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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    I'm not sure. I still get people turning their heads when I drive past and never had a bad comment so I guess thats a good thing....

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Our other car is a Mercedes E320 sport estate and both cars look equally good on the drive. In fact I think the RS is more attractive.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes I would and here is why - running costs: Insurance £350, road tax £280, servicing £130. Low depreciation and a very desirable car. Porsche performance for a fraction of the price. I had a Boxter and this car handles better (like it is on rails) and is more comfortable. The RS is a future classic and only 2500 have been built for the UK market.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I've though about selling the car a couple of times and every time I open the laptop to put it on the market I think to myself what else can I get for the money that offers as much. I then I turn the laptop off.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2006

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Paid list price as there was a waiting list.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Recommended by a ford technician.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Amazing. Handles like it is on rails. Seats are comfortable and hugging around corners. My 73 year old father in law says its very comfy in the back.

    What's it like to park?

    Its a small car so easy to park and good all round visibility. It does not have parking sensors but to be fair you don't need them. Its not a big as our other car (mercedes estate) which is huge in comparison.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing. I've had the car from new and only had to replace the front brake discs and tyres. Only done 30,000 miles from new.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Gets 5 adults in the car in comfort and a good sized boot.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?