Peter Hook, via email

The aim of my previous letter (May ’16) was to confirm that, in some places, the Focus RS was sold out. MOTOR disputed that, but I can confirm it. There is one Ford dealership here in Mackay and its 2016 order of RS cars has been completely pre-sold. The $65K asking price for a 2017 model comes from Ford – check for yourself.

To answer Rick Walker’s question (July ’16), what do I expect? The answer to that is easy – absolutely nothing, particularly from the Ford dealership in Mackay. As I said in my previous email, I’m looking elsewhere.

We’ve since talked to Ford Australia, Peter, and can confirm that at this stage the Focus RS is likely to be sold out until at least the end of 2017, bar a few cars that may become available from those who cancel their pre-orders.