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I know this is a cliché and everyone's said it.

But, blinkety blimey, isn't it bland?

I said the other day to my partner that I didn't think I'd seen any and he laughed at me. He said there are loads around.

And he's right.

They've just got so little road presence, they don't register.

It's about exciting as a Toyota Carina II. Yeah, try picturing one without the use of the internet.

I always hated Fords, as a true BL man, but I have to admit I quite admired the Ka, Puma and Focus mk1. I liked their styling and I liked Ford's balls for being different. Shame it's resorted to this.
 

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There's no way that silver car is an RS, it's crap in comparison to the current one. It doesn't look any different to the standard focus/ST. I haven't read the link properly so perhaps they're not saying it is, but given how the Fiesta RS is supposed to look i can't see them releasing the RS looking like that.
 

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Just think. The UK press could have murdered that car and after the European press follow suit, it would really have put Ford in the doo doo!
 
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The rear lights look like they were stuck on too high up and the gap left below filled in with an old bit of sheet steel found on the shelf.

It reminds me of what the rear end of the Chrysler/Talbot Avenger looked like when the Hillman version's L shaped lights were replaced with flat ones.

Not the best pics but you may get the point.....
 

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Cracking engine the Volvo T5, will this be up against the Astra VXR 240bhp then? Because if it is, give me the Astra VXR anyday over that dated pile of junk!
 

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oooo... new ford focus RS, lets hope this one doesn't steer itself into the side of the road when you boot it ;)
 

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streetrover said:
Just think. The UK press could have murdered that car and after the European press follow suit, it would really have put Ford in the doo doo!
If MGR had built this car to replace the old one, the press would have hammered it.

Yet, everything Ford do the press praise it whether it is any good or not, and I think the new Focus is a move backward over the old one.
 

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Hi,

Had a seat in a Focus in the showroom the other day, and I have to say it's deffo got the quality feeling inside. I would be tempted but it's kind of out of my price range at the moment.

Lay of the Escorts, tis what I drive at the moment! Good solid car, anyway the Cossie wasn't a true Escort..;)
 

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I worry that MGR are not going to be able to keep up with the new generation of hot hatches when the RDX60 arrives.

Will we see the KV6 tunned to produce over 200BHP?

Or maybe a turbocharged K2000?

Or even a Supercharged KV6!?
 

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Heh, the new Focus is about as pleasing as Billy Conley - in drag. Yet all I hear is Radio adverts mentioning the New Focus OMG OMG it rules!

I aint saying its a bad car, it aint, as above its got a classy interior, feels solid and clunky from what ive heard.

Anyway Ford is very close to bankrupt, which am still trying to belive but it is, so am pretty confused why they have made the new Focus so......bland =/

But as Anti Rover Specialist Clarkson said they are like lamposts, you see them everywhere, made me laugh when the little fellow in Top Gear said "Its so bland and ugly looking though" and Clarkson was so quick to say "But thats why!" Any other car he would of destroyed if it looked like that, prolly trying to sweeten up Ford so he can get his GT40 on the top of the delivery list.
 

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Steve220 said:
oooo... new ford focus RS, lets hope this one doesn't steer itself into the side of the road when you boot it ;)
What like any Rover turbo?

The focus Rs is awesome, only muppets who don't understand how a diff works crash them

believe it or not people there are a lot better cars than rovers on the road :fishslap:
 

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yeh, tons of em.

Not sticking up for the rover turbo's in this one, cause they're far from perfect.

last time i drove an RS focus i was a bit shocked that for a new car it had daft amounts of torque steer that wasn't compensated by any electronics etc.
 

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I must say the new Focus is a grower. I've seen quite a few of them on the road and I am sad to say I am starting to like it somewhat. O.K its not as good styling wise as its predecessor, and Ford have taken a backwards step on the interior design front, but nevertheless it is a quality built car from what I can tell, and I wouldn't put one down as a Company car.

I just wish it wasn't so, well, boring. Plus look like a shortened C-Max. Why they released that first I do not know. It just dated the new Focus immediately on the day of its launch. Especially when the C-Max has already been out for 6 months prior to the Focus launch...
 
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