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Old 01-11-2010, 06:23 PM   #221
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just needs to be a performance vehicle for me to like it...
that doesnt really explain your current vehicle.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:26 PM   #222
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that doesnt really explain your current vehicle.
Zetecs are serious business?
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:32 PM   #223
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:33 PM   #224
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I hate to burst the bubble of everyone who says there is no reason to not bring the RS to America, but there is.

It is called the Mustang.

Here's the thing. The RS isn't exactly practical. Its a good Hot Hatch, but not in quite the same way as a GTI or even a Speed3. You can't really use it as a primary means of family transportation unless your family consists of you or you and your girlfriend/wife. At its heart it is a sports car, and a rather insane one at that.

The problem with that is that given the power and technology in a Focus RS, it will be going for around 30k. At that price the Focus RS is going to be socketed in the same price bracket as the Mustang GT. Nevermind the new V6-powered Mustang with track pack.

Given that, I just don't see where the RS would fall into Ford's line up, and I doubt we'll see the RS.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #225
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I think it's classy except the tail lights
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:41 PM   #226
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I hate to burst the bubble of everyone who says there is no reason to not bring the RS to America, but there is.

It is called the Mustang.

Here's the thing. The RS isn't exactly practical. Its a good Hot Hatch, but not in quite the same way as a GTI or even a Speed3. You can't really use it as a primary means of family transportation unless your family consists of you or you and your girlfriend/wife. At its heart it is a sports car, and a rather insane one at that.

The problem with that is that given the power and technology in a Focus RS, it will be going for around 30k. At that price the Focus RS is going to be socketed in the same price bracket as the Mustang GT. Nevermind the new V6-powered Mustang with track pack.

Given that, I just don't see where the RS would fall into Ford's line up, and I doubt we'll see the RS.
I agree that it will compete directly with the new V6 Mustang track pack, but I don't agree on the lack of function. It's a 3 door hatch, like a lot of GTI's and has a reasonable back seat, and a hatch. The seats fold flat and it can haul more cargo than a midsized sedan.

All that being said, the RS won't be available in Europe for a couple years, so why would it be here any sooner? And likely the next RS in Europe will be a Fiesta, since they have to run Fiestas in WRC starting in 2012.

We very well may see a performance Focus of some sort, 2013-2014 I would guess, with a 2.0 Eco-Boost and around 240-260hp... Probably an SVT.

And remember, the RS that is out right now is the old European platform, so its on its way out.
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Posted via FF Mobile Theres some things i dont like but im not getting worked up about it bc they didnt fail. This thread is like deciding you dont want to go out with some girl by the pictures on her facebook before actually meeting her or not wanting to read a book simple by what the cover looks like. Honestly chill out people, so freaking impatient. You people fail as logical critics....how much credibilty would Ebert and Roeper have about movies if they gave their review based on a sneak peak trailer?
the world runs on FIRST IMPRESSIONS. be real. maybe u might give an ugly duckling a try and find out shes ok or not but whenever u see a halle berry or jennifer lopez looking chic on the arm of some other guy sure nuff u would be wondering what it is to have her.

when we all ff members seen the new rs not one thing bad was said. everyone and their grandmothers wanted one. people were ready to go into debt just to have one. knowing that still an evo or sti was the better car(opinionated).

SO PLEASE KEEP IT REAL FIRST APPERANCES MEAN ALOT.
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Yea, I agree it is most likely be called a SVT and will be under 260hp.
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It's not a personal attack and I apologize if it comes off as such. As I said, you're entitled not to like the car or not buy one because it doesn't have the features you feel would make it a good purchase for you, but the car has so much more to offer than performance and if that's the standard as to what makes one an "enthusiast" then it's a standard that I don't agree with. We're enthusiasts because we like and enjoy owning the car and we're here because we wish to speak with others who like the car as well. Performance is not the standard bearer.
I agree with all You wrote above.
It does come off as a personal attack though when accused of "whining" about a performance model.
Since when is discussing your displeasure automatically dicatated as being "whining" about something?
Personally,I could care less.
Its not a performance model and thats fine.
I Love my ST and just got a low mile zx3 as well.
If and when the performance model shows up,than I will go to buy.
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