The car always worked fine for me, not one breakdown.
The folk who are stating fantastic 0-60 times are either mad or can't use a stop watch, this despite the GTI tag is not a quick car, hell the old RS turbo barely did 0-60 in 8 seconds and an RS would leave a GTI for dust.
The 140 mph top speed some have quoted well, they are lying, you'd need to regear the car, even if it had 1000bhp with ten turbos the gearing would prevent it from reaching 140 mph.
All Ford did with this model and indeed the later RS2000 was damage their reputation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th April, 2009