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1974 Ford Falcon 500 review

May 1974, and my hardtop rolled off the production line at Broadmeadows with a 302 Cleveland. It's now been stroked to 351 cubic inches. Pure gasoline therapy that is good for 23 litres per 100 kilometres, so it's lucky that it has a long range fuel tank to keep it on the street for those long cruising days...

1997 Ford Falcon GT review

When the 1997 EL GT Falcon was released, I was 21 years old. The lines, styling and stance did it for me - yes I actually love the Darth Vader-looking grill, and the body kit with massive rear wing. This was my dream car. Being a Ford Falcon lad all my life, growing up with Dad's Falcons, it was in my blood. I was driving an ED Falcon at the time...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST review

The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST should have been called the Ford Ferris, after the 1980’s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Because like the adorable Ferris Bueller, the Ford Fiesta ST is brash, cheeky, fun, and it does things its peers could never do. Plus I think it would probably also be dating the hot chick if it were in school...

2007 Ford Territory SR (RWD) review

When it came time to upgrade the Mitsubishi Verada I was looking for something with a bit more room and, plainly put, easier to get in and out of. I was looking at various auctions, dealers and private sales for an Adventra or Territory as I still like Aussie built cars that are good value for money...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

For every positive thing about this car, if I try hard enough, I can find a negative. But I'd be nit-picking. On the whole, the car is one hell of a package. Pure performance comes at a hit to economy. If you daily-drive the car like I've done for the past 2 or so years, and you should be genuinely happy if you see anything below 12 litres per 100 kilometres...

2017 Ford Focus RS review

I purchased the Ford Focus RS in January 2018 after compiling a shortlist of five cars that met my criteria of a fast, practical (4-door) daily driver that was turbocharged and fun to drive. After test driving the Honda Civic Type R, Kia Stinger GT, VW Golf R, Subaru STi and the Focus RS, the car that I felt was the most fun to drive and left me wanting more was the Focus RS...

2016 Ford Focus ST review

I bought this car as I wanted to upgrade from my VW Golf TDI 77. The Golf had several issues and I thought it was time to get something a little bit more exciting in my life… at a reasonable cost...

2009 Ford Falcon G6E review

I'm not the type of person who holds onto cars for long but when Ford shuttered their Broadmeadows factory in 2016, I decided I couldn't part with my 2009 FG Falcon G6E any time soon. Call me sentimental but I was in no rush to be rid of one of the last in a long and proud line of Aussie Fords, a comfortable and characterful car that’s been a delight to own...

2006 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo review

Do you wish your daily driver added a bit more oomph to your commute, while still offering the practicality to get from A to B? Does your current ride no longer spark joy? Let me present you with the Ford Focus XR5. I first laid eyes on this hot hatch when I was 16, accompanying my dad on a drive to the other side of town...

2013 Ford Focus TREND review

After owning my Ford Focus Trend for nearly 3 years, I feel like I’m in a great position to torque about what makes it a great car. I bought this car in 2016 after learning to drive in my Dad’s Focus (the same model but his is silver and mine is red so mine obviously goes faster). Most of my driving is done on my daily commute to and from work, and it’s wheely easy to load up and go...

2013 Ford Fiesta ST review

Many many words have been written by car journalists about the Fiesta ST. I thought however, that this would be a good opportunity to give a longer, long-term impression of the car. My ST was purchased in January 2014 and I have since put about 72,000kms on it. I owned an XR4 at the time, and test driving an ST revealed that it was better in almost every conceivable way...