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Old 04-09-2014, 11:52 PM   #11
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nothing new. nothing to see or complain about here. move along
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:07 AM   #12
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Same game they have been playing since 2002.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:42 AM   #13
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At the end of the day I just don't see it as a vehicle many folks could actually have fun with. With the money you'd spend on it you could probably buy a Mustang GT, WRX STI or Evo. Hell, I'm pretty sure the Boss 302 is right around $40,000 - not much difference then what an RS would likely cost. The Boss has performed VERY well on road courses. Plus, with all those you either get more practicality (AWD), or more fun (RWD).
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AWD & RWD > FWD everyday.

I mean honestly, if they were the same price, how many people would choose a focus over an EVO or STI? Not enough to make it worth Ford's time, even without the mustang sales issue to contend with.

The RS in america is a pipe dream. That is all it ever has been, and all it ever will be.
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:01 PM   #14
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So go ahead and get the Subaru WRX or Misubishi Lancer Evolution, they have all wheel drive anyway. Ford will be forever preoccupied with corporate infighting and letting the marketing a-holes take precedence over customers' wishes for bad assed affordable cars. Even more so in America.

At least the new Mustang will have a modern independent rear suspension. That was prompted by the fact that it will now be a global car and people in areas other than America demand something better than 1930s era rear suspension.
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I believe the RS is primarily about image.

They wouldn't have sold in large numbers and Ford probably would not have made any money.
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:14 PM   #16
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Doesn't surprise me as I said all along we weren't going to get one here in America and probably never will.
There was a lot of discussion about whether or not the RS would be sold in America.

The article referenced by the OP seems to indicate that the RS may not be produced at all.
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^ This ^

AWD & RWD > FWD everyday.

I mean honestly, if they were the same price, how many people would choose a focus over an EVO or STI? Not enough to make it worth Ford's time, even without the mustang sales issue to contend with.

The RS in america is a pipe dream. That is all it ever has been, and all it ever will be.

Have to agree with you on that one. especially when they were projecting a 35k to 40k euro pricetag (thats 48k to 55k us dollars) base price.
Hell of alot better cars out there for that price range.
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So go ahead and get the Subaru WRX or Misubishi Lancer Evolution, they have all wheel drive anyway. Ford will be forever preoccupied with corporate infighting and letting the marketing a-holes take precedence over customers' wishes for bad assed affordable cars. Even more so in America.

At least the new Mustang will have a modern independent rear suspension. That was prompted by the fact that it will now be a global car and people in areas other than America demand something better than 1930s era rear suspension.
Actually its been in the works for years since ford quit putting them in the mustang in 04, due to weight issues and breakage. once people beefed up their cobras and such and neglected the rear, they paid for it later... usually dropping the irs and putting in a live axle
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The Focus to Americans is purely a Eco-Box car. I doubt a RS would attract that much new attention to make it worth it.
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The Focus to Americans is purely a Eco-Box car. I doubt a RS would attract that much new attention to make it worth it.
13,000+ Focus ST's sold in 2013, your point is moot.
2014 Fiesta ST selling better than expected.
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