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  1. SWB

    SWB Formula Junior

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    My brother got quoted $61k CDN at one Ford dealership. This morning at a different Ford store, the sales guy told me they were turning away people offering $10k over sticker. They are expecting to get $80k for their RS allotment....something..something about not being an SVT store and that they rather deal in trucks. :(
     
  2. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    I have to say that if I had to pay over MSRP I'd be looking at a really clean DFI 987S coupe.
     
  3. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    There's a ton of cars to choose over a Focus RS that's over MSRP. But 80 ****ing grand you'd have to be clinically insane to pay that much over.
     
  4. SWB

    SWB Formula Junior

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    I was too afraid to ask them what they would charge for admission to one of them a GT350 or Raptor rides.
     
  5. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    This gal is selling them at MSRP, supposedly:

    Nancy Nagle
    Sales Consultant
    Harold Zeigler Ford
    1287 M-89 West
    Plainwell, MI 49080

    269-685-5801

    They had one on autotrader.com at sticker.
     
  6. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US63FbxydQ4[/ame]
     
  7. 95spiderman

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    why is it that german cars perform so much better than their paper stats would suggest?

    evo really needs to dyno the cars or something. what does evo think is the reason for this?
     
  8. Sfumato

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    I think the Germans rate stuff so at sea level or 9000ft, you get stated bhp. My E63S wagon dyno'ed at 636/690, stock, at 900ft. Factory says 577/590. Like Japan in 90's, 300bhp was admitted. More present, just not officially :)
     
  9. GuyIncognito

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    Shmee bought one too, although I'm wondering to what degree that's to help his cause on getting a GT ;)

    I really like the Focus RS. best hot hatch available in the US. I like the idea of the Golf R but burned too many times by VW.

    RS makes $40k for a Ford hatchback look like a bargain :eek:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me_alpGKoZM[/ame]
     
  10. Gran Drewismo

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    Friend of mine just got his. Managed to buy it from a guy with 1,000 miles on it. So he got a "used" RS at less than sticker. Craziness.

    Took it out last night for some spirited driving, including a gravel road. Hell of a car. Anyone else have one?
     
  11. JaguarXJ6

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    If I could get over first year vehicle issues and dealers had some in the area willing to deal in MSRP, I could have ended up in one of these. Production is ramping slowly so these will continue to hold premiums for the next 6 months, at least. I ended up back in the Subie family, no regrets though.
     
  12. definitelysomeday

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    I saved myself a few grand and got the Golf R.
     
  13. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImobeCtRphc[/ame]
     
  14. stardoc

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    I had a launch edition '15 WRX STi which I ended up tuning to a Stage II and sold that in hopes of picking up an RS. I couldn't stomach paying ANYTHING over MSRPs for a Ford. Also, from what I've been hearing gaining further HP from the RS is very difficult on these cars.
    I ended up buying a VW R and added stage 2 tune. What a fantastic car, stupid fast, with a build quality that Ford or Subaru can't touch for $10k less than what the RS's are going for.
     
  15. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XegimEn4ESk[/ame]
     
  16. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    Could you go into exactly what stage 2 entailed and, perhaps, elaborate on what the car is like now?
     
  17. definitelysomeday

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    I just got a manual R for my DD, so would be interested in that info as well. Thanks!
     
  18. TexasF355F1

    TexasF355F1 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Ouch.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOelONV_unQ[/ame]
     
  19. 95spiderman

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    What a great place to practice drifting. only thing missing from rock wall on 1 side was cliff fall on other.

    btw, makes you relize how good the journalists are who drift cars every day and rarely if ever seem to crash. Bovington, harris, faust, clarkson, etc do such great job mere mortals think they can too
     
  20. Davesvt2000

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  21. Davesvt2000

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    Stupid iPhone always shows pics upside down
     
  22. ScuderiaWithStickPlease

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oklm3mV6ThE[/ame]
     
  23. Face76

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