2012 Ford Focus ST MK3
Daily driver for the family. I am convinced you can have Kids and a hatchback, so no need to upgrade to an estate.
Bought it back in 2019 and had no problems so far besides a leaky radiator. I heard they tend to have headgasket isses, but mine seems fine so far after 125000 km.
Only two mods installed to not ruin daily comfort for wife and kids: Eibach springs (25/10 mm) on Bilstein dampers and K&N s57 air Filter. Also had some exhaust installed but the drone was too much on the back seats.
Future plans only involve cosmetics, like a vinyl wrap and 19” wheels (if comfort is not ruined by them).