When you’re looking for a new car, you’re probably going to be looking at a few in the same sector to see how they compare in terms of reliability, practicality etc.It’s important that you do this so you know that you are choosing the right car for your needs.
So we are going to take three similar cars, the Ford Fiesta, the Mazda 2 and the Vauxhall Corsa, and compare them on factors that you will be taking into consideration when choosing your next car.
Britain’s best-selling new Ford Fiesta will be the first car in the UK to feature Ford’s MyKey technology, which enables parents to place restrictions on younger drivers to promote safer driving.
Ford-exclusive MyKey enables owners to programme a key – usually for younger drivers – that restricts the top speed of the Fiesta, reduces the maximum volume of audio system, and even disables the audio system altogether if driver and passengers are not using safety belts. It also can prevent the driver from deactivating safety technologies such as Electronic Stability Control and Active City Stop, which can help mitigate or prevent low-speed collisions.
“All parents know that if teenagers are experts at one thing, it’s finding ways of getting into trouble,” said Ford’s European MyKey system architect, Peter Patzelt. “MyKey allows Fiesta owners to set sensible restrictions for young drivers, and delivers [...]
To help us through the mid week, I bring you the AstroTurf Mitsubishi of Queensland, Australia. Currently selling on auction for Au$510.00, this