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2021 Ford Ranger SPORT 3.2 (4x4) review

I always loved cars, and as a kid I had a pedal car (thanks to my Grandad) which was red and a convertible. I learned to drive in a VW Beetle at the age of 16 - a car that was idle for most of its life due to constant engine problems. In my 20s and 40s I worked as a Quality Engineer in Australia for a few Automotive companies, such as Toyota, Ford and Bridgestone...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

I think by now most people know all about the Focus RS in terms of its data and spec sheet. TL;DR - it's a fast hot hatch. But for anyone who owns one, it's much, much more than that emotionally and spiritually... good and bad. Like a lot of kids growing up, I always dreamed of owning a sports car. Porsche, Lamborghini, Bugatti..

2005 Ford Falcon XR6 review

I see myself as a Holden fan, even with the brand in its current state. My daily is a VZ Calais and I love it. Yet when I sat behind the wheel of my mates Falcon and took it for a three hour spin around town and up the highway, I was impressed. I'm not saying the Falcon is a bad car, because it's not...

2016 Ford Escape Titanium (AWD) review

The Escape was purchased just under three years ago to replace a Toyota RAV4 V6. My wish list included a traditional automatic gearbox rather than a CVT, the full suite of active safety features including radar cruise control, decent performance, no “premium” European brands, and new or nearly new...

2020 Ford Fiesta ST review

Ferris Has Grown Up. I was previously the very happy owner of a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST (which I reviewed for this website). I had christened this vehicle Ferris after the 1980’s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The old Fiesta was like Ferris; it was small, cheeky and a whole lot of fun...

2013 Ford Fiesta Ambiente review

I have owned my Fiesta WZ Ambiente since new in 2013, and have kept it all the way to this day in May 2020! It now has 120,000km on the odometer. The car is fit for what it was designed for; a city/town runabout. I drive 500km a week and live up a dirt road that’s not always maintained by council. The little Fiesta handles it with ease and better than some so-called 4x4’s...

2013 Ford Kuga Titanium review

When purchasing our Kuga we looked at a few other cars like the Ford Focus, Mondeo, and the newer Escape, but found ourselves being drawn back to the Kuga for multiple reasons. Downsizing from a Ranger Wildtrak meant the need for something that was big enough but not huge. The price of the Kuga was the main selling point, along with the features and looks of a 2013 car...

2005 Ford Focus CL review

It all started in 2008. My parents were looking to downsize from their 300,000km old EB Falcon. The $13,990 driveaway Getz was a prime candidate, but that was $17,990 for a 5-door automatic with the 1.6-litre engine. The local Ford dealer had Fiesta’s advertised for the same price, but upon arrival at the yard ‘they’d all sold’, and new stock was $22k - the same price as the then brand new, 2007 Focus...

2002 Ford Falcon XR8 review

“Car broken down on the King Street on ramp causing traffic build up” was what I heard as I was swearing under my breath while I climbed into the other car to rescue my poor stranded wife who had a clutch issue in the (un)trusty old EL GLi back in 2009. "That’s it, one more breakdown from that heap of junk and I’m buying a newer car...

2019 Ford Endura Trend (FWD) review

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve read the title, now you’re preparing your Disqus comment on what SUV would have been a better option. I get that. But please do hesitate, because the Endura, for us, is a very worthwhile vehicle. This particular Endura? Trend, Magnetic Grey, FWD and no options...

2018 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullitt review

The move to electric cars is certainly an exciting development in the world of motoring and I, for one, can’t wait to jump on board. I can just imagine how good it will feel to have all that performance and quietness in a mode of transport that is also helping to save the planet...