Ford Focus ST automatic 2020 UK review

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Seven-speed gearbox carries a premium, but should you choose it over the manual? A drive on UK roads beckons

Just a few short weeks ago, Autocar magazine readers will have seen that we declared the Focus ST a better hot hatch than the new Volkswagen Golf GTI (website viewers that missed it will want to check in over the weekend).There can be few doubts over the Ford’s overarching performance and desirability, then. The question that hangs over this seven-speed automatic version: whether the extra £1450 you spend on the gearbox is worth the investment over a manual.
Source: Autocar

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