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#251 2016-08-22 16:41:30

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

lol... what a shit post.

First off, its on Hawaii so its not just a used RS.

Second, its not even used.

Third, anyone can post shit like that on CL, it won't move for that price.

So... yeah what a shit post.  cool


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#252 2016-09-07 14:57:30

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#253 2016-09-14 13:14:29

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

2017 Ford Focus RS vs. 2017 Volkswagen Golf R - Head 2 Head

Front brakes caught on fire  eek

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#254 2016-11-02 19:13:29

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

This is a really well done replica, one of 2000.  Get one cheap before they sell out and double in price smile

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u18/Jamesonsviggen/IMG_20161102_175812574_zpsnevu96pr.jpg


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#255 2016-11-04 00:33:11

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I'm seeing a few RS around town now. They are hot in person.


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#256 2016-11-05 14:05:07

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Saw one today at cars and coffee. The interior especially the dash is just so bleh. I'd don't know how people could sit in it.


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#257 2016-11-07 10:45:28

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Same way you sat in your Aero or FXT lol


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#258 2016-11-07 11:01:37

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

crxgator wrote:

Saw one today at cars and coffee. The interior especially the dash is just so bleh. I'd don't know how people could sit in it.

I think it's no secret that the RS is engineered and manufactured in Germany.  To some extent, you are seeing a German small car design aesthetic. And to some other extent, you are seeing the same interior the Focus and Focus ST have, save for some different seats and other minor things.


What is a similar vehicle that you feel strikes the right balance between interior styling and design and overall vehicle performance?

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#259 2016-11-07 11:36:16

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

hammyt wrote:

Same way you sat in your Aero or FXT lol

lol up


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#260 2016-11-07 15:03:50

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

bentmettle wrote:

crxgator wrote:

Saw one today at cars and coffee. The interior especially the dash is just so bleh. I'd don't know how people could sit in it.

I think it's no secret that the RS is engineered and manufactured in Germany.  To some extent, you are seeing a German small car design aesthetic. And to some other extent, you are seeing the same interior the Focus and Focus ST have, save for some different seats and other minor things.


What is a similar vehicle that you feel strikes the right balance between interior styling and design and overall vehicle performance?

Golf R which is why I have a 2017 GTI. The interior is so much better.


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#261 2016-11-07 15:27:51

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

crxgator wrote:

bentmettle wrote:

crxgator wrote:

Saw one today at cars and coffee. The interior especially the dash is just so bleh. I'd don't know how people could sit in it.

I think it's no secret that the RS is engineered and manufactured in Germany.  To some extent, you are seeing a German small car design aesthetic. And to some other extent, you are seeing the same interior the Focus and Focus ST have, save for some different seats and other minor things.


What is a similar vehicle that you feel strikes the right balance between interior styling and design and overall vehicle performance?

Golf R which is why I have a 2017 GTI. The interior is so much better.

Better because more soft touch materials?

This review
http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparison … gen-golf-r

Sort of slags on both interiors as being about equally awful.  In general, they seem to like the Golf R more, but they sort of touch on the fact that the RS, on the track, is just more more everything.

I went to look at a Golf R in 2012 and could't get past some of the quality problems.  Not sure how the Focus RS does there.

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#262 2016-11-07 15:41:49

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Better because the interior is not gaudy like the focus is. The quality also looks a lot better too.

https://goo.gl/images/kRtnuQ
https://goo.gl/images/SCz01C


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#263 2016-11-07 15:45:04

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

That's not how linking images works at all.


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#264 2016-11-07 15:46:11

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

Cool. Trying from a phone is a pain in the ass since google didn't give me the correct URL.


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#265 2016-11-07 15:54:20

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I'll have to take another look.

I don't rember the Focus being gaudy.  I just don't remember it as anything, which is a different problem entirely.

Except for the drive mode and start stop switches that look like someone said "oh shit, where do these go?"

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#266 2016-11-07 17:29:53

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

bentmettle wrote:

crxgator wrote:

bentmettle wrote:


I think it's no secret that the RS is engineered and manufactured in Germany.  To some extent, you are seeing a German small car design aesthetic. And to some other extent, you are seeing the same interior the Focus and Focus ST have, save for some different seats and other minor things.


What is a similar vehicle that you feel strikes the right balance between interior styling and design and overall vehicle performance?

Golf R which is why I have a 2017 GTI. The interior is so much better.

Better because more soft touch materials?

This review
http://www.autoguide.com/car-comparison … gen-golf-r

Sort of slags on both interiors as being about equally awful.  In general, they seem to like the Golf R more, but they sort of touch on the fact that the RS, on the track, is just more more everything.

I went to look at a Golf R in 2012 and could't get past some of the quality problems.  Not sure how the Focus RS does there.

To be fair, the 2012 was a different generation of the Golf.


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#267 2016-11-07 17:48:54

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I like things more simplistic. The interior on the focus is too in your face, and it's not even appealing.

Golf R
http://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015_golf_r_4552.jpg

Focus RS
http://www.focusrs.org/forum/attachments/10185d1464636935-interior-upgrades-ford-focus-rs-interior.jpg

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http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/crxgator2/interior.jpg


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#268 2016-11-07 17:59:09

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

92x heart


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#269 2016-11-07 18:23:46

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

IMO 2015 WRX interior looks better than all of those

http://www.newcarreviewsusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-subaru-WRX-135.jpg


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#270 2016-11-07 19:13:28

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

http://www.bureauofspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2014-Volkswagen-Golf-R-Interior.jpg

I'm not sure what they've changed since 2014.  The gloss black part is a bit much for me.  Interesting that the same bank of switch on the shift cluster of the RS are also there on the Golf R.  VW's execution is a bit more to my liking since the switches have some alignment with other interior elements.

The steering wheel rim looks a bit thinner, which I'd probably like, but the pedal cluster appears to be missing something...

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#271 2016-11-07 21:30:10

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

They do come in 6 speed manual as well.


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#272 2016-11-07 22:29:38

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Re: 2016 Ford Focus RS

I also favor the wrx, don't mind the ford, I hate everything about VW.


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