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This is a discussion on Sold the RS / Thanks! within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; I went from my 2010 GT500 making 800WHP, to my 2016 GT350, to my 2017 Focus RS. I wouldnt go back. This care is sooooo ...

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    I went from my 2010 GT500 making 800WHP, to my 2016 GT350, to my 2017 Focus RS. I wouldnt go back. This care is sooooo much more special than a gt350. So much more fun to drive, etc.

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    I don't think the car is more special than a GT350, but I do feel like since the GT350 is a Mustang, which is already played out in the tuner/cars and coffee world, it makes it feel less special than it really should feel. GT350 is a pretty formidable machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sublime1996525 View Post
    I’ve got a 2017 GT350 and I love it. You won’t regret it.
    Question if yours is a manual, how's the clutch feel compared to the RS. To me the RS is smooth and easy. I would expect the 350 to be stronger and stiffer.

    Would be nice to keep both. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    I have always enjoyed v8 coupes dating back to my teenage years so I have a soft spot.

    The RS was my first venture into the AWD hot hatch market. I like the RS but it has its shortcomings as a DD. Being in SC the winters are not so bad usually that AWD is mandatory and you can even get by with summer tires if you are not an idiot.

    I gave the competition a chance (Camaro/Challenger) but the Mustang is King at this point for my needs. It also helps tremendously that the General Manager and Service Manager are on great terms with me.
    Is sure is Ford's signature car. I agree the V8 are awesome power and sound. Would have been nice if the RS had 400 whp stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jggav66 View Post
    I am also considering up grading. Although I will stick with a manual as it's not my daily.
    Looking at the GT350R, there are a few with low mileage.

    Glad you stuck with the Ford brand.

    Enjoy your new ride.
    Hell yeah! That GT350 is so badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jggav66 View Post
    Question if yours is a manual, how's the clutch feel compared to the RS. To me the RS is smooth and easy. I would expect the 350 to be stronger and stiffer.

    Would be nice to keep both. Lol.
    All GT350’s are manuals. The clutch is actually softer than the RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timeless View Post
    Just wanted to say thanks to the community here.

    Lots of great info and people (looking at you @Hoonigan !) here.

    Traded in my FW 2016 RS2 for a 2019 Mustang GT / CS. Going more for a sporty cruiser this time. The 10 speed auto is so nice!

    I'll have some items for sale that I took off (stormtrooper shift knob by Anarchy, Ares all weather mats, and maybe the Cosworth badge) posted soon!
    Take care, bud. I hope you enjoy that Stang!

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    Take care and enjoy the Pony!! I have 2017 NB RS and 2017 GT350. Both are special cars and I love driving them both. Sometimes it is tough deciding which one to drive to work. I'll struggle through somehow lol. If you decide to mod your new Pony, feel free to ask me any question you might have. There are some great mods out there including some that won't void your warranty. Safe driving.
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