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2003 Ford Falcon XR6 review

NOTE: Stock image used as non provided by the writer The Falcon was bought as a cheap daily driver, upgrading from a 2009 diesel Astra. Originally purchased as a temporary car, while my classic car is being restored and upgraded, the missus has since decided that we should keep the BA Falcon and sell her Astra instead...

2020 FORD Focus ST review

I have owned numerous 'hot hatches' in the past, including a 2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo, 2015 VW Golf R manual and a 2013 Ford Focus ST. I wanted a new car with strong performance and practicality as I have two young children to cart around from time to time. When looking at a replacement for my 2013 Ford Focus ST, I wanted something with character but less torque steer as I didn't fancy ending up in the scenery...

2019 Ford Ranger XLT 2.0 (4x4) review

I purchased the Ranger as a demo over 12 months ago with 3000km on the clock. It was a replacement for my 15 year old Prado which had high fuel usage (petrol) and struggled when towing my van. This vehicle also needed to be a competent 4WD and run on diesel. I also liked the ute idea in order to throw surfboards and bikes in the back, along with extra storage for when we go away...

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...