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Thinking about getting a Ford? You’re in good company.Some of the toughest automotive critics in the country voted Ford Everest Trend 4WD, Ford Ranger XLT, Ford Focus Trend and Ford Focus RS among the best cars on the market in 2016. 

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Let's clear this bit up first – the 2017 Ford Escape is what we knew very recently as the Ford Kuga. Ford's rationalised medium SUV naming structure now follows the (mostly) global naming rule of thumb where all SUVs carry a name starting with 'E'. And, it's actually a name that may be familiar to some. The Escape brand was around in the noughties, but disappeared when it was replaced by Kuga prior to the most recent change back to Escape...

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We get asked questions about cars every day here at CarAdvice, and one that has started to creep up regularly is, “should I buy a double-cab ute?” It’s a tempting proposition, the multi-role work-and-play capability, levels of comfort, safety and technology to rival many SUV wagons, and of course that ever elusive benefit from the tax man, all help make the move to a giant Tonka truck very appealing...

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You like the manual-only Ford Fiesta ST, but you want an automatic gearbox. You dig the ST's exclusive three-door styling, but you need five-door practicality. With both of those boxes ticked, is the 2016 Ford Fiesta Sport the next best thing to buying Ford's baby hot hatch? It very well may be… I was fortunate enough to have snagged some lap time in the much-loved and highly-revered Ford Fiesta ST at CarAdvice’s recent Fun Car Mega Test...

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The Ford Ranger XLT has long been our top pick in Australia’s booming 4x4 ute market, thanks to its unrivalled blend of safety equipment, car-like driving abilities and tough looks. The general public seems to agree, given the Ranger has overtaken the mighty Toyota HiLux as Australia's top-selling 4x4 light commercial in 2016, with 28,009 sales to the end of November (up a whopping 32.6 per cent)...

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Make sure you're sitting down when you read this. During a 12-hour daily dealer operating window in December last year, Ford sold five F-150 pickup trucks every minute, almost 300 an hour and around 3,600 per day, which resulted in almost 800,000 units being sold in 2015. And, by all accounts, this year is set to break the records again. That's around three quarters of Australia's car industry each year for just one model...

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Given the Ford Everest’s solid off-road abilities and commercial underpinnings, the idea of a rear-wheel drive (RWD) variation seems odd, even if you can save a few grand by opting for one without losing the rugged looks. But perhaps not. As rival Isuzu has found with its two-wheel drive (2WD) MU-X wagon, there’s a market for these vehicles for people who perhaps want to tow, but rarely stray from the beaten path or venture onto slippery roads...

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Buying a car in today’s market is a lot like ordering food from a restaurant. A set menu, but with some freedom of choice. You want the big breakfast? A seven seat, AWD, diesel SUV… but hold the avocado, and make it rear-drive only? We can do that. The award-winning 2017 Ford Everest SUV range is now available with a rear-wheel-drive variant, designed to suit buyers who like the size, space and power of the Everest, but don’t need the cost and complexity associated with the multi-mode four-wheel drive system...

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We’ve never understood why the Ford Kuga didn’t receive more attention from Australian buyers. Was it the marketing, the specification, range mix or perhaps the name? Because underneath all of that, the mid-sized SUV was a good little car. Ford is giving it another crack, though, with a new look, broader range, more tech, sharper pricing and a new (but old) name. This is the 2017 Ford Escape...

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The 2017 Ford Focus Trend could be the best small car on the market at this price point. The five-door Ford Focus hatchback is well priced – from $23,390 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual or $24,390 for the six-speed auto tested here – well equipped, and it could be the most complete car in its class when it comes to driving manners. Let’s look at what you get for your money before we go any further...

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So, this is goodbye. The Ford Falcon – an Australian icon with a history dating back over 56 years – is no more. With Ford’s Australian manufacturing running from Thursday August 20 in 1959 to its conclusion on Friday October 7 of this year, the Falcon nameplate - one of the longest running badges in the world - has also had its day...

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Well, today is the day. Twelve years, five months and fourteen days since the first 'production' Ford Territory rolled off the line in Campbellfield, Victoria. Today, the story of Australia’s first SUV comes to an end. There will be plenty of opinion pieces written about what might have been, if Ford Australia had been able to get Dearborn to sit up and take notice of a car that may well have been a world beater...

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I’m going to throw a word at you. Hype. It’s a catch-all term for excitement, chatter, anticipation… and pressure. We see it for music and film, and we see it for cars. When it was first shown to the world’s media earlier this year, the 2016 Ford Focus RS already had a buzz about it. And why not? You’ve got a potent all-wheel drive, turbocharged, rally-bred hatchback from a company that knows a thing or two about potent, all-wheel drive, turbocharged, rally-bred hatchbacks...

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For a while now the Ford Fiesta ST has been considered the benchmark hot hatch in the budget arena in Australia. And now you can buy an even hotter version, 2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215. Essentially this version sees the Blue Oval brand offer buyers the opportunity to add a few new parts to the Fiesta ST in order to boost performance. More performance from the Fiesta ST? Yeah! What is Mountune, then? It’s a UK-based company that specialises in race engines and performance upgrades...

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The 2017 Ford Focus RS is the best hot hatch for the money. It eclipses all that has come before it through a masterful balance of performance and everyday liveability. It is, in many ways, the benchmark of what a performance hatch should be, but it’s not without its flaws. From the outside, particularly in the nitrous blue colour our test car came in, the new Ford Focus RS stands out wherever it goes...

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