirit blue (you know you want it) is £525 extra.

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The Focus ST is a genuine performance car which, at the same time, makes everyday driving a pleasure.

With its 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine, the Focus ST delivers exhilarating power. This power is perfectly balanced by the precision control of new sports steering and enhanced Torque Vectoring Control, for exceptional grip when cornering. To add to the excitement, a specially tuned sound symposer intensifies the engine note in the cabin.

From the sporty interior, you'll also enjoy new Ford SYNC. This state-of-the-art technology lets you control your music and mobile just by using your voice. You can even have your texts read out while driving.

£16940 at drive the deal (almost £1K cheaper).
ST-2 for £18200 there too.

Also, another option to consider it that you can lease a Focus ST-2 for £1500 deposit + £252 pcm for 2 years (£7308 total, £304 pcm amortised). Only 8K miles per annum.

mad-sheep.co.uk/per…407
- alasrati

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Great find. Am considering this for my next car.

15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on petrol not to mention the other costs it was just a money pit only good thing wa it was great fun to drive

Original Poster

You certainly don't buy them for fuel economy.

lhurren

You certainly don't buy them for fuel economy.


Ditto

The old 2.5 was a guzzler but the new 2.0 is much better petrol wise.
And as others have said its 250bhp, what would you expect?

All depends how you choose to drive it too. Looks like a good deal. I already drive the 2.3 Mazda 3 MPS and I can get 32mpg or I can get much less if I thrash it. I would expect this to be the same. Should be a great car though

I thought this was about what you paid for them anyway....just goes to show how out of touch I am these days lol

Original Poster

yesBilly

Why would you want an uneconomical car?



Because they're more fun.

My car is a guzzler but I love the drive/power it had = My Toy

Wouldn't buy a Ford after experiencing their poor build quality.

Buy a Golf GTD and get it tuned/chipped if you're worried about fuel economy. The broker price will be about £5500 more than the STs, but you'll get most of that back through far better residuals when you trade in/sell. Mine is 243PS/505Nm with a DTUK box and gives 50mpg on a 20 mile journey with a lead foot, 60mpg on a long journey - those are real figures. It's not a traffic light racer because traction is an issue giving more than 2/3 throttle, but in gear acceleration is phenomenal - my mate's Audi A6 3.0TDI Quattro 245ps can't quite match it. Not quite as much fun as at ST, but it won't hammer your wallet for fuel on a weekly basis and is jam packed with standard equipment.

had the old 170st. looked the biz. this looks like a family car.

jr007

My car is a guzzler but I love the drive/power it had = My Toy



Totally agree. Sounds like me, its one of my toys. My mileage is low so why not have a car that's fun to drive, fuel economy will make a few hundred difference a year, a smile is worth a lot more

monkeyhanger75

Buy a Golf GTD and get it tuned/chipped if you're worried about fuel … Buy a Golf GTD and get it tuned/chipped if you're worried about fuel economy. The broker price will be about £5500 more than the STs, but you'll get most of that back through far better residuals when you trade in/sell. Mine is 243PS/505Nm with a DTUK box and gives 50mpg on a 20 mile journey with a lead foot, 60mpg on a long journey - those are real figures. It's not a traffic light racer because traction is an issue giving more than 2/3 throttle, but in gear acceleration is phenomenal - my mate's Audi A6 3.0TDI Quattro 245ps can't quite match it. Not quite as much fun as at ST, but it won't hammer your wallet for fuel on a weekly basis and is jam packed with standard equipment.



Presumably you told your insurance company about the modifications that you made!

£16940 at drive the deal (almost £1K cheaper).
ST-2 for £18200 there too.


Also, another option to consider it that you can lease a Focus ST-2 for £1500 deposit + £252 pcm for 2 years (£7308 total, £304 pcm amortised). Only 8K miles per annum.

mad-sheep.co.uk/per…407

Edited by: "alasrati" 17th May 2014

Good price. As others have said, it all depends on how you drive the car as to what MPG you will return. There is no reason why you can't easily get 40mpg on a long journey in this car with a careful right foot. The great thing about hot hatches is they are ready to play when you are, and if you want to cruise, they should give you good fuel economy.

penguini

had the old 170st. looked the biz. this looks like a family car.



The old ST170 alloys/colour aside, looked pretty identical to a ordinary Focus!

