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Well a few of you wanted to see my new RS - so here it is, looking just like evry other RS out there !!

Had it 3 weeks now and really love it - definatley the next best thing to my VII, although quite a bit slower, but as good handling and much better build quality, not to mention the cheaper running costs (Insurance half the price and 280 miles to a 55 litre tank driven hard.
 

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Stone me, as a long time performance Ford owner, but I have a Focus TDi as a daily driver now, I never thought I'd hear anyone talking about how good Ford's build quality is. Focus build quality is good though it seems, not sure I'd agree the build quality is better than the EVO though, I guess it would depend which bits you were talking about.
 

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I think the interior on the FRS is better than that on the Evo (mine or the VII or VIII)

However I am from Essex so my opinion may not count for much. :D

I like it BTW Geoff.

My mate has got one but it's never out of his garage (7k miles in nearly two years the lame ass)
 

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Did you say it is quite a bit slower, but handles just aswell as your VII?

Surely this can't be right.... please explain.

Cheers,

Kev
 

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Did you say it is quite a bit slower, but handles just aswell as your VII?

Surely this can't be right.... please explain.

Cheers,

Kev
Well it seems a bit laggy compared to an evo (never seemed to notice turbo lag in the evo) as it only has 212 bhp and the torque is restricted in 1st & 2nd gears it is obviously slower.

Handling wise it's spot on - similar to my VII.

Just been to Yorkshire & back the last 2 days and it's a really nice car on the motorway, and also down the back roads. Done 220 miles and still have over 1/4 tank left, so i'm hoping to get at least 300+ miles from it.

There is however quite a bit of pull from side to side when accelerating, especially in 1st & 2nd, but you get used to it - at the end of the day these 200+ bhp FWD cars have to get the power down somehow, i've had quite a few of them (21 turbo, GSi, ITR) and this seems to do it the best.
With the others (or most FWD cars) you either get wheelspin city, or obtrusive Traction control, on this you get neither as it doesn't have T/C and the front diff seems to prevent the wheels from spinning (along with the 18" tyres of course).

As I've said before - its definatley the next best thing to an EVO in my opinion, and to suit my needs - also a much better sized car and more practical being a hatchback.
 
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