The Ford Focus ST Is a Great Bargain Hot Hatchback

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Today I'm reviewing the Ford Focus ST, which is a great bargain hot hatchback. I'll show you the quirks and features of the Focus ST, then I'll show you what it's like to drive -- and I'll review the Focus ST to explain why it's such a great bargain hot hatchback.
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  1. Blaine Turner
    Blaine Turner
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    I've been shopping for a focus st and i absolutely agree that this style looks really good. Glad you agree

  2. GamingUsher.K
    GamingUsher.K
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    Review a 2015 glk 350?

  3. hunte3883
    hunte3883
    5 օր առաջ

    the heated seats work so good it’s crazy in this car

  4. Doggorunning
    Doggorunning
    6 օր առաջ

    Ok Ive owned a Skyline GTS T, this needed lowering, I've owned a Toyota Supra 79, needed sports shocks and was then perfect, had a Celica GT 77 with the hood scoops and pin stripes WOW, was perfect, Honda Prelude 80s something, it was alright, good engine, bad transmission, I had Abarth, cool car but everything was crap, OK my Focus ST 2014 perfect, so perfect, wish the headlights were glass, they dont last long in CA sun, other than that perfect.

  5. jermf35
    jermf35
    7 օր առաջ

    Hey Doug can you please review a ford taurus SHO fro. 2014-2020? I would love to hear what you think before I buy one. Its my favorite sleeper car

  6. 1strule jam
    1strule jam
    7 օր առաջ

    Class action lawsuits against same years with the titanium automatic transmission. Horrible transmission.

  7. Common Sense
    Common Sense
    9 օր առաջ

    I just raced one of these in town from a red light in my 2020 Ford Ranger Fx4 Lariat and won. I was surprised I won. In defense of the ST I heard the guy miss a third gear shift. But I had about half a car length on it till then. I was honestly shocked at the results. Came home to look them up.

  8. Daniel LeRoux
    Daniel LeRoux
    9 օր առաջ

    My Fellow Americans: Let's all do our part - call or write Ford US Customer Relationship Center and tell them what their American customers want. If we all contact them, maybe they'll realize it's a profitable business decision to bring the Mk4 Focus ST 6 spd manual transmission to the US/North American market. Wouldn't hurt to ask for the Fiesta ST and/or the Puma ST 6 speed manual as well! Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48126 Ford U.S. Phone: 1-800-392-3673

  9. Chili
    Chili
    11 օր առաջ

    I have a 2014 ford focus ST!

  10. Beechgoose 1
    Beechgoose 1
    14 օր առաջ

    A friend of mine has a regular Focus. She's had it years. Reliable AF..many a nice day out, as well as her commuter.

  11. Siniša Jakus
    Siniša Jakus
    14 օր առաջ

    Odličan auto,bolji od novog

  12. Jumpng
    Jumpng
    16 օր առաջ

    no longer a bargain

  13. Evan Bloomfield
    Evan Bloomfield
    17 օր առաջ

    0-60 is great its really fun 3 out of 10. ?????

  14. Tomáš Hruboš
    Tomáš Hruboš
    17 օր առաջ

    I bought one this month :)

  15. Shafil Sabbir
    Shafil Sabbir
    18 օր առաջ

    Super ugly car with Lamborghini Gallardo style wheels🤮😂

  16. Dillon Glassford
    Dillon Glassford
    21 օր առաջ

    I had a 2014 and it was the least reliable car I’ve ever owned. Constant problems. 3rd gear synchro, coolant leaks, motor mounts, water pump, etc

  17. Javier Partida
    Javier Partida
    22 օր առաջ

    I miss my Focus ST. Such a fun little hatchback! Too bad Ford cancelled them in North America, maybe one day they can return better and stronger.

    1. Daniel LeRoux
      Daniel LeRoux
      9 օր առաջ

      -> Let's all do our part - call or write Ford US Customer Relationship Center and tell them what their American customers want. If we all contact them, maybe they'll realize it's a profitable business decision to bring the Focus ST 6 spd manual transmission to the US/North American market. Wouldn't hurt to ask for the Fiesta ST and/or the Puma ST 6 speed manual as well! Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48126 Ford U.S. Phone: 1-800-392-3673

  18. Multikalwin
    Multikalwin
    24 օր առաջ

    I have a 2016.. most of the "quirks" were fixed. Not to mention the body looks soo much better than the 2013.

