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never lived in mountains them kids.
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Recuerden que cada país tiene su forma de conducir y por lo tanto deberíamos  ser Iguales bajo las estadísticas d cada  operador
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the evo rapes the german bitch , the rs is great but needs better control. I used to have an rs then i bought an evo x (real cheap). The rs sounds waaay better and i love the brutal launch but when it comes to handling the evo is GOD
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BMW not offering an lsd as a standard option for their 335i and 135i should be a crime
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like best motoring
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@lukaszzu3 I agree. I watched the 2010 Mustang GT (not the shelby) do 0-60 in 4.7 and it has 315 hp, and weighs more than the focus. You'd think that focus would pull it off quicker.
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the bmw sounds like the clutches are fried aleady from that idiot driving it
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Ah I see, well, I don't think there will be much RS in the US ... they are limited anyway so maybe some will come for few people ... And usually the price in the US is different. Even in Europe not all interested will have the chance to buy one ... in Greece 94 pieces are going, and will be sold on auction. Means people will make offer, have to bid over the normal price, the rest of the money is going to the SOS Children villages. Since only 94 pieces, they made the sells interesting.
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it doesn't come in black. blue, white and green are the only colors for now!
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how would a 237hp N/A 2.0l 4 door civic piss on a turbo 2.5l 300hp 3dr. hatch? You're a dumbass.
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manogafotas, si si amigo pero da pena que el FORITO le de pal pelo al BMW no? xD seguid dejandos llevar por el nombre de la marca^^
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noisy? short gears? stop for fuel alot?! Other than the fuel it still cant be bad as my MK2 jetta...sounds like a goddamn circus everytime you hit a pothole. I think I could live with a LanEvoX lol
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but if its only 3 grand more why not save up and have a car with a legacy like the sti and evo? the focus is great for what it is and its cooll to see ford doing such things but i'd stick to the tried and true.
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just bought an xr5 turbo (aus st) would have loved the RS... fuck you europe
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me gusto mas el Lancer, el focus es una copia del Astra
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there is no black version of the new RS only green, white and blue...
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I'd have the BMW in a second. Best engine (TT straight 6), best layout (RWD), best interior, best looks (no stupid vents or spoilers), and best badge. I'd love to see the Focus RS come to the states, but if they price anywhere near the 1-series, Ford will have a tough time moving them.
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that pussy with the bmw just doesn't know how to drift...
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oh and BTW the rwd cars they are beating just happen to be BMW's
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You truly know nothing!! best to keep your opinions to yourself if that is what you think...
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Here's where the Mitsu Microwave is going to sweat even more.. the Ford is doing this with only the front wheels. Going to take a little guess.. that means you probably aren't going to stop every 5 minutes for gas like in the Evo. Maybe I'm wrong but probably not.
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@Molo9000 Yes but for some people the RS is a special car and they are willing to spend £25k on one. In any case you are comparing new for old... which is not fair.
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I hope they bring the RS to north america I want one
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They are driving them like they go to shopping! this kids can`t drive! This looks more like a tv spot for the rs! if i have to chose i will go for the evo all the way!
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The styling on the RS makes sense (fast Fords always sort of looked like that), but it's still ghastly. I'd feel better driving around in the Evo. (that's saying a lot) What gets me about these cars is the price. The Ford is considerably cheaper than the other 2 but it's still within 10% of a BMW 5series for fucks sake. U can buy a Nissan 350Z or a Lotus Elise for that kind of money. If it was my money, I'd take the sports car. Who needs rear seats and a hatchback anyway? ;)
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FAGS show us what the cars do against each other screw it lets take it to top gear
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fuck that lanky cold boy should of got the rs
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That focus RS is kickass car. My fav european ford..
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These guys look like chess players
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EPIC FAIL Weed ya name says it all on this one lad..lay off the greenage..;) ya might just find the ability to comprehend difficult topics of discussion..the lancer would eat a beamer for starters..the focus isnt just something engineers concocted over night n said fuck it lets build it..it was a genuinely planned and presented piece..ford has come along way..look at the 4.0L L6 for instance..they spent 40 years perfecting it..chev needs a 7.0L V8 just to keep up..dont under estimate em
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@newbrand1 yeah i wonder how much more it will cost, alot im thinking
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licence plate K RS 3696??? How come is the same car tested by 5th Gear?
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i've just checked power laps in wiki. m3 - 1:31.8 rs - 1:32.2 so it isn't a second it is just 0.4 isn't it? but the thing is that i've seen every single tg episode and i don't remember them testing e46 m3. csl yes, but not the standart one. and it's the stig who tested these cars that is also counts. the black one was slow so it is irrelevant to compare power laps if they were done by different stigs.
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what the fuck was this test for A GAY MAGAZINE, yes ive noticed what a lot of fucking poofs driving em, oh yes, ooh its nice, well i suppose i could put my make up bag in there, fucking shirt lifters, ps ill have the RS in green,
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The ford focus rs is my favorite ofcouse...the coolest car ever=D
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fwd? that's so weird.. you'd think they'd just use the same front wheel setup an just add a center an rear diff for the extra handling? looks sweet. im expecting the new impreza coupe to be somewhat similar with a turbo vent on the bonnet
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Those dudes should stop smoking weeds... it gave them a weird accent!
