When I first was looking at purchasing a new car I wanted the Focus ST BAD..is was #1 on my list but both dealers here didn't have any but the last dealer I checked did have the Fiesta ST so I took it for a drive and fell in love. While getting my oil changed the other day, the dealer let me take a Focus ST out just so I could compare the 2 and I'm happy to say I don't regret my decision taking the Fiesta. The Focus honestly didn't feel any faster, felt bulkier (I know it Is a bigger car), the noise it makes isn't half as good as the noise the Fiesta makes and the seats were rock hard, even the salesman that came with me complained about them. The other issue I had was anytime shifting from 2nd, 4th or 6th, I would bump my elbow off the arm rest, could find that becoming annoying quickly. That said I do still love the look of the Focus's.