I've been a super loyal customer to the Volkswagen brand for over 10 years. I'm not sure 100% sure why but ever since I got my first Jetta; a 1995 manual transmission speckled gold beauty I hadn't really felt the desire or need to find something else.
Well, start with a chronic problem with electronics, some (in my opinion) bad design in my most recent VW, and a completely h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e dealer experience and it was time to make a change. I looked at a bunch of different makes but after a suggestion from my boss I decided to test drive a Ford Focus ST.
I never considered Ford a company that made cars with good technology but I was definitely mistaken. This car, at least for me, is the perfect intersection of power, comfort, and technology that I've seen in a while. It handles great, gets pretty decent gas mileage, and has a ton of great features. I highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a hatchback style car that looks and functions great while at the same time being zippy as hell. It is such a joy to drive this thing! If this car is any indication of things to come from Ford, they are on the right track. Good riddance Volkswagen!