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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby Stu » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:44 am

2focused wrote:So, for thiose who have the MK111 Focus RS, please advise on the vehicle, since its been around for about a year now.

Want to know, is the ride really that hard for a daily drive ? And how is it compared to a normal manually car for the Jozi traffic ?

pros and cons ?


All I even hear is that guys rate the older RS a lot better and more fun to drive. I wouldn't know though as I've never driven either but that's the general feel
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby convict 66 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:37 am

2focused wrote:So, for thiose who have the MK111 Focus RS, please advise on the vehicle, since its been around for about a year now.

Want to know, is the ride really that hard for a daily drive ? And how is it compared to a normal manually car for the Jozi traffic ?

pros and cons ?

sell it
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby V6 Capri » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:12 am

Read about the engine problems... so sad for such a hyped up car.
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby MrMazda » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:48 am

Ford loosing the plot in general.
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby Jeff_ZA » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 am

at this rate, this wud be my last ford....loyalty killed many pockets

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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby 2focused » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:00 am

convict 66 wrote:
2focused wrote:So, for thiose who have the MK111 Focus RS, please advise on the vehicle, since its been around for about a year now.

Want to know, is the ride really that hard for a daily drive ? And how is it compared to a normal manually car for the Jozi traffic ?

pros and cons ?

sell it
people are petitioning for a recall as they are blowing motors all over the show

https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-news/f ... -hatchback


Damn, this is insane. Seem like poor design work or upping the output on an engine that is really not capable to handle this type of power. Thanks for the heads up guys.
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby V6 Capri » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 am

Was speaking to Wiektunez a while ago, and he commented on how the ST's run pretty lean from the factory for all sorts of reasons. Wonder if this is not the same with the RS causing all sorts of other problems along the way?
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby 2focused » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:33 pm

So are there similar issues with the ST ?
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby Random-Hero » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:36 pm

running lean is never good.
This is not the way you want to get more power and less fuel economy...
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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby convict 66 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:06 pm

2focused wrote:So are there similar issues with the ST ?

250 yes

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Re: Focus RS R699 900

Postby 2focused » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:19 pm

convict 66 wrote:
2focused wrote:So are there similar issues with the ST ?

250 yes


Okay, will just keep my Diesel then :lol:
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