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    Fowlers Focus

    UK - England

    Posts: 46

    I’m sure there must be a thread on this already but I can’t see it. Most of us on here own a Mark 3 Focus RS but how did we all end up with this car and what did you start off with and own along the way to being an RS Focus owner? I imagine some of you have had some interesting cars unless the RS is your first ever car. In which case you’re very lucky or just rich. I’m in my 40’s now and have owned quite a few different cars(mainly hot hatches) and have photos of nearly all of them, I might upload some to this thread at some point in the meantime this a list of every car I’ve so far owned. It would be good to see some of your car lists and pics

    Morris Marina  Blue
    Fiesta MK 1 XR2 White
    Escort RS1600i Blue
    2.8i Capri Green
    Escort XR3i White
    Escort Rs1600i Red
    Escort RS Turbo S1 White
    Escort RS Turbo S2 Red
    MK2 Astra GTE 8V Black
    Mk2 Astra GTE 16V Red
    Golf VR6 Red
    Pug 306 GTi-6 Blue
    Mk4 Astra GSI Turbo Blue
    Mk5 Astra VXR Red
    Megane RS250 Blue
    Focus Mk 3 RS Blue




    UK - England

    Posts: 346

    Escort Mk3. Escort Mk4 XR3i.Escort Mk4 RST. Renault Clio 172. Renault Clio 182 cup.Renault Megane R26.Renault Clio 200 cup. Ford Focus ST3x2.Ford Focus RS. Lots of mundane stuff inbetween when kids were young not worth mentioning. And my favourite…Clio 200 cup.<!–more–>





    UK - Wales

    Posts: 69

    Mini Metro (mud-brown with brown plastic seats!)

    Fiesta XR2 (mk 2 – blue – pepperpot alloys – great car)

    Fiesta XR2i (black – leaked like a sieve – hopeless car)

    BMW 318i coupe (green – underpowered)

    BMW 328i coupe (blue – great car)

    BMW M3 evo (techno violet – easy to drive fast – but really wanted a 911 )

    Porsche 993 Targa (silver – great car – until I drove it up a tree!)

    Porsche 996 (silver – nice car – easier to drive then the 993)

    Porsche 996 (red – as above)

    Porsche 9964s (blue – great car)

    996 GT3 (mk 2 – bucket seats and cage – wish I’d kept it)

    BMW M3 (V8) (grey – boring and I hated it)

    997 CarerraS (red – loved it – wanted more power so)

    997 GT3 (MK 1) (black – really should have kept this)

    My wife decided I should avoid “wasting” money on cars so I sold the GT3 and moved to

    Mini JCW (grey – good fun) then

    BMW M Roadster (black – great fun for the summer – hopeless in the winter ) then

    Aston Martin V8 Vantage (4.3 ) (grey – nice car – but wanted a bit more power)

    So – Aston Martin V8 Vantage (4.7) (black – still got it – now want a V12S – but wife would probably leave me!)

    Then Fiesta ST (blue – great little car  – used it for work – loved every mile)

    Now – my daily = Focus RS – pound-for- pound probably the best car I have ever had




    Posts: 425

    1984 Ford Meteor GA GL 1.5L Red

    1990 Ford Laser KF2 Tx3 1.8L Emerald Black

    2014 Isuzu Mu-X LS-M 3.0 L Silky White

    2016 Ford Falcon FG-X XR8 Sprint 5.0L Supercharged Kinetic Blue

    2017 Ford Focus LZ RS 2.3L Turbocharged Shadow Black



    UK - Wales

    Posts: 82

    Ford Sierra 1.8 GL                           Manta gte                                       2.0s Capri.                                          1.6 laser Capri.                                 Fiat strada 130 tc abrath.               Mk2fiesta 1.6 diesel.                             Mk2 fiesta xr2.                                   Mk2 Range Rover 3.5 v8 Efi.     Peugeot 309 gti.                            Ford  mondeo lx 1.8 td.                  Mk6 escort rs2000                       Honda Civic type r ep3.               Subaru wrx uk300.                          Subaru blobeye sti uk Prodrive.   Subaru Hawkeye sti spec d Prodrive.                                         Honda Civic type r fn2.               Subaru wrx’s hatch back.            Subaru WRX STI hatch back.      Evo X fq330 sst                             Mk3 focus rs mountune



    UK - England

    Posts: 10021

    Here’s mine :

