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I have owned my new Focus RS for a little over a month now and all I can say is 'What a car?'. The Ultimate Green colour is magnificant, it has a two tone effect in the sunlight and stands out from the crowd. The interior is modern, practical and a real improvement from previous Ford models, the upgraded black suade/leather seats are a must, they set the interior off elegantly.
The car itself is so agile and sticks to the road amazingly, the cornering is breathtaking.
Not only does the new RS look like a monster but the power from the monster of an engine is neck breaking, the force you are pushed back into your seat is like a rollercoaster ride.
The only negative is the fuel consumption, even when its driven sensibly!! For those younger drivers the insurance might be a little on the pricey side.
The £28,000+ price tag is well worth the money for the amount of car you get. In my opinion its well worth it!!
The Ford Focus is like the school prefect - top of the class in every respect. The handling dynamics show that it's been swotting up on physics, and the reasonable pricing indicates that mathematics is a strong point. Moreover, the much-improved dashboard plastics demonstrate its aptitude to chemistry. It's even good at sports - the ST sees to that. Unfortunately it is like the prefect in one other crucial aspect. Looking back, can you remember a prefect that wasn't ugly?
Had a chance to compare long term rentals back-to-back over many miles on the same roads. LX has a noisy boomy engine and nasty trim, but ride truly superb - glides from crest to crest. Zetec engine much quieter and smoother but doesn't feel a lot faster. Trim of Zetec much more acceptable, but ride ruined by 'sports' suspension - it sinks into the dips so you really feel the road's profile, yet the handling really doesn't feel any better in any normal conditions. Choose carefully.
The Ford Focus is soon to have a new model variant introduced in the form of the RS Cosworth. This car will not only be lightning fast but will laugh at the competition as it'll be a supreme car. The Focus already has a Zetec model with 1.6,1.8 and 2.0 engine sizes, but the RS will be so much more powerful and desirable to own. You may well have heared of the Escort RS Cosworth - the Focus will kind of be the predecessor to this car, being handed the batton in order to win the race. The Focus is a brilliant car and is currently the best selling model in its class. It has received much critical aclaim due to it's fantastic handling, ride and suspension, as well as its futuristic looks. The new car - the RS will be available next year quarter 3 or 4, but there won' be many of them so pre-order now! The car will be worth the £25,000 + asking price. Great car!