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Bumped into my pals son in law who is a Ford salesman and he relss me that they have 6 orders in for new RS. All are for nitrous blue and no-one going for the CS seats. I asked if they were MK2 owners trading in and they weren't, the MK2 owners were keeping them and having the MK3 as additional car.

He runs a ST MK2 himself and we had a discussion about the MK3 v the MK2. His comment was, although based on the ST possibly relevant to the RS , even though a lot of the individual components of the MK3 are better than the MK2 as a package the MK2 just brings smiles the MK3 doesn't. A lot of that is about the 5 pot in the MK2 plus the MK2 has the lairy bits you expect on a RS the MK3 doesn't. I personally think the MK2 will become as loved as the Escort Cosworth because off that engine. Time will tell. I'll be staying put with the MK2.

So here's a question. Who will be the first member to return back to the MK2 fold after their MK3 purchase?
 

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Bumped into my pals son in law who is a Ford salesman and he relss me that they have 6 orders in for new RS. All are for nitrous blue and no-one going for the CS seats. I asked if they were MK2 owners trading in and they weren't, the MK2 owners were keeping them and having the MK3 as additional car.

He runs a ST MK2 himself and we had a discussion about the MK3 v the MK2. His comment was, although based on the ST possibly relevant to the RS , even though a lot of the individual components of the MK3 are better than the MK2 as a package the MK2 just brings smiles the MK3 doesn't. A lot of that is about the 5 pot in the MK2 plus the MK2 has the lairy bits you expect on a RS the MK3 doesn't. I personally think the MK2 will become as loved as the Escort Cosworth because off that engine. Time will tell. I'll be staying put with the MK2.

So here's a question. Who will be the first member to return back to the MK2 fold after their MK3 purchase?
He'll be talking about ST - he won't have been anywhere near an RS MK3, the game changer is the AWD element - that's what's brought me here as I've never bought nor considered buying a new Ford.

Loved the 70/80's cars and the Cosworth versions then I find myself at a dealer putting a deposit down a few days ago!

PS I've gone CS seats and Stealth Grey so I guess I differ to the guys buying there - but I'd imagine anyone going from a MK2 would have picked the CS seats again?
 

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Bumped into my pals son in law who is a Ford salesman and he relss me that they have 6 orders in for new RS. All are for nitrous blue and no-one going for the CS seats. I asked if they were MK2 owners trading in and they weren't, the MK2 owners were keeping them and having the MK3 as additional car.

He runs a ST MK2 himself and we had a discussion about the MK3 v the MK2. His comment was, although based on the ST possibly relevant to the RS , even though a lot of the individual components of the MK3 are better than the MK2 as a package the MK2 just brings smiles the MK3 doesn't. A lot of that is about the 5 pot in the MK2 plus the MK2 has the lairy bits you expect on a RS the MK3 doesn't. I personally think the MK2 will become as loved as the Escort Cosworth because off that engine. Time will tell. I'll be staying put with the MK2.

So here's a question. Who will be the first member to return back to the MK2 fold after their MK3 purchase?
That's a massive statement lol from someone who hasn't been anywhere near driving a mk3 RS I'd imagine lol??

Iv never owned an RS personally lol so I can't comment on any but I like the mk1, mk2 and the mk3 lol but wasn't around when the mk1 was out, couldn't afford a mk2 but now the 3 is here it's time I came over from ST's which I have had 4 lol
I think there's starting to be a lot of hostility from different mks owners towards this mk3 lol and it makes me laugh reading through some comments etc, etc...
I think we all need to become car friends again haha 😂😂😂😂 it's not a mk1, mk2, mk3 thing lol it's a RS owners club?? Lol 😂😂
 

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if it hadnt have been 4wd then i would have kept my es cos,my mk 2 was a great car but just couldnt put the power down like my escort with only being fwd so im hoping with 23+ yrs of development over the es cos the mk3 system will be amazing! :bow:
 

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Errrr... wasn't having a go at the MK3, just giving a Ford salespersons view. And dont think it was overly negatie, just posed a question. C'est la vie.
Lol think it was just the fact it's a salesmanship view who hasn't owned any and defo won't have driven a mk3 lol 😂😂 👍👍 car friends lol haha
 

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There seems to be an awful lot of emphasis & expectation that the awd system will be, let's say 'a vast improvement', nobody actually knows this yet. :wink:

Yes, it will increase grip by x% over the fwd mk2 but will that make it any 'better' or more importantly 'exciting'?

I've heard other say about Audis & such being a 'dulled down' driving experience, so i wonder if this system will give feedback & excitement to the drive? :whistle:

The same goes for the drift button, with the increased grip & when you see Ken Block drifting the car. the extreme speed & vigorous way he chucked it about to actually drift, anyone attempting to do this on the public road will be getting into some trouble with that!! :cry:

I reckon there could be a few prangs happening with this & usually preceded by the driver saying 'watch this.....'! :laughing:

Personally, i'd like to see roll on times & how much better the car performs. :nice:
 

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There seems to be an awful lot of emphasis & expectation that the awd system will be, let's say 'a vast improvement', nobody actually knows this yet. :wink:

Yes, it will increase grip by x% over the fwd mk2 but will that make it any 'better' or more importantly 'exciting'?

I've heard other say about Audis & such being a 'dulled down' driving experience, so i wonder if this system will give feedback & excitement to the drive? :whistle:

The same goes for the drift button, with the increased grip & when you see Ken Block drifting the car. the extreme speed & vigorous way he chucked it about to actually drift, anyone attempting to do this on the public road will be getting into some trouble with that!! :cry:

I reckon there could be a few prangs happening with this & usually preceded by the driver saying 'watch this.....'! :laughing:

Personally, i'd like to see roll on times & how much better the car performs. :nice:
If you've watched the vids of Block and Raj Nair (something like that) they discuss how they want the car to flatter the novice driver but also reward the more experienced driver - Block raves about it in all fairness, yes he's a paid up member of the marketing toolbox so I guess we'll have to wait

My deposit is down as from what I can see I'm buying today's "Escort Cos" - if it follows true RS thinking then it will be the affordable Performance car to have
 

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Ken Block also raves about the MK2 he drives in the states. It would be nice to hear what he really thinks about both cars heads to head.
 

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Ken Block also raves about the MK2 he drives in the states. It would be nice to hear what he really thinks about both cars heads to head.
Yep he mentions it in one of the vids, also says how he's been pushing for RS to do AWD

Expecting it to be praised above the Golf R and S3 of this world and just a touch off the performance of the AMG/RS3 with the caveat that it's £10k cheaper etc
 
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