Ford Focus ST
The third generation Ford Focus was a great economy compact car. However, when Ford introduced the ST model in 2012, car buyers got an almost perfect hot hatch. And under the hood was a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a turbocharger and 252 HP.
They perfectly tuned the car, so it represented a fantastic balance between performance and everyday usability. The Focus ST is popular because it’s the perfect daily commuter car, as well as driving enthusiast’s dream on the weekends. But best of all, with a base price of just $26,000, the ST is a great deal.