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#226 2016-04-15 17:46:29

speed808
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS vs. 2015 Subaru WRX STI, 2016 Volkswagen Golf R

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#227 2016-04-16 09:27:34

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Good read, well written.  arrow-up arrow-up


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#228 2016-04-17 01:01:49

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Goddamn I want an RS  cool


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2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
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#229 2016-05-09 14:09:46

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

The M2 was just barely faster around the track.

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#230 2016-06-06 14:29:36

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Really like the brakes on the RS.  I knew the brakes on the Saabaru are horrible, but driving an RS for a bit, then going home in the Saab is depressing.

The power felt really measured - maybe I wasn't tipping in far enough for the car to really react, but I was left feeling like something more should have happened.  I think this is usually just the difference between the relatively big hit when the boost comes on in older turbo cars vs. how Ford is turning their ecoboost engines to feel so flat torque wise.

Or the two other people in the car aside from me.  I suppose the 400+ extra pounds is a real thing.

Seats are a bit small for me, but I made do.

Wish I had more time driving it.

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#231 2016-06-29 20:04:30

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

http://i.imgur.com/Tfc5idil.jpg


I'm so mean I make medicine sick.

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#232 2016-06-30 10:17:01

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Yeah all the Chicago dealers are getting them.  They snap crackle and pop with the stock exhaust, but the exhaust is quieter than the press cars is what I'm hearing.

Weird dyno results from Mishomoto but they sounded like idiots tbh.

I want one.  cool


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#233 2016-06-30 11:19:30

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

hammyt wrote:

Weird dyno results from Mishomoto but they sounded like idiots tbh.

Link?

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#234 2016-06-30 11:25:01

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS



Maybe I'm just a dick, but they sound like they have no idea what they are doing.


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#235 2016-06-30 12:51:54

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I'm not a dyno expert, but if the front and rear wheel speeds don't match, the cars usually freak out in my limited experience.

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#236 2016-06-30 12:54:58

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

He does seem unsure of most everything. So... He doesnt know how to put the car into the different modes or all of the modes produce the same power?


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#237 2016-06-30 12:55:38

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

also...

310 hp on dynojet... wondering how my car (277 mustang dyno) would fare against an RS... hmmm.  92x 92x 92x saab 92x saab saab banana banana banana


'05 AERO 5mt - Desert Silver - 2.5 hybrid swap - JE pistons - IHI VF39 - Mishimoto TMIC - STI pink injectors - Cobb EBCS - ACT lightweight flywheel - AEM 320 fuel pump - Cobb XLE BPV - Mishimoto radiator - Cobb springs - Kartboy short shifter - Godspeed swaybar - 92k mi.

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#238 2016-06-30 13:13:54

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

It would be real close I bet, down to the driver at that point.  They run mid 13s and so does a VF'd Saabaru, well an aggressively tuned VF'd Saabaru has run a 12.2 so yeah...


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#239 2016-07-02 10:45:53

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Was driving by my local Ford dealership when I saw this gem in their showroom.  Of course I had to stop and check it out.  Looks even better in person.  The paint has a lot of metallic sparkles in it.  They got it for a customer but he lost his job so had to back out of it.  The sticker on this one is $37k, but they're charging a $10k market adjustment to it eek  $47k for a new Focus? I think I'll take a pass on that one...

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w346/drews77/5354A8DF-CB9B-4ECC-B647-8B76BB5BD01C.jpg


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#240 2016-07-02 14:33:00

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

It's asinine how much dealers are asking for these. On the local car enthusiast Facebook pages here in MA, stories abound of these things routinely stickering in the $50k range. I'm not sure if they are actually getting sold at that price, but the dealers seem to have high hopes of turning these into cash cows. We'll see how that works out, but I most certainly am not drinking the RS koolaid. These dealership markups and all that hype have me liking the low-key MK7 Golf R more and more.


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Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
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#241 2016-07-02 15:11:31

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

The salesman told me they would likely sell it for a couple thousand less but still


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#242 2016-07-02 15:57:34

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Screw that. Even at its most base price, I would not want a car like that. I stop shopping econocar-based new cars after about the $30k mark. The Golf R is about the only car that kinda-sorta seems worth the money to me, but even still, I'd probably make my dollar go further on the used market than spend that money on a new Golf R, RS, STI, or any hot hatch in that price range.


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Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#243 2016-07-05 11:35:24

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Chicago RSs have been going for 2.5-5k over sticker.

I'm waiting for a 2017  cool


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#244 2016-07-05 20:33:55

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

If they don't go down in a few years or have some nice used one-owner pricing, I'll remain an admirer from afar.


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#245 2016-07-06 11:14:30

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

You are going to be able to get a 2017 for MSRP, not sure if that is what you mean by going down?


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#246 2016-07-06 13:41:20

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

hammyt wrote:

You are going to be able to get a 2017 for MSRP, not sure if that is what you mean by going down?

Yeah markup disappearing for new ones would keep me in the game


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#247 2016-07-06 14:07:24

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Starting to see a few RSs on the road. Spotted one yesterday on the highway heading home. So far I've seen 2 whites and 1 blue in the wild.


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#248 2016-07-12 15:21:55

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Matt Buys a 2016 Ford Focus RS! - First Canyon Drive

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#249 2016-07-12 15:30:06

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

*leases

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#250 2016-08-22 16:35:31

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

As expected, a used Focus RS is expensive....$58,500  eek

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/cto/5727756964.html

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