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Hi nice people of the board

I'm located in Northern California. I own a 2017 Focus RS that I love, and if I can get a Corolla at MSRP I plan to make the leap!

My RS has been incredible (daily it, track it, long road trips) and it will be hard to say farewell after 5+ happy years. But the RS line is no more, and I want to vote with my wallet and support cars like the GR Corolla. It's also just fun to try something new.

The bar has been set high and I'll expect the Corolla to do everything that the Focus does for me. I will definitely be hitting Laguna Seca with my car. As with most people, my first choice is the Circuit Spec. If that doesn't pan out, a red car will do nicely.

It's nice to be here and I look forward to sharing this long journey with you guys... please enjoy some photos of my RS while we wait together. You can follow me on instagram if you like @magnus_drives.







 

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A fellow Ford Focus owner! There are a few of us around here currently or formerly in a FoRs, FoST (me) it FiST. Glad to have you aboard!

Not too discourage you, but you've seen the hp and torque numbers, right? Just don't want you going in expecting the car to have more power than the FoRS stick
 
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A fellow Ford Focus owner! There are a few of us around here currently or formerly in a FoRs, FoST (me) it FiST. Glad to have you aboard!

Not too discourage you, but you've seen the hp and torque numbers, right? Just don't want you going in expecting the car to have more power than the FoRS stick
Yeah, I've seen the numbers and they should be good for me. 300hp is a sweet spot around this area for "enjoyable on the street" in my opinion.

Also, I've never really been convinced that my RS is 350hp. Perhaps it is under full throttle in the right conditions in third gear, but a lot of the time it feels a lot more like 250. I think the ECU has to work overtime to dole out power only when it's safe for such a highly-boosted motor. Obviously the Toyota motor is doing more with even less, so I will be paying close attention to early driving impressions to see how effectively it deploys the power from the spec sheet.
 
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