It is a bulge, and drops off at the window. I'll see if I can get another angle on it.I have to ask. Is that picture of the place where the sunglasses holder should be (I'm assuming that plastic piece is a mic) look like that because of the awkward angle of the picture, or is it really a huge bulge? And if so does it taper off near the windshield or just drop off? And thanks for the pictures.
But that's kinda my point in asking my question... if they're going to keep the bulge in the headliner, there's no really good reason to not install the non-moonroof overhead console too. Just seems... well, asinine. It's probably a cost cutting measure, but I suspect the extra $8-$10 it would add the MSRP wouldn't bother most buyers.It's for the sunglasses bin......
Some nice captures there of the bin and the moonroof controls. What I'd REALLY like to see pictures of though, are the sunglasses bin on the SE model, when the moonroof isn't optioned. I thought someone here said it does have one. That's probably the version that we'd swap over to the ST.Some good pictures of the full console here: 2013 Focus ST - Imgur
I would assume that the holes for the screws are predrilled and underneath the headliner padding. So I wonder if you could get the part from the ST3 (that doesn't have the moonroof switch, and swap out the the consoles without doing too much damage to the headliner). You'd need to make sure the microphone is wired up again. Likely way too much effort for a simple holder!
I was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Turbo.Your car looks "bloody fantastic" as the Brits would say. I wavered for a long time between Race Red and Oxford White, finally settling on the latter. But now, as I wait for my ST3, I'm staring at the phone on my desk, thinking about calling the dealership....must...be...strong.....
BTW - what were you driving before and how does this car compare? I'm going to have to learn to be much lighter with my right foot!
I've been known in the past to do mods that ruin the "driveability" of an automobile. Silly stiff suspension, removing emissions equipment, weight saving mods, etc.. This time around I expect I will keep the car mostly stock. Intake, downpipe, ECU retune are a possibility, when those become available. New rims.. I love the bronze on red look.The SS is a pretty serious car, so that's a great benchmark. Thanks for the review and thoughts. Any mods planned for the ST? I'm hard pressed to think of what else I would want as far as performance, other than perhaps a new intake and exhaust, but even then, I'm not so sure. It will be cool to see what firms like Cobb can do. This will be my daily driver, so I can't go crazy yet...maybe in several years.
Im with you Rownan, all of my cars have been modded, and I've had nothing but problems after the fact. I think the only things i might do with my ST is visual stuff, least make it look a little different. Unless Ford starts offering mod upgrades at super low prices (ya right) I think I'm going stock.I've been known in the past to do mods that ruin the "driveability" of an automobile. Silly stiff suspension, removing emissions equipment, weight saving mods, etc.. This time around I expect I will keep the car mostly stock. Intake, downpipe, ECU retune are a possibility, when those become available. New rims.. I love the bronze on red look.
I will also be keeping an eye on Cobb and others. This is a wonderful platform to start out with.. Knowing we're going uphill from here as far as performance is a GREAT feeling.