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Old 22 January 2010, 12:55 PM
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stilover.... be a good chap and don't interupt the Gospel of Mattee
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Old 22 January 2010, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PovK1 View Post
Thats the thing though mate, yes a evo will cain me round the corners, and launching, but once rolling, with my 360bhp, I will beat a fq360 easily in a straight line drag.
But this is England. Where very long straights are very rare. So an Evo FQ360 would beat you on 99% of roads, in 100% of weather conditions.

By the time your car started gaining on the Evo, a corner would appear, and it would start leaving you behind.

Go live in Germany. Plenty straight roads there for you to beat an Evo.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:00 PM
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Your 370 should happily see of an RS... ;-)
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Dream Weaver View Post

From A to B on a proper road nobody on here could drive an Evo FQ360 quicker than a Focus RS in terms of times, i.e. same driver, same road, same conditions. All IMHO of course.
I bet I could.

Once you learn how to use AWD you are significantly faster than a FWD car. When I first got my Impreza, I drove it like it was FWD. Waiting till it was almost out of the corner before hitting the throttle. Learn to nail the throttle earlier in the corner and allow the AWD system to do it's work, and you can gain massive advantages in term of pure A to B pace.

Drive an FQ360 like a FRS, and your statement above is true. Drive an FQ360 as it should be driven, and the Focus won't stand a chance. All this based on open country road with little or no traffic.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by paulwrxboro View Post
will this 2wd thing ever go away ?
ford built a 4wd rs and a 2wd rs and found the car drove better with 2wd the guy who was involved in the design and build ( j capito or somthing like that) had a lot to do with porsche racing and designs so has a very good background and history there is a good video around somewere were he talks about the design and build of the RS
if ford buit a 40k RS im sure it would sell no problem there are people who are nuts about these cars, im am not one of them but i think its a great car as ive said before not the fastest but ill bet one of the best fun cars to own on the road today
Think they actually said, the FWD RS was faster round the ring than the AWD car. Unfortunately, my daily drive isn't on a race track, so rainy Britain, the AWD car would have been better. Plus cost, and weight had a major say in if it was FWD or AWD.

Funny how Jost left straight after the RS came out. Maybe he wasn't a happy chappy?
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:07 PM
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I do not own a leon or a evo so do not really care which is quicker but what I do love is reading the opinions of the "driving legends" and "I-am-so-good-I-should-be-a-tester-for-ferrari" people on here.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by mrtheedge2u2 View Post
I do not own a leon or a evo so do not really care which is quicker but what I do love is reading the opinions of the "driving legends" and "I-am-so-good-I-should-be-a-tester-for-ferrari" people on here.
No one saying that (although I should be a Ferrari test driver, as I am that good ). But if you haven't driven or owned a decent AWD car, then I'd suggest you shut up (or learn to drive it properly). They don't give cars AWD just to stop wheelspinniing at junctions. There are serious advantages in how fast you can exit a corner, thus giving more speed down the straight. Makes the car get from A to B faster than a FWD hatch.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by mrtheedge2u2 View Post
I do not own a leon or a evo so do not really care which is quicker but what I do love is reading the opinions of the "driving legends" and "I-am-so-good-I-should-be-a-tester-for-ferrari" people on here.
Eh? Where did you get that from? Anyone who can drive slightly "properly" will get a lot more speed out of an Evo than an RS. This isn't about **** waving, it's about facts.

I have been driven (then took the driving seat) on public roads by a Lotus test driver in a 111R - he was extremely fast and smooth. I have been driven on public roads by a Police driviing instructor (I was on a course) - he was amazingly good but also complimentary about my driving. But both were better than I'll ever be - driving well are their careers after all. But that doesn't mean I make BS claims about cars.

It's the classic forum thing - people getting totally overexcited about quickish cars then making stupid claims with no facts or anything to back them up.

