This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Ford Focus RS (16-18) review.

4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Ford Focus RS (02-03) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £19,940 - £19,940
Used price £7,065 - £11,130
Used monthly cost From £176 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £340
Insurance group 34 How much is it to insure?


Attractive, exclusive and exciting


Needs concentration to drive quickly

Ford Focus RS rivals

Written by Ben Wall on

The Focus RS was only built for a short period of time, limiting numbers to little more than a couple of thousand in the UK. It may lack the Cosworth badge many buyers were hoping to see, but it's still viewed as a Ford classic, not least because it looks fantastic and is very exciting to drive. Clean used examples hold their value well, but the even-more-powerful second generation Focus ST - although not as exclusive - is arguably more tempting for buyers of fast Fords.

Ford Focus RS rivals

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