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For The ST handles sweetly, rides smoothly and its turbocharged 2.0-litre engine can unleash a 0-62 mph sprint time of just 6.5 secs. It's surprisingly affordable, too.

Against There’s no fancy limited-slip differential, so there’s a fair amount of torque steer as you pour on the power. Entry-level ST models aren’t that well equipped.

Ford Focus Hatchback

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4 out of 5 stars

Ford’s Focus ST may not be as quick or as trick some hardcore rivals, such as the Renault Megane 265 Cup, but it’s a beautifully rounded machine. We’d pay a bit extra for the plusher ST-2 version, though.

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