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2016 Ford Focus RS Review

After just over 2 months of ownership and nearly 2,500 km, I feel I can safely talk about what’s it like to live with a Focus RS. As a massive petrolhead, I headed down to Ford in September ‘15 to order a Mustang GT, but I wasn't prepared to join the wait lists nearing 12 months, so I looked for other options...

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...

2014 Ford Focus TREND Review

If you've never driven a focus - drive one today. It's a real drivers car, rewarding in every sense, without breaking the bank of course. With one of the best steering feedbacks I've experienced, and everything at reach you're nourished inside the cabin with total control. I also love the space upfront, and the seat bolstering that hugs you...

2015 Ford Focus Titanium Review

It’s no surprise that the small car market is home to Australia’s best-selling passenger vehicles. For years now the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla have fought tooth and nail for the monthly top spot, only recently out-done by the Hyundai i30. So where does that leave the Ford Focus? Year-to-date Ford ‘s dated third-generation Focus has struggled to rate...

2013 Ford Focus ST Review

After 14 years with my trusty N15 SII Pulsar SSS and a new job needing an hour drive on the cards, it was time to seriously consider a new car. Truth be told I’d been looking for well over a year at the options available to me and there was plenty of choice. The VW Golf Gti was near the top of my list, as was the Skoda Octavia VRs and Renault Megane GT220 – all providing swift and stylish options for my next daily drive...

2002 Ford Focus Review

It's funny how history repeats. Ford currently promotes its “One Ford” ideal, where one model is developed to be used around the world. In the mid-1990s Ford was embarking on a similar path. In Europe it was selling a small sedan badged the Escort. In Australia and Asia Ford took a Mazda, changed some bodywork and whacked a Laser badge on...

2012 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus was the top selling car in 2013, surely over 1 million people can't be wrong? When shopping the small car market there are plenty of options from cheap and cheerful to stupidly fast (cough... Mercedes A45). So where does the Focus fall? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this rings true when it comes to cars...

2014 Ford Focus Review

The Focus nameplate is one of the most recognizable in Ford's local lineup and the 2014 LW MKII series Focus aims to continue Ford's legacy of producing stylish and value-packed small cars with a sporty drive. The 2.0L Sport variant that I have been driving for almost one year remains relatively true to the Focus' roots except for one major flaw, which brings down the quality of the overall car...