2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium Hatchback Test Drive

?2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Titanium? A Fun, Practical and Versatile Hatchback The 2016 Ford Focus stable consists of not only a popular 5-door hatch, but also a practical and economical 4-door sedan, both in different levels of trim. Both body configurations are front-wheel drive and are available in four progressive levels of trim ? S,…

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Ford Focus ST Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We?ve driven the latest generation 2014 Ford Focus and the Focus Electric and liked them both, but to us, they simply don?t compare to the latest Focus offering, the Ford Focus ST. It?s amazing how some performance upgrades and turbocharged engine can take a good car and make it great!…

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Run to the Sun 2013 ? Part 2

By Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. ? Every year an automotive writer?s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS). It gives us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers? latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was…

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Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Unless you have been keeping close tabs on Ford, you might have missed their recent flood of frugal vehicles ? there are five variations now. In the last few weeks, we?ve had a chance to drive the Ford C-Max Hybrid SEL, Ford C-Max Energi (a plug-in hybrid),Ford Focus Electric?and Bill…

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Tiny Ford Engine Wins Big Prize

As engine displacements get smaller to save fuel, Ford?s latest little entry wins a big prize as it today was named 2012 ?International Engine of the Year? by a panel of 76 journalists international journalists from 35 countries. Available in two outputs, the new Focus 98-horsepower 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 58.9…

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Test Drive: 2012 Ford Focus Titanium 5-Door Hatch

?Ford Focus ? All-new for 2012 in two configurations? ? For those nay-sayers who predicted the fall and demise of the once popular hatchback, I can only say ?guess again? folks. The five-door hatchback is back with a vengeance. Let?s face it, five-door hatches are generally mini-wagons that are fun to drive due to their…

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Ford Unveils Fiesta ST in Frankfurt

Ford used the annual Frankfurt Motor Show for a surprise unveiling of a new Fiesta ST concept.? Shown alongside the all-new production version of the Focus ST, the Fiesta shows Fords commitment to the worldwide production of new Sport Technologies cars, with more performance models promised. ?We?re leveraging our global product platforms to create great…

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Test Drive: Ford Focus

We can imagine a time in the future when the Ford F Series won?t be the king of the hill or the number one selling vehicle in the U.S.? Americans are ?rich? in the world?s eyes, but at some point, the fuel prices are going to have an effect on big truck and SUV sales.?…

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