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Old 09-22-2018, 05:06 PM   #21
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I sure wish I could rent an RS for a day to figure out if I like it or not, before spending 30k+, but I don’t see anywhere in SoCal that rents them? I just don’t feel like a 10min test drive with a salesperson bugging me is enough, especially after watching all the mixed reviews on YouTube about the suspension & seats.


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You might be able to talk your way into taking one for a few days if you find the right dealership. At least on a used one. Find a dealer with a used one and a new one and tell them what you're looking to do.
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I sure wish I could rent an RS for a day to figure out if I like it or not, before spending 30k+, but I donít see anywhere in SoCal that rents them? I just donít feel like a 10min test drive with a salesperson bugging me is enough, especially after watching all the mixed reviews on YouTube about the suspension & seats.


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10 minute drive is what I've done on a lot of cars I've bought thru out the yrs... You know the grunt it has, suspension can be swapped out, boils down to the seats. You get use to it for the most part....Like sitting in a higher perch then other cars & you can't stretch your left foot straight as its always bent, I've gotten use to it thou....
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I sure wish I could rent an RS for a day to figure out if I like it or not, before spending 30k+, but I donít see anywhere in SoCal that rents them? I just donít feel like a 10min test drive with a salesperson bugging me is enough, especially after watching all the mixed reviews on YouTube about the suspension & seats.


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Same here...anyone want to trade my gt350 for their RS for a weekend? I'm in MD if you are serious (PM me).
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The RS was made for SoCal. I can’t think of a better DD to zip around SD in!
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10 minute drive is what I've done on a lot of cars I've bought thru out the yrs... You know the grunt it has, suspension can be swapped out, boils down to the seats. You get use to it for the most part....Like sitting in a higher perch then other cars & you can't stretch your left foot straight as its always bent, I've gotten use to it thou....





I bet Iíve watched 20 or so reviews on YouTube about daily driving an RS & the first thing thatís always mentioned are the seats, so theyíre definitely a concern. But then again, Ford designed the RS as a track car, not a daily, so of course those high bolsters & high seating position are great for the track, but not so much for a 5hr road trip from LA to Vegas. With that said, it still would be nice to have that AWD system & not be spinning the tires like on a FWD ST.


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I bet Iíve watched 20 or so reviews on YouTube about daily driving an RS & the first thing thatís always mentioned are the seats, so theyíre definitely a concern. But then again, Ford designed the RS as a track car, not a daily, so of course those high bolsters & high seating position are great for the track, but not so much for a 5hr road trip from LA to Vegas. With that said, it still would be nice to have that AWD system & not be spinning the tires like on a FWD ST.


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Have a look how Honda got the fwd system nailed down via the new type R.....
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Have a look how Honda got the fwd system nailed down via the new type R.....


Yea but Iím definitely a Ford guy & love the styling on the RS & ST. The Civic Type R & SI are cool for many, but I really donít like how they look, however their engineering is fantastic


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I sure wish I could rent an RS for a day to figure out if I like it or not, before spending 30k+, but I don’t see anywhere in SoCal that rents them? I just don’t feel like a 10min test drive with a salesperson bugging me is enough, especially after watching all the mixed reviews on YouTube about the suspension & seats.


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Sign up and use my referral and get $25 off your first rental https://turo.com/c/stephenh696

I've only used it a couple of times but its pretty easy. The RS has a mileage limit per day but that is still better than you'll get with a dealer test drive. Get it for a weekend and have some fun.

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And he has the proper color for a RS......
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Iím still looking for one but not an easy car to find. CarMax currently has a Ď17 w/ only 7k miles but they want 37k & will not budge. Man these little cars are expensive! Youíre looking at 35k+ in SoCal if you want one of these things!



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