Ford Focus RS

DOBLY

Well-known Member
Anyone placed an order for a Focus RS?

I would be tempted (despite the lack of 4WD), but they are not available here in NZ.:thumbsdow and the XR5 (ST) is only available here as a 5-door :eek:.
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
as an ex ST owner i was interested in getting an RS but to be honest i would never get a gas guzzling car again. as nice as it was i was in the petrol station more than some of the staff who worked there
 

SteveTDCI

Active Member
as an ex ST owner i was interested in getting an RS but to be honest i would never get a gas guzzling car again. as nice as it was i was in the petrol station more than some of the staff who worked there

Thats one thing that really puts me off with the ST, what did you swap it for ?
 

IanW

Well-known Member
as an ex ST owner i was interested in getting an RS but to be honest i would never get a gas guzzling car again. as nice as it was i was in the petrol station more than some of the staff who worked there

Ditto, I would love to move back to my Evo, Scooby or ST, but I seriously doubt that this is going to happen. I think for the grown up fast(ish) driving diesel is the way forward. My next wagon will hopefully be 330d or 335d BMW. :cool: Both as fast as the ST but way more MPG!

Ian.
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
Thats one thing that really puts me off with the ST, what did you swap it for ?

Ill Health lol.......i am ill and lost my driving licence due to my illness so i managed to sell the ST back to the garage in october just before things got really bad in the credit crunch, the ST is still on the garage forecourt:( dealer said he hasnt had an enquiry about it even, it was a great car, nice to drive with a lovely engine tone but to be honest i didnt think it was very fast, only when i chipped it with a dreamscience module did it become a real fast car!!

hopefully when i get better and get to drive again sometime in 2010 prob now i will look to get an audi of some description.
 

SteveTDCI

Active Member
avoid the audi, after the ST it'll be boring, i'm looking to change mine after just 12months, I might look at a golf gti as the MPG is better. I'd love the lime green RS but it ain't going to happen.
 

IanW

Well-known Member
Ill Health lol.......i am ill and lost my driving licence due to my illness so i managed to sell the ST back to the garage in october just before things got really bad in the credit crunch, the ST is still on the garage forecourt:( dealer said he hasnt had an enquiry about it even, it was a great car, nice to drive with a lovely engine tone but to be honest i didnt think it was very fast, only when i chipped it with a dreamscience module did it become a real fast car!!

hopefully when i get better and get to drive again sometime in 2010 prob now i will look to get an audi of some description.

Sorry to hear of your illness, I wish you a speedy recovery. :smashin:

I had to trade mine for a 54 plate Renault Laguna 1.9dci. :eek: It is not all bad, we used the money to buy a field so that my wife and daughter can have horses. I do not know, these women and their expense hobbies! :rolleyes:

Ian.

Ian.
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
Sorry to hear of your illness, I wish you a speedy recovery. :smashin:

I had to trade mine for a 54 plate Renault Laguna 1.9dci. :eek: It is not all bad, we used the money to buy a field so that my wife and daughter can have horses. I do not know, these women and their expense hobbies! :rolleyes:

Ian.

Ian.

I bought one of them cars at the beginning of the year and to be honest, I find it to be a very good car! Its the 120bhp version. Although not spectacular to drive, it is all round Good.
And I'm looking into a remap for it which should allegedly take it to about 150bhp (give or take up to 5) and an increase of about 50nm of tourqe.
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
i went to the garage on the weekend, dont know why as its torture as i cant drive any of them lol, they did have the new fiesta, it was black zetec S and it looked very very smart
 

SteveTDCI

Active Member
new fezza with the body kit does look nice, would be better with a 1.6 turbo in it though !
 

IanW

Well-known Member
I have to say that as a small Hot Hatch, I really like the look of the new Corsa VXR. :blush:

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HMHB

Distinguished Member
do diesel cars work out any cheaper what with the price at the pump being a lot more and the diesel car more to buy than the equivalent petrol car ?
 

IanW

Well-known Member
do diesel cars work out any cheaper what with the price at the pump being a lot more and the diesel car more to buy than the equivalent petrol car ?

Oh yes! And what takes a lot of getting used to, is that you are hardly ever at the pumps. :smashin: both our cars now do over 400miles on a tank! :eek: And before you say, they both have tiny tanks. ;)

Ian.
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
I seem to remember someone saying that you need to be doing about 24K miles a year to make your money back within 3 years, but could be wrong :confused:
 

SteveTDCI

Active Member
Its around 15k per year to make the most of diesel, however with the cost of fuel, tax and purchase price it might not be the case anymore
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
Saw an interesting test on 5th gear a couple of weeks ago. They had 2 Suzuki small hatchbacks, one diesel and the other petrol and took them out on the same journey driving the same. The petrol one got better mpg than the diesel, even though the diesel is quoted as doing 10mpg better.
It goes to show that diesel isn't always the correct choice, it depends on the car, the engine and the regular driving you do.
 

RB5 Paul

Active Member
Its around 15k per year to make the most of diesel, however with the cost of fuel, tax and purchase price it might not be the case anymore

I'd say about 20,000 per year for it to be cost effective over 3 years against a petrol equivalent, that's taking into account purchase price, cost of fuel & tax, servicing and resale.

Any fewer miles and you'd have to crazy to base a big purchase on just 1 element, which in the case of diesel is better mpg.

10,000 miles per year in the average petrol car will cost you about £100 more per year to run than a diesel would, just on fuel economy, you'll probably pay an extra £50 on road tax but then pay around £50 - £100 less at service time, and at the end of your time with the car the petrol will be worth perhaps £500 to £1000 less than the diesel which is a smaller difference than when they were new.

Also most modern diesels have a DPF which requires steady long runs at temperature to operate properly, if your only doing short journeys or lots of round town driving then you could get a fault light on which means the DPF has to be forced to regenerate itself at a dealers.
 

IanW

Well-known Member
The more reviews and pictures that I see of the RS, I soooooooooo want one! :mad:

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montybaber

Well-known Member
Unlikely, how many escort cosworths do you see with chavs driving, I really think this car will be the same
 

BrynTeg

Distinguished Member
i loved my ST, when i lost my licence (ill health) i swore i wouldnt buy a fast sporty car again, but this is growing on me big style, might treat myself if i get back driving this year
 

HMHB

Distinguished Member
The reviewed the RS on 5th Gear the other week, Jason Plato seemed impressed :thumbsup: The 0-60 time wasn't as quick as he expected but everything is relative at this end of the scale isn't it !
 

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