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    Spied: Ford Focus RS

    According to http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/10/...ford-focus-rs/

    This is not the ordinary Ford Focus ST but the brand new Focus RS. Looking closely at the front end, one can see the bigger air intakes.

    According to spy photographers, the sound of the 300 bhp engine was unmistakeable, as was the car's quick acceleration with all-wheel-drive and the rallye-like sound of that dump valve while shifting gears. Add some wide fenders, a more aggressive front end styling and you have the Focus RS.
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    awesome

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    BRING IT HERE, GODDAMN IT! I would buy that in a matter of minutes! Damn Ford to hell, they didn't give me the Puma and they won't give me a proper Focus. Why?
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    thats so hot, even if its got a blue oval on it
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    The only Ford that I'd ever want. And it doesn't come to NA... bastards.
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    Haha, Tiv, I'm with you too. Sadly, I think it would cannibalize the Mustang's sales. Too bad. However, there's still a possibility because (I think) the Mazda 3's platform and a Volvo of some sort share the Focus's platform. I think they could just sell it under another brand.

    I'd really love to see a competitor to the STI and Evolution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv
    BRING IT HERE, GODDAMN IT! I would buy that in a matter of minutes! Damn Ford to hell, they didn't give me the Puma and they won't give me a proper Focus. Why?
    explains why ford is losing money in the us
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    Quote Originally Posted by carsnut
    explains why ford is losing money in the us
    They don't sell anything that is impressive, or worth buying.
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    I want one sooo bad

    Oh well I am getting a regular Focus hatch anyway...

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    Ford hasn't announced that they won't sell it in the US (I think so, at least). The fact that the RS MkI wasn't sold there, doesn't necessarily mean that the MkII won't be sold either
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightweight
    Ford hasn't announced that they won't sell it in the US (I think so, at least). The fact that the RS MkI wasn't sold there, doesn't necessarily mean that the MkII won't be sold either
    But, they haven't suggested that they are considering the NA market-they never give us the good cars anyway. We get the Mustang, while the UK has seen the Sierra Cosworth(A few made it here), the Escort RS/Cosworth, the Focus RS, the Focus ST, and the Puma. What was our compensation?-The Cougar?
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    Nice, a return to the fast Fords of old

    Whatever happened to the Cosworth badge? That was always the mark of a truly fast Ford, be it Scorpio, Granada, Sierra or Escort...

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    I think we're all forgetting Ford's original racetrack fugitive, the Probe. Now THERE was a car...

    Oh, wait, no, it wasn't.

    I kind of miss the good old days when my STi was king of the hill (a title it shared with the Evo...). Now we've got that damn Dodge... ... watchemecallit ... Caliber with a 300-horse turbo 4 and all-wheel drive, and Santa Ford might give us this RS if we've all been good this year (we haven't).

    Also, how in the world would it dent Muskrat sales? They've got two very seperate and different markets, I would think. Muskrats are pony cars, and draw a very American pony car crowd (and teenage girls). The RS would be bought up by Ryycceerszzzsz, or whatever subculture America created as a catch-all for fans of fast Japanese cars, or, and maybe especially, cars that just look fast. I have to admit that my Subaru qualifies me as a RyceerssszzzZZzzzZ¡¡//l.com kid, which is almost reason enough to not drive one.

    Oh, well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandQuail
    Muskrats are pony cars, and draw teenage girls(and those who wish they could be teenage girls).
    Fixed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightweight
    Ford hasn't announced that they won't sell it in the US (I think so, at least). The fact that the RS MkI wasn't sold there, doesn't necessarily mean that the MkII won't be sold either
    The normal MKII hatch is not even sold here. How the heck would they bring the RS?

    We only got a remodeled MkI while you guys got a very cool MkII.
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