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We know from previous experience that this will become a key topic of conversation so I've raised (and pinned) this thread to contain all discussion on actual orders and delivery progress (or lack thereof :lol: )
 

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Ive ordered mine in Orange Fury and am awaiting delivery dates :D performance pack and heads up display. Theyve been unable to confirm other intricate details as yet! Should hear more very soon!
 

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@Madmurdoch01 same here. Traded my 2016 Nitrous Blue RS in for it. Was surprised at the total cost of the ST. Certainly puts the next RS into the £40k bracket.

Looking forward to seeing the orange fury. Mine is to be built 13 May with delivery 4 weeks later...
 

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Performance blue with performance pack and heads up display. Build date 17th May ETA dealers week ending 8th June.
 

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Traded my 2016 Nitrous Blue RS in for it. Was surprised at the total cost of the ST. Certainly puts the next RS into the £40k bracket.
That's a bit of a backward step trading a current RS for a new model ST.

I'm not sure if Ford could get away with charging £40k for a standard edition Mk.4 RS because it would put it into a serious premium competition bracket with Audi and Mercedes.....but only time will tell. :)
 

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@Madmurdoch01 same here. Traded my 2016 Nitrous Blue RS in for it. Was surprised at the total cost of the ST. Certainly puts the next RS into the £40k bracket.
Looking forward to seeing the orange fury. Mine is to be built 13 May with delivery 4 weeks later...
I can't find anything on the website, pricing available at dealers ?
 

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I suspect there are a few nervous MK3 RS owners thinking they are driving potential financial time bombs .
I was rather thinking the opposite although the best course of action is affected by how long you plan to keep the car.

With the ST so expensive there is all the more temptation to buy a used RS instead so I'd expect demand to increase.

I know which one will depreciate fastest as this is exactly the situation I faced when I bought my (Mk2) RS.
 

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Remember you haven't seen the top pricing until the automatic option is added.
 

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The new(petrol) ST is only £770 cheaper than the starting price of the outgoing RS model.
There is only one trim spec at the moment for the Mk.4, so just for comparison what was the last price of the Mk.3 ST3?
The December 2012 price of an ST3 was £25495, which was only a few months after launch.
No dealer discounts were available at launch......I know this because I enquired about one and bought a new Zetec S 182 instead.
 

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When I bought my MK3.5 ST3 in 2016 with every option on it apart from heated steering wheel the price was £28K
I just looked at a June 2016 price list and added up all the available options for an ST3(excluding BLIS because not sure if included in Driver Assistance Pack) and the price came to £28925.

This price does not include paint which would range from free up to £795.
 

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I just looked at a June 2016 price list and added up all the available options for an ST3(excluding BLIS because not sure if included in Driver Assistance Pack) and the price came to £28925.

This price does not include paint which would range from free up to £795.
Yes that sounds about right.
 

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I believe Ford have priced the new ST simply too high....but only time will tell if this affects sales.

It is £445 more expensive than the much more powerful class leader Civic Type R....although in terms of trim spec it is the GT model it needs to be directly compared with which retails at £33550. Regardless it is just too expensive for what it is.

I think dealers will need to be prepared to discount to £30k at the very least, which IMO is where Ford should have priced it in the first place.

I said in the past that I might consider coming back to a Mk.4 Focus ST at some point, but I just couldn't justify paying the money Ford are asking.....not when there are better cars from the likes of Audi and Mercedes for only a few grand more.

Like I already said though....it will come down to discounts. :)
 
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