Ford Focus RS Review

If you are considering buying one of our used Ford Focus RS cars, read on to find out more…

In Britain, fast Fords have a bit of a cult following. From the RS1600 to the Sierra RS500 Cosworth, each car in their performance line-up offers something special. That’s also true for the Mk3 Focus RS.

The first question on some people’s minds is often ‘how is this only the third generation?’. It’s a fair question too, the first Ford Focus was introduced to us all the way back in 2002, a solid family hatchback that we as a nation took to well.

For the newest generation of Ford Focus RS, the manufacturer has finally given in and fitted a four-wheel drive system. To push this Performance-Blue rocket along is a fantastic turbocharged 2.3-litre engine developed from the EcoBoost model used by the Mustang. Having been redeveloped by Cosworth, it now pushes 345bhp!

Included as standard on the Ford Focus RS is launch control, a Brembo-designed braking system, automatic headlights and wipers, dual-zone climate control, heated front windscreen and the ability to adjust the dampers between two settings. Having the drive mode button as a physical feature rather than another element of the touchscreen like in other models in particularly leasing too.

The hot hatch market is incredibly saturated; however, the Ford Focus RS holds its own against far more expensive opposition, it only really becomes threatened when compared to the likes the of the Mercedes A45 and Audi RS3 and even then, it’s not massively overshadowed. If you are however left wanting for more horses under the bonnet, the aftermarket world is your oyster.

Ford really has smashed it out of the park with the Focus RS. To find a car that handles as well as this, you have to start looking at cars like the Nissan GT-R. While it may not be the best car for the morning commute, it’s surely worth the compromise to have such a fun and capable car for when the road opens up or you find yourself on the track! The price of used Ford Focus RS cars make this model even more appealing too.


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