On a track, on a public road, on an airfield, in Tesco car park - an Evo FQ360 is SO much quicker than an RS that to make a comparison just shouts "clueless."
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:25 PM
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fair enough, but the average person is not as good as Schumacher, Loeb or Mattee, so the extremes of how far you can push a car are not really relevant. And regarding the 'driving it properly' quote... people like Loeb drive an AWD car properly, people like Mattee just think they drive it properly.

And if someone drove a fq4000000, on a public road, like Loeb drives his car then everyone would say he was not driving it safely or properly.

And just to throw a spanner into Mattee's works... regarding twisty roads etc... I remember the FWD Xsara frequently beating the AWD cars of subaru etc in the Corsica rally and, if my memory serves me correctly, that had quite a few twisty sections.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:26 PM
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god these threads bore me so much now. lol who cares, mine is now 340 with a bluefin stage 1 and its fecking great, Has shown several scoobs how to take roundabouts quicker than they could also.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:34 PM
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Sorry Mredge, are you another bitter SNer who likes to snipe? Shall I go through the usual procedure? Check history, find out you are a PS3 obsessive with no life, reveal to all and carry on? Or will you save me the hassle?

I said I'm nowhere near as good as "proper" drivers but at least I've taken the time and effort to continue driver training to a decent Police standard (with the certificate to prove it) rather than just sniping behind the safety of a PC. You have no idea how well/badly I drive but unlike you, I have PROOF that I have taken training further than most rather than just blagging. And because I haven't been driven by you, I'm not going to "judge" your driving as I have no idea - just like you don't.

So I suggest you head back to your programming and get yourself a life.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:49 PM
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TBH, I have never owned a games console and probably never will, but here goes anyway.

I do not know how well you drive, nor give a toss...... if you had simply stated, on this thread, that you have driven both cars and that you found the FQ a damn sight quicker then I would be sat here agreeing with you.....

But.....when you say stuff like 'I can pick a number of sublime roads around here where I know the exact entry and exit speeds of various cars' it just sounds, how many of your other posts on different forums have, that you have your head up your **** and that you are the be-all-and-end-off of everything.

if you simply learnt to write your opinion better, then alot more people will agree with you.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Spec'c'57 View Post
god these threads bore me so much
Not being funny, but if these threads bore you, why read it? Then take the time to post on it?
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by stilover View Post
Not being funny, but if these threads bore you, why read it? Then take the time to post on it?
It passes the time. TBH i have read about 5/6 of the posts and everytime you see RS in the title you know there are ***** getting all stupid AGAIN. I couldnt care if the RS is better worse than anything. Its a great car that I enjoy as my weekend toy, i have had better cars, The Noble & the spec'C' all have there issues, i can use the RS where i felt that both the others i wouldnt/couldnt.
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Old 22 January 2010, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by stilover View Post
Not being funny, but if these threads bore you, why read it? Then take the time to post on it?
Because it's a way of telling us how "dull" we are while at the same time having a little boast. Easy to spot.

MrEdge - please pick out the line that implies I am the be all and end all of driving. Obviously you have chosen to ignore the bits where I have said that many people are better drivers.

Like a few others on here, you pick and choose bits from posts I write and then make stupid assumptions based on some weird hangup. Most have now given up, realising they just make t1ts of themselves but some still persist.

It's sooooo tiresome

Back on topic - a 405bhp FWD car - hmmm...

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Old 22 January 2010, 02:07 PM
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Matt, you obviously haven't seen where I live, but I am surrounded by arguably the best roads in Britain and I have plenty of experience of them.

An Evo is quicker than an FRS, of course it is, but in my hands there wouldn't be much in it and I imagine that would be the case for most people, that is the point. I'm not arguing about facts or figures, or magazine opinion, just MY opinion on how I would drive the two cars MYSELF.

Driving gods like you and stilover may be able to obliterate everything on the road, but normal people with families and without a death wish drive within the limits.
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Old 22 January 2010, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
Dream - I'm worried you don't have really good roads nearby?
Here you go, this is a few miles away, and where I go when I want a blast - YouTube - Buttertubs Pass

This is not my vid btw, not sure who it is.
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Old 22 January 2010, 02:23 PM
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That looks brilliant fun!

