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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...

2016 Ford Focus RS review

  What I hate The Sync2 infotainment unit is a joke. Slow, laggy and not really a touch screen, it feels like Ford ripped it out of the first generation touch phones that you really need to apply quite a bit of pressure for it to actually do anything. The clutch! I gotta be honest here, I've never stalled a car as many times as I've stalled the RS in the first week as a daily...

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...