The 80s hot hatch era died at the hands of insurance companies and joyriders but, thanks to cars like the Ford Focus ST, the market is having something of a resurgence…

Twenty years ago, the Focus was a turning point for Ford. It was another family hatchback, but one endowed with a chassis and suspension that meant it was actually fun to drive. Not the kind of fun you can only have on a track, but fun just heading to Waitrose.

At the launch in Spain, we declared the Focus RS to be a car that you simply must buy. Is it still as good on broken British roads?

A part-time seven seater MPV that’s good to drive and not too expensive? Ford might just have filled a very specific niche…

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Driving long distances isn’t always easy. Traffic jams, roadworks, accidents and bad weather can all spoil the experience but despite all of these difficulties one thing remains true – driving a car is the very best way to take in a country. To prove the point, I planned a tripContinue Reading

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The recently refreshed Ford Focus has been going down quite well, with the car striking an excellent balance between refined ride quality and engaging handling. It’s less clear-cut when looking at the performance end of the range; the ST has always been the effervescent option when compared to more refinedContinue Reading

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Ford’s new C-Max has a simple job; to build upon the solid if unspectacular foundations of its predecessors. To its credit it manages to go about this in its own way. It’s a car for the thinkers as, while it never really inspires or moves you to place down thatContinue Reading

It’s been delayed for a couple of years, but is the replacement for Ford’s most important model worth the wait? Ford has been producing the new Mondeo for the last few years over in America, where it sells as the Fusion, but it’s only just made it to the UKContinue Reading

More than just a facelift, Ford has worked their magic on the new Focus, promising to make it faster, more efficient and more desirable. I find out if they’ve succeeded…