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Old 02-03-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
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2015 Ford Focus RS

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325 hp, all wheel drive, six speed manual only, Recaros.


http://jalopnik.com/2016-ford-focus-...-ha-1683323602
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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Do want. Badly.

My Fiesta ST is fun and all, but this would be awesome.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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If it rounds out my wish list with at least 30 mpg and run on regular grade I may have found my next daily driver.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:12 PM   #4
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Looks like it'd be fun. The interior is less wierd than the current ST.

But I think I am set on a Golf R with a DSG transmission and the fancy DCC semi-active suspension.

Here, I'll summarize the inevitable DSG vs manual argument so no one else has to say anything:

DSG is faster.
Manual gives you more feel. Automatics are for pussies.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:24 PM   #6
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I'd love to have that, yank the wing and you've got a dam fast sleeper.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:36 PM   #7
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"Prices are most likely to begin at around $ 23,000."

http://ford2015car.com/2015-ford-focus-rs-specs-price/

Ive never ever been a ford fan, or anything american for that matter (I own a piece of shit dodge dakota), but Ford sure seems to be building good quality cars these days, or I'm getting sucked in with good marketing tactics.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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Been wanting the RS to come to our shore for years. I think it will do well in the US. Wish it still had the Volvo based I5 though.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:21 PM   #9
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Sounds good to me.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:23 PM   #10
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I'll take a 2 door version please
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:28 PM   #11
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"Prices are most likely to begin at around $ 23,000."
That's got to be wrong. A regular Focus SE with fwd and hamster wheel motor lists for $22k.
They can't add Recaros, awd and turbo for $1k.

I think the RS will list for about what an Sti lists for- $39k.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:34 PM   #12
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"Prices are most likely to begin at around $ 23,000."

http://ford2015car.com/2015-ford-focus-rs-specs-price/
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No chance in hell. ST's are upper $20s, this will easily be over $30k after all discounts, rebates, negotiations.


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Ive never ever been a ford fan, or anything american for that matter (I own a piece of shit dodge dakota), but Ford sure seems to be building good quality cars these days, or I'm getting sucked in with good marketing tactics
Good marketing tactics it is. Our piece of shit 2014 Focus was a lemon that spent more of it's first 3 months in the shop than on the road, and had so many electrical gremlins we dumped it within the year shortly after they put a new transmission in it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:05 PM   #13
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Can't wait for the comparisons with the RS and STi, should be a challenge to Subaru...
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:22 PM   #14
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No chance in hell. ST's are upper $20s, this will easily be over $30k after all discounts, rebates, negotiations.
Yeah, the STI starts at $35K and the Limited at $39K. The Evolution GSR is $35K and MR is $39K. Golf R starts at $37K. The RS is going to have to be in that same ballpark. Then add destination fees, tax and some options and it's going to be $40K, I bet.

Also the RS is going to be a 2016 car not a 2015.
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