I didn't realize this, but there are actually 3 different rear spoilers for the current Focus:
1. The stock spoiler that came with our cars (and most other Focus hatch models)
2. The ST spoiler (longer, more squared off looking)
3. This spoiler:
http://www.partscheap.com/ProductDetail ... B&CartID=1
(also on Ford's web site, but photos aren't as good)
The #3 spoiler has the slots of the ST spoiler, extends further back like the ST spoiler, but is rounded, not squared off like the ST spoiler. I should also note 3D Carbon makes their own spoiler that looks almost identical to the #3 spoiler.
Here are 2 pics to clarify....
#3 Ford spoiler:
The #3 spoiler can be had for less than $300, but the cheapest I've seen the ST spoiler is $800! Remember these are unpainted prices.
Bottom line, I installed the #3 spoiler on my FFE. I'm a bit miffed at myself for not getting the ST version as (IMHO) it doesn't look anywhere near as good. But silly me, I failed to realize there was a difference until I had it painted and installed. Oh well - not sure I would have forked out $800 + paint anyway.
I'll report back after I've had it for a while and let you know if it had any impact on keeping the rear window clean or on economy.