Preliminary Look at 2013 Ford Focus ST

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Can you really get fast, practical and a great price all in one vehicle? Ford resoundingly answered this question with a yes when they introduced the 2013 Ford Focus ST

They started taking orders for the vehicle on May 1st with deliveries expected in late summer or early fall. Initial reports indicate that Ford has delivered by giving us a Focus ST with great handling, lots of power, surprising efficiency and everyday livability.

Although tire engineers try to create versatility into tires, there's only so many things that one tire can do well. Ford definitely picked a good tire and wheel combination including the 235/40R18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 mounted on 5-108 18x8 55 mm offset, 5-spoke, Y-shaped wheels.

I like the wheel very much and think it matches the Focus ST's sporty and aggressive look. As for tires, wear out the O.E. Goodyear's before switching over. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tested well here at Tire Rack, so unless you're going to the track everyday it's hard to justify the swap.

Take a look at "Testing Max Performance Summer Tires" to see how the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 performed in our testing this summer

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