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    Would you buy one

    I know its a Ford, but it looks ok me thinks






    maybe t-bone could think about one of these as the focus rs seems a bit too much for him

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    nice seats......shame it doesnt look as aggressive as the concept RS though !

    I would drive one not sure about handing over my hard earned for it
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    Mate at work was unimpressed by the way it went
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    looks not bad, they should have given it darkened headlights imo. nice seats!
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    been told that it is quicker round the track than a RS focus
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    The ST was indeed quicker round the test track than the RS focus, it falls behind a little on the straight, but the handling is fantastic.


    Andy, how has your m8 got to play in one?
    they aren't supposed to be released till the first week in jan, so far i've not seen any come into stock at the local dealers.

    I've had my name down on the list with my local dealer for a test in a production car for over a month now.I just hope it doesn't come with the comedy pack!!!!
    The car will do well on the twisty A roads of north wales where the CTR becomes a handful.

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    Brian the week leading up to christmas we had one in from our local dealers for window tinting so we had to collect and deliver it. Think he was just unimpressed with the straight line speed/acceleration

    How can it compete with the clio 182?
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    it only has 150 bhp :?
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    yup, the ST has a mere 150Ps against the 182 of the clio, but the torque is only 10Nm less and there's not a lot different in the kerb weight about 22Kgs iirc.

    I've had a play in a car fitted with throttle bodies though and thats chucking out 190Ps with no engine mods save for the repalced fuel charging system.

    From what i've seen of this car, the biggest failing was the Gp 13 insurance.

    should be a nice lil play thing

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    Hmm, I dont really like it.. but then I really have a dislike for Fords... in particular the current Focus.

    It looks ok, and I expect it will be well prised so should be a popular choice for a lot of people.
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