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So, having put a deposit down down like many of you the opportunity arose for us to see the new RS up close and personal this last weekend

Although it wasnt the dealer we purchased through , another one in the group were having a VIP weekend and the RS was the star car of this event , im not sure how widely publicised it was but in any case i got to spend a good hour looking round the car , checking out what early modifications could be possible and generally get a feel for it

i was unable to squeeze any more info out the sales guys , to be honest i just dont think they know anything about the car at this stage , so price , exact spec. and options still remain a mystery other than what has been rumoured here and across the rest of the globe

Based on the information we did have to hand i was kinda feeling i was keen on the metallic black , black wheels , no sunroof and then any other bells and whistles Ford wanted to add - seems i got lucky when i turned up...............

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you can see all the same info and other news here on our Facebook page , we will keep you updated on progress ane delivery times etc

cheers

jason :thumbsup:

p.s. gotta add the Mondeo Vignale sitting in the backgound was also a really nice car , for £28k i was impressed , with gthe rumour that Ford are adding an ST to the range i wonder if they will all out and put the 2.3 Mustang or RS engine in it , it would make an awesome family cruiser , with a touch of luxury for sensible money!!
 

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Disappointed with the seats, hoping they do another option, can confirm Jason if there just the same as mk2 ? They do look it :thumbsup:
 

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Disappointed with the seats, hoping they do another option, can confirm Jason if there just the same as mk2 ? They do look it :thumbsup:
yeh , they were almost identical to the Mk2 , i would say just a slight facelift , there was a little tag on the side which wasnt on the older seat , i didnt look closely enough to see what it said but maybe they have airbags in these versions?

otherwise pretty much bang on the same seat

cheers

jason :thumbsup:
 

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I think that is the first under bonnet shot I have seen looks a bit ordinary so plenty of scope to upgrade things. I don't like blue callipers with black.
 

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I'll be honest......that black does NOTHING for me.
Having said that I'm liking Stealth Grey more and more over my initial 1st choice of Nitrious Blue, so what do I know?
 

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I'll be honest......that black does NOTHING for me.
Yeah, even though I had a black ST for nearly 5 years, I think that the black on this new RS isn't that good, everything is black overload, would look better with ligther wheels. Think a brighter colour with the black trim would look ok though.
 

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I tend to agree and I'm trying so hard to find some excitement for the new RS ,but must admit so far it's just not visible :sad: ,here is hoping pics don't do it justice.
Looks wise its just a st with different bumpers,Very boring,No wow factor what so ever,Couldnt belive it wen i seen it in ford fair,Cant belive so many people putting down deposits,Oh well should help keep up the value of Mk2 :nice:
 

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Almost the 1st shot of in the boot, shame it was full of car cover! :facepalm:

Where have you been Roger? 1st shot was posted about 6 months ago!! :laughing:
I guess in all fairness I don't read everything on the MK3 as I am not getting one so that must have slipped past me.
 

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Not to everyones taste but i think once the car hits the roads and we get some feedback on its performance and handling im sure more people will consider the change from the Mk2 , especially as many will be 7 years old at that point

im only thinking black cos im not keen on the other colour options so far and dont want white again but i may change my mind

a quick colour change on the wheels may be in order just to be a bit different while we begin the early modifications

the airbox looks a bit boring but seems to house the same filter as the Mk2 so a quick change there will be in order before we look to try a Group A style affair , im sure a crossover pipe can be a nice aesthetic improvement early on also , along with the obvious exhaust system and intercooler that im sure we will see launched form a number of outlets quite early on

we can always change the colour , as you all know we not frightened to try anything !!!

Chrome Mk3 anyone? :whistle:

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jason :thumbsup:
 

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Got to agree with you on the Mondeo Vignale... i said the exact same thing to the Mrs when we were in the showroom the other day.

It looked a very nice place to be inside... leather everywhere.

If, like you say, they made one with a little more poke then it would be tempting if i was to get something a bit more grown up than the RS to just cruise about in. They could also drop the more powerful diesel engine from the ST in there.
 

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Not to everyones taste but i think once the car hits the roads and we get some feedback on its performance and handling im sure more people will consider the change from the Mk2 , especially as many will be 7 years old at that point
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Sorry and only my opinion, but never have liked and never will. First proper view was at ford fair and before the car did a full turn on the stand I was walking away. The blue bits on this black version def don't go either. Get the new type R and make it look like the concept I say. Lol
 
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