No Youtube vids from down here but we have miles of open moorland, quiet country roads (off season), coast roads from heaven, etc. The first section of that vid reminds me very much of the roads around St Ives/Zennor.
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We have a few more like that in the NW/Yorks.

Driving Roads - Driving Roads For Driving Enthusiasts
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Old 22 January 2010, 02:30 PM
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Okay - there are decent roads near to both of us!

When I lived in the Docklands and had the R32, the nearest fun roads were over half an hour away - ARGHHH!!!
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Old 22 January 2010, 02:42 PM
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But surley your roads are better than ours



"When I lived in the Docklands and had the R32" ..........yep say no more

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Old 22 January 2010, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
Your 370 should happily see of an RS... ;-)


Get a room FFS
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Old 22 January 2010, 02:49 PM
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Ooh sorry Paul, did I upset you by stating a quicker car than the FRS is in fact...



...quicker?

Docklands and R32 (used almost every weekend to drive to Cornwall) - and?
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Originally Posted by Matteeboy View Post
Okay - there are decent roads near to both of us!
I think 10 - 1 gives me the win

Now get yourself up here and see what your Beemer can do, we are going to Whitby with the ST/RS boys on the 28th Feb, should also be the usual WR1's, P1's and RS4's as well, oh and a Cayman last time as well.

Paul, get your RS down as well.
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Whitby?

That's about 7 hours drive!!!
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shouldn't be too bad on fuel in the D though should it?
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It is when I drive it unfortunately :-(
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Originally Posted by Dream Weaver View Post
Here you go, this is a few miles away, and where I go when I want a blast - YouTube - Buttertubs Pass

This is not my vid btw, not sure who it is.
More a scenic road than a drivers road TBH. Been on it before. Some bits are good, others too bumpy and narrow.

Better roads are:-
Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale to Alston. Now they are proper drivers roads. The Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale road have suicidal sheep though. Had to brake and swerve hard a few times.

Also the A66 to Reeth road is quite good too. Also Richmond to Leyburn to Hawes route is pretty damn good. Get a day without much traffic and those `S` bends outside of Richmond are a blast.

I'd quite happily meet up with you and Paulwrxboro for a drive along thos roads one Sunday morning. Nothing stupid, just a bit of safe rapid driving.
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Originally Posted by stilover View Post
More a scenic road than a drivers road TBH. Been on it before. Some bits are good, others too bumpy and narrow.

Better roads are:-
Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale to Alston. Now they are proper drivers roads. The Brough to Middleton-in-Teesdale road have suicidal sheep though. Had to brake and swerve hard a few times.

Also the A66 to Reeth road is quite good too. Also Richmond to Leyburn to Hawes route is pretty damn good. Get a day without much traffic and those `S` bends outside of Richmond are a blast.

I'd quite happily meet up with you and Paulwrxboro for a drive along thos roads one Sunday morning. Nothing stupid, just a bit of safe rapid driving.
Try it in a 200bhp 205

You are right about that S bend section from Richmond, that's the route we do on the Richmond STOC run, then I come back through Hawes and onto the Ribblehead road, through Settle, Long Preston and finally over the A682 to home, Britains biggest killer road.

Narrow and twisty is where it's at, proper roads!!

I lived in Middlesbrough for 4 years so spent lots of time driving up around there, Pickering, down into Yorks, and of course all the time I now spend round here - I do feel privileged with the roads we have round here. Will be up in the Lakes tomorrow as well hopefully.

A Sunday meet up would be good - the next STOC Richmond run should be soon.
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id be up for a meet and a run out anytime and sti you can have a good drive of the car if you still think its pants you can tell the world but atleast you will have had a good drive of one (not like some ppl who just read lap times on the net and can quote anything under the power of a deisel 335)
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