11th Jan 2007, 06:06

'I was at the traffic lights, and beside me was a Mitsubishi FQ400, and I left it for dust.'

Eeeeeeerrrrrrr, yeah OK. I don't doubt that you might beat the Evo in a race, but the chances of these 2 cars ever mighting at the lights in normal circumstances are like mine of winning the lottery even though I don't buy a ticket.

20th Feb 2007, 15:57

Lol coswroth not a chance against FQ400 think again mate many many cosworth sierras 0-60 times in less than 3.5 seen many on owners do it in 2.9 so I think you will find it will stand a chance in fact more of chance you you might think.

15th Mar 2007, 09:42

An evo would smash the nasty ford.

8th May 2007, 14:51

Interesting comments by the adults at the beginning. A real legend no doubt (I'm an Evo owner, but also always loved Cosworths - may even get one, who knows).

As for the comments further down the screen - they did make me laugh. Thanks guys.

9th May 2007, 06:23

15th Mar 2007, 09:42

An evo would smash the nasty ford.

LOL maybe smash a ford Ka, but not a highly tuned cosworth.

9th May 2007, 11:06

Your welcome, granddad.

13th Sep 2007, 02:48

An Evo or a Cosworth? A FQ400 or a ROUSE SPORT? A piece of modern day technology or a true untouchable classic?

Every time I'm afraid I'd have to take the Cosworth.

I have owned both types of cars (unfortunately not a Rouse Sport) and would pick the Cosworth hands down over the Evo. A lot more fun to drive, especially when it is rear wheel drive as mine was :-), and it puts a smile on your face every time you put that right foot down.

Most Evo drivers have probably never drove a Cosworth, so have no idea how they feel or drive, as is probably the same with Cosworth drivers, so they will defend their car, but everyone has their own opinion and preferences, and mine is the Cosworth!!

There is a Rouse Sport one on eBay at the minute; tempted, but my wife is not having any of it :-(

25th Sep 2007, 04:33

I am now the proud owner of the 304-r that was on eBay: I paid £8,500 for her and she drives great. Smooth, but firm, she is also great round town just cruising, but when you put your foot down - you know you're in a Rouse :) Going to cherish this baby, she has the Rouse cloth interior. I have been told this is rare - 1 of only 5 so I am told :)

27th Sep 2007, 07:49

Sory to tell you this mate, but cloth aint rare in rouses, I've had 6 in my time and at the moment I own an rs500 1 owner me which I bought new, and 2 rouse sports with less than 30000 miles on them both, they are on show in my garage, possibly for sale at the right money, but you won't buy my rouses or any of my other cars for a poxy 8 1/2 grand, really should do your homework before buying a cos.

28th Sep 2007, 03:42

Also to the guy who bought the rouse off ebay (CHECK the numbers!!! to get a good rouse there is only one place to buy quality the RSOC. hard luck mate.

29th Sep 2007, 03:34

With regards to your comments about my rouse: NO. s were checked, also HPI, also all original signed Andy Rouse paperwork, full history, and the car was registered with RSOC and for sale on RSOC. Also for sale on piston heads through a link on RS Mania! Do you think I'm stupid or what, and the guy only sold as he just purchased brand new house, is it not possible I just had a good deal! Also just sold his Escort Cosworth, which guess what, was also registered with RSOC and gone to another RSOC member like me. Also my Rouse was on the RSOC stand at Castle Combe this year (1 of 4). If your into RSOC and read the forums you would know that! Too quick to try and put people and their cars down!

1st Oct 2007, 09:45

Also to the guy with his 500 that he has had from new and his rouses. Perhaps you should really do your homework and work out how many rouses are left today (2007), and ask RSOC how many have cloth :)

20th Nov 2007, 09:13

I have been interested to read various comments on the Rouse 304R. But would like some advice on values and best place to advertise mine, which is for sale.

It is build no 22 in moonstone.

The car is just as it left Rouse Sport ie original wheels, exhaust etc and has all relevant documentation etc

It has done only 29,000 miles from new and has only had summer use. (I'm 2nd owner) and was just 6mths old when I bought it.

I would think it is a car for the collector/enthusiast?

24th Nov 2007, 15:45

My fave colour. I would ask RSOC for an approx value and advertise on their site www.rsownersclub.co.uk.

Also try PistonHeads :)

9th Sep 2008, 16:50

All rouse sports are for the collector/enthusiast!

Some are just in better condition than others are, as for the cloth trim this months performance ford has a rouse buyers guide stating there were only "3" with cloth!!!

18th May 2009, 13:06

I'LL second that!

That's why I purchased my ROUSE..

Watching him in my teenage years hammering the competition inc the famous battle of brands hatch, KALIBER V TEXACO CARS..QUALITY!

7th Jun 2009, 16:57

Have found the first 302R yes build number 1. Approx 60k on the clock and perfect. Can't say what I paid, but would like to have an approx value on her. Hope you can help.

8th Jan 2010, 14:23

So does this mean Evos won't be collectible one day? I think not. So BRING IT ON FOR TOMMI MAKINNEN, they didn't bring out limited edition for nothing.

8th Jan 2010, 17:05

I'd rather have neither, I'd rather have the Impreza 22B, a rare beast, and what a beast.

26th Nov 2010, 09:24

Just read all the previous comments. I have owned a flint grey 304R Rouse Sport for the past 15 years, and have had lots of pleasure driving her. I also have a 71 Beetle cabriolet, a Cooper S, Carrera 2, and RS 1800 Fiesta, but it's the Cosworth that turns the most heads.

9th Jun 2011, 16:56

Hi Mr Wilson, that's got to be you with such a car collection. Saw your 304r at Reeces today. I'll have to come and show you my K plate 4x4 that's in top nick.

26th Oct 2011, 12:32

The buyers guide actually featured my car. Was great to get a feature on the car, and the photos too.

The figures stated on builds etc is indeed correct.

As far as cloth interiors go, they are indeed rare, not as stated in another post.

18th Oct 2013, 16:11

The cloth interior is indeed rare. I was lucky enough to have a 304R from 91 to 93, fantastic. Full leather and in Moonstone. Px for a Lotus Carlton Jan 94!

11th Jan 2014, 18:28

Hi, I have a white 1990 4WD Rouse Sport that I've had parked up for the last 10 years. The 2 badges off the front seats have been stolen, along with the Rouse tag plate. Can anyone help me find out which number it is, and how I can replace them? Thanks.