Used Ford Focus RS (2002 - 2003) Review

Review by Ben Wall on
Last Updated: 27 Feb 2009
4.5
The Focus RS was only built for a short period of time, limiting numbers to little more than a couple of thousand in the UK. It may lack the Cosworth badge many buyers were hoping to see, but it's still viewed as a Ford classic, not least because it looks fantastic and is very exciting to drive.
Ford Focus RS (02-03)
Attractive, exclusive and exciting
Needs concentration to drive quickly

New price range:

£19,940

Used price range:

£7,088 - £10,699

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The Focus RS was only built for a short period of time, limiting numbers to little more than a couple of thousand in the UK. It may lack the Cosworth badge many buyers were hoping to see, but it's still viewed as a Ford classic, not least because it looks fantastic and is very exciting to drive. Clean used examples hold their value well, but the even-more-powerful second generation Focus ST - although not as exclusive - is arguably more tempting for buyers of fast Fords.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Gets 5 adults in the car in comfort and a good sized boot.  

5 out of 5

David Garcia ,   26 Mar 2013    ... read more

 It has a fair size boot and decent room inside just like any other focus. however its worth mentioning that when the front seats are moved forward the top catches the sun visor making it a little...  

4 out of 5

john jackson ,   11 Mar 2012    ... read more

 The car is ford focus, so its got plenty of room inside for passengers and a modest boot space. I'm over 6 foot and have plenty of room  

5 out of 5

James Jones ,   25 Jul 2011    ... read more

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