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How many on here are looking at trading there my 2 in for the mk3 or selling private
Or just got to much loot and having both lol
 

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Sold mine earlier this year ready for new one as it was not my daily drive ,
Think there's going to be a far amount of my 2 for sale next year with the prices dropping down
 

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Sold mine earlier this year ready for new one as it was not my daily drive ,
Think there's going to be a far amount of my 2 for sale next year with the prices dropping down
Don't think so. We must remember that most RS owners are not in this club so we get a false impression. People buying 20k cars are different to those buying 30k cars.

If you want to lose money for certain buy a mk3 and lose 3k whilst you still on the forecourt! I think mk2 will fall but due to age not the mk3
 

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I sold my mk2 just under a year ago. It was a mk2 escort 1600 sport. It was lovely to look at but dreadful to drive. I'm a driver not an admirer. Not missed it once
 

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Don't think so. We must remember that most RS owners are not in this club so we get a false impression. People buying 20k cars are different to those buying 30k cars.

If you want to lose money for certain buy a mk3 and lose 3k whilst you still on the forecourt! I think mk2 will fall but due to age not the mk3
The mark 2 will go down quite a bit over the next year, it might hold it's price better in 5 years. I don't like saying this but it's an average car with a body kit, by now-a days standards. 300 bhp FWD 7 years ago was good, now it's common place. This is only my view and, I'm sure you have a different view. I still have a soft spot for the mark 2 as it looks quite good still.
 

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The mark 2 will go down quite a bit over the next year, it might hold it's price better in 5 years. I don't like saying this but it's an average car with a body kit, by now-a days standards. 300 bhp FWD 7 years ago was good, now it's common place. This is only my view and, I'm sure you have a different view. I still have a soft spot for the mark 2 as it looks quite good still.
As much as mk2 owners are gonna refuse to accept it I think this is true. I don't think the mk3 will be as good an investment as the mk2 but I don't think it will lose a massive amount either
 

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As much as mk2 owners are gonna refuse to accept it I think this is true. I don't think the mk3 will be as good an investment as the mk2 but I don't think it will lose a massive amount either
I was the same with my 2005 impreza. Hated the hatchback version with a passion !! I think this looks a lot classier than the saloon now. The designers know what they are doing, even if we can't see it now. I think the AWD will hold this car in good stead.
 

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The mark 2 will go down quite a bit over the next year, it might hold it's price better in 5 years. I don't like saying this but it's an average car with a body kit, by now-a days standards. 300 bhp FWD 7 years ago was good, now it's common place. This is only my view and, I'm sure you have a different view. I still have a soft spot for the mark 2 as it looks quite good still.
Once in a while I read a post that I find gobsmacking. How is a car that has been graded as 5 stars by independent review across the board defined as average?

Very odd.......

Perhaps working in the car industry and realising how much it costs to make a car with as many changes that the mk2 RS has over the standard model has clouded my judgement but very few cars have the character and uniqueness of our beloved RS.

There is far more to a car than how much power it has - the connection to the driver and the way it makes them feel has a far greater and lasting impression.
 

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The mark 2 will go down quite a bit over the next year, it might hold it's price better in 5 years. I don't like saying this but it's an average car with a body kit, by now-a days standards. 300 bhp FWD 7 years ago was good, now it's common place. This is only my view and, I'm sure you have a different view. I still have a soft spot for the mark 2 as it looks quite good still.
Do you actually own one? You are entitled to your opinion of course but an 'average car with a body kit' displays ignorance or perhaps you are just a wind up artist.
Most experts still believe the mk2 to be a special car and Evo recently ranked it as one of the best 20k hatches around even if six years old.
Be careful believing that newer is automatically better.......

Also how is 300bhp fwd commonplace even today? There's at least 15 new hatchbacks in my companies carpark none of them are 300bhp...
 

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I was the same with my 2005 impreza. Hated the hatchback version with a passion !! I think this looks a lot classier than the saloon now. The designers know what they are doing, even if we can't see it now. I think the AWD will hold this car in good stead.
I Don't get this? The hatchback imprezza was a massive flop compared to the old saloons, so much so they reverted back.

To say the mk2 is just a car with bits bolted on is silly, the mk3 is wearing the same bonnet, wings etc as every other mk3 focus. 300bhp Fwd is so last year that.......oh wait Honda have just released a 300bhp fwd car?

I've got the cash and could go out and order one tomorrow. The mk3 is too plain Jane for me though, no matter what kind of spin you put on it. Look at the AMG A45, spoilers, canards etc and that's German, The Yanks have had too much say in this car for me anyway.

That's my opinion anyway, each to their own.
 

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Do you actually own one? You are entitled to your opinion of course but an 'average car with a body kit' displays ignorance or perhaps you are just a wind up artist.
Most experts still believe the mk2 to be a special car and Evo recently ranked it as one of the best 20k hatches around even if six years old.
Be careful believing that newer is automatically better.......

Also how is 300bhp fwd commonplace even today? There's at least 15 new hatchbacks in my companies carpark none of them are 300bhp...
The new mk3 will be great.

But outstanding......... as we see the mk2?

Will people be waxing it every month, looking to see if they can see themselves as they drive past shop windows, looking back at the car as they go about their daily business?

The mk3 RS will be great but not outstanding - the best in class that will be bought by many including people with money, wanting the latest thing and enthusiasts alike.

I even see myself buying it in several years time, as mine hits 60k.

I will like it very much but it never will be........ outstanding.
 

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Just my opinion of course. It is your beloved RS so you are bound to defensive, I would be. I was even tempted to buy one myself.

I meant average by - impreza, golf R, type R etc are all 300 bhp. These also have AWD which in my humble opinion makes them more desirable.

I don't own one as I'm getting the mk3 so why would I want to ?

It's funny how some mk2 owners slag off the mk3 on the mk3 site, but say something mildly negative about the mk2 and you guys are all over it.

One of you has been on this mk3 site slating it left, right and, centre. If you hate it so much go back to the mk2 site. I want to enjoy this moment without hearing negative things about a car which is costing me a fair chunk of money. I have not read one comment on the mk2 forum slating the mk2 from us getting guys getting the mk3, take a leaf... :whistle:

:rs: forever :smile:
 
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