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    The New Focus RS something to worry about?

    As most of us have probably seen Top Gear last sunday and they had the new focus RS. I think its over rated and been hyped up to much and have been debating with a Ford Fan friend weather or not Vauxhall and the New Astra VXR should worry. I Don't think so. Im not saying that its a bad car just that its been overestimated. What do you think?
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    As long as they add an LSD to the VXR it'll be much of a muchness...

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    Unless vaux change the VXR big time the ford will wipe the VXR arse in every way sorry to say

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    I think the VXR will be easier to live with at least! I dont think you can deny that it has been hyped up just a bit much.
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    Ford RS is legendary - vauxhall dont have the backbone to make something to rival it.

    The VXR brand has done its job, they wont go any further. Even with the due to be released lightweight end of like mk5 one it will be another half ass'd effort to get rid of the unwanted stock

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    It's hardly the car to kickstart the dying RS brand though is it. the last Focus RS handled like Jade Goody in a peat bog. I think the New RS was a letdown after all the hype that surrounded it no doubt that its not bad looking but being mentioned in the same breath as RS cosworth....... dont think so. If VX rework what is planned for the new VXR in my opinion it will be better.
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    The hype what you are talking about where did you here it? On the internet by any chance. Ford had never said anything about the car as far as I know.

    As for the first RS handling like poo, did you ever drive one? The set up on them is a lot better than a astra.

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    All vxhl need to do is fit the vxr with an LSD, and their front struts from the insignia and they're got the same set up though. Unless the rear suspension really makes that bigger difference, but I doubt it..

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    A few car mags that I had read and some die hard ford fans were talking it up as if jesus has rolled into town. Although a few ford fans that i know could be talking it up. I have not driven it for any length of time but my mates dad took us out in it and it Torque steered like a Mofo and had a tendancy to Tramline. Im not saying that its a bad car just that it has been hyped up. The Ford UK MD was quoted in an interview as saying that it will be better than the R26r and that the revoknuckle suspension was good enough to enter the WRC and win.
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    RS engines have been around for a long time, and have been tweeked on every edition. Unfortunately when the tweeks happen sometimes there's handling mistakes etc but they are very quickly resolved.
    RS vs VXR..... RS will wipe it out
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