Although it does look pretty tame, at least this one has some power! (_;)

I think Ford are planning a facelift for the Focus ST which may explain this price reduction?

Antics

I think Ford are planning a facelift for the Focus ST which may explain … I think Ford are planning a facelift for the Focus ST which may explain this price reduction?



They are face lifting the focus range. A nice saving on this pre-lift one and as someone has already mentioned these discounts are available at a few places. Mention it to your local dealer and there's a big chance they'll match it.

I had the older 2.5l focus and although I don't miss the fuelling of it, it did make me smile every time I drove it. the new one doesn't have the roar of the old one tho.....the popping used to be lush

Ahhh. Nothing makes me laugh like a HUKD car thread. Popcorn at the ready.

Matt

scottydoobuy

15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on … 15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on petrol not to mention the other costs it was just a money pit only good thing wa it was great fun to drive



I have one of these and, when driving like a lunatic, can only manage around 25mpg. How do you manage 15mpg?!?!?! Do you drive everywhere in 1st gear?

allenkj

Presumably you told your insurance company about the modifications that … Presumably you told your insurance company about the modifications that you made!



Nee naw nee naw forum police ;-)

I've never had the focus st but raced a few when I had my st24 mondeo and they couldn't keep up. ..

i have 2 cars and each of them do 60 plus mpg and are free to tax thats what puts a smile on my face:)

its due a facelift...

gavlarv6

I've never had the focus st but raced a few when I had my st24 mondeo and … I've never had the focus st but raced a few when I had my st24 mondeo and they couldn't keep up. ..



http://oi59.tinypic.com/15mjskj.jpg

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scottydoobuy

15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on … 15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on petrol not to mention the other costs it was just a money pit only good thing wa it was great fun to drive



15MPG....You clearly had the old Focus ST with the 5 Cylinder 2.5 Turbo and not the current shape Focus with the 2 Litre EcoBoost Engine.

Edited by: "alexandercooper" 17th May 2014

I'll just add this because AllenKJ might be interested.

When I had my Focus ST, it had the Wolf Racing WR330 kit which features exhaust, induction, coolling and turbocharger mods as well as an upgraded ECU, suspension and quite a lot of other stuff. It was all legally insured.

Now I drive a BMW 335i with an even longer list of mods including a limited slip diff that cost circa £2,500 - it's estimated at about 430 bhp and it's pretty quick. Again, everything is legally insured.

Please, for the sake of your own reputation, don't assume that everyone (or even the majority of people) who modify cars are chavs or scumbags who don't insure their cars properly. Statistically (according to a number of specialist insurers) modified car owners are likely to be more careful and conscientious than people who own bog standard, unloved, dangerously maintained piles of junk.

Thanks
Matt

teabag36

i have 2 cars and each of them do 60 plus mpg and are free to tax thats … i have 2 cars and each of them do 60 plus mpg and are free to tax thats what puts a smile on my face:)



Wow...I am finding it very hard not to be rude right now.

Go out and have some fun....

scottydoobuy

15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on … 15mpg Gas guzzler had one got rid spent £80 quid a week at least on petrol not to mention the other costs it was just a money pit only good thing wa it was great fun to drive



15mpg? I get at least 26mpg from mine, and I'm not a frugal driver.

monkeyhanger75

Buy a Golf GTD and get it tuned/chipped if you're worried about fuel … Buy a Golf GTD and get it tuned/chipped if you're worried about fuel economy. The broker price will be about £5500 more than the STs, but you'll get most of that back through far better residuals when you trade in/sell. Mine is 243PS/505Nm with a DTUK box and gives 50mpg on a 20 mile journey with a lead foot, 60mpg on a long journey - those are real figures. It's not a traffic light racer because traction is an issue giving more than 2/3 throttle, but in gear acceleration is phenomenal - my mate's Audi A6 3.0TDI Quattro 245ps can't quite match it. Not quite as much fun as at ST, but it won't hammer your wallet for fuel on a weekly basis and is jam packed with standard equipment.



Are you seriously comparing a diesel to a petrol? They aren't even anywhere near as exciting. Plus, Audi tuning ruins engines. My brother had an 09 A4 TDI, 30k, remap, DMFW went. 07 passat, ceased engine.

