Ownership Verified: Nitrous Blue 2018 Focus RS

That track looks very nice but HOLY SHIT is it narrow...

I added a birds eye view of the track with an highlight in red of the configuration we used. Behold my artistic abilities!
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Beginning of my post.

Adding here for convenience.

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Took the car on a 2000+ km trip with the family last week.

From Montreal, first a stop in Quebec City, then a 800 km drive to Percé, and on the way back a 1003 km drive in one day back to Montreal


Passed a few milestones (the first one was a week before, in another trip to Quebec City




Dirty RS before leaving on the last morning:


Car is now super dirty, I need to find some times to wash it properly.


Throughout the trip I managed an average fuel consumption of 8.9l/100 km, with a best average over a tank of 8.1 (including a best displayed average of 7.8 before it crept back up to 8.1).


I love the seats in normal use, but on road trips, I get cramps in the legs after roughly 90 to 120 minutes. We managed to fit the whole family (2 adults, 2 kids) and our luggage for the week. It was tight, but still Ok.

The power on tap was nice to have for some of the overtakes I needed to do on some of these roads, and there was even a few nice parts with curves, climbs and decent where I got to enjoy the handling of the car.

Still in love with it :D
Passed another milestone last week:


And yesterday drove almost 3h north to go spend the day at the cottage my brother in law rented.


Took that potato shot with the shed, not the cottage :p


A 524 km day with an displayed average fuel economy of 9.0 l/100km.

Saw an almost identical Nitrous Blue RS (but pre-2018) in traffic on the way back :)
The deadline for snow tire changeover in my province is December 1st. But the temperatures have been pretty low for for a few weeks, and this morning it was actually 0° C.

So today was operation winter tire day.


My summer Michelin PSC2 are pretty much done after 1 season. I'll have to by a set of PS4S for next summer.

Today's the anniversary of my first year of ownership of the RS.

In that year, it has done just over 15000km, 1 track day, 1 >2000 km road trip (including a 1000 km day), and been a flawless daily driver.

It is so much fun, that for the first time, deciding between taking my motorcycle or my car is a tough decision.

I do not regret that purchase one bit :D

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Mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain this morning made for fun slippery conditions, and I took the opportunity to take this potato shot :

Drove through a little snow storm last night, this car is so much fun when the roads are slippery.

Today we went skiing, perfect car to get us there.

Saw a real twin tonight, same model year and everything :)

Passed 20000 km yesterday.


Really looking forward to summer, except for the need for 4 new tires...
Same here. Need to get summer tires soon. No doubt that Michelin PS4S is one of the best but it is expensive. I might get the Conti ExtremeContact Sport at 4wheelonline. I've heard that this tire is good in the dry and wet. Also, it is significantly cheaper than Michelin.
I've put a set of Falken FK510s on my Mustang after not wanting to spend Michelin money. I've been happy with their all weather performance.
I was able to get around 25,000km out of Michelin Pilot Super Sports driving the tits out of it in Germany - I drove them literally to destruction on the Nürburgring :)
With the whole zombie apocalypse going on, I haven't seen my mom in almost 4 months.

Today we took a little road trip to meet her in the country. At least 4 cars tried to race me ?‍♂️

For some reasons local birds recently decided the Nitrous Blue paint would look better with a bunch of shit on it. Also, a few million bugs decided to end their life by embedding themselves in the bumper.

So for the first time since taking ownership, I decided to wash it myself.

Far from perfect, but better than nothing.

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