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The Top Gear car review:Ford Focus ST

Overall verdict
In credit-crunched Britain, Ford’s got the formula spot-on. Affordable fun: perfect.


Price, yes, but so much more besides: the Focus ST is a great hot hatch


The diesel doesn’t quite hit the spot for us


What is it?

The ST is no longer the hottest Focus around, what with the new AWD RS. That does give it a renewed, slightly softer role in the world, signalled by a sparky diesel version joining the range. And no, it’s not called the STD.

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