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Ford Focus ST Estate, a stonkingly great car

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

“You can use either lane,” said my wife as I drove the New Ford Focus ST Estate into a multi-storey car-park which she knows well, but I had never visited. Unwittingly, in the dark, without realising that the entrance was divided into two lanes, I had positioned the ST exactly to straddle a low block of concrete – about four …

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Ford Focus Active X Estate, a very good family car

In Car Reviews, Ford by Tom Scanlan

A friend of mine, a keen pizza eater, always used to order an American Hot AND “with extra pepperoni!” For some reason, I thought of him on a cold morning this winter when I switched on the Ford Focus Active X heated seat — I very soon had to switch it off again… So, what’s all this got to do …

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Ford Transit Connect Sport, a thumbs-up

In Car Reviews, Ford by Neil Lyndon

A little boy walking through our village, on his way to school with his father at his side, stopped stock still on the pavement when he saw the new Ford Transit Connect Sport coming his way. Then he looked at me through the windscreen, grinned from ear to ear, and stuck up his thumb. It must have been the stripes …

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The New Ford Puma, well done Ford

In Car Reviews, Ford by Jonathan Humphrey

The new Ford Puma deserves success: innovative, practical, intelligent design, a car with a cheerful, optimistic smily face – this is an excellent start to a new decade. Remember the Puma name from an attractive Ford coupe from the mid-’90s? Now the name has been applied to one of the best conceived of the latest crop of SUVs. It is …

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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 …