  19. John Campbell
    John Campbell
    27 օր առաջ

    A joke... What do you get when you have an accident? A Blur!

  20. George Collins
    George Collins
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    8:56 It would have been better if ford were to write 2013 out in words as “twenty-thirteen” instead of “two thousand & thirteen”! The same way how doug demuro needs to start pronouncing 2021 as “twenty-twenty-one” instead of “two thousand twenty-one”!

  21. Alan Arqueza
    Alan Arqueza
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    &

  22. Roger Skagerström
    Roger Skagerström
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    The fuel door is so very visable :D And the horn thing... Oh my.. Wonder what other things intrigues Doug? :D "If I move the door handle on this side of the door, it rotates on the other side too! That's weird!"

  23. Mitchell Clark-Heiter
    Mitchell Clark-Heiter
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    My st has no sunroof and the lights are right behind the sunglasses holder in the middle

  24. Rob Walker
    Rob Walker
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    Honestly I love mine, 2016, 30,000 miles, I do dad stuff in it but when I'm on my own I can drop it a couple of gears and it makes me smile every time, not overly quick but fun through the turns.

    1. SpyderGKH
      SpyderGKH
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      Amen Brother! 🍻👍

  25. Team Tempest
    Team Tempest
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    My MK4 ST is awesome! 😎

  26. Fastback GT
    Fastback GT
    Ամիս առաջ

    I would like to know if Doug could get a 6 out of a 10 scoring with the women without any credentials. We all know lol

  27. Eric Swanson
    Eric Swanson
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    The way he says "Cars, and, Bids," does something to my insides

  28. max3d0ut1
    max3d0ut1
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    Sorry Doug but we all know the best colour for the MK3 ST is Tangerine Scream :D (Proud 2012 ST owner)

  29. Joe B
    Joe B
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    VW stopped selling the normal Golf in the US but still sells the GTI. Ford should do the same thing - offer the latest FoST and/or FiST in the US.

    1. Daniel LeRoux
      Daniel LeRoux
      9 օր առաջ

      I had the exact same thought as you! Let's all do our part - call or write Ford US Customer Relationship Center and tell them what their American customers want. If we all contact them, maybe they'll realize it's a profitable business decision to bring the Focus ST 6 spd manual transmission to the US/North American market. Wouldn't hurt to ask for the Fiesta ST and/or the Puma ST 6 speed manual as well! Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48126 Ford U.S. Phone: 1-800-392-3673

  30. Slam Shift
    Slam Shift
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    You skipped over the best feature. A FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE.

  31. raptor notes
    raptor notes
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    MY neighbor has one of these but in purple

  32. PokerRun388
    PokerRun388
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    I have a 2018 Focus ST1. It's not fast & the interior sucks, as does the front wheel drive.

    1. Daniel LeRoux
      Daniel LeRoux
      9 օր առաջ

      You should feel fortunate that you own one in the first place. It's a lot of fun to drive and a good value for the money

  33. III VI IX
    III VI IX
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    Well, I'm glad I got mine before Doug made the prices go up 😂

  34. Nathaniel Chattoo
    Nathaniel Chattoo
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    *Doug* - "This is a 2013 model, the first year" *Me looking at 2009 Focus ST outside* - "Hmmm..."

  35. Ruben Rocha
    Ruben Rocha
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    C'mon Doug! Buy IT!

  36. Syrthdr09 Sybr
    Syrthdr09 Sybr
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    Car reviewers are utterly useless these days. They provide entertainment rather than actual useful information.

  37. Eric Zingeler
    Eric Zingeler
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    And now we have the Ecosport... thanks Ford.

