That's why I prefer communities like this one once deliveries start happening since a lot of that fluff goes away, on forums its temporary, on blogs, it has a long shelf life.
http://jalopnik.com/comment-of-the-day-its-also-not-a-diesel-wagon-edition-1755038283“I will totally buy one.” -Every Jalopnik Focus RS fan a month ago.
“Oh, I didn’t know that the RS <INSERT INSIGNIFICANT, MILDLY ANNOYING COMPLAINT HERE>. That sucks. Guess I’m not buying one after all, sorry Ford guess you just don’t want my money!!1!1” -Every other Jalopnik Rocus RS fan today.
“Wait, you mean I CAN’T lowball the dealer 10% off MSRP? And some are even marked UP? Bro my buddy got an M3 for like $5k off sticker no way I’m paying Ford a penny over invoice that’s robbery they just lost my money.” -Every other, other Jalpnik Focus RS fan several months from now.
That said this car does seem awesome. 10/10 insane hatches awarded.
But reliability is one concern that's hard not to forget especially with a performance german car.And the replies to those comments are hilarious too. Jalopnik never ceases to amuse me but in all seriousness, a legitimate reason for people to move away from the RS will be the third complaint.