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Old 11-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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price tag for new 2014 rs?

dunno if repost. havent seen it up yet. 29k starting out doesnt sound bad at all!
http://www.inautonews.com/new-ford-f...market-in-2014


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Old 11-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #2
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Yeah that. Isn't so bad. I can't remember what they advertised on top gear in pounds what the RS costs
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
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Bunch of hooey and hearsay if you ask me. That article quotes a UK-based Automotive Express article, which states the starting UK price as £25k . Which is about $40k in USD. In any case, there's very little chance, if any, that the RS will see the US market.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Bunch of hooey and hearsay if you ask me. That article quotes a UK-based Automotive Express article, which states the starting UK price as £25k . Which is about $40k in USD. In any case, there's very little chance, if any, that the RS will see the US market.
Even so...why wouldn't they want to compete directly w/ all-wheel drive?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Even so...why wouldn't they want to compete directly w/ all-wheel drive?
Weight, complexity, and cost are what the RS team says. They think a trick LSD and suspension setup will allow the car to be faster and handle better than if it had AWD. I'm inclined to disagree, like many others.
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no matter the price... if a US release is to happen, would be nice to see such a beautiful car stateside...
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Where the hell is new info on the fiesta st
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I'll take it seriously if they actually bring it to america but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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Bunch of hooey and hearsay if you ask me. That article quotes a UK-based Automotive Express article, which states the starting UK price as £25k . Which is about $40k in USD. In any case, there's very little chance, if any, that the RS will see the US market.
You can't just convert the price from GBP to USD. It doesn't work like that for auto sales. A closer estimate is to add about 3-5k onto the price.

For example, look at ST prices. Almost the same identical car:
FOCUS ST-1 from £21,995
FOCUS ST-2 from £23,495
FOCUS ST-3 from £25,495

Focus ST-1 from $24,995
Focus ST-2 from $26,880
Focus ST-3 from $28,930
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You can't just convert the price from GBP to USD. It doesn't work like that for auto sales. A closer estimate is to add about 3-5k onto the price.
Ah, good catch, I should have recognized that. Watching so many episodes of Top Gear have trained me to mentally convert car values in pounds to dollars.
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