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2016 Ford Focus RS

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  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    Fuck ya

    Wish it would have kept the 5cyl though
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Glad it got AWD.
     
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    40k lol, no...

    36k maybe

    32-33k yes

    Id rather have a 2013 CPO Audi S4 with an APR tune for around 40k
     
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    The s4 is a different class of car... that's more luxury sedan than hot hatch

    i'm not too big on the looks... the grill still looks like a downsyndrome fish
     
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    yes but 40k is 40k...the S4 is still a 4 door, AWD Sports Sedan...it may not be in the same class but if I am spending 40k, i am looking at what other options my 40k can get me
     
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    you could also buy a hummer for 40k. or a base model c6 vette.

    it's not confirmed that the US market is even getting it yet, is it?
     
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    Can't really argue that point. The current S4 is pretty nice. Never driven one though; but I hear their DCT is wonderful.

    It is coming to the US.
     
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    lol yeah but..all i am saying is that if someone was like, hmmmm I have 40k and i want an AWD 4 Door sports care, what is out there for me....
    I've driven the President of my companies 2013 S4 APR tuned and then his 2013 S6 APR tuned and i can tell you...holy shit these cars are fun. Launch Control is a fucking great thing. And I have had two APR tuned Audi's myself: An 2004 A4 1.8T(later on with a K04 turbo upgrade) and a 2003 A6 2.7TT...

    The S6 though, it's impressive, considering how heavy the thing is, the way you get tossed back in that seat just puts a smile on your face and a boner in your pants. It's the perfect car IMO. I like the size and performance. It's my goal to make a used one my next car. Unless of course at some point i can afford both a nice truck and a Z06
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    how about now?
    [​IMG]
     
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    i'll reserve judgement until i see the specs that the US actually gets.

    and it being AWD in and of itself doesnt mean much. the CRV is AWD too, but it sucks.
     
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    You must know nothing of the Focus RS of old.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    did someone say "focus of old"?

    [​IMG]
     
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    you mean the FWD focus RS that the US never got? lol
     
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    Well shit me I'm an idiot. Why did I think the Euro RS's were AWD too? Looks like only the RS WRC model came in AWD.

    Carry on... :)
     
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    http://www.autoblog.com/2015/02/03/2016-ford-focus-rs-official/#image-2

    Definitely coming here. It was confirmed for a while now. Pretty excited, but I'm still holding out to see if the s1000 makes it off the boat before I go all "I need this now" on it. MR>FAWD imo. Except for working on. And most livable situations. Why do I want MR so bad again?

    Things that scare me about the RS:

    The AWD systems fuckery making this car boring.

    The cheapness in the Fiesta I drive for work. Holy. Fucking. Shit if anybody pays more than 500 dollars for that car they're bonkers. I understand this is a much higher class than a fleet model Fiesta, but I feel like it has potential to be cheap, tacky and udderly piss you off in places.

    Things I'm fully torqued for:

    330hp

    AWD (up to) 30/70 split

    Manual gearbox

    Coming to the states

    Having a buddy that might let me drive his when he gets back from United Emirates of Kuwatarbai (he doesn't know where he's deploying yet). In Vegas.
     
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    the pair of ST models aren't that much less cheap feeling. the seats are gold, the rest of the interior is true playskool.
     
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    limited quantites + Ford dealer markup = it'll cost more than an STi/Audi to get into. only the Focus fanbois will get them.
     
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    and keep them.
    and over-price them for sale for the next 15 years.
     
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