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Old 05-05-2019, 07:58 PM   #31
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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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Old 05-05-2019, 08:22 PM   #32
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W/ that said....What would they give for your car?


Oh well not much at all. CarMax has a few 2013-2014 Titanium Hatchbacks w/ around 50-70k miles for around $11-12k. Iíve never gotten an appraisal but Iíd estimate around 8-9k. What sucks is they will get 37k for that RS & wonít lower the price. Out-of-state the same car is 31-32k. I just really like the look of the Focus Hatchbacks.



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Funny thing is I was just side by side at a signal last week with a black RS. The guy was super nice but we had to talk fast. I quickly asked him how it drives & his exact words were Ďvery firmí in normal mode & Ďvery harshí in sport mode. Other than that, he quickly said the MPGs were good & it behaved nicely as a daily, but then out light turned green & we had to go.



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Don't forget that Carmax also ships vehicles to other states or even locally.....So if you find one in another state, they'll ship it for you. btw I had a job offer of doing that awhile ago.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:49 PM   #35
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I’m still looking for one but not an easy car to find. CarMax currently has a ‘17 w/ only 7k miles but they want 37k & will not budge. Man these little cars are expensive! You’re looking at 35k+ in SoCal if you want one of these things!



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No body makes more money on selling used cars than CarMax. They make more per car than anyone else in the industry. So if you are trying to save money, CarMax is not the place to find the best deals. They are great for the variety of cars they can get, no hassle with sales pressure, test driving and they will ship but it'll all costs you in the end.

https://jalopnik.com/heres-why-carma...any-1826415410


Expand your search radius and be open to travel to get it. Should be able to find one a low $30K with 30k miles
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Old 05-06-2019, 01:23 PM   #36
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I know it's an older thread but this caught my attention, because it's very true.
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the RS isnt a very good race car. so by default it must be a daily driver
The RS is an over-engineered novelty. Rather than make a true performance hatchback, Ford opted to use a heavy AWD system with electronically controlled brake-actuated torque vectoring and an unreliable high-output engine to give drivers a sense of superior performance. It's a good fun car but it's not very comfortable, costs a fortune to maintain, and doesn't offer anything in the way of convenience you can't get on a standard Focus for a LOT less money.

If you want a hot compact to drive every day you're better off with a Focus ST, Veloster Turbo, Elantra Sport, Elantra GT N-Line, Kia Forte5 SX, Civic Si, Golf GTI, or WRX.

For the price of an RS, you can get much better cars, too. Just a thought...
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My RS is a really good daily driver. I enjoy it, but the roads in Florida are nice and smooth so that probably makes a difference. It could be too rough on bad roads. MPG is good enough always 25 or better.
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If you want a hot compact to drive every day you're better off with a Focus ST, Veloster Turbo, Elantra Sport, Elantra GT N-Line, Kia Forte5 SX, Civic Si, Golf GTI, or WRX.

For the price of an RS, you can get much better cars, too. Just a thought...
Absolutely. For a daily, I'd take the Civic Si for $15K less (vs the RS) in this category.
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Absolutely. For a daily, I'd take the Civic Si for $15K less (vs the RS) in this category.


Sometimes it just boils down to wanting that ĎRSí badge on the back & the fact that when an RS pulls up to a signal it commands the attention of everyone. A Civic SI or Focus ST do not do that & are fairly common vehicles for younger people. Plus itís nice to have the larger 2.3L turbo & AWD from a start/stop when you want to get around an annoying driver.



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You pull up in an RS & people just move over. Lol poor guy in a Civic SI just looks as he knows whatís under the hood of an RS so he doesnít even bother. Even STI guys yield to the RS. Thatís what the RS is all about.



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