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URL: http://riceornot.ricecop.com/?auto=91827
Submitted by: ricerocketboy
Comments: 11  (Read/Post)     Favorites: 0  (View)
Submitted on: 11-11-2014
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Ford Focus RS


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7-27-2016 @ 11:15:38 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
So, my brother-in-law seems deadset on getting a brand new Focus RS... but it looks like there are massive supply problems, compounded by the fact that dealers are charging thousands above sticker for the ones they've been allocated (i.e. haven't been delivered yet)...

We've tried going over his options... he wants either a wagon, hatchback, or coupe, that can do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, and has either AWD or RWD... but isn't a heavy mofo, either. He has a long history with SCCA autocrosses.

...I'm trying to convince him to take a look at a V60 Polestar... but, it looks like his "backup" plan would be an AMG CLA45 4Matic...

7-27-2016 @ 11:19:34 PM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
V60 Polestar aren't cheap. They're about $60,000 if he buys new.

I know its FWD but has he considered a Focus ST?

7-27-2016 @ 11:27:09 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#2, 0-60: 6.3 seconds... no. For him, it's 4.8 or bust.

A Focus RS, with the options he wants, and the inevitable dealer markup, wouldn't be terribly dissimilar in price from the AMG CLA nor a V60 Polestar...

7-27-2016 @ 11:35:21 PM
Posted By : Low-Tech Redneck Reply | Edit | Del
So, does that "Casino" have a machine where if you get three cherries, you get ACTUAL cherries?

(Take a guess what "supermarche" is French for if you don't get it)

7-28-2016 @ 12:00:59 AM
Posted By : ricerocketboy Reply | Edit | Del
#3, hmm. Well then. How bout a STi taken to Cobb?

7-28-2016 @ 12:14:42 AM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#5, His attitude regarding WRXes... "been there, done that." He doesn't want to get sucked back into the subaru tuning scene again.

7-28-2016 @ 12:40:23 AM
Posted By : wannabemustangjockey Reply | Edit | Del
Used CTS-V wagon? What's his budget?

7-29-2016 @ 12:16:23 PM
Posted By : Skid Reply | Edit | Del
#7, That would have been my first suggestion, as well. The trouble is finding one.

7-29-2016 @ 06:23:54 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
He's made up his mind that he'll either buy $40-60k new, or <$10k used... he's skittish about spending big bucks on a used high-performance car... with a cheap, used high-performance car, there's plenty of money left over to fix things the previous owner may have thrashed.

11-19-2016 @ 08:04:30 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
He put his order in...

2017 BMW M2 coupe. He takes delivery in March.

6-22-2017 @ 09:10:27 PM
Posted By : DiRF  Reply | Edit | Del
#10, ...and he's still waiting. His order kept getting delayed, but now the dealer has confirmed with BMW that his car is scheduled for production the first week of July... which actually means his M2 will be a "2018" model year vehicle... in fact, by all accounts, it appears his M2 will most likely be produced on the FIRST DAY of production for 2018MY, which could result in an extremely low VIN.

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