So you can have your fun with your tuned TDI, but don't expect it to last

gavlarv6

I've never had the focus st but raced a few when I had my st24 mondeo and … I've never had the focus st but raced a few when I had my st24 mondeo and they couldn't keep up. ..



Ha ha st24 beating the focus LOL X) i don't think so i had the st220 and that seemed slow compared to the focus DMML

How these are worth nothing before you know it, be very cautious. Does not hold value like their German counterparts.

Taz1529

Are you seriously comparing a diesel to a petrol? They aren't even … Are you seriously comparing a diesel to a petrol? They aren't even anywhere near as exciting. Plus, Audi tuning ruins engines. My brother had an 09 A4 TDI, 30k, remap, DMFW went. 07 passat, ceased engine. So you can have your fun with your tuned TDI, but don't expect it to last



Another point is he gets 60mpg! Can't even manage that in a 1.6 (110) bluemotion!

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Another point is he gets 60mpg! Can't even manage that in a 1.6 (110) … Another point is he gets 60mpg! Can't even manage that in a 1.6 (110) bluemotion!



But if you want performance, the mpg shouldn't limit what you buy, as performance generally doesn't equal economy. Diesels are economical but dirty and more expensive to repair.

Here's a test for diesel lovers. Take the turbo off your diesel, get the ECU remapped and the exhaust all connected properly turbo-less, and see how much of a match you are for a naturally aspirated petrol.

http://www.motoringme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Ford_Focus_ST_2013_2.jpg

RagingKileak

I'll just add this because AllenKJ might be interested.When I had my … I'll just add this because AllenKJ might be interested.When I had my Focus ST, it had the Wolf Racing WR330 kit which features exhaust, induction, coolling and turbocharger mods as well as an upgraded ECU, suspension and quite a lot of other stuff. It was all legally insured.Now I drive a BMW 335i with an even longer list of mods including a limited slip diff that cost circa £2,500 - it's estimated at about 430 bhp and it's pretty quick. Again, everything is legally insured.Please, for the sake of your own reputation, don't assume that everyone (or even the majority of people) who modify cars are chavs or scumbags who don't insure their cars properly. Statistically (according to a number of specialist insurers) modified car owners are likely to be more careful and conscientious than people who own bog standard, unloved, dangerously maintained piles of junk.ThanksMatt



I agree. The last two cars I've had were Golfs 1.6 and 1.4TSI, nothing exciting about those and the 1.4 is my current car I use most.Last summer I went and bought a Mitsubishi FTO, cost me £800, 2litre V6 200BHP, no one expected me to drive a car like that, but I like the look of it and and I won't be adding any mental spoilers or crazy stuff, I'm keeping it stock. It's not a really fast car 0-60 is a modest 7 seconds, but it's fun to drive. One of the worst things in this life is to listen or care what strangers think about you, in fact the way I live my life is I simply ask "What would I choose?" If it's what I'd choose then it's me, if I wouldn't choose it, then it's someone else's choice/opinion and that's not me so it doesn't matter. One life, do what you'd choose and forget what anyone else thinks. If you want to paint your car pink and have a massive spoiler and have I'm a flash chav cranker written down the side of your car and that's what you'd choose, then do it, it's you, have fun
Edited by: "fishmaster" 17th May 2014

RagingKileak

Ahhh. Nothing makes me laugh like a HUKD car thread. Popcorn at the … Ahhh. Nothing makes me laugh like a HUKD car thread. Popcorn at the ready.Matt



Apart from the Apple vs Android debate ha ha

RagingKileak

I'll just add this because AllenKJ might be interested.When I had my … I'll just add this because AllenKJ might be interested.When I had my Focus ST, it had the Wolf Racing WR330 kit which features exhaust, induction, coolling and turbocharger mods as well as an upgraded ECU, suspension and quite a lot of other stuff. It was all legally insured.Now I drive a BMW 335i with an even longer list of mods including a limited slip diff that cost circa £2,500 - it's estimated at about 430 bhp and it's pretty quick. Again, everything is legally insured.Please, for the sake of your own reputation, don't assume that everyone (or even the majority of people) who modify cars are chavs or scumbags who don't insure their cars properly. Statistically (according to a number of specialist insurers) modified car owners are likely to be more careful and conscientious than people who own bog standard, unloved, dangerously maintained piles of junk.ThanksMatt


+1

these are always 18000 or less
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