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    New Ford Focus RS

    and yes .. I think this is gonna be a really good one .. got an offer from a dealer in germany for 36k eur nett fully loaded! Smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItiJcBBPiPM

    for those who want more specs

    http://www.automobilemag.com/features/columns/2016-ford-focus-rs-gets-the-worlds-most-advanced-awd-system/

    detail pics:

    https://s-p.smugmug.com/Automotive/Ford/Focus-RS/Focus-RS-Lommel/n-srbbLJ/


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Very nice offer but I would only get one as a two door and without that hideous roof wing.

    Actually, I always waited for a car like this, it reminds me of my former Lancia Delta HF Integrale cars I owned.


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    I just wished they kept the 5 cylinder. This 4 cylinder business is just not special enough!


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    WAY:

    I just wished they kept the 5 cylinder. This 4 cylinder business is just not special enough!

    If you want a 5 cyl hot hatch then the Audi RS3 is the only way to go, but shed loads of extra cash required. Smiley


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    This is the most likely DD candidate for me, if I ever need to replace my Evo.  I wish they had factory delivery in Saarlouis, where it's made...


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    dreamcar:
    WAY:

    I just wished they kept the 5 cylinder. This 4 cylinder business is just not special enough!

    If you want a 5 cyl hot hatch then the Audi RS3 is the only way to go, but shed loads of extra cash required. Smiley

    You are so right. And that 5 Cylinder sounds so adorable beautiful, almost like a V8


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Most of the reviews of the RS3 are not that glowing, with frequent mention that it's not so fun to drive.  I would guess that the Ford RS will be far more fun...

    "The new RS3 is, as it stands, the most powerful hot hatch ever built. With four-wheel drive and a twin-clutch gearbox it’s a formidably rapid cross-country machine with enough raw pace to trouble much more expensive machinery. It’s also a practical and very useable car, too, but sadly it just isn’t as much fun to drive as a hot hatch should be on an engaging stretch of road."

    http://www.evo.co.uk/audi/rs3

    And this:

    "Therein, of course, lies the familiar rub: the RS3 is a driver’s car that has little time for the delicacy and nuance on which a keen driver thrives. This is revealed quickly enough on a track, where, despite Audi’s protestations, the latest version of the quattro system fails to deliver on the dynamic promise of a fully empowered rear axle.

    Efforts to involve it at an apex or even unseat it completely are largely for nought. Instead, via the usual over-assisted steering wheel murk, you mostly just wait for the front tyres to find their purchase and haul the car through the meat of any given corner before feeding the power back in. It’s route-one stuff."

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/rs3-sportback-0/ride


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    dreamcar:
    WAY:

    I just wished they kept the 5 cylinder. This 4 cylinder business is just not special enough!

    If you want a 5 cyl hot hatch then the Audi RS3 is the only way to go, but shed loads of extra cash required. Smiley


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    I considered the RS3 and even took the trouble to test drive one. It sounds sensational just like all the 5 cyl Audis of past and present, however a couple of things really trouble me with this car. First the price. Over here, with a couple of options, it is 25% more than a A45 which has those options as standard. Part of the issue is Audi dealer's reluctance to discount this car whereas I can get a good deal on the updated 2016 A45. Secondly, the throttle and gear change is very much tuned towards "economy" in normal mode. Way too soft for a car like this. Of course you can always set it up to your liking and you just have to hit a button before you drive off, but it really annoys me. In any case, I have not entirely counted out this car as a future daily driver. 


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    New video from the RS development process:

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1100289_ford-drops-episode-seven-of-focus-rs-documentary-series-video


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    I love this car! 


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    This is really gonna be a fkn great fun car ! tom the last video will be online from ford :D


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Pretty balanced review:

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/ford-focus-rs-review/33617

    Former Stig drives all modes, vid:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/18/ben-collins-ford-focus-rs-drive-mode-video/


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    Grant:

    Pretty balanced review:

    http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-driven/ford-focus-rs-review/33617

    Former Stig drives all modes, vid:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/18/ben-collins-ford-focus-rs-drive-mode-video/

    Reminds me a lot of my former Lancia Delta HF Integrale cars but that hideous roof wing has to go... Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche Macan Turbo, Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby SVT (2014), Mini JCW (2015), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Such a great car. Such great value. Have friends with many exotics in their grarage in the UK just recieve theirs and they cant help rave about how much fun this car is and how quick.

    I just ordered on of these. September build, Novemeber delivery MY2016 in Nitrous with buckets. I have the Mountune Phase 1 kit on order and the dealer will fit this and the warranty will be valid. It will give it 380bhp and over 500nm torque so puts it well ahead of cars like M2 and probably more in the realms of M3/4 at places like the Ring. On road tyres in factory trim....

    Very much looking forward to this cars arrival, which feels a bit off given it will be by far the least expensive car we own!


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Excellent!!


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    I am attracted by that car too ... Looking forward to your review !


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Congrats macca! kiss


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Use to have a Escort RS Turbo back in the day and that was a blast then..Be an old dog now though...indecision...


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Gnil:

    I am attracted by that car too ... Looking forward to your review !

    I almost got one...today. Went to a Ford dealer this morning because I needed to ask something and saw a blue Ford Focus RS there. The car had a very nice lease offer on the window and I almost went for it...almost. Car was already sold, next delivery...this autumn...maybe. Smiley Went out sad but in retrospect, it didn't make any sense for me to get this car. It just reminded me so much of my former Lancia HF Integrale days... Smiley

    Also, wasn't a fan of the four doors...probably wouldn't have taken it anyway but the temptation was big (car looked amazing, nice racing shells with blue lining, black rims with blue painted calipers, etc.).


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    You guys are having ""mid life crisis" syndrome. 

    Bloody Volvo's and now Ford's indecision...


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    throt

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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    throt:

    You guys are having ""mid life crisis" syndrome. 

    Bloody Volvo's and now Ford's indecision...

    Smiley Smiley


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    RC:
    throt:

    You guys are having ""mid life crisis" syndrome. 

    Bloody Volvo's and now Ford's indecision...

    Smiley Smiley

    Smiley, No , really. The RS's are a fun drive. 

    Congrats, macca Smiley..


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    throt

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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    throt:

    You guys are having ""mid life crisis" syndrome. 

    Bloody Volvo's and now Ford's indecision...

    Yes, it is sad, so sad... SmileySmiley


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    bluelines:
    throt:

    You guys are having ""mid life crisis" syndrome. 

    Bloody Volvo's and now Ford's indecision...

    Yes, it is sad, so sad... SmileySmiley

    But you like them still, don't yu, blue Smiley


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Think this would be top of my list if I needed a practical car.. happily I don't need one indecision


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    DaveGordon:

    Think this would be top of my list if I needed a practical car.. happily I don't need one indecision

    If you needed a practical car, you would probably go with a SUV. Smiley 

    Kids, wife with shoe addiction...no way around a SUV. Smiley

    The most practical car is actually my Mini JCW right now: I use it as a daily driver, I can do some shopping with it, it is pretty fast if I want to (did 260 kph on the speedo last Wednesday on our way to Munich), it is rocksolid under most road and weather conditions, it doesn't eat much fuel (10 l/100km on the Autobahn full throttle, 9 l on average city and under 7 l if I use the "green" mode), kids feel comfortable in the back (even for longer drives), so...quite OK for the size and what it costs. The emotional part is almost zero for me though but I am spoiled. Smiley


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Volvo makes some really nice designs lately as far as normal cars go and that Focus seems pretty slick if you're in the market for such a car. It's not like I'd choose it over an exotic, but it's still pretty cool.

    How much do they cost?


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    Every time I drive my 07 manual Mini convertible it is an event and it is really fun. The fun stops for longer trips though as the car is too bumpy and noisy after the first 40 miles..


    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    noone1:

    Volvo makes some really nice designs lately as far as normal cars go and that Focus seems pretty slick if you're in the market for such a car. It's not like I'd choose it over an exotic, but it's still pretty cool.

    How much do they cost?

    $36k


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    Re: New Ford Focus RS

    The one I saw (and almost got, well...at least for a minute ) was 46k EUR incl. 19% VAT.


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