2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrack Road Test, Review Passenger cars are feeling less love than a PM’s election promise. It had been many moons since last I drove a Ranger, so I was looking forward seeing what Ford has managed to shoehorn into an old favourite. LCVs like Ranger, Colorado, and Triton, now account for a … Continue reading Wildtrack, Ford’s sexy pickup truck
In recent years, LCVs (light commercial vehicles) like Ford’s Ranger, have been turned into SUVs. Everest is one such result. I saw Ford demonstrate their Ranger at the last Sydney Motor Show and here are some pics from inside. Ford had cunningly set up a display by stacking shipping containers. With several together at angles … Continue reading Ford’s Venerable Titanium Everest
My previous favourite Ford, the Focus ST comes in at $43,325 (on road NSW) which is a full $12,520 cheaper than the RS, so is the RS worth the extra bucks? In a word, yes. It is glorious. The 2.3 Ecoboost the star pony in Ford’s stable. In various modes of tune, it … Continue reading 257kw Focus RS is the best of all worlds
Above and Below: Roadside comfort stops over 40c. note BEWARE OF SNAKES sign. What kind of snakes did they mean? Above: the Mustang at Chez Kelly. Above: 28 to 43 Below: Chez Kelly, GEMBROOK VIC Below: Melbourne’s outer ring Below: Mustang stands out in a carpark Arguments aplenty swirl around the mystical Mustang. … Continue reading The Grand Daddy of GTs, Ford’s Mustang Blasts a Path Down the Hume pts 1 and 2
Above 3 photos: A view over the vinyards from the room. ABOVE left Roche Winery Lunch, ABOVE Hunter Valley Resort, RIGHT RIGHT: near Mooney Mooney Bridge We drove the 4 cylinder and 8 cylinders and you can click on the links to see the story. Mustang is a muscle car, sure, but there … Continue reading A Hunter Valley Winery Tour in a Mustang Convertible: YAAAAASSSS
First, a little about phone mirroring: Ford is equipping 2017 Mustangs with Apple Carplay/Android Auto, hoorah. It turns the car audio system into an extension of a smart phone, and at last, makes hands-free use easy. Most people have trouble reading car manuals, but worry not, every smart phone user knows how to … Continue reading Is Ford’s Mustang a Must-have, even the 4 pot screamer.
Yes Yes Yes oh YES: Very reliable, economical, roomy, easy to drive Oh dear me no: getting old, lacks gadgets, dull I’m fond of Focus even though she is getting a bit long in the tooth. The mid-life freshen-up got a new front end which eliminated the big gap between the grille and bonnet in … Continue reading Ford Focus Slips Under Buyer’s Radar, But Should It?
Mustang is Ford’s new Muscle car imported from the good ol’ USA. It is ferociously fast and drinks like a drag queen. Those who know me know that I’m very fond of American muscle, and no I don’t mean the kind found at Venice Beach, although…… The GT’s blistering Coyote 5.0L V8 is not … Continue reading Pony Up, the GayCarBoys Posse is Moving Out: Mustang GT Fastback
When I’m old (er), I’m going to sell up and head for a mountain where I shall build a cabin with my bare hands. Actually it will probably be a couple of fitted out shipping containers off-grid. I picture myself surrounded by green trees with thick ancient trunks, and a view out to the ocean … Continue reading Fit Ford Finds oFFroad Form: Everest Climbs a Mountain of Expectation in a Single Bound
Thanks Brent: FORD’S latest generation Mustang is both a stayer and a sprinter, a solid workhorse when it comes to performance but a bona fide show pony whenever it is time to glam it up. LET ME SAY right from the start that I have never been a lover of automotive retro styling. The … Continue reading FORD IS NOT HORSING AROUND WITH ITS LATEST MUSTANG