Focus RS is Coming

Discussion in 'Fords Other High Performance Vehicles' started by GOT SVT, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. coboss

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    An interesting thing has apparently happened with the Golf R. Until around March, they were in short supply, and VW dealers were stiffing buyers for ADM, just like is happening with the Focus RS. Now, they are plentiful and you can get one easily for MSRP, at least here in Colorado. The rumor is that because of the TDI debacle, VW sales are down, so VW decided to build a lot more Golf Rs, so that dealers had a car they could sell easily. Maybe by October you'll be able to get one under MSRP.

    I've ridden in both a DSG and a 6-speed manual version. Nice cars. Both had the electronic shocks, and the difference between street and track is very noticeable. They are way too quiet though, and they have the silly German thing where they pipe synthetic engine noise into the cockpit. That is just dumb. And yes, the sound tube on the Boss is just as dumb.
     
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    You can get them at MSRP here today too. Within 200 miles for under MSRP.

    A local dealer I emailed started at $3K ADM and was down to MSRP within 3 emails.

    I am sure they will be available in October if lease end comes and no RS. Or something else entirely.
     
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    Canepa cars and coffee on Saturday. I drove the R and my son drove the RS over.

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    That's a nice stable of vehicles right there.


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  5. ArizonaBOSS

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    @mattlqx has taken delivery of his RS already
     
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    Looking good. Let's see more photos of members new RS's. 8)
     
  7. buland

    buland One of the rare Boss LS in Switzerland

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    juli, 22 is the delivery day :)
    can't wait!


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  8. WinterSucks

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    I am a bowl full of jelly. Wish I didn't commute so far to work, otherwise I would be tempted. 80 miles a day is too much for a special car as a DD.
     
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    Pick up a gently used Focus ST. I might be buying one from a coworker later this year.
     
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    I have been seeing them on CL in my area for under 20k. The Fiesta ST is possibly on the list also:)
     
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    we're looking at lightly-used (or highly-incentivized new) ST's for my son as he pushes off to college in a few months.

    The early feedback I have on the RS is very, very good. It's a hoot to drive...very planted chassis that feels as if it's easily up to the task of a sugnificant boost in power...yet totally fun with the current power. Brakes are excellent, visibility is excellent.
    Over irregular surfaces, on tight roads, or in less-than-ideal climate conditions, it would be a very hard for another car to keep pace...it's AG stablemate included.
     
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    Check out Canadian pricing. Saw this one today at a Ford Dealer in Hamilton Ontario Canada. Don't think I'll be getting one.

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    I think it is tought to get over the well it's just a Focus mindset when it comes to this car and the pricetag. I have seen dealers on cars.com advertising them for like 60k and I'm in shock that someone would charge that much for a Focus even if it is an RS.
     
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    $50k!?!?


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    That's about 40k USD
     
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    I believe there are ADMs on top of that. Probably very few for Canadian consumption.
     
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    buland One of the rare Boss LS in Switzerland

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    @fuhrius do you have sync 3 or sync 2 on your RS?
     
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    buland One of the rare Boss LS in Switzerland

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    All USDM RS's have Sync 3.
     
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    Sync 3...and it's quite nice. I have older Sync systems in a couple other Fords (15 Edge Sport and 15 Fusion Energi) and this new version is light years better.

    Overall, the car is a hoot.
     

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