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This is a discussion on Misleading RS sales within the Off-Topic Section forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Let's have a thread of wrong/fraudulent (maybe knowingly, maybe not) sales listings: I'll start with this one . Price and such looks fine. But where ...

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    Misleading RS sales

    Let's have a thread of wrong/fraudulent (maybe knowingly, maybe not) sales listings:

    I'll start with this one. Price and such looks fine. But where are the original 2018 wheels? Seller states "Same as the day I picked it up at the dealer.". Clearly this is not how the car should have been, so either the buyer was duped by his dealer, or he is duping the person buying from him. I'm guessing at some point there was a driver error and damage was incurred to the forged wheels, and that they were replace with a set of $250/ea Ford Performance black wheels instead of $2,000/ea wheels that the car should have.
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    either way the 2018 came with the Forged as stock, partially why the price of the 18's were what they were

    so either dealer screwed the owner.
    or the owner is trying to sell the Forged separately
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    So, his reply is that the forged wheels come with the car when sold, not the "factory wheels" the car is pictured with.... That would be something that should really be mentioned in the listing I think. And, those are not factory unless they happen to be 2016-2017 RS base wheels that were painted black, but still not a factory 2018 wheel.
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    so he is saying that is how it came off the assembly line and before it got the forged wheels installed ?

    imo the car is over 4K miles, its well beyond Factory New

    Quote Originally Posted by ControlNode View Post
    So, his reply is that the forged wheels come with the car when sold, not the "factory wheels" the car is pictured with.... That would be something that should really be mentioned in the listing I think. And, those are not factory unless they happen to be 2016-2017 RS base wheels that were painted black, but still not a factory 2018 wheel.
    2017 Frost White - RS2 - Built 11/15/2016

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    Mountune Sport Springs - Mountune Re-Circ Valve - Mountune Breather Plate - Rally Armor Mud Flaps (Blue)
    Steeda Jack Rails - Perrin Shorty Antenna - Breedt Quick Shift Arm - Tran and Cable Bushings by Aracheon
    Whiteline F/R Sway Bar - Anarchy-Motive Snowball Shift Knob - ADF Customs Skid Plate (White) - Dual Radium Catch Cans



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    Does anyone's FoRS park itself? This one does:

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=239035153

    This low mileage Ford Focus has barely been touched. It's the next best thing to buying new. More information about the 2016 Ford Focus: The Ford Focus is a small car that offers a number of features otherwise seen in larger or more luxurious vehicles. For instance,​ the Focus is the first vehicle in its class to offer Active Park Assist,​ which can actually guide and steer the car into a parking space if the driver moderates speed with the brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ControlNode View Post
    Let's have a thread of wrong/fraudulent (maybe knowingly, maybe not) sales listings:

    I'll start with this one. Price and such looks fine. But where are the original 2018 wheels? Seller states "Same as the day I picked it up at the dealer.". Clearly this is not how the car should have been, so either the buyer was duped by his dealer, or he is duping the person buying from him. I'm guessing at some point there was a driver error and damage was incurred to the forged wheels, and that they were replace with a set of $250/ea Ford Performance black wheels instead of $2,000/ea wheels that the car should have.
    Saw something like this while browsing for used STi's. One had the STi recaro seats, shift knob, and 19" wheels swapped off of it (presumably onto a WRX or something) before being traded in, so that the next owner can spend the next 80k miles driving around in the ****ty base model WRX cloth seats on the wrong wheels. Pissed me off just seeing it. Hope that car sits and rots.

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    I must be blind but this FoRS is listed as a SG? Or has it been wrapped?

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=237399605

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    Needs an oil change

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    Has an AP3 and in the write up claims the car has a lifetime warranty?
    2013 #2008,#349 of 2286 in PB ST2, Mountune CBE, CAI, DP, re-circ valve, and Strut Tower Brace, FRPP shifter, K&N filter, Steeda rear sway/strut tower bars, 3M clear bra, WeatherTechs w/ST badges, Zunsport grill kit, Tail of the Dragon decal, Hoonigan crash bar!
    2015 Tuxedo Black FiST (Daughter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
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    I must be blind but this FoRS is listed as a SG? Or has it been wrapped?

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=237399605

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    Needs an oil change

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    Has an AP3 and in the write up claims the car has a lifetime warranty?
    Who or what's life??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    Does anyone's FoRS park itself? This one does:

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=239035153

    This low mileage Ford Focus has barely been touched. It's the next best thing to buying new. More information about the 2016 Ford Focus: The Ford Focus is a small car that offers a number of features otherwise seen in larger or more luxurious vehicles. For instance,​ the Focus is the first vehicle in its class to offer Active Park Assist,​ which can actually guide and steer the car into a parking space if the driver moderates speed with the brake.
    Well, I read that is dumb sales person copy and pasting canned Focus family of cars message in, regardless of if the listed features apply to the listed car. Or, maybe when testing the parking assist is when the accident happened. But, why do they also have to be in NC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
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    I must be blind but this FoRS is listed as a SG? Or has it been wrapped?

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=237399605

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    Needs an oil change

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    Has an AP3 and in the write up claims the car has a lifetime warranty?
    Haha I know this car.


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