- Ford Focus RS
My lodger bought a new one (03 plate) it was fun but when pressing on, that diff gives a lot more grip but also makes the break away point much more difficult to judge, hopefully they’ve sorted it in the new model – I’d drive one on uneven surfaces to see what you think, he said he found it hard to relax when driving longer distances.Posted 10 years ago
the_lecht – sure it can do it all, but its not going to be as comfy going to the supermarket as a 7 series BMW for example – well not without switchable suspension systems etc. The requirements for each role vary too much IMO. Plus that’s all down to personal limits – I wouldnt mind driving a rally car 200 miles down a motorway for a while, but I’m sure I’d get bored soon enough and want my hearing back lol.Posted 10 years agoBarney_McGrewMember
My cousin had the first FRS:
A fantastic car! Point to point a quicker, more fun (and more skill required) car than the well modified Impreza I had at the time and the one he had prior to the RS. All that crap that Clarkson spouted about it (that is often taken as gospel by those whom have never driven one) is just that! Yes, you did feel the diff working away but if you believed him, it’s sole purpose on the car was to drive you off the road.Posted 10 years ago
My cousin went to the launch of the new RS and said it is stunning in the metal (especially in the green.) He seriously considered one but went for a 997 instead! Swine!
Someone on my shift has one on order and expects it to be delivered mid/late April. I look forward to having a go.freeride_gearMember
Ford Focus / Escort = Always has been and always will be a chavs car, regardless of list price and options. ESPECIALLY in LIME GREEN or ORANGE.
Such a shame its out of production!Posted 10 years agoShandyMember
There haven’t been any decent road tests done yet, there were a couple in Top Gear and Autocar but they were absolute rubbish “I had a passenger ride with a rally driver and it was well fast, what an exciting car!!!”.
Hopefully evo or drivers republic will get a hold of one soon and give it a decent review. I’d be going for the white one, if its as good as it sounds it’ll be a future classic.Posted 10 years agoPikeBN14Member
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I would beg to argue that the R32 is powerful but is not a cockmobile. But then I am biased. A reasonably specced manual R32 MK V was about £25k. For the R20 with DSG, recaros etc definitely be hitting £30K
Agreed, one of the exceptions to the rule 😉Posted 10 years ago
(until it’s price drops enough for the youngsters to start ‘adapting’ them!)a11ySubscriber
Hopefully evo or drivers republic will get a hold of one soon and give it a decent review.
Two of the only sources I trust for car reviews, even if they don’t rate my current car.
As much as I like the idea of the Focus RS, it’s going to attract such a poor image from c0cks buying them that it’ll be impossible to drive without attracting the wrong attention. Shame because initial reports are good 🙁Posted 10 years ago
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