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2017 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) review

When looking for a replacement for my previous ute a little more than a year ago, I was set on getting the safest one available at that stage. The Ford Ranger was top of the pile, and therefore the search ended with a slightly used 2017 3.2 XLT 4x4 auto. My first auto, and it might be my last for a while. More on that later...

2011 Ford Falcon XR6 review

In a climate where performance is being sacrificed for comfort, reliability and practicality, cars like the FG Falcon series provide all of the above. Even in 2018, the FG stays relevant by providing a spacious sedan, generously equipped with gear and style, and powered by, arguably, one of the best six-cylinder engines ever built...

2018 Ford Mustang Fastback Bullitt review

My daily driver is the ugliest car in the world. I know this for a fact because I have read all of the feedback on the reviews on various forums for this hideous machine. By driving a Mini Countryman on public roads, I am deeply offending all of the tasteful and intelligent people who inhabit the comments section of every motoring website on the interweb and for that I am very sorry...

2014 Ford Falcon XR6T review

Let me just start out by saying that I’m not your stereotypical Falcon buyer. I don’t own any clothing with a V8 Supercars logo. I don’t go to Bali on holidays. I drink neither Jim Beam nor Jack Daniel's. In fact, even my now ownership is sort of an accident, considering I was originally heading out to buy an F30 335i...

2015 Ford Focus Titanium review

If you can, cast your mind back to when you purchased your first car. Safe to say, it’s normally a pretty exciting time, and it was back in 2015 when I went to buy my first-ever car. After months of researching small cars with a bit of a sporting edge, a decision was made – enter the LW MKII Ford Focus Titanium in Panther Black...

2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo review

Ignition sequence start: seatbelt on, clutch in, start button depressed. Engines are go. The thunderous warble of five force-fed cylinders erupts from the dual exhaust outlets, shaking my garage and everything in it. An offbeat rhythm pulsates through the cabin as the beast breathes deeply, settling to a delicate idle. Turbo and oil gauges come to life...

2007 Ford Fiesta XR4 review

I have owned my XR4 for a little over a year now, and I have loved every moment. I bought it as my first car because I wanted something relatively cheap, reliable, and reasonably quick. As a driver's car, not much comes close for the money. A decent XR4 can be picked up for around $6000 with low kays. The engine is an N/A 2...

2013 Ford Mondeo Titanium TDCi review

[caption id="attachment_674839" align="alignnone" width="3968"] Confirmed cardie-wearer. That’s what one of my mates called me after I told him I’d just bought a used Mondeo. Ha. Ha.[/caption] Truth is, the MC Mondeo is an overlooked gem of a car, at least in its Titanium guise. Power comes from a 2...

2014 Ford Fiesta ST review

Having seen a few of these reviews for a variety of cars, it seemed necessary for me to chip in my thoughts on my little Fiesta ST. In short, I love it. This is a late 2014 build that I've owned from new, and it has never given me one bit of grief. I've come from a variety of fairly plain cars of my folks' and my own (Mk VI Golfs, Mazdas, Ford Focus), so the ST was my first foray into a more sporting car, and I would never go back...

2017 Ford Ranger XLT (4x4) review

  A Note from the Editor: A stock image has been supplied with this review. Title: Geoff buys a Ford Ranger - How I Came to Understand and Embrace the dual cab ute. Recently when sitting at the traffic lights with my view completely obstructed by the behemoth next to me, I looked to the side at a massive wheel arch with leaf springs, drum brakes, and exposed welds clearly on view...

2017 Ford Escape Trend (AWD) review

I gave in to the other half insisting she wanted an SUV. I couldn't even have a sporting sedan or wagon, so after deciding to get rid of the beloved Alfa, I thought I'd also throw away my last ounce of enthusiasm to drive anything remotely enjoyable. We seriously considered a Suzuki Vitara Turbo or the even more practical but weirder-looking S-Cross with the same engine...