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Ford Focus RS 2.5 RS 3d (2009/59)

Ford Focus RS 2.5 RS 3d (2009/59) - Owner Review

Drives like a standard Focus when you want it to, and has even more space in the rear seats due to the slimline front Recaro seats.
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Review submitted by
Michael Gillies on

Ford Focus RS (09-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Got too old to drive Scooby's and Evo's. I don't like boys, so a Boxster was not going to solve my mid life crisis.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Impressed. Brother regrets getting his X5!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but hopefully won't have to for a while.

What are you likely to buy next?
Bread and water...I've no money left.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£25,150

When did you buy the car?
November 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Sadly, zero discount on this car anywhere. Bought from a dealer a friend purchased his ST from, and recommended him.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a car that could tour in France, go to the shops...and rally down country roads.

What was the dealer like?
Good service so far.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Everything you read is true. It does wheel spin in 1st and 2nd on a wet road, but I've owned a Golf GTD which did it worse. Handling in corners is near perfect, with mid range torque incredible. Said in the same breath as cars 6 times its price, so that sums it up.

What's it like to park?
Rear park sensors sort parking, all round vision is fine.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only done 900miles so far, suspension noise at the rear, and a knock from the near side front brake while reversing. In for a 1000mile check soon, so these should be sorted...hopefully.

What's most practical about your car?
Drives like a standard Focus when you want it to, and has even more space in the rear seats due to the slimline front Recaro seats.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The accelerator!

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