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Are we talking about design or performance or what?

The Focus wins in my opinion. I don't like the idea of any VW vehicle at this point. The whole scandal makes me not trust their brand.
 

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What the guy above said, what are we comparing here? There's a lot to look at and consider when looking at these two or just about anything in the same segment and surrounding segments.

Since i've always been into Ford and been waiting years for something like the RS to come to market, the RS will be it. Never liked VW's that much, never owned one and don't think I will.
 

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Are we talking about design or performance or what?

The Focus wins in my opinion. I don't like the idea of any VW vehicle at this point. The whole scandal makes me not trust their brand.
Both on the performance and design :)

What's the scandal that's circulating around the brand right now? :eek:
 

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What the guy above said, what are we comparing here? There's a lot to look at and consider when looking at these two or just about anything in the same segment and surrounding segments.

Since i've always been into Ford and been waiting years for something like the RS to come to market, the RS will be it. Never liked VW's that much, never owned one and don't think I will.
Just looking at the design and the performance.

Do you currently own a ford?

I've never owned either, but have driven a VW and it wasn't too bad, but I didn't like the design so much.

I really like the RS design and it had a sporty edge to it.
 

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"The power figures on the Focus RS definitely looks better as the sports hatch runs on the Mustang-sourced 2.3L 4-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine that is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This will allow the Focus RS to develop up to 350hp and 350ft-lbs of torque.

As for the Volkswagen Golf R, the vehicle runs on a 2L turbocharged inline-4 engine that can develop up to 292hp and 280ft-lbs of torque. Sure, this might sound inferior when compared to the Focus RS but the Golf R is able to return better fuel economy figures."

Seems like the comparison would be power between the two? If so, the RS wins.
 

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"The power figures on the Focus RS definitely looks better as the sports hatch runs on the Mustang-sourced 2.3L 4-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine that is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This will allow the Focus RS to develop up to 350hp and 350ft-lbs of torque.

As for the Volkswagen Golf R, the vehicle runs on a 2L turbocharged inline-4 engine that can develop up to 292hp and 280ft-lbs of torque. Sure, this might sound inferior when compared to the Focus RS but the Golf R is able to return better fuel economy figures."

Seems like the comparison would be power between the two? If so, the RS wins.
For acceleration the RS isn't as fast as you would expect considering its power advantage over the Golf R (see link below to comparison test by Car & Driver). Maybe regular production RS's will be better ?

http://www.focusrsclub.com/forum/305-focus-rs-versus-competition/3290-car-driver-comparison-focus-rs-vs-sti-vs-golf-r.html
 
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