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Ford Focus Vignale, sumptuously luxurious

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

It’s big. It’s beautiful. It drives like a dream. Its name carries a sophisticated hint of Italy. It’s got darkened rear windows, the flashest wheels and the grooviest paint job on the street. And, at £31270, nobody could ever say it was cheap. What is it? It is (breathe the words in a whisper) a Ford Focus – though you […]

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Ford EcoSport ST-Line 1.5 EcoBlue TDCI Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

Guess the identity of this car. It has – A contrasting roof and body paint (roof in shimmering black, body in what the manufacturers justifiably call Lightning Blue). A full body styling kit (which means special wing badges, door threshold plates and front grille, along with tinted glass, rear spoiler and polished tailpipe). Eighteen-inch alloy wheels with that edgy machined […]

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My all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars

In BMW, Car Reviews, Featured Articles, Ford, Honda, Kia by Neil Lyndon

A week that includes the Kia Stinger, BMW’s i8 Roadster and the BMW M5 Competition, Honda’s Civic Type R and not one but three Honda NSXs might be offered as a top prize in a charity auction for which enthusiasts would bid thousands. Even to me, jaded and cynical as I may be, this felt like a working week that was utterly remote from the ordinary. In fact, it may have been my all-time favourite week in 25 years of writing about cars. Neil Lyndon remembers the week that was… READ MORE

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Reviewed, the Ford Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

Last week, we also had the loan of a Tourneo Custom minibus, which is based on the Transit. Both were fabulous enhancements to our family life. Both proved invaluable. Into the van’s immense loadspace, I piled the mountain range of horrible guddle that has been spreading like the Hindu Kush around our bins – old tyres, bits of hi-fi platform, […]

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The really likeable Ford Fiesta Active B&O Play review

In Car Reviews, Ford by Jonathan Humphrey

Not just the best small car I have driven this year. Is this the also the best Fiesta so far? The Fiesta Active is a stylish version of the ever-popular All-New Fiesta. There are some subtle changes to the car to make it the ‘Active’ model, just a tad higher, with increased ride height and a little wider track, rough road suspension and more robust urban look. Jonathan Humphrey hits the roads in the likeable Fiesta Active B&O Play 1.0T Ecoboost…READ MORE

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The 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium Reviewed

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

I hated the EcoSport when the last model came out in 2012. Ford promoted it at that time as one of their “world cars” (made in Brazil, China, India and Russia for sale everywhere). This only went to prove, to my mind, that something which is devised for everybody has little chance of pleasing anybody. Neil Lyndon drives the Latest 2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium…READ MORE