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#1 rabenoja

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:14 AM



#2 Arch5

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

Wish we had the RS in the states.

#3 Kunani

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:32 AM

Thats it, I'm buying a ford focus.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:43 AM

Thats it, I'm buying a ford focus.



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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:48 AM

I prefer driving in shopping malls, so I'll take the Fiesta!


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:59 AM

Thats it, I'm buying a ford focus.


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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:21 AM

im buying it if it ever comes to the states. until then, maybe a mazda, same owner and simular chassis'.

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:28 AM

Why aren't they building these RSs in America???
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:10 PM

Why aren't they building these RSs in America???


+1 I threw up a little bit when I saw Ford Focus and RS in the same phrase. But that is a nice little car. Why are American carmakers so stupid? Ford has a 50 mpg car that wont come stateside because they are scared of diesel selling. And they also have this car, that could certainly do some damage to Evo and STI sales and they only sell it in Europe.

This is why they should go bankrupt. Because instead we get a ton of SUV's that aren't needed.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:17 PM

I studied in England and Ireland for a few years and have ridden in and driven some of the RS Fords. They are very impressive cars. Of course the Focus RS is not in the same class as the GTR but I would love to be able to buy one for daily driving.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:23 AM

+1 I threw up a little bit when I saw Ford Focus and RS in the same phrase. But that is a nice little car. Why are American carmakers so stupid? Ford has a 50 mpg car that wont come stateside because they are scared of diesel selling. And they also have this car, that could certainly do some damage to Evo and STI sales and they only sell it in Europe.

This is why they should go bankrupt. Because instead we get a ton of SUV's that aren't needed.



The funny thing is people buy those big trucks and SUVs.
I like the RS, but it needs to be AWD to compete with the EVo and Sti. We will see an SVT version of the fusion before that happens though, and that will be AWD with the "eco boost" v6.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 09:26 AM

The funny thing is people buy those big trucks and SUVs.
I like the RS, but it needs to be AWD to compete with the EVo and Sti. We will see an SVT version of the fusion before that happens though, and that will be AWD with the "eco boost" v6.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:47 AM

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Sales wise.
The market for those cars is very much into modding them to make them faster. High power fwd cars are not nearly as fun to drive as high powered awd cars.

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

Ford of Europe has produced some pretty cool cars over the years. The Focus RS sort of takes up where the Cosworth Sierra RS left off (that car was marketed in the U.S. for three years as the Merkur XR4Ti - I owned a 1987 model that was a blast to drive). Great little performers but always plagued by niggling little problems and poor support here in the U.S. Even the Mustang SVO was a trial of Ford of Europe's wares - though only partially so. I think the Focus RS could be quite successful if brought to this country. For far too long American auto manufacturers have produced shit cars. I can not think of a single American made car that I would own, at any price, currently (including the hairy chested ZR-1). Uninspired craptastic pieces of shit -- all of them. The European Focus on the other hand, is interesting and aspirational.



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