Ford Focus ST-2 review

Enhanced exterior styling helps to boost its kerb appeal

Nov 2005

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Overall rating

4.5 out of 5 stars


  • Exterior changes enhance the car's sporting appeal
  • Powerful engine is incredibly flexible and sounds great
  • Handling is predictable yet capable of being fully exploited by a keen driver
  • Offering both three and five-door variants helps to broaden the car's appeal


  • It's a shame that changes to the interior are of the modest variety
  • High seating position can feel uncomfortable when pushing the car hard
  • Gearshift is a little rubbery and doesn't like to be rushed
  • Access to the rear of the three-door variant is a little awkward