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YellowJellyBean 08-06-2012 01:10 PM

Go for ST or wait for RS?
 
There have been faint rumors churning through the rumor mill about an RS eventually coming stateside. I've toyed with the idea of getting a new car next summer after I graduate (I know that's still a ways out), but should I be holding out any hope for an RS before I drop close to $30k on an ST?

Buickboy 08-06-2012 01:13 PM

it took long enough just to get a ST here. I have a feeling if you wait for the "next best thing" you'll be waiting for a long time

wilsonfocus86 08-06-2012 01:48 PM

Nope.

fakitol 08-06-2012 01:56 PM

Let us know when you have it :) we are next :)

bball40dtw 08-06-2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowJellyBean (Post 4294647)
There have been faint rumors churning through the rumor mill about an RS eventually coming stateside. I've toyed with the idea of getting a new car next summer after I graduate (I know that's still a ways out), but should I be holding out any hope for an RS before I drop close to $30k on an ST?

IF we get the RS, it will probably be a 2015 model. I wouldn't hold your breath on it coming stateside, or being under $36K. The 4-door Golf R starts over $36K. Ford and VW pricing have similar pricing on thier hot-hatches.

I have two recomendations:

1) Buy an ST and be happy with it, it is a great vehicle.

2) Buy the cleanest, used, 2009 or newer GTi you can find. Spend $3000-5000 on a APR stage 2/3 kit, intercooler, LSD, upgraded brakes, upgraded suspension, etc, and have a car with over 400 HP. The aftermarket solutions for VAG products are amazing compared to what Ford tuners offer, even in Europe.

SkyPilot 08-06-2012 02:53 PM

there has been word of the RS coming stateside for well over 10 years, still not here, and IF it ever does it will most likely be a $40,000 focus. Just buy the ST

cbdallas 08-06-2012 02:57 PM

I have to agree, but I have more serious doubts that the RS is coming at all. But if you have the patience.....

bball40dtw 08-06-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbdallas (Post 4294813)
I have to agree, but I have more serious doubts that the RS is coming at all. But if you have the patience.....

If he has that much patience, he can wait for a VW Scirocco, Renault Megane, Citreon DS4, and a Pugeot 208 too...

cbdallas 08-06-2012 03:19 PM

LOL. Not a huge VW fanboy, but if the Scirocco had ever come here, there'd be one in my garage.

mac.mogul 08-06-2012 03:21 PM

It would be more productive to watch glaciers move.

Think of it this way, the more ST's Ford is able to sell, the more likely it is that we will get an RS. If nobody buys an ST thinking they'll wait for the RS, there will never be an RS.


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