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It's time to get my Ford Focus RS Red Edition project under way! Having swapped my blue RS into the 1-of-300 Race Red Edition on the grounds that this car would have some heavy modifications, while the engine is being run in step one is to rectify the two common faults of the mk3 Focus RS - the interior quality and the height of the shell seats, so let's get started! Join me to take a look over how this is going to be carried out at Prototrim and an insight into what else will be done to my car in the coming months. Of course the RS is the flagship of the 3rd generation of the Focus, but that does mean that even the top version is still based on a car available for a fraction of its price. As such even though the car has great performance, the quality could do with some improvements and Prototrim are the team to carry that out. The aim is to maintain an OEM look but replace some cheaper plastics with a plush leather feel, mixed in with the sportiness of Alcantara and some flashes of colour to bring in the exterior. The demo Blue Edition that I show you here is based on our initial discussions, with many new parts including door card top rolls, seat pleating, and substantial work to the rear seat area. For my car, this will be red naturally to match in with the exterior and if the samples are anything to go by, I cannot wait to see what it's like! The process will take a few weeks to complete as there are more than 100 different parts to be created and installed into the car. The second part of this, while the seats are out to be retrimmed, is the installation of the JCR Developments lowering seat frames. This is to combat the most frequent complaint about the RS that the seat position from factory is simply too high. The JCR frames offer a variety of different positions from 20mm lower to 55mm lower and even with different rake should you wish. I've opted to lower them by 20mm due to not being particularly tall but even that should give much more of a sporty feel to the driving experience. As I mentioned this is just the start, and later in the video I run over quite a few of the upgrades coming along the way that are in the works - this is going to be a mega project! Thanks for watching, Tim Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Shmee150YT Website: http://www.shmee150.com Facebook: http://www.fb.com/shmee150 Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/shmee150
Based on my own experience in the Kubota vs John Deere debate, see 5 reasons why Kubota Beats John Deere. They make some great tractors and here's some areas where they excel. If you haven't checked it out yet, please be sure to watch my John Deere vs Kubota: 5 Reasons Why John Deere Wins video. Loader features that Kubota offers dominate the areas they are better along with factory cabs on smaller machines and three range hydro transmissions. These are my opinions based on experience selling numerous models of each and having a chance to operate them all. Check out our used tractor inventory at http://www.goodworkstractors.com. We ship all over the country. Thanks for watching and please subscribe to our channel!
This is it. The all-new 2019 Ford Focus, ready to set the world on fire… or, at least, scare the hell out of the popular small car rivals. Ford claims the new model is the most accomplished and technically-competent Focus ever. The new model really is all new, built fresh from the ground up using Ford’s new C2 platform. Ford says the switch to this platform has helped to improve safety and crash performance, increase interior space efficiently, and support aerodynamic efficiency. So, what’s new? What are the main highlights? Well, there’s a Ford-first head-up display system, fully automated parking, predictive curve headlights, and selectable driving modes as standard. There’s also adaptive cruise control with speed sign recognition, wireless phone charging, and the latest SYNC 3 infotainment with FordPass Connect and B&O PLAY audio available. Under the bonnet the new Focus comes with fresh 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBlue turbo-diesel engines, as well as a 1.0-litre EcoBoost and 1.5-litre EcoBoost turbo-petrol. Both of the petrol units come with an industry-first cylinder-deactivation system, not before seen on a three-cylinder engine. These units come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission as well. The engines produce 63kW, 74kW, and 92kW in the case of the 1.0L EcoBoost, with the 1.5 version offered in 110kW and 134kW tunes. As for the 1.5 EcoBlue diesel, it comes in 70kW and 88kW tunes, both with 300Nm, while the 2.0 EcoBlue develops 110kW and 370Nm. As for the exterior design, it’s a sleek interpretation of Ford’s latest styling language, offering a drag co-efficient of just 0.250 for the four-door and 0.273 for the five-door hatch. At the front is an active grille shutter as standard, with air-curtain technology for the front wheels, and air separators for the rear bumper bar. There’s also completely new headlights and taillights, bumpers, and trimmings. Lastly, the interior comes in with a fresh design, with a new centre stack for the dash housing a top-mounted tablet-style touch-screen, climate controls within a neat panel in the middle, while the driver uses a rotary gear selector on the console, near dual cup holders. To ensure the new Focus covers the complete market segment (and some), Ford is offering the new model in a range of body styles. Buyers will be able to select from wagon, sedan, and hatch, to a new crossover variant called the Active. There’s also a sporty ST-Line package added. Sales are set to commence later this year. Subscribe now : https://goo.gl/M7yJtf Follow us Facebook : https://www.fb.me/4drivetime twitter : https://twitter.com/4Drivetime
It’s a fast Ford, one of the car world’s greatest traditions. But in the age of the all-wheel-drive RS, the ST is no longer the hottest Focus around. That does give it a renewed, slightly softer role in the world, signalled by a sparky diesel version joining the range. And no, it’s not called the STD.
