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Old 09-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #31
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Buy an ST. I can't see Ford bringing an RS here. As stated in this thread and many others, Americans in general (not the folks on this board!) just see a Focus as a small economy car, not something to drop north of $35k on. For that money most Americans would look at a Camaro or Mustang or, if they prefer European, perhaps an A3 or a 135i.

Buy an ST. Enjoy the hell out of it. If an RS eventually comes state side, you can probably sell the ST without too bad a hit.

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This is slightly misguided. Look at how many Titaniums are selling, as well as fully loaded Fiestas. People want fully loaded small cars.

The "most" you talk about, aren't going to be purchasing an RS anyway. The people that would purchase an RS, know it's heritage, and know what it can do, and would look at it. (Yes this includes Subi, Evo, VW owners, etc.)
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #32
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Most VW owners, from what I've seen, love the new ST and the RS. And some would even take it over an R. But the new Golfs are going to be awesome. If Ford brings the RS, which they won't, but if they did, they better make it as close to the Euro Spec RS as possible in order to get some people to jump brands.

That's what people want. Not a watered down lame American version.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #33
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Seems the rumor is for an Fiesta RS.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #34
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i like Ford's new "WORLD CAR" idea. if it happens when great. if not we americans suck again. i think i'd rather save my money and boost my SVT over what the RS would have.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:29 AM   #35
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I agree with Tom. I am going to wait. I love my car right now and have a lot of fun modding it. No big deal for me to wait. Whenever or if the RS ever makes it here, that's when I'll be ready for something else. I'll happily throw down $35-$40k on it.
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Or build one?

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Old 09-02-2012, 02:26 PM   #37
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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?
youll prob grow old and lose your interest... by the time it gets to the US youll prob be driving a brand new 2040 taurus
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:32 PM   #38
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found one for sale!

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muhahahah......... ya that's the longest ever waiting car to be sold, and they didn't figure out to lower price by half, yet.




@ RS ... well..... when it comes to SVT vs new ST, I prefer to invest in my SVT, but if RS would eventually come out.... hmmmmm.

RS would be my grocery getter, commuter, and hauler of my SVT that could be finally stripped and 100% set up for autox :D
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World car or not I highly doubt it will come to the US. Don't see people spending close $40 k or more on a Focus even if its an RS. Not enough people to make it worthwhile for Ford. If by chance Ford actually does come through I would think it would be a couple years after the ST.

Fiesta RS? If that happened here then you could more than likely forget there being a Focus RS here. That and it would probably hurt ST sales for sure.
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