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2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition track review

A track day in a range of sporty Focuses culminates in discovering whether the addition of a torque-biasing front diff and stickier rubber makes the Ford Focus RS Limited Edition an even greater hot hatch.

2017 Ford Focus Titanium hatch review

As the most expensive model in the range, the Ford Focus Titanium feels premium – but is it the best buy in the line-up?

2017 Ford Focus Trend review

The updated 2017 Ford Focus Trend hatch offers a very strong argument in the small car segment...

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

As they say in the classics, create the hype but don’t believe it. Is the 2016 Ford Focus RS worthy of all the fuss or is it potentially a victim of its own success?

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2016 Ford Focus Titanium: road trip through the Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

Read the full article here. It’s no secret that at CarAdvice.com we love a good road trip and there are plenty of places to explore around Sydney. We’re starting at Bondi and my weapon of choice is the Ford Focus I’ll be driving is the Titanium specification...

Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...

2016 Ford Focus Sport Review

Read the article here. The 2016 Ford Focus got a new, more aggressive look. The front looks more like the smaller Fiesta and larger Mondeo now, with the trapezoidal grille treatment giving the car more presence on the road. The model range update saw the base model Ambiente scrapped, with Ford slimming the mainstream range to the entry-level Trend, the Sport tested here, and the flagship Titanium...

2016 Ford Focus RS Review

Read the article here. There’s really no other way to say this, so let’s just be blunt about it. The 2016 Ford Focus RS is a staggeringly good sports car. It has almost everything you could expect from an AWD super-hot hatch… almost. With a starting price of $50,990, the new and now all-wheel drive Focus RS is without doubt the performance bargain of the year...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

2017 BMW M140i v Ford Focus RS comparison

We’ll admit a comparison test between the BMW M140i and Ford Focus RS doesn’t seem particularly logical on the surface, but there’s a method to the madness. Each demonstrates a different methodology for doing the same thing — turning a garden variety small hatchback into a bona fide road weapon...

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

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Ford Focus News

Ford confirms Focus RS 'white smoke' issue, one case in Oz

Ford Australia has acknowledged an issue with the 2016-17 Focus RS, where excess coolant consumption makes the car produce white smoke under acceleration. According to the local division, just one Focus RS is known to be affected in Australia, though more of the circa-1200 units sold locally could potentially be included, too...

2018 Ford Focus drops disguise

The next-generation 2018 Ford Focus has been spied almost completely undisguised this week, giving us the best look yet at the Blue Oval's upcoming hatchback. Wrapped in colourful camouflage and stamped with "#TimeToFocus", it appears the new Focus isn't far from its global reveal, expected to occur sometime early next year...

Ford Performance develops 'Drift Stick' for Focus RS

With its clever GKN Twinster all-wheel drive system and an electronic Drift Mode, the Ford Focus RS is already better qualified as a drift car than most hot hatches. That hasn't stopped Ford Performance in the USA from teaming up with Ken Block to create an optional tailor-made for tail-happy hooligans...

2018 Ford Focus ST wagon spied with Volvo-like eyes

The upcoming 2018 Ford Focus ST Wagon has been spied at the Nurburgring, sporting a set of Volvo-esque daytime running lights. Although the prototype doesn’t wear any badges, its gaping front grille, prominent rear spoiler, diffuser-style rear bumper and twin exhaust all strongly suggest it's the performance-focused ST variant...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2017 Ford Focus RS review

The Ford Focus RS is the poster child for the affordable yet highly capable mega-hatches of Australia. Transcending the normal crop of fast diminutive runabouts like the evergreen Volkswagen Golf GTI, Subaru's legendary WRX and Renault Megane RS, this little blue rocket plays in an altogether more stratospheric arena dominated by heavy hitters such as the Mercedes-AMG A45, BMW M140i, Golf R, WRX STI and the Audi RS3 to name a few...

2016 Ford Focus RS review

I’ve had my Focus RS for a little over a year now, during which time I've covered 22,000km, so I figured I may as well share a few of my experiences with the car. There’s been plenty said about what they’re like at full noise, but what are they like to live with? I ordered the car sight unseen back in January 2016, after the first lot of five-star reviews started dropping...

2012 Ford Focus SPORT Review

Originally I was looking for a 4WD SUV, when I spotted a red sport at the Ford dealer I was walking through. The colour definitely caught my eye as did the low interest finance on offer. My trade in offer was higher than expected which sealed the deal for me. I had traded in my VY Commodore which had only done 105,000kms and was in excellent shape...

2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo Review

The hot hatch market has no shortage of contenders vying for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, but even a decade on, the Ford Focus XR5 Turbo remains a unique offering with a number of welcome quirks...

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