Dismiss Notice
Hi Guest, stickers are available from our online store.

New Cupra R or 2nd Hand Focus RS

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by OldNick, May 24, 2011.

  1. SeanCorky

    SeanCorky BMW E92 335i M Sport

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Messages:
    809
    Likes Received:
    1
    My younger brother has a MeganeSport 250 Cup and it's bloody fantastic :funk:
     
  2. manhota

    manhota Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a get a BMW M3: luxury and super car performance tunable, bad side some people will stereo type u as an idiot but its a better reliable performace car than........ I'm not going to mention any names.
     
  3. chopper-lew

    chopper-lew Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    I wouldnt go as far as 'supercar performance' but they are quick. Bloody expensive when they go wrong though. Many of the e46 models are starting to run up some astronomical bills.

    I wouldnt stereotype BMW drivers as idiots, just lacking immagination and any sort of passion LOL!
     
  4. Ben huxtable

    Ben huxtable Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok French cars can be stopped from passenger side! Hmmmmmm great, audi are left hand drive swopped to right and there no linkage there let me tell you price matters!
     
  5. manhota

    manhota Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lol I have to agree with your comments mate....
     
  6. chris_200120vt

    chris_200120vt MR carbon fibre

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    one of are drivers has a new focus rs if your not bothered about fuel get one he travels from sheffield to leeds cost £35 one way good thing we starts on a monday and goes home on friday , thought my ibiza was bad on fuel :cartman:
     
  7. chopper-lew

    chopper-lew Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought the RS was bad on fuel untill I drove a k1!

    Crazy, but true!

    The accepted theory is that a bigger RS turbo is not on boost as much as the smaller K1 turbo when driving gently. Less boost in a bigger engine is generally more fuel efficient than more boost in a smaller engine (for day to day driving of course, not when blasting it!)
     
  8. dazjb69

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm getting around 26mpg, what's the RS getting?
     
  9. Poverty

    Poverty Guest


    :think:

    Whats the FRS getting mpg wise on a normal drive. The K1 is pretty good on mpg...
     
  10. chris_200120vt

    chris_200120vt MR carbon fibre

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    computer says 8 and its standard
     
  11. chopper-lew

    chopper-lew Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    Over a month, about 27-29mpg. Thats mixed with commuting, abusing and school runs.

    Lowest I ever saw was a bit over 25 when I first got it.

    The best Ive had was around 37mpg over a 180 ish mile steady trip up north.

    In contrast the K1 experiences similar driving and gets 24-25mpg over a month. The best ive achieved on a long run was 33mpg.

    Bear in mind the K1 is 240 bhp and the RS nigh on 400.
     
  12. t0m

    t0m LCR 225

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2007
    Messages:
    8,133
    Likes Received:
    6
    ^^ I think K1's are better than that MPG wise. I don't own one but I've read enough threads on here to suggest your K1 there would be not running 100%.. They can better the MK1 LCR and I get 36/37mpg on a motorway run in my MK1.

    I'm sure Brad on here has a photo of his touching 40mpg or something. RS won't be better than a 2.0 TFSi out the box on mpg.
     
  13. Ryan20

    Ryan20 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    i got 34MPG from my facelifted Leon Cupra but that was doing 60 on the motorway with everything going past me including miss daisy:censored:
     
  14. Al

    Al Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    7,331
    Likes Received:
    7
    Answer to the original question, I would have neither. I bought a Cupra and had the option of the RS, Cupra R and S3 as well as other cars in the approximate price range.
     
  15. chopper-lew

    chopper-lew Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    I dont argue the fact mate. One of the deciding reasons for getting a K1 was the fact the manufacturers combined figure is suposed to be 34mpg or summit (compared to the RS's 29)

    All im saying is that with my perticular driving style, on my perticular driving route, the same guy can get in two different cars and drive them in the same mannor and achieve a different MPG in both.

    My findings are that the RS gives higher numbers, simple as that.

    Seriously, folk must think im on here to slate the cupra and big-up the RS. Im honestly not. I do love my K1 because it does things the RS does not and was 12 grand cheaper.

    On the other hand, im gonna give my honest opinion as you would expect when "cupra Vs Focus RS" threads pop up as they quite often do on here.
     
    #95 chopper-lew, May 26, 2011
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  16. manhota

    manhota Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    When you buy a fast car you shouldent really be thinking about mpg, otherwise buy an economical one you will always be penny pinching.
     
  17. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    I get 29mpg with the wind behind me at 60mph. Around town taking it easy I get 18mpg.

    Two days in Germany at the Ring last year (only 3 laps on the ring, the rest on autobahn), my combined mpg was 15 for the 2 days (using 100RON Shell Optimax).

    You almost have to give up any aspirations for mpg when you get these cars. They're much better than the predecessors of 20 years ago for cars that would have offered 300bhp (probably all single digit MPG's back in the early 90's for this level of performance).

    Thank god for progress!
     
  18. Ben huxtable

    Ben huxtable Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just looked at my average over all on way in to work 26.8 which ain't to bad knowing my right foot.
     
  19. Poverty

    Poverty Guest

    You two guys must be doing something wrong with your 2.0tfsi's cause I get better MPG than that in my Titty Arse!
     
  20. warren_cox

    warren_cox Back from the dead

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,815
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think my S3 may have some 'challenges', it used to do 34mpg, but lately it's been well down (despite a service). Hence why it's being changed.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice