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This is a discussion on Dangers of buying a 2017 Focus RS with possible E85 tune within the Focus RS Purchasing forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by 01010110 Yes I will. Basically I understand I am sort of rolling the dice on this one but I feel its better ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01010110 View Post
    Yes I will. Basically I understand I am sort of rolling the dice on this one but I feel its better to roll it on a low mileage one then to risk it on a higher mileage one. Thank you to very single person that posted I really appreciate the insight. We shall see how this one turns out
    Go for it man. You'll have a 100k powertrain warranty to lean on.

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    "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck."

    If you're ok with buying someone else's tuned and modded car then go for it!
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    The problem with e85 is it destroys things, particularly if not driven regularly. Much prefer wmi.
    Its an interesting trend - returning cars to stock. I guess easier to sell car and the aftermarket parts are worth more than on the car.

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    Probably just ran on E30. Which flex badge is on it out of curiosity? The goofy Ford leaf one? I did the yellow GM one on mine.

    If it's a great deal $$$ with warranty and spec'd how you want, I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up.

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    I've seen plenty of RS running E30 rocking a flex fuel badge so I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that this car was running E85. As long as you have an extended warranty I really wouldn't worry about it in my honest opinion. The RS completely stock with just an E30 tune has been proven to be more than sufficient so it is not uncommon to see. How much are you buying the car for if you don't mind me asking?

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    In the pic on the dealers web site it shows the General Motors E85 badge. I did a quick search on blue 2017 RS on auto trader. Dealer is asking ~$34,900
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    That's about 2-3k too much. Keep looking or pressure the dealer into lowering the price
    If you buy one, drive it hard. Because thrills like these don’t happen often.

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    I guess prices have gone slightly up.


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    Not really. Just have to look harder:

    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...&firstRecord=0
    If you buy one, drive it hard. Because thrills like these don’t happen often.

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    Ok guys well I bought the car. Having 100k powertrain warranty makes me feel slightly better and also the factory warranty is still in effect. Just to be transparents for you guys who helped me out. I paid $34,000 while I know there are cheapers ones out there. This one had everything I wanted a warranty, low miles, blue, RS2, and sunroof. From all the pictures and videos hes sent me its in near perfect condition no rock chips and no dents or anything. Taking that all into consideration I got them down from 36k. I am set to pick up the car Saturday morning. Its going to be an 8 hour drive back so I am going to get painters tape to protect the car from rock chips on the return trip. I keep you guys updated.
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