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My Clio 182 has similar performance to the FRS

And I used to have a 180bhp PD Fabia VRS as a comparison to your Golf

The Fabia had way more grunt in normal 2-4k rpm driving, but if you rev the Clio over 5k its a totally different experience to the Fabia - nutter car!! Really exhillerating [}:)]

If you are a lazy driver that likes easily accessible torque, the PD is better, but if you like fun and a manic experience every now and then, a FRS will be great

And sod the interior - as said above, who cares??

All IMO [;)]
 

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2002 FORD Focus 2.0 RS3 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 29,500 miles, Metallic Ford Racing Blue, 1 Owner. ABS, Air conditioning, Driver airbag, Electric windows, Immobiliser, Passenger airbag, Power assisted steering, Radio/CD Multichanger, Sports seats, 18" OZ Alloys. Full Ford service history,this car was supplied by us new. ?16,490.

2002 52 Reg FORD FOCUS 2 litre RS,

3 Doors, Manual, Hatchback, Petrol, 20,000 miles, Blue (Imperial), Manual, ABS, AirCon / Climate, Alarm / Immobiliser, CD Player, Central Locking, Driver Airbag, Electric Windows and Mirrors, PAS, Full Service History. 18' OZ Allloys. brembro brakes. sparco 1/2 leather and suede interi . Web: www.a1sports-performance.co.uk. E-mail: [email protected] ?16,499.

2003 03 Reg FORD FOCUS 2000 cc RS,

3 Doors, Manual, HATCHBACK, Petrol, 28,200 miles, Blue, EFW,RCL,HLTHR,ABAGS,AIRC,PAS,ABS,ALLOY,CD. ?16,899. For more vehicles which meet your search click fow.co.uk
 

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i sold my golf for one, excellent car. I've always preferred raw cars to luxury more comfortable cars. I found the golf too boring. Yes the Rs does torque steer but only if you put all the power down at once through a corner. You learn how to gently put it down. its rapid much quicker then my revo'd golf and it handles like a dream. top gear had it on their track and its 4 secs faster then the old cosworth escort!!i bought my for 15.5k and i down regret it at all. the looks and admiration you get in it is unbeliveable. Their easily tuneable and you don't need to mod it on the outside or inside as it looks fantastic
 

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yeah looks like im swaying that direction, but will think some more, il probably have to import one as they are rare here! id go for an 03.
 

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The Focus is OK in my book, but for a road going rally car, I would choose a Scooby or an Evo any day over the Focus.

I would also choose a mint Escort Cosworth over the Focus RS to be honest.

Think Ford have missed the boat with all the Evo's and Scoob's that have been sold since the demise of the Cossie.
 

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Quote: posted by Wish Posted - 23 Dec 2004 : 09:28:03

Well it would show a MK5 GTi the way home !

I believe you are correct and that it would whip a MKV GTi. The older Escort Cossie would whip the Focus RS as well however.
 

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Quote: posted by Chris on 22/12/2004 12:36:46

Dunno about Xenons mate, but i've seen some 2003 models with 20k on them go for around ?16.5k!

you cant get them with Xenons[!] nice cars friend sold his e36 m3 evo for one very fast and drives like a go cart the inside is a bit southend on sea bit it looks so cool [8D]
 

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The older Escort Cossie would whip the Focus RS as well however.

No way would it. The Escort Cosworth (as lovely as it is) is now an very old girl.
 

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Not owned one like Wish but had Superchips' demonstrator for 24 hours and thought it was a brilliant car, but not an ownership proposition to replace my Golf (for me[:)]). General solidity and relaxing ambience of the Golf does that for me, plus I got an average of less than 15mpg from 2 tanks (and car had not been remapped at that stage). Factor that in and I think an Evo VI/VII or WRX STi might also be worthy of consideration.

I had an absolute blast driving it along a good B-road and the LSD makes the car seriously darty, but I too liked that. The turn-in nearly caught me out on an off-camber crest left, the grip was amazing. The rest of my 24 hours was spent in traffic and on motorways when the benefits of the car were not apparent and it still drank like Ollie Reed.

The spec includes so many trick bits that we Golf-owners spend ???s adding to our cars (Quaife LSD, Brembos, OZ alloys, Halfords/Ripspeed carbon/alloy trim accessories[:eek:)]).

I have also driven a 300bhp RS track car, with track suspension, roll cage, slicks etc and that was great fun and did quick lap times without being tricky to master.
 

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Quote: posted by Wish Posted - 29 Dec 2004 : 08:45:25

The older Escort Cossie would whip the Focus RS as well however.

No way would it. The Escort Cosworth (as lovely as it is) is now an very old girl.

There was a mag that did it when the RS Focus came out. As standard the Cosworth is faster in a straight line and round the corners in the wet.

With uprated suspension in both, the Focus was out-classed by the Cossie. Plus there are far more tuning options for the Cossie making it a better choice for the driver.

Add to that appreciation in value rather than depreciation and ever more exclusivity, and you have an easy choice IMO.
 
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