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Title: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: PORTHOS on February 03, 2015, 03:39:06 pm
I have been a big fan of the Ford RS range for years (owned 2 Fiestas in the past), but this new one really looks like it's going to be a beast and not so.... how shall we say it...... 'In your face'. Producing north of 320bhp and a 4WD system.....  :o Really reminds me of the Evo X, not a bad thing as I love those too.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2N6kZW8SDc
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Shant Ole on February 03, 2015, 04:10:29 pm
Why do everyone make crazy powerful cars apart from the Italians :(

I love the Renault Megane RS
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: harry flatters on February 03, 2015, 05:04:52 pm
That will definitely be a serious piece of kit although I can't quite decide whether I really like the looks of it or not ??? Looks well priced at around £30k I believe but academic in my case - in any case, compared to our Abarths they will be as common as muck ::) not envious of course :whistle:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Shant Ole on February 03, 2015, 05:09:22 pm
I dont like the looks of it either :P But its a serious piece of car
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: maccy. on February 03, 2015, 05:22:13 pm
I'm still all for the new civic type r over that.
My mate has a rs focus, very nice and they seem to loose very very little in value as well which is good if you have one!
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: harry flatters on February 03, 2015, 05:53:22 pm
I'm still all for the new civic type r over that.
My mate has a rs focus, very nice and they seem to loose very very little in value as well which is good if you have one!
I'm with you there but maybe I'm biased - my eldest son has one of the early ones from when they first came out :) Fabulous car but very hard to drive one slowly-as it really comes on song as revs go through 4.5k to 5k becomes addictive ;D

Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: maccy. on February 03, 2015, 06:08:30 pm
I'm an ex integra dc5 owner, they get under your skin!
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: PORTHOS on February 03, 2015, 06:19:44 pm
I'm an ex integra dc5 owner, they get under your skin!

Ha, I had a DC5 as well previously! Sold it in favour of my 595 :)

Ever see a blue DC5 with V3 TEG on it? that was me :D
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: maccy. on February 03, 2015, 08:20:18 pm
If tax and running costs were a little better on them I'd have another in a heartbeat. Mine was blue also
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: dflatt on February 04, 2015, 10:18:54 am
Why do everyone make crazy powerful cars apart from the Italians :(

I love the Renault Megane RS

What about Ferraris then?
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: PORTHOS on February 04, 2015, 11:14:12 am
Why do everyone make crazy powerful cars apart from the Italians :(

I love the Renault Megane RS

What about Ferraris then?

Think he means similarly affordable crazy powerful Italian cars. :thumb:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Brian1612 on February 04, 2015, 11:53:42 am
Personally think it is ugly.... very bland. Will be an insane piece of kit though.
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Jsadeghipoor on February 04, 2015, 12:05:36 pm
How many 'new' Focus' have their been? Depreciation must be massive on this car...  :thumbd:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: John501 on February 04, 2015, 12:49:09 pm
I think this is the first time I have ever stuck up for a Ford but you couldn't be more wrong.
A 2011 Focus RS was £27870 OTR and you probably would of got a couple of quid off if you haggled hard enough.
That same vehicle with 20K on the clock today has a trade value of £23200. That's not a bad devaluation in almost 4 years.
I purposely stayed away from the value of the latest version RS500 which in both actual value and percentage wise has lost less.
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Lewis on February 04, 2015, 02:19:50 pm
I agree with the posts above.

Serious bit of kit but I'm not drawn to how it looks - I come to the same conclusion on most of the sub-£30k cars about at the moment.  :whistle:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: benn on February 04, 2015, 02:23:24 pm
If anything goes by the older RS, mk1 or mk2 then the depreciation will be minimal! Always 1 plus side to RS models is that they hold their money very well.

I think it looks a cracking car!

No doubts Mountune will be along with 400bhp for very little and will keep warranty in tact aswell. Far better than the Abarth alternatives for ££££.
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: 124Abarthreplica on February 04, 2015, 08:19:39 pm
Abarth alternatives for ££££.

Brio, it's called Brio :thumb:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Salvos_White_Abarth on February 04, 2015, 10:00:13 pm
Personally i would have the golf R.Handsome/neat looking car.The focus just shouts chav at me but im sure its a hoot to drive.The styling is aggressive and will have its fans but it aint for me.Looks like its crashed into a halfords shop and the bits just stuck on.
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: sandys on February 04, 2015, 11:08:18 pm
Looks a bit boring compared to old ones, going the conservative route like VW and the Golf but it has everything I want in a family car.  :thumb:

Said the same thing when I bought the Mk1 FRS, shame the Ford dealer scammed me to make more profit! :thumbd:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: 595girlie on February 05, 2015, 08:25:23 am
It's no where near as aggressive looking as it could have been.  But its been designed for the mass market, and they need it to sell worldwide, so tamed it down a bit.

Not the best looking, but my other half will be getting one when they eventually are released.   :thumb:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Jsadeghipoor on February 05, 2015, 05:00:09 pm
Urgh http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/ford/focus
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: John501 on February 05, 2015, 05:16:34 pm
If you are talking about the ordinary Focus then yes, I thought we were discussing the RS..
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: dflatt on February 05, 2015, 05:56:01 pm
Buy a 595 for 20K plus and after 1 year ,see what a dealer will offer you, then tell me that's good deprecation
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Trooper on February 05, 2015, 09:31:30 pm
The five door body  :thumbd:
The colour  :thumbd:
The wheels  :thumbd:
The styling  :thumbd:

 :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Lloyderzz on February 11, 2015, 11:07:53 am
Not lairy enough :(
Title: Re: New Ford Focus RS - Evo Preview
Post by: Garyb17 on May 18, 2015, 02:54:20 am
I'm still all for the new civic type r over that.
My mate has a rs focus, very nice and they seem to loose very very little in value as well which is good if you have one!

I'm afraid I have to disagree with that, I bought a new one in 2010, paid £31k for it and had it for 2 years and lost £14k. By far my worst car, within a year the interior trims were squeeking and that's a pain in the a**.

Honda are going about their business wrong as well, Type-R's should be stripped down light weight cars, that's what ruined the FN2, it was to heavy. I've had 3 EP3's and loved them all, fantastic cars. Always fancied a EK9 but hard to find a good one.