It’s the third generation, following the lukewarm Mk1 ST170 and thirsty, five-cylinder Mk2 ST, and it’s sharper than both. A 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine serves up 247bhp and 266lb ft in the petrol version, while a diesel gets an identically sized engine with 182bhp and 295lb ft. The latter has undeniable appeal if running costs are a worry, but the former is what you really need for the bona fide hot hatch experience.
Or hot estate experience. Yep, like the first ST170, you can have the latest ST as either a hatch or estate. Skoda, VW and Seat offer the same with their hot hatches, too. It’s a niche, no doubt, but one the petrolhead with a family can surely get on board with.
A facelift in 2015 gave this ST a bit of an update, with retuned electric power steering and stiffer suspension, as well as the neater styling of the Mk3 Focus in its second phase. It also saw a key update to the interior, neatening up its mess of buttons and bringing more up-to-date media systems. What hasn’t changed are its wonderfully hugging (perhaps too hugging) Recaro sports seats.
Ford is about to replace the Focus, and with it will come a new Focus ST. Given the RS is now the fastest, feistiest Focus on sale, the ST will likely live on in its middle ground, offering more fun and speed than normal, but with a bit more subtlety and civility than its angrier brother. If you avoid the Tangerine Scream orange paint, that is…
Starting below £25,000, it’s also a useful £7,000 cheaper than an RS. But is it anywhere near as fun?
Small changes from a semi-recent facelift include retuned electric power steering and stiffer suspension. You might notice the latter; this is certainly no limo on Britain’s broken tarmac, and you should probably test drive it before deciding if you could live with one every day.
But if you can tolerate a purposely focused ride, here’s a car with a grippy front end – thanks to some clever torque vectoring – which goads you into going faster and faster at each corner, just as a good hot hatch should.
If you’re so inclined it can have a reasonable mobile rear end, too. It’s not spitefully snappy like an Eighties hot hatch, rather agile and keen if you’re confident braking deep into a turn or lifting off the throttle mid corner.
The petrol is just as before: extremely flexible in its power delivery yet grateful for a good revving, too, allowing you to stir the snickety manual gearchange as much or as little as you like. With no auto option, there’ll be no paddle-shifting here. Really extend the engine out and this is a blooming fast car, swifter perhaps than even its tidy 6.5sec 0-62mph time suggests.
The 182bhp diesel, meanwhile, is notably the less stimulating of the two cars, a point made obvious with the fact an automatic’s optional. Its 0-62mph time is pegged at 8.1sec, and as the powerband wanes just north of 4,000rpm, so might your excitement. But its 27kg premium over the petrol model isn’t immediately obvious, turn-in remaining keen and precise. It just lacks the effervescence that makes the petrol such a blast. A good option if you need to run a diesel for company car reasons, but the petrol is the one for enthusiast.
All told, the ST’s a fun hot hatch, but it’s showing its age. Since it first launched back in 2012, there’s been a bit of a hot hatch renaissance, with Hyundai, Peugeot and Honda - names absent from the scene back then - now making a rival that’s more exciting to drive, easier to live with, or both. The ST’s still a laugh, but it’s now a long way from the hot hatch podium. Bring on the next one.