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Matt Farah Drives His New, Personal Ford Focus RS: Video

Seeing as The Smoking Tire‘s Matt Farah has driven just about everything under the sun, one might suspect that he applies a rather stringent list of criteria when he goes hunting for a daily driver.

Those criteria have apparently been met by Mr. Farah’s newest personal car: the 2016 Ford Focus RS.

Farah has just entered into a three-year lease on the new hot-hatch, opting for the Nitrous Blue exterior color to stand out from the herd. His car also has the RS2 Package – a $2,785 option which includes heated, black-leather front seats from Recaro, heated wing mirrors, a heated steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation with Ford’s latest SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Compared to the Ford Focus RS’ foremost German rival, the Golf R, it sits a little higher, and fails to reach quite the same level of refinement. But that’s quite all right with Mr. Farah, who 1)has a bad back, and 2)says that the Ford’s level of refinement is higher than one might expect. “What most of the reviews haven’t told you is what a nice luxury car this is,” he says of the new Ford Focus RS. “The materials that I touch the most are nice and soft; it’s got this great, contrasting blue stitching all over… matching my Nitrous Blue exterior.”

For more, check out Matt Farah’s first canyon drive in his personal Ford Focus RS above.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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