|One of the interns who sits across from me worked on and off for two years on the suspension for this one|
From flipping through the manual, I found out that there is a sport driving mode which makes acceleration more responsive. I think it does indeed add some extra kick. I've now used the navigation system, On-star, hooked my phone up to Bluetooth, listened to music from my iPod via the USB port in the center console and found out that it takes longer than I expected (?at least in this hot weather?, to charge the batteries using a standard 120V outlet).
I left PA this morning, and stopped in New Jersey...for more driving and to complete my "at least one car from each of the big 3" June test driving experience. This event was a Ford Focus ST test drive that was free that we had found registration for online. They're coming to Boston later this summer, but the event might be "sold" out already (as I said before this was no cost other than getting there). Here's the one thing though...The Focus ST is a manual car and I'd only ever driven a manual once before. I can now say I've driven a manual a couple times more albeit for short periods of time.
|The younger, more aggressive sibling of my own yellow '05 ZX3 Ford Focus - the ST|
|Lined up to get ready to go - drive smoothly|
|I made it - despite a few stalls at the start I was proud of myself - need to keep learning though|