I find this interesting. I was initially after an RS, but after driving a new one and a new ST back to back- I just couldn't stomach the roughly $40k price tag. That expense looked particularly steep since I found a new ST3 (5 miles) for $21,500, so while the RS looks cool (in my opinion) and is a bit more hardcore- I did not think it was twice as cool or worth twice the money to me versus an ST. I really enjoy my ST3, and I do not regret skipping the RS for my boring daily driver / work commuter / family toting needs. I do like them, and in my experience- they are fun, interesting cars- but would be an expensive extravagance in my usage case. I think it would be a fun weekend car, and will gain in value as a unique Ford Performance creation from a sadly bygone era.Had it appraised for trade in on a pretty blue car.
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Drove said pretty blue car.
Drift mode is fun, the rest is gross.
Slow AF. Got gapped by a camaro on the test drive, looked like a 6 cyl but had some mods possibly. Definitely had an exhaust.
St pulls much harder.
Returned to dealership, they offered 5k for my 16' with 80k miles, I probably could sell it privately for at least 10k. They want 35k for the RS and won't budge.
Told them they were smoking crack, nicely.
Who tf if gonna pay 25k more for the same car with AWD that doesn't pull as hard?
I'll just go buy a beater subie for that kinda money. Lol
Oh, and the coolant was low, headgasket had not had a recall and it was missing HARD the entire test drive. Steam from the exaust on an 85° day.....Hmmmmmm. Maybe I'll buy it for cheap when it lets go. Haha