My sister recently purchased a 2012 focus and all I can say about the seats is that they feel like they have too much lumbar support.. I know the drivers is adjustable and maybe my back isn't suited for that much lumbar, but that's where most of my back pain comes from when I ride. Hoping the ST2 seats ride as good as they look, if they did I'm sure none of us would have any complains! As far as the gas mileage goes, I'm hoping that with the AC off and light driving (good luck with that) we could possibly be in the mid 30s.I would like to think it would be similar to the regular 2012 focus which is very good. Just drove mine 450 miles yesterday, my only complaint would be the seats, but I would assume the ST2 seats are going to resolve that. A friend with a new Forester rode along for a few minutes and commented on two things: there sure was a lot of torque down low and it was very quiet, quieter than his Forester.
I also got 39.4 mpg, gonna miss that part.
I was wondering how many posts it would take for someone to mention this. I've got the magazine on my desk, and there are no complaints about driving 3333 miles in the ST, just that he always wanted to get back in. He also says, "I don't think I've ever driven a car with better seats".Topgear magazine drove it across US:
Ford Focus ST across US - BBC Top Gear
Ford Focus ST driven full road test car review - BBC Top Gear - BBC Top Gear
I read the article in the iPad magazine a while ago, don't remember the details but I do remember the reviewer sounding pretty enamoured with the car, especially for long road trips.
For me a long road trip is any drive that requires filling the tank at least once to get to your destination. I've taken a Focus from NY to Texas and on a seperate trip to Florida and several places in between. Pretty much anything over 5 hours and 400 miles.What do you consider a long road trip?
DONT jinx yourself now! Saying stuff like this calls the jinx!I've done cincy to tampa (900miles) in a 2009 focus sel and it was no problem. Pretty comfortable but personally I like firm seats and beds. I plan on doing it end of september with the ST (if I get my car by then). My luck the car will be delivered to the dealer while im in Tampa :S