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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?

2017 Ford Focus RS Review

This is by far the best hot-hatch for the money, but it's not without its flaws.

2016 Ford Focus Sport Review

The 2016 Ford Focus Sport is a hatchback that could warm over most buyers.

2016 Ford Focus RS Review: Track Test

The 2016 Ford Focus RS is an amazing road car, as we discovered here. But how does it go on a proper racetrack? To find out, Ford brought us over to Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain. This track is home to MotoGP and, in the past, DTM, World Touring Cars and even GT cars. It’s a relatively tight track with plenty of technical corners, well suited to the grippy characteristics of the Focus RS...

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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...

2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind. So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests… Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...

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Ford Focus Comparisons

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...

Ford Focus Trend v Mazda 3 Maxx Comparison

Small hatchbacks such as the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus are not selling quite as well as they used to, with the boom in small crossovers such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V eating heartily into their market share. But despite the changing face of the auto market, this segment of vehicle remains Australia’s most popular overall...

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Ford Focus News

2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...

Ford Focus RS Mountune performance kit launched for UK and US markets - UPDATE

If the 2016 Ford Focus RS isn't ‘hot’ enough for you, British tuning firm Mountune has you covered with its latest ‘Phase 2’ performance package for the blue halo’s hyper hatch. With the new upgrades, the Mountune-enhanced Focus RS gains 18kW/40Nm for new figures of 276kW and 500Nm - and can sprint from 0-100km/h in 4...

Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...

Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...

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Ford Focus Owner Reviews

2016 Ford Focus TREND Review

The Focus is one of the most underrating cars in the segment offering more power and torque than it's competitors. Even at the base level, it trumps the Hyundai i30, Mazda3, and Volkswagen Golf and others even when you get to their top models in their ranges...

2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo Review

I thought I'd write a review on this car seeing as I've just sold it after 3 years of trouble free ownership. I purchased it 3 years ago and it was the best car I've ever owned. Beautiful to drive in all conditions (despite the lack of cruise), 100% reliable and cheap to run considering it's a European hot hatch. The best thing about this car was the engine, it's brilliant...

2016 Ford Focus Titanium Review

Now, when your in the market for a small car you instantly think of the Mazda 3 and Toyota Corolla but you should now start thinking of the Ford Focus as it's had it's mid life updates and it's better than ever. When driving the car around town you really feel the power steering changing the feel to make the ride more dynamic, which works quite well to be honest...

2003 Ford Focus ST170 Review

Although I was not spoiled for choice when it came to buying an ST170 there were 9 for sale in Australia. I settled on one from Victoria and had it transported to South Australia for a little over five grand. Admittedly there are faster cars available for similar money but few of them have been looked after and even fewer again match mileage, price, performance and handling as a whole package...

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