Hello all. My wife and I just picked up a Triple Yellow ST fully loaded. We have always been BMW and VW owners. But finding it hard to get a sporty car with a manual trans is not easy these days. We decided to look at Ford for a few reasons. One I wanted to give them a chance since they were the only car company to not take the govts hand out when they were not doing to well. Instead Ford fixed itself. In the process they built a better car for us people. Two we wanted to contribute back to America and its workers. We also wanted a sporty yet affordable car we would have fun with. So we ran into the Focus ST by accident. We drove it and fell in love. Love the Recaro seats. The car over all has exceeded our expectations so far. I live up in the mountains so its nice to have a car that handles nicely so I can drive fast. I love racing and kart race. Used to build and fly r/c aircraft as well. I have two daughters. One love to go racing with me. I help rehabilitate squirrels. Crazy little critters.