It is not fair. We get stuck with the MadzaSpeed 3, while Europe gets the Focus RS. Sure the 3 has 268hp, but the RS does it better with 305 (and 325 ftlbs of tq). Plus look at the 3, it looks like a Pontiac Vibe with swirly lines. The 3 even has to steal the RS’s front suspension setup because it isn’t good enough to come up with its own. Just look at those sexy body lines, and tough rear. Sure it is a little maniac looking, but with 300+hp to just the front wheels – you have to be. America needs manly FWD cars, and the Focus RS is just that.
F this, I’m moving to Europe. -Michael Starling

2009 Ford Focus RS