The cloth seats. Recaro are too confining for a 250# 6'4" moose like me. Also the $2000 extra was just a little too much to swallow. I will miss the heated seats and mirrors which should be separate items like in my 2013 Focus SE.
Well I did not spring the $2000 for the Recaro Package, but I see now why I probably should have. The ST has such cornering competence that I had all I could do to hang on to the wheel in hard corners. It is so progressive in cornering speed that you think you will never hit its limit. Maybe a 5 point harness is needed. Too bad I am too big to fit into the Recaros.
Wow! Just noticed 2 fairly important items I WISH we had here on our cars!
Of course the obvious - looks like they got the sorely missed auto dimming mirror.
But, even more missing - those Recaro seats have a NOB seat back adjuster! Not the crappy notch handle system we have. They get near infinite adjustments, like typical on VW's. The thing o hate about our notch (or ratchet) system, is that it is usually either to close or too far. Never just right. Grrrrr.
Just cannot ever understand how Ford, an AMERICAN car manufacturer, born and raised here originally, gives the rest of the world the better stuff, and offers leftovers to its own HOME market.