Used Ford Focus RS (2009 - 2010) Review

Review by Dan Harrison on
Last Updated: 08 Apr 2013
4.5
This is the Focus that Ford originally claimed it would never build – a limited run 300bhp super-hatch. Ford's thrown everything at it to ensure this is the ultimate Focus and the fastest Ford on offer.
Ford Focus RS (09-10)
Breathtaking performance, everyday practicality
Options can push new price to £28,000, no easy seat-height adjustment

New price range:

£27,925 - £35,437

Used price range:

£11,826 - £22,250

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

This is the Focus that Ford originally claimed it would never build – a limited run 300bhp super-hatch. Ford's thrown everything at it to ensure this is the ultimate Focus and the fastest Ford on offer. It makes no apologies for what it is, with a huge twin-blade spoiler at the back, an extreme bodykit and serious performance from a turbocharged 2.5-litre engine.

To underline this, the RS badge is visible from every angle. It offers scintillating performance and is unmatched in its ability on the road. However, with a £25,000 price tag, many buyers will find the cheaper ST fulfils their needs. But for others, only the 300bhp on offer from the RS will truly hit the spot.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 For a 3 door the Focus RS has plenty of room in the back for rear seat passengers, the boot its also very spacious meaning taking a suitcases etc... for long weekends away not a problem, but at the...  

4 out of 5

Ben Pipet ,   26 Aug 2015    ... read more

 The large boot and generously proportioned cabin, including the rear part of the cabin. I rarely carry passengers, however when I have they have always commented on how much room there is in the back!  

5 out of 5

Peter Galbraith ,   25 Mar 2015    ... read more

 It is still a focus! Easy to drive, boot space, easy to park due to parking sensors and camera, and quiet at constant speed.  

5 out of 5

Corey Noyce ,   26 Apr 2013    ... read more

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