I am an owner of a Focus RS Mk3 owned a Mk2 also for 6years, to be totally honest I would say that build quality on the Bmer will be mush better than the Ford. After all £35k for a car with all the extras is a fair chunk of money. I bet for under £40K you could purchase an equivalent BMW in relation to performance. Where the Ford will win is residual values hold much stronger on the RS. So if your prepared for a build quality that’s not up to the BMW, go for it. Its your money after all, the one thing for sure is you will be able to move the ford on if its not for you,
The M140i is an astonishing car and outclasses the RS in every respect; the RS is ‘unbelievably’ cool and stops people in their tracks with glares of admiration. I’m very shallow, so I bought an RS ?. There isn’t a right or wrong answer but people will love you for buying an RS.
I completely agree about the 135’s being everywhere and that’ll only get worse as the early models drop in price. This is one of the reasons that im drawn to an RS and I would happily sacrifice the build quality for a bit of kudos.
How are people finding their cars as a daily? I feel that it would be a shame to lump on the miles to an RS. (only talking 10-12k pa)