Price as tested: $45,340
This month: 399km @ 12.0L/100km
Overall: 1517km @ 11.5L/100km
Kah-chunk. As the nozzle of the fuel pump slams back into its metal-lined holster, all I can think is, “So this is how it ends…”
Standing on a lonely fuel station forecourt isn’t how I imagined farewelling the Focus ST from the Wheels Garage. I had hoped to give it one last hurrah; one farewell fling that would finally, after months of lockdown, give me the time to consider my growing list of strengths and weaknesses before settling on a verdict for this near-$50K hot hatch.
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Twist Of Fe
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Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 CS
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