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#51 2015-04-02 20:20:52

speed808
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

https://www.yahoo.com/autos/s/2016-ford … 14212.html



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#52 2015-04-03 02:12:24

bdawg
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Love the idea of this car, but with the same engine as the base mustang (which comes in at $24k), it seems a bit much at $40k, even for awd.  They definitely need to price it under the Golf R.


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#53 2015-04-03 08:13:17

ska 92x
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

AWD w/ Torque Vectoring! Oh. Dang.


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2014 Focus ST   || FR Tune FR CAI Mixed TBE Cobb SS

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#54 2015-04-03 10:56:09

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Seriously, how do you pre order this car ? Never done this before, just drop by any dealership and drop some deposit ? In the market for a new car next year.

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#55 2015-04-03 11:27:13

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Contact your local Ford dealer, they will be more than willing to take your money.


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2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#56 2015-04-03 13:03:37

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

hammyt wrote:

Contact your local Ford dealer, they will be more than willing to take your money.

Will try, only if they can actually get one. How's the clucth on your ST ? heavy as the 92x or lighter.

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#57 2015-04-03 13:34:49

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

A little lighter, a little more "numb" feeling.  No idea what the RS will be like though, wouldn't compare the ST to it for drive train reasons.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | 13.6@100 | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#58 2015-04-03 15:08:19

ska 92x
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

hammyt wrote:

A little lighter, a little more "numb" feeling.  No idea what the RS will be like though, wouldn't compare the ST to it for drive train reasons.

The clutch in this car is light and forgiving.


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2014 Focus ST   || FR Tune FR CAI Mixed TBE Cobb SS

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#59 2015-04-03 16:17:31

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

ska 92x wrote:

hammyt wrote:

A little lighter, a little more "numb" feeling.  No idea what the RS will be like though, wouldn't compare the ST to it for drive train reasons.

The clutch in this car is light and forgiving.

Like Volkswagen or Mazda light? I tend to prefer heavy and deliberate.


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#60 2015-04-03 18:07:42

saabturbo
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

It's a pain after a while in stop and go traffic everyday.

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#61 2015-04-07 15:04:38

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/ford-f … 2015-04-07

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#62 2015-04-07 16:41:19

ikbrown
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Wow - that's pretty sexy!

Also ... is Speed808 a legit user or is he just a computer system designed to scrub recent news for youtube videos and pictures related to certain threads and post them?  biggrin


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1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
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#63 2015-04-07 16:44:35

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

ikbrown wrote:

is Speed808 a legit user or is he just a computer system designed to scrub recent news for youtube videos and pictures related to certain threads and post them?  biggrin

I'm convinced he is the an early version of SkyNet or something.


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2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#64 2015-04-07 17:11:28

speed808
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

ikbrown wrote:

Wow - that's pretty sexy!

Also ... is Speed808 a legit user or is he just a computer system designed to scrub recent news for youtube videos and pictures related to certain threads and post them?  biggrin

Yahoo news and Facebook

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#65 2015-04-07 17:12:43

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

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#66 2015-04-14 00:52:49

ska 92x
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

thebillsman wrote:

ska 92x wrote:

hammyt wrote:

A little lighter, a little more "numb" feeling.  No idea what the RS will be like though, wouldn't compare the ST to it for drive train reasons.

The clutch in this car is light and forgiving.

Like Volkswagen or Mazda light? I tend to prefer heavy and deliberate.

I don't have experience in either. What manual isn't a pain in the ass after a while in traffic?


2006 9-2X Aero || Stage 2+ (10/06 - 12/14)

2014 Focus ST   || FR Tune FR CAI Mixed TBE Cobb SS

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#67 2015-04-14 01:59:14

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

ska 92x wrote:

thebillsman wrote:

ska 92x wrote:


The clutch in this car is light and forgiving.

Like Volkswagen or Mazda light? I tend to prefer heavy and deliberate.

I don't have experience in either. What manual isn't a pain in the ass after a while in traffic?

My gti's stock clutch was so light and easy to modulate that I could sit in stop n go traffic for hours no sweat. It became a bit more challenging once I got a grabbier aftermarket clutch insert paired with the laggier K04 upgrade but it was still a lot less taxing than driving the Aero in traffic.


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#68 2015-04-14 23:49:18

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Bunnspeed wrote:

ska 92x wrote:

thebillsman wrote:


Like Volkswagen or Mazda light? I tend to prefer heavy and deliberate.

I don't have experience in either. What manual isn't a pain in the ass after a while in traffic?

My gti's stock clutch was so light and easy to modulate that I could sit in stop n go traffic for hours no sweat. It became a bit more challenging once I got a grabbier aftermarket clutch insert paired with the laggier K04 upgrade but it was still a lot less taxing than driving the Aero in traffic.

Vee-dub clutches do make it nice.  The saab and my M3 both suck.


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#69 2015-04-15 12:09:44

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I hate light clutches it gives you less feel.


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#70 2015-04-16 08:49:39

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I'm torn, the clutch in my GF's Mazda2 is light as anything, but it is just so easy to drive.  I liked the lighter clutch in my linear over the WRXs I've driven, but after owning more than a dozen manuals (to include a WRX and an M3) I've never been bothered by any of them in traffic unless my hip or knee was acting up.


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#71 2015-04-16 09:47:40

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

rolo2O12 wrote:

I hate light clutches it gives you less feel.

Don't confuse work with feel. The factory mkv GTI clutch had decent feel, but more importantly, it had a consistent engagement point combined with a quick spoiling turbo and precise e-throttle tuning that made it extremely easy to drive smoothly right off idle and at low rpm. Also had very little drivetrain lash. Every aspect of the drivetrain including ECU tuning was so well integrated that it was a breeze to drive in traffic.


Had: 2005 92x Aero 14.5 @ 94, Stage 1
Totaled: 2008 K04 GTI 13.7 @ 102
Has: 2011 Volvo S60 T6 KW V3, Ferrita downpipe, DO88 FMIC, 13.1 @ 101
1997 Cadillac DeVille a.k.a. The Marshmallow Warhammer D'Elegance 15.2 @ 92

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#72 2015-04-16 10:49:36

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Rumor has it some have made it across the pond  cool

http://i.imgur.com/QrgSzya.jpg


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2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black

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#73 2015-04-16 10:54:46

Scargo
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I test drove a 1.0 liter Ecoboost Focus yesterday (having owned performance cars my whole life, it, like the '14 JSW I test drove earlier, was a nice appliance) and its clutch was light with some feel. When I got back into my Aero, it felt like something was broken or stuck under the clutch pedal  eek.  All of this time I thought you guys were being babies whining about the Aero clutch effort (my //S6 pedal is about twice as stiff, but it's also worn past the mechanical advantage point) but now I guess I know better.


1995.5 Audi //S6, Black/Ecru; MRC Stage 2, Eibach/Bilstein, RS2 BBK, HID's, Eurotails
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero Satin Grey; Cobb STX tune/Cobb 25 mm FSB, 22mm solid adj RSB/H6 upgrade/Noltec Camber Plates/STI Pinks, Koni Inserts/Whiteline Rear Stress Bar/Izixhood/Stromung DP, Crucial HF Kitty, STi catback, Hella MicroDE fogs, color keyed/polished roof rails.

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#74 2015-04-16 11:08:38

thebillsman
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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Looks great in white  up


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#75 2015-04-16 19:51:46

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

arrow-up I agree, that looks much less douchey than the press photos I've seen. I like.

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