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Hey all, just saying hello from Olathe, Kansas. My wife and I just purchased a 2014 Tuxedo Black Focus ST with ST3 package. It is in amazing condition with only 15,470 miles on it. I absolutely love the car in every aspect. This car is going to be a fun weekend car and auto-cross car. She daily drives her 2012 Equinox LTZ and I have my 2000 Subaru Forester S. Previous cars I have owned has been 04 Mustang GT that was Procharged on a D1SC, 11 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X, 2014 Subaru WRX hatch, 2007 Subaru STI in Satin White Pearl. I am excited to start the journey with this car and see what it can do. Now on the the exciting part, the pictures.

















 

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Hey all, just saying hello from Olathe, Kansas. My wife and I just purchased a 2014 Tuxedo Black Focus ST with ST3 package. It is in amazing condition with only 15,470 miles on it. I absolutely love the car in every aspect. This car is going to be a fun weekend car and auto-cross car. She daily drives her 2012 Equinox LTZ and I have my 2000 Subaru Forester S. Previous cars I have owned has been 04 Mustang GT that was Procharged on a D1SC, 11 Nissan Xterra Pro-4X, 2014 Subaru WRX hatch, 2007 Subaru STI in Satin White Pearl. I am excited to start the journey with this car and see what it can do. Now on the the exciting part, the pictures.

















Take notes boys, this is how you start a hello thread! Tons of pics, nice work! No matter how many ST's I see, in any color, stock or otherwise, I just have to stare a little. Such wonderful little beasts.
 
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Take notes boys, this is how you start a hello thread! Tons of pics, nice work! No matter how many ST's I see, in any color, stock or otherwise, I just have to stare a little. Such wonderful little beasts.
Thank you! I believe posts are useless with out pictures.


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The whole car is that way. For being a 2014 there isn't a single blemish on the car.


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That is a great find! I love my 2014, but the exterior sure has taken a beating. I'm at 65k miles, however my interior is still pretty nice. It takes work to keep it up, but it is so worth it. I get in everyday and still feel like I am in a new car. Outside ... hood looks like swiss cheese, couple of dings, bug riddled nose, swirl marks galore because I am incapable apparently of a proper wash, and brown calipers. The biggest thing is the stock pad compound is crazy with its dust. You'll find cleaning your wheels is not so fun, so I switched to hawk ceramic and while I lost initial bite, I also lost a TON of dust. Good luck to you, keep that thing looking new!
 

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The whole car is that way. For being a 2014 there isn't a single blemish on the car.


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Oh, one last thing: Have a rag handy to wipe down your exhaust tips every other day or so. It is worth it keeping that thing nice and shiny. Especially when you see all the other STs with theirs jet black.
 

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That is a great find! I love my 2014, but the exterior sure has taken a beating. I'm at 65k miles, however my interior is still pretty nice. It takes work to keep it up, but it is so worth it. I get in everyday and still feel like I am in a new car. Outside ... hood looks like swiss cheese, couple of dings, bug riddled nose, swirl marks galore because I am incapable apparently of a proper wash, and brown calipers. The biggest thing is the stock pad compound is crazy with its dust. You'll find cleaning your wheels is not so fun, so I switched to hawk ceramic and while I lost initial bite, I also lost a TON of dust. Good luck to you, keep that thing looking new!
I still have to take it to Zeck Ford in Leavenworth to have them finish the reconditioning process from when they got it last week. This weekend will consist of wash, clay bar, paint correction and a wax. After that I will install a 3M Clear Bra on the front nose and some of the side panels to keep the rock chips away.I don't want to put mud flaps on it like the Rally Armors I had on my Subaru however, I do see how they can help protect the car not just for looks so the mud flaps are up for debate. Maybe some Rock Blocks shorties.
 

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I still have to take it to Zeck Ford in Leavenworth to have them finish the reconditioning process from when they got it last week. This weekend will consist of wash, clay bar, paint correction and a wax. After that I will install a 3M Clear Bra on the front nose and some of the side panels to keep the rock chips away.I don't want to put mud flaps on it like the Rally Armors I had on my Subaru however, I do see how they can help protect the car not just for looks so the mud flaps are up for debate. Maybe some Rock Blocks shorties.
Mud flaps are definitely in the "to each his own" category. Some people love them, some people hate them. If you like the mud flap look on a passenger car, I personally think the big rally armor ones look fantastic on the ST and have been complimented accordingly. I will say most road debris and bugs hit the nose, front half of the hood, mirrors and front half of the front quarter panels. You'll find the hatch gets very, very dirty too.

EDIT: Also, you definitely want to get them made for the car, because the back wheel well requires a lot of spacers for mud flaps...
 

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Mud flaps are definitely in the "to each his own" category. Some people love them, some people hate them. If you like the mud flap look on a passenger car, I personally think the big rally armor ones look fantastic on the ST and have been complimented accordingly. I will say most road debris and bugs hit the nose, front half of the hood, mirrors and front half of the front quarter panels. You'll find the hatch gets very, very dirty too.

EDIT: Also, you definitely want to get them made for the car, because the back wheel well requires a lot of spacers for mud flaps...
Yeah I have a feeling the road grim and dirt will hit the same spots as my 2014 WRX Hatch. The mud flaps I dont mind the look but this wont be any where near a rally car.
 

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Yeah I have a feeling the road grim and dirt will hit the same spots as my 2014 WRX Hatch. The mud flaps I dont mind the look but this wont be any where near a rally car.
Like I said, to each his own on this one. If you have any questions, of course this forum is chalked full of all the answers! Anything else, feel free to PM!
 

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Yes welcome to the forum and congrats on your TB . You've had the competition now sit in those Recaros and have runs??
Thank you! And I've had a few spirited drives to test them out.


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