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Idiot dangerous Ford Focus RS driver

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    Hi everyone, since I've had my new S3 it seems to have drawn attention and not all that's good. This morning I was driving down the road, I then noticed a white car behind me which then came up and was next to me on the right, it's a two lane road which leads into a single lane after some traffic lights.

    I wasn't trying to race this car but I did put the accelerator down and ended up in front first, now this lunatic then tries to cut me off by overtaking me very dangerously as the two lanes become one, he then slams his brakes once he's overtaken - forcing me to slam my brakes on because he was nearly going to hit me, there obviously wasn't enough room for him to overtake and he deliberately cut me off.

    It's really angered me that this twat tried to overtake me in such a dangerous manner. I've had other people do stupid things, but this is the second time someone in a Ford Focus RS has tried to race me, and to prove what? that their car is better, personally I think the Ford Focus is a cheap, hideously ugly chavvy looking car - which is no patch on an S3 lol.

    I seem to be getting a few people trying to race me, has anyone else with an S3 experienced similar situations?
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    Well....clearly the moron took your getting ahead as bait.

    The RS is nearly as quick as a stock S3,and naturally a few members of each camp are going to find it neccessary to prove their car's superiorityand their driving god skills by overtaking anything seen as opposition.

    I've had the occasional one take a punt,but very few to be honest,and so far,they all lose horribly,and mostly,I can't be bothered.
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    Agree with u the focus rs is one ugly machine. There are heaps of them up here with hideous paint colours.
    Seems to be a lot if younger drivers that have them, and they aren't that cheap either.
    Everyone loves playing about but some do take it too far ...
    Take it as a compliment tho as the S3 is top of its class :)
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    Lucky! I only ever get corsas attempt this kind off stuff against me
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    Not sure where you boys are located but I never have any trouble with people trying to "race" me and I don't hang about. Ignore them and carry on as you normally would is my advice.
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    I've had this a lot in just the last fortnight after getting my 8l S3! What are they trying to prove against an 11 year old car?
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    Tbh I can see how the Focus RS driver thought you was up for a race
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    Sorry but this sounds like a bit of red mist on both sides. Yes he shouldn't have cut in front of you and then slammed on the brakes, but also you knew he had gone in the right hand lane and wanted to be past you yet you still put your foot down to try to prove to him that your car was faster. Next time just accelerate at the speed of the general traffic and let him look like an idiot racing off.
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    Round here I tend to get dickheads in wannabe gangsta cars just sitting on my arse all the time - the likes of old Merc CLK/CLCs, E46 BMWs, etc. to be honest I find it more annoying that they drive so dangerously; I'm quite confident in my ability to dust them off but I'm sure they realise it too!
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    So, you buy an S3, which is audi's performance range intended for car enthusiasts and expect people not to try and race you?!

    if you don't want to race, why bait in the first place? Or even better if you hate the attention, take the rear badge off.
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    Put a 1.6 fsi badge on the back lol
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    Definitely should of overtook him at the soonest possibility and slammed on in front of him just to make a point.





















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    The only point that makes is that you(the person driving the car that's just been overtaken,and not YOU personally) are as much of an idiot as the one that's just overtaken you.

    It also means the stupidity is going to continue,as the original moron tries to overtake you again etc etc.

    Slamming the brakes on is also asking for trouble,when the one behind wallops you.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    I was joking matey :blush:
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    Sorry.....my mistake for misinterpreting that.

    It's one of my pet hates as I often get to see the results of "red mist" or general daftness,so once again,apologies.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    No worries dude!

    I agree with you, 2 wrongs definitely don't make a right, it just makes you as bad as the original muppet.
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    To be honest mate how you describe your pulling off I too would have seen that as a green light to play. You also say he squeezed into a gap and broke hard forcing you to do so as well, kind of indicating you too were on it. As for your derogatory comments on the Focus RS whilst the styling is a bit Marmite the chassis frankly humps the Audi completely.
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    Spot on Dave_G. :applaus:

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    mate, seems that you are as wrong as that guy. he was on right lane clearly going to overtake you, and you didn't let him but you pressed acellerator down and got infront of him?you didn't want to race, but you actually did.
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    I tell you what, give the car to me, as you clearly don't deserve to own an S3 if you want to drive it like miss daisy.
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    Time and a place mate.
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    hes just upset the RS got in front
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    I've heard good things about the RS handling really well for a FWD car. Styling is a bit crazy but if I could have afforded one when I was 20 then I'm sure I would have loved it. S3 is not as in your face - however I do get annoyed when people refer to my car as an A3 :)
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    I thought the obvious decision would be to floor it? That could just be down to immaturity or my competitive instinct or the fact that I don't own an S3 but that seemed like a nice scenario..
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    Heard the RS comes with a quaife differential that
    might know a little bit about :D


    edit: nvm tried tagging and failed lol
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    mine is debadged, so people tell me "hey nice s-line you got there" :laugh:
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    Absolutely.....and not on a road with 2 lanes converging,as that's always going to end badly.

    I know the styling is a bit WRC car gone mad,but the handling is actually very good indeed,and no doubt the front suspension and the Quaife diff help to make the most of the power.

    A torque sensing diff is very good at putting power down on a bumpy or uneven road,but can feel quite snappy if you aren't used to it.
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    The interiors are bogging lol :)
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    Goes with the territory.

    It's all trying a bit too hard to look like a rally car....a little less would be much better.
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    Anything less and it would start to look similar to the ST.....and why would any car manufacturer want to make a top of the range performance car look exactly the same as the rest of the models available? :p
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    I prefered the older ones for looks, not so much in ur face.
    That's the beauty of Audi tho, subtle but hiding something great under the bonnet :)
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    I know....but the whole look is just not quite what it's trying to be.

    Huge chin,huge exhausts for that 2.5,etc etc.

    I think it's a really good car in many ways,but not for me......I had a Ford that actually was a rally car,and that cured me of real rally cars....LOL.


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    I suppose it's all about what your looking for in a car - a lot of people like the 'look at me' status in performance cars.

    Yeah, agreed that out of the box with the 300 odd bhp they do look OTT....however stage 2 isn't difficult to reach- the engine internals can cope....so 400bhp is achievable with not a huge amount of outlay to reach it.

    Yeah no wonder it doesn't float your boat if you actually had a Ford Rally car! lol Escort Mk1 Rs2000 at a wild guess?
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    It's a Group N Escort Cosworth.

    ALS,water injection,torque sensing diffs etc etc

    Fastest point to point road car I have ever had.
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    Ohhhhhh, I totally understand your comment now re : "but the whole look is just not quite what it's trying to be"

    Now a cossy is real Ford IMO :) (none of this borrowing engines from Volvo)
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    It was a real bar steward as well to drive.

    Shockingly quick and quite scary with the amount of grip it could generate.
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    Not to get off topic too much but what sort of power was that putting out?
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    My good friends Mk2 Focus RS, 500bhp through the front wheels.

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    An old pic as it's received additional work since I took this.

    Loving the Escort Cossie, looking at the mirror shape I would say it's based on the early bigger turbo, Webber Marelli managed car :)
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    Yeah right, I was actually ahead of the rs first, but because I had no intention to speed like a lunatic down a 30mph road, and I wasn't racing the guy I didn't over speed, but if I wanted to floor him I could have done.
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