    Anglia Super 1200-1350 modified Black Cherry/Grey

    Cortina MK3 XL 1600 auto White

    Cortina MK4 GL 1600 auto Royal Blue

    Fiesta MK1 Ghia 1300 Bright Gold

    Fiesta MK2 L 1100 White

    Fiesta MK2 L 1100 Solar Gold

    Fiesta MK2 XR2                 1600 Mercury Grey

    Fiesta MK2 XR2 1600 Tasman Blue

    Escort MK4 XR3 EFI 1600 inj Mercury Grey

    Orion MK3 Ghia EFI 1600 inj Tasman Blue

    Escort MK5 (A)RS 2000 inj Pacifica Blue

    Escort MK5 (B)RS 2000 inj Moondust Silver

    Escort MK5 (B)RS 4×4 2000 inj Cayman Blue

    Escort MK6 (A)RS 4×4 2000 inj Dark Aubergine

    Escort MK6 (B)RS 4×4 2000 inj Radiant Red

    Fiesta MK5 (A)Si  1400 inj Moondust Silver

    Focus MK1 Zetec  1800 inj Aqua Frost

    Focus MK1 Zetec ESP 2000 inj Moondust Silver

    Focus MK1 Duratec RS 2000 Turbo  Imp Blue Metalic

    Focus MK1 Zetec  1600 inj Machine Silver

    Ford  KA  Lux  1300 inj Moondust Silver

    Fiesta Zetec  1400 inj Amethyst

    Fiesta Zetec  1400 inj Amethyst

    Fiesta Zetec  1400 inj Averlon

    Focus MK2 RS 300 2500 Turbo White

    Fiesta Titanium 1400 inj  Hot Magenta

    Fiesta Titanium 1400 inj  Panther Black

    Focus Zetec 125                1600 inj Moondust Silver

    Fiesta Titanium 125 1.0 Turbo Panther Black

    Focus Titanium 150 1.5 Turbo Deep Impact Blue

    Fiesta Titanium 1400 inj Panther Black

    Focus Mk3 RS 350 4×4 2300 turbo  Shadow Black

    Fiesta Vignale 140 1.0 Turbo Frozen White



    Honorary Member



    UK - England

    Posts: 151

    Here’s mine

    Austin Allegro White

    Mini 850 Green

    Mk1 Cortina 1600GT Red

    Mk 2 Corttina 1600e White

    Mk1 Escort 1300 Pale Blue

    Mk1 mexico Yellow

    Mk1 mexico pale blue

    Mk1 Rs 2000 Orange

    Mini Clubmam Green

    Opel Manta gte White

    Escort MK2 Harrier White

    Escort MK4 XR3 White

    Escort Mk4 XR3i Red

    Escort Mk4 Rs turbo Red

    Sierra Rs Cosworth 3door White

    Focus Mk1 St170 Silver

    Focus Rs MK1 Blue

    Subaru WRX STi PPP Crystal Grey

    Focus Rs Mk1 Blue

    Fiesta MK7 St180 White

    Focus Rs  Mk3 White

    Plus run arounds.





    UK - England

    Posts: 399

    1995:  Rover 416 GSi – used; red over grey

    1998:  Ford Probe 24V – used; metallic blue

    1999:  Mitsubishi FTO GPX – grey import; Passion red

    2000:  FTO; and Rover 220 Coupe Turbo T-bar – JDM import; metallic grey

    2000:  Mitsubishi Evo VII – grey import, new; satellite silver

    2001  Evo VII; and Porsche 986 Boxster S – new; Zenith Blue

    2002:  Boxster S;  and Porsche 993 Carrera S – used; Ocean Blue

    2004:  Boxster S; and Honda Civic Type-R – new facelift;  Cosmic Grey

    2004:  Civic Type-R; and Nissan 350Z GT – new; Gunmetal Grey

    2005:  350Z; and Mitsubishi Evo IX FQ-320 – new UK market; Electric Blue

    2007:  Evo IX; and Porsche 996 Carrera 4S – used MY03; Arctic Silver

    ^which is how it stayed for many years, with the Evo IX receiving some modifications: an ideal car pair for me & my Mrs, who, if you hadn’t guessed already, is a car-nut as well…

    …until the newly launched Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio catches my attention.  So Evo went up for sale, while I specced up my Quadrifoglio. Then – BAM – something else came up that was our real dream car that we thought we’d never be in a position to own and drive.

    2017:  Porsche 997 gen 1.5 Turbo manual, 3.6 Mezger, gen2 wheels – rare opportunity not to be missed – used; Basalt Black

    Evo was sold and 996 traded-in, so I needed something else.


    Which is how I ended up with the 2017 Focus RS Mk3 – new; Nitrous Blue


    But I still want that Quadrifoglio.  (Because I can’t really have my Mrs driving around in a 480bhp supercar while I drive a hatchback, LOL)

    The 997 Turbo is a keeper, at least in the medium term.  It gets used on a day-to-day basis, so no garage queen.

    Of them all, though, I still regret selling the widebody 993 2S.  What an amazing driver’s car.

    Yours Aye

    Mark H

    // ’17 Nitrous Blue // Forged Alloys // Michelin Super Sports // Painted Calipers // Sync 3 // Lux Pack // Winter Pack // Black Gel Spoiler Badges // Blue Gel Wheel Inserts // GTechniq Liquid Crystal // GTechniq Alloy Armour // sold Jun ’18



    UK - Scotland

    Posts: 326

    1985 Fiat Uno

    1987 Opel Manta 1.8s

    1989 Fiat Uno Turbo i.e

    1991  Peugeot 405

    1993 Rover 216 GTE

    1995 Peugeot 405

    1997 Rover 200 vi

    2000 New Puma

    2003 New Focus ST170

    2005 New Focus ST170

    2007 Mondeo ST

    2009 Mondeo Titanium X Sport

    2012 Mondeo Titanium X Sport Estate 200bhp

    2016 New Focus ST-3

    Sept 2017 New Focus RS3

    Enjoyed every car in its own right.  Manta was a great car but underpowered, Turbo i.e was fantastic but the bodywork and alloys where rubbish.  Mondeo’s where brilliant, especially the 200bhp estate and the Puma was great fun. Loved all of my Focus range, always wanted an RS after my mate got a Mk1 when I picked up my first ST170.  Love my RS 3, knew about the  problems before I picked it up and it did not put me off as i knew I was buying a vehicle I had always wanted.  I do not care about the bad press or the current depreciation in value, it will bounce back as the years pass and become another RS icon no matter what colour it is.  Love the car, proud to own one and it was well worth the wait.  One thing is for sure, no other car has made me smile every time I sit in the drivers seat, even before I push the start button!




    UK - England

    Posts: 646

    Passed driving test in 1976 aged 17. My list is 1960 Austin A40, 1964 Mk1 Ford Cortina, 1967 Anglia 105E, 1969 Mini 1000, 1966 MGB, 197? Morris Marina Estate, 1984 Skoda 120L, 1986 Skoda Rapid, 1984 Montego VP, 1987 MG Maestro, 1991 Peugeot GTI, 1994 Peugeot 306, 1994 Peugeot 405 GTX Estate, 1996 Ford Escort SI Estate, 2002 Skoda Fabia Estate, 2005 Skoda Fabia Estate, 2007 Skoda Octavia Estate, 2010 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate, 2016 Skoda Fabia Estate [still got it] and 2017 NB RS. Mostly into bikes in my youth and had plenty of those as well including a Honda CBX 6 cylinder. Happy Days!



    andy thornton

    UK - England

    Posts: 472

    Ford  Escort 1300L used 1975

    VW Golf GTI Power Rabbit 1979 used

    Austin Allegro 1977 very used

    Ford Cortina 2.0 GL 1981 used

    Ford Sierra 2.3 Ghia  1984 used

    Ford Escort 1.6 L 1986 used (ringer)

    Ford Sierra 2.0i 1999 used

    Ford Escort diesel 2001 used

    Renault Scenic 1.9 dci 2002 used

    Ford Mondeo 2.0 glx 2001 used

    Vauxhall Insignia Vx line 2.0 d

    Ford Focus RS 2018 Edition new (at last)

    Apart from the Allegro the Focus RS is the Best-never had so much fun in a car that was free.


    Former RS Edition owner



    UK - England

    Posts: 399

    There’s definite evidence of some brand loyalty being displayed in these car histories ?

    // ’17 Nitrous Blue // Forged Alloys // Michelin Super Sports // Painted Calipers // Sync 3 // Lux Pack // Winter Pack // Black Gel Spoiler Badges // Blue Gel Wheel Inserts // GTechniq Liquid Crystal // GTechniq Alloy Armour // sold Jun ’18



    UK - England

    Posts: 10021

    Some are diehard Ford Fans


    Honorary Member


    Al Kirk

    United Kingdom

    Posts: 83

    Here we go

    1981 sunburst red escort XR3. First car

    1985 Rosso red escort XR3i

    1990 White Astra GTE 16valve  First brand new car

    1993 Red Renault 19 16 valve saloon

    1998 Blue Citroen Saxo VTS Worst car ever owned

    1999 Reflex silver Mk4 Golf GTI

    2002 Silver Audi TT

    2006 Landrover Discovery 3 SE

    2012 Mk1 Focus RS (garage ornament)

    2014 Estoril blue BMW 320d X Drive M Sport (still own)

    2017 Nitrous blue Mk3 Focus RS



    UK - England

    Posts: 735

    MK1 Escort 1300GT 1969; Morris Marina Coupe 1800 1972; MGB Roadster 1800 1968; Triumph TR6 2.5Pi 1973; MK1 Escort Mexico (by Fords Advanced Vehicle Operations) 1972; MK1 Escort RS1600 BDA (AVO) 1972; MK2 Escort RS2000 (Droop Snoot)1979; Audi A4 Saloon 1.8T; Audi A4 DTM limited edtition; Audi S5 4.2L V8; Audi RS5 4.2L V8; Focus ST3; MK3 Focus RS NB all options ex S/roof & DEPs March 2017.

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