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i challenge any1 against me and my EVO. WE will RAPE you and you will love it
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GUYS, stuff the bmw and the evo, ford has responded by an even faster and more powerful focus rs 500
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Please bring to the U.S., Santa. I will never ask you for anything again
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I 've bought RS, a month later I 've divorced has been the best decision of my life....i'm the happiest man in the world
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Hear the pressure from the RS's turbo
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@sandwichrecipe that depends on the driver though a bad driver can get a 0-60 time of 10 secs in that car if they launch at 5500 rpm and let it spin all through 2nd gear on street tires.
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nice review, really enjoyed it
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This is what i think, the Bmw is to much for me, the evo looks like a piece of tupperwear. I like the Focus rs the most. The Looks of it, looks like a rally car but the road model is still yet front wheel drive don't know does it make a bigger difference. ford in europe have had trough the years a significant racing history. This is truly a great european hot hatch no doubt about it.
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The Focus is a real sports car? I'm not sure I agree with that. It's probably the best hot hatch on the market, but a sports car needs rear-wheel drive (or at least rear-biased awd).
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@OnTheLimits Agreed BMW is sweet. However, It seems that it runs a little hot with those turbos and some people have run into issues.
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wow, i see why its.not in usa. to good to be sold here. Ill buy 1 from CANADA when i can drive!!!
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This test is rubbish, all the cars are in a league of there own, the RS is a proper racing animal, the Evo X is a massive super computer, and the BMW is like the odd one out, shit, should of used the golf R instead of the BMW, and yeah the ging in the BMW cant drive haha!
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i live in usa .. and i dont make alot of money .. but i would sell blood , sperm and pimp myself to old rich widows for the focus rs.. its a beautiful car .. sounds and seems to drive great .. i love it
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comparing 3 different categories ?! oh just nonsense. for me evo is the best all the time.
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@ripperuL maybe because the car is a rental car
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We do have the Focus ST since 2007 and Focus RS in MEXICO cross the border and get one! the USA Focus is lame. Ford should sell the Euro Focus is US too.
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I could not handle the cheap interior, would rather the 135i..... heaps quicker too.
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Ford Focus RS...another reason for us Yanks to hate you Euros...fantastic car! But hey, at least we can get an Evo...or a 135i.
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1 sec on top gear track is a week, because it's a short track.
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Amazing car the RS, it's a shame they made it front wheel drive
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They tested the RS with 4WD and FWD. At curvy hills. And the FWD were faster !
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bmw is just to expensive and too mature for people who likes to drive madly. the evo is a great car. but handsdown i would get the ford. because even though the evo handles better than the others because of the 4WD system. but its about the driving experience of the car. the evo feels to electronic to have fun, its like playing on a video game on your couch. but the RS feels analogue.
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all good cars in their own right, i never really liked fwd , but the rs looks like a keeper.
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Obviously not. AWD adds weight and powertrain loss.
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Fuck you Europeans. - Jealous U.S. guy
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wow 3 people who can review a car and not be boring. jezza, hamster and captain slow eat ya heart out!!
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It makes me regret for having bought a car last year cuz the RS is my sort of car. The 135 is a Cayman hunter, actually it's faster on a track, but it's a GT car. If you want the real sports car, then the Ford is the one. It's production is limited so I don't think you'll ever see it there but here it costs 35k euros which is a reasonable price. Unless you import is yourself ;) It's a mad car, only for the hardcore drivers :)
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@dgripsofficial because its an inline 5
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focus rs the best!!!!!!!!!!
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Yea but people will buy just because of that RS badge, And from many of the reviews around it seems to handle the power quite easily :)
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it's got a revoknuckle suspension!! it does not torquesteer
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it looks like amazing car, but all thoses haters out there, how dont u know if it is a good car until drive it. don't based your skeptism on the company but truely if the car handles good or bad, these reviwers are proving the public that the car is fast,handles well and all around a great car to drive. hopefully they will realeased to the public in the us by 2012 when the new focus line is realeased :)
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yeah i've watched that yesterday. both ford and m3 were tested by black stig btw.
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Just to let you know Focus sedans and wagons for the North American market have always been made in america, only the ZX3 and ZX5 were made in Mexico. As of now all Focus production for the North American market is in America.
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I just looked at your profile and it says your only 20. So shut your mouth, cos 1 you haven't driven a RS EVER, 2 You don't know shit about them. I've driven the new Focus RS and i'd take it over anything BMW have to offer. BMW are overpriced for what they are. Lovely cars but Overpriced.
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@Senninha1960 hardly heaps faster although probably more pleasurable to drive although the bmw is hidieously more expensive, when you want things like leather and satnav.....................
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go for it mate, im only 20 and have a crappy job but i can afford to own one!
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Ford adjusted their line in the US to the wishes of the American driver. Which were lame for years.
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That magical RS badge has more pedigree then all of the cars you just listed put together
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@Daumex But thats slower then a 99 mustang gt that only has 265 hp, it was rated as 0-60 in 5.4 secs.
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in my book the Focus is way way better than the other two. but i am a hardcore Ford nut :)
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