    1. Daniel LeRoux
      Daniel LeRoux
      9 օր առաջ

      exactly. Let's all do our part - call or write Ford US Customer Relationship Center and tell them what their American customers want. If we all contact them, maybe they'll realize it's a profitable business decision to bring the Focus ST 6 spd manual transmission to the US/North American market. Wouldn't hurt to ask for the Fiesta ST and/or the Puma ST 6 speed manual as well! Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center P.O. Box 6248 Dearborn, MI 48126 Ford U.S. Phone: 1-800-392-3673

  38. Darkangel754
    Darkangel754
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    I love my 2013 Tangerine Scream Focus ST! I think the massive front grill has kept the car looking fairly modern over the years.

  39. Dillon Olvera
    Dillon Olvera
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    Good first car for an aspiring 16yo?

  40. Tuan Nguyen Van
    Tuan Nguyen Van
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    Dude, I don't usually comment, but let's just say I had to like and comment this video!

  41. mtprince09
    mtprince09
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    Really hoping for a Focus RS MK2 review someday. There are definitely some around in Mexico and at least one in the US as seen in Jay Leno’s video.

  42. Krisztián Ferryman Konszky
    Krisztián Ferryman Konszky
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    Is Doug turning into a used car salesman?

  43. Trent Rodgers
    Trent Rodgers
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    Don’t get an ST, but an SEL, still love my hatchback although it doesn’t have a turbo or the 6speed manual tranny 😫

  44. deep house
    deep house
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    Ford should bring out a cosworth again

  45. iCLICK OG
    iCLICK OG
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    I can’t wait to buy one in a few weeks!

  46. moody edge
    moody edge
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    Not recaro.

  47. Sean charles
    Sean charles
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    My mom was leasing a 2016 ford focus with the same touch screen and it was the absolute slowest touchscreen we have ever experienced after a year. Her 2020 ford fusion is a lot better than the 2016 one, and even her 2018 fusion was better than the 2016 touchscreen.

  48. Hell N Degenerates
    Hell N Degenerates
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    I will stick my uk electric orange mk2 st.

  49. VodkaSour
    VodkaSour
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    Now owned 2 of these, if you need practical and fun its the only way to go,, not as fun as my BRZ but that damn thing might as well be a miata as far as cargo and being able to carry passengers,, if you are thinking about it go ahead and get it, nothing like it will come again,, it'll be electric from here on out

  50. Jordan Nonnemaker
    Jordan Nonnemaker
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    Do a mk1 focus!!

  51. dfy goh
    dfy goh
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    Doug you say getting down to the low teens 11 or 12, do you mean 11,000 or 1100 hundred

  52. dseer13
    dseer13
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    what year is the ST?

  53. Neclar
    Neclar
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    Do a 🦎 review !!!

  54. Dan R&R
    Dan R&R
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    Got mine yesterday. I don't have words to describe how amazing the ride quality is with the full leather recaros. Having driven shitbox economy all this time and then getting an ST3 from 2014 is a huge jump in my ride quality.

  55. Jack Holden
    Jack Holden
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    FINALLY!!!!!

  56. Haide Haide
    Haide Haide
    Ամիս առաջ

    hey Doug what was your manager's number for that crypto i delete it by mistake

  57. Nikola Stefanov
    Nikola Stefanov
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    It's a pretty car

  58. Matt
    Matt
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    Yeah but compared to the 5 cylinder MK2 ST the US didn't get is a better bargain.

  59. Alirov
    Alirov
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    F

  60. grimcity
    grimcity
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    I have a black 2014 ST with the exact same trim (all the way down to the rims)... I've owned it since '14 and it's seriously the most fun car I've ever owned, which is strange for me to say because I always preferred RWDs. It takes roughly an hour to commute to my office, but the time just flies by. Doug's absolutely spot-on when he talks about the steering... you don't just steer the car, you aim it. It's also a little on the firm side (not like it has no power steering, it just makes sure you really mean it). The power to weight ratio really translates into a car that feels waaaaay more powerful than it really is (which is a cool feeling). On some of my drives, I travel to some rural spots here in Louisiana that have a lot of twistys... that's where this bad boy shines the most. No matter what the turn is, you can gas right into it and you feel completely planted on the pavement. If you're way too fast, the car will do a dog-pisser and you won't even know it until it puts the wheel back down. As an owner that's had an ST for several years now (well over 100k miles), it's been (knock on wood) a very dependable and solid little ride. Treat the trans and clutch right and you shouldn't have any issues with it. Basically just be diligent with your maintenance and it should last you a while. The only exceptional cost I've experienced is tires... they're a bit pricey in my neck of the woods and I go through them pretty regularly for someone that doesn't take it to the track (though I admittedly peel out every once in a while). Last thing... I LOVE that the ST isn't a real head-turner with the exception of fellow car geeks that already know what it is. It just looks like a normal hatchback, but it has more than enough juice to entertain the hell out of ya. Super stoked that Doug had a blast with it. I also love the shifter... it's super short, but it fits perfectly with the interior design of the car. What I mean to say is that when you're sitting in the driver's seat, it's perfectly located and just wants to be in your hand. The Recaro seats might be an issue if you're a husky guy or gal, but I'm 5' 7" and 216 lbs, and the seats feel astounding (I say this as someone who has a ruptured disc in my lower back and is about to get fusion surgery). The seats are firm and the bolstering really does keep you locked in place. Wow, I didn't mean to write this much! I blame being locked in this damned house and home office for the past year! If you get a chance to test drive one of these, make sure you get either some highway tome or some time to take some curves!

  61. Rock Hammer
    Rock Hammer
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    Some of the "Quirks" are pretty nitpicky.

  62. Samual Ledbetter
    Samual Ledbetter
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    I'm absolutely in love with my 2013 Focus. Cannot believe how all around GOOD it is.

  63. Jean-Philippe Coulombe
    Jean-Philippe Coulombe
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    An amazing car just be careful with the paint if you live in the north I sold mine last week and even if I take care of it the paint is a nightmare

  64. Sxikho
    Sxikho
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    OH my god. I miss those little magnified mirrors my Ford Focus had... Lol. Used them for lane changes all the time and being able to see my blind spot better.

  65. Mattribute
    Mattribute
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    Been driving the FoST for 5 years, best car I've had. The base ST trim in 2016 was so much cheaper than the computer screen ones. The funny part is that the plastic area around the 4" screen widens out gradually, allowing you to wedge your phone in there. Instant hi-res maps!

  66. Victor Morales
    Victor Morales
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    Just set the playback speed to 0.75x and you'll be good

  67. mo0rd
    mo0rd
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    0-60 in 6 seconds. 3 out of 10. Jesus mate. So many people wish they can have performance like that.

  68. J.A.M
    J.A.M
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    That’s one thing I’ve always not been able to stand those ridiculous climate vent knobs🤮

  69. cris wild
    cris wild
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    Got a stealth grey 2015 st3 they are a blast to drive what makes a car great is the fun you have in it thats what counts

  70. Emmanuel Tachie
    Emmanuel Tachie
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Ford focus 2014

  71. Aziz Lightmcqueen
    Aziz Lightmcqueen
    2 ամիս առաջ

    The Norths ghetto luxury car

  72. SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More
    SpaceX Tesla Roadster- Gaming and More
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Ford Focus ST

  73. justsomeguy 1
    justsomeguy 1
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    I had this car for 2 months. It should not be even allowed to be on the streets. What fucking idiot thought it would be a good idea to make brights turn themselves on automatically????? It is downright dangerous and you could get fined just because you bought the car programmed by a complete idiot. The seats are terrible, you will feel every single bump. I have pain in the legs and back from it. Steering wheel heating is barely felt, and during cruise control on the highway it breaks even though there is nobody in your lane (which again is quite dangerous), but it recognizes a truck in a right lane. Few times it even started the alarm to prevent the collision. The car is fast looks nice and has some nice equipment but in the end it is a terrible quality and definitely not roadworthy. Cannot wait to take it back to car rental company. I drove a dacia once and I think I would give it higher score than to this car... trust me when I tell you not to buy that car. The disappointment will be extreme.

  74. R.
    R.
    2 ամիս առաջ

    My 2002 SVT Focus wasn't worth crap.

  75. megawutt
    megawutt
    2 ամիս առաջ

    The asbo is such a great car.

  76. Issam Nasr
    Issam Nasr
    2 ամիս առաջ

    “You feel the road, you see the road, you’re part of the road!” Mustangs: *they’re part of the road*

  77. Saymon Rodríguez
    Saymon Rodríguez
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Does this have a back up camara or sensors?

  78. mji245
    mji245
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I LOVE THIS! But I own a 2013 Ford Focus with automatic transmission..RIP

  79. Matthew Reimel
    Matthew Reimel
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Watch out for low speed preignition detonation.

  80. Damon Cooper
    Damon Cooper
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Reliability has left the chat

  81. Собака Бабака
    Собака Бабака
    2 ամիս առաջ

    ON FINGER SOPLYA YEUH BRRRRRR

  82. Собака Бабака
    Собака Бабака
    2 ամիս առաջ

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU KAZULA

  83. Ricardini
    Ricardini
    2 ամիս առաջ

    The horn works that way on purpose and it's perfect. It's just like my Mk1 and it's very useful if you want use the horn without taking the hand from the wheel. You can horn with only one finger! It's perfect! "Ford had no history on sporty hatchbacks"... You kidding right?! Fiesta xr2/xr3 in the 80/90s. Focus Mk1/MK2 St170/St/RS. They didn't even won WRC with a hot hatchback. No... Yeah no history...

  84. Scott Kirkland
    Scott Kirkland
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I think in the future motor companies will start advertising all new car models using the Doug score. New cars will need a certified Doug score.

  85. David Vardanyan
    David Vardanyan
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Must do a test on MazdaSpeed 3 1st Gen Interested very much.

  86. Reparación Madrid
    Reparación Madrid
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Fuker Only Rolls Downhill

  87. unitedroad10
    unitedroad10
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Thank you for this review, Doug, spot on!

  88. Bob
    Bob
    2 ամիս առաջ

    These cars are horrible from a maintenance standpoint and they have head gasket issues. Stay far away

  89. David David
    David David
    2 ամիս առաջ

    As an Englishman this is interesting. This is a European spec car evolved from what Ford have been building and selling in huge numbers here since the 1960s, completely different to Ford's home market models traditionally. I guess we hoped one day we'd get the massive V8s but instead you have downsize. Thank you Greta Thunberg.

  90. Just Right Height Bear
    Just Right Height Bear
    2 ամիս առաջ

    So did '11 - '16 owners get new redesigned DPS6 transmissions after the class action settlement last year? I had to stay away for this reason, but really wanted one.

    1. Daniel LeRoux
      Daniel LeRoux
      9 օր առաջ

      The focus 5 speed manual did not have that issue - should really buy the stick shift

    2. Arenais
      Arenais
      2 ամիս առաջ

      That issue was for automatic non performance models and the ST is manual only

  91. Andrew Phillips
    Andrew Phillips
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I help with tech inspection at my local SCCA events from time to time. Doug severely understates how crappy the interior quality of these are. Every single one - and there's a lot of them - looks like it has 280,000 miles on it.

  92. utterbullspit
    utterbullspit
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    It looks huge!

  93. Matthew Jones
    Matthew Jones
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Fun Fact: The tiny hatchback wagon version of this has more boot space than a full-size Ford Explorer.

  94. SolarMoth
    SolarMoth
    2 ամիս առաջ

    People need to watch these old car videos more!!!! Thank you for keeping at it with the less popular content!

  95. T-Laws Fitness
    T-Laws Fitness
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Always loved the look of these

  96. Travis Davis
    Travis Davis
    2 ամիս առաջ

    This is at the top of the list for me right now

  97. Ernest Tostado
    Ernest Tostado
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I feel betrayed. I work two minutes away and drive a Focus ST. Doug, holla at cha boi!!!!!!!!!! I-805 and Sorrento Valley Rd, wassup!!

  98. Kyle Merritt
    Kyle Merritt
    2 ամիս առաջ

    LOVED mine. Hope to have one again some day

  99. Flynn Taggart
    Flynn Taggart
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Ford did a good job with the design for these. I still think they look good

  100. Evan M
    Evan M
    2 ամիս առաջ

    should review the Cobalt SS Turbo