Back in 2017, if you wandered into a Ford dealership that had a 2017 Ford Focus RS on the showroom, odds are the car had a massive market adjustment on top of the sticker price. We’ve been quite clear about how much we hate market adjustments around here, but Ford dealerships continue to apply them to any special and appealing vehicles that Ford produces from the Mustang to the Raptor. The 2017 Ford Focus RS on Bring A Trailer has only 900 Miles on the odometer, meaning it’s practically brand-new, and it’s up for auction.
As of writing, the auction has one day to go, and the current bid is at $28,000. We feel sure that the auction will go higher than that. It’s unclear if the car has a reserve price, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Whoever purchased this car brand-new at Sarasota Ford in Florida likely intended to flip it for profit down the road. We aren’t sure that the car is at the point where it has appreciated yet.
The car is Frozen White over charcoal black leather interior with heated Recaro front seats. The car has had the head gasket recall done by selling dealership. Features include adjustable suspension, Brembo front brakes, review camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Sync 3 infotainment system with navigation. The car comes with the original window sticker, a clean Carfax report, and a clear Florida title in the seller’s name.
For those unfamiliar with the 2017 Ford Focus RS, the car is powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine rated to produce 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The car is all-wheel-drive and has a six-speed manual transmission. As far as options go, the window sticker shows that the car included equipment group 600a with Michelin Super Sport Summer tires and premium painted alloy wheels. It also features power heated mirrors, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation. It’s interesting to us that the car was optioned with those cold-weather features since it was sold in Florida. The total MSRP for the car, brand-new, was $39,780. The next-gen Focus RS we won’t see Stateside is rumored to be a 400 horsepower hybrid.
Source: Bring A Trailer