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2008 Ford Territory SR2 (RWD) review

As Australia’s first and only properly designed and built SUV, the Territory brought a raft of new safety features not yet seen on any other Australian-built car at the time, and gave our nation yet another vehicle to be proud of. Sure, there was the Holden Adventra, which itself was the right car for Holden, but was brought in at the wrong time and with the wrong engine offering (V8 only)...

2013 Ford Falcon XR6T review

My partner's car, when we met, was an XR6 Turbo ute and it was an absolute weapon! Unfortunately circumstances meant it had to be sold, but we've both missed that car terribly over the past 5 years. Due to the increasing prices of Australian performance cars that are in good condition, I started looking into possibly getting an XR6 Turbo sedan and found this blue beauty in Adelaide...

2001 Ford LTD review

I finally did it. After sitting in an AU Series II LTD at a used car yard as an 18-year-old in 2004, priced about $39,900 above my budget (at $40,000), I resolved that one day I would own one. I had two rules: it must be a Series II, and must be completely factory. So, when I saw an ‘Organza’ (think of a champagne-type colour) AUII LTD come up on my Facebook feed for sale in Queensland, I snapped it up, sight unseen...

2011 Ford Focus Trend sedan review

It was released back in 2011, and announced even longer ago in 2010. I sure do feel that the LW Ford Focus has aged extremely well when compared to Corolla, i30 and Cerato of that time. Modern technology (still not found in some 2019 small cars), advanced driving aid firsts, and also class-leading driving dynamics made this German-built small car so good that it was even in the top 10 best selling cars in Australia in 2012 - receiving many awards from various motoring outlets...

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...