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Hi all test drove a Focus RS today in ultimate green std except bluetooth, dab radio 8500 miles dealer registered car
six months old up for 24995 , my current car 2005 55
2 in orange running 296 bhp with upgrades & in stunning condition
also has pumabuld 8 pot brake upgrade ..... my question is it worth paying the best part of 15k to change i thought it was untill
i drove the 15 miles back home in the st on a mix of dual carriageway & b roads the st drives & sounds awsome so who thinks the
is worth the extra
 

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If I had a 20 million pound budget to make my perfect garage my ST would be there but i don't think an RS would. I mean they look great and they are a nice drive but if you're not an RS enthusiast, and you already have an ST, then IMO it's almost a waste of £30,000 (i know i just lost a lot of friends saying that, lol!!).

If you've already got an ST, get Mountune/Wolf/DS with a set of springs and dampers, maybe upgrade the brakes then you are well on your way to being as quick as an RS and in some situations you will be quicker.

So what i'm saying is, if you love RS's then get the new RS. However, if you love a fast ford, get a tuned ST3 + buy a classic Fiesta XR2 and still have at least £5000 change left over, and thats if you buy the ST brand new!!!

My ST cost me £12,500, the Mountune kit with the exhaust cost a total of £1500 fitted and the Eibach pro's were £400 fitted. Now she's not quite finished but thats £14,400.

I would get £11,000 if I sold it so that's an extra £19.000 i would have to find from somewhere, and that's an awful lot of money to replace one fast Ford Focus with another fast Ford Focus.
 

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QUOTE(clarkyp @ 17 Nov 2009, 10:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all test drove a Focus RS to;day in ultimate green std except bluetooth, dab radio 8500 miles dealer registered car
six months old up for 24995 , my current car 2005 55
2 in orange running 296 bhp with upgrades & in stunning condition
also has pumabuld 8 pot brake upgrade ..... my question is it worth paying the best part of 15k to change i thought it was untill
i drove the 15 miles back home in the st on a mix of dual carriageway & b roads the st drives & sounds awsome so who thinks the
is worth the extra


You been to Holiways then ??
saw they had the demo up for sale.

Its been for sale for a few weeks now so no one has bit there hands off for it. May be some discount in the car
 

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I would be in to minds, from the pictures I've seen the
does look sooo good but the other week I saw one in the flesh and I have to say that it didn't do anything for me. It looked to tall and bulky as we drove up the road together, to be honest I think the
driver was more interested in the pops and bangs coming out the back of my car.

At the end of the day, would it be worth £15K of your money to change?
 

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Don't bother, they want top money for it, it's an ex-demo so unlikely it's been run in properly, been ragged from cold, etc.

What are the tyres like - is it on its second set?

You've already got a great spec car that you have 'personalised', and sounds like they're giving you nothing for your mods - which is par for the course!
 

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From an ex modded st3 owner who handed over 15 grand plus my car i'd say no!!!!!
I simply don't think it's worth the money if you owned an st, it really has hit home how good the st is.
If buying from new i'd say yes yes yes, 22 grand st3 26 grand rs most deff, but to upgrade 15 grand plus your car, deff no way.
15 grand can get a great focus RS mk1 and a ford racing puma!!!!!! Both cars really feel like performance cars, once you sit in the new RS and look forward it simply looks like your in an st.
I've been a die hard ford fan all my life and don't get me wrong the RS is great car but I feel hard done by handing over 15 grand plus my 297bhp faster st
 

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Is this the one at Holiways, Tindale..??

I went to have a look last week but was hungover so didn't ask for a go in it.

Interesting conversation with one of the salesman trying to tell me I wouldn't lose much money on the RS if I chopped the ST in for one.... Ok says I but I do 20k miles pa, the car will be used. Oh, he says maybe the RS isn't for you and an R32 might be a better option..!!! wtf.

Sorry, I digress. In my opinion no, the RS is not worth 15k to change from the ST. However, if you like the looks, want one in your life and are prepared to shell out for one then go for it.
 

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QUOTE(Ryan @ 18 Nov 2009, 08:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I would be in to minds, from the pictures I've seen the
does look sooo good but the other week I saw one in the flesh and I have to say that it didn't do anything for me. It looked to tall and bulky as we drove up the road together, to be honest I think the
driver was more interested in the pops and bangs coming out the back of my car.

At the end of the day, would it be worth £15K of your money to change?

Totally agree RS looks nice in the press shots and Mags, but in real life it IMO looks silly. Guy at work has a PF one and I honestly think my 5dr with Mountune back box looks better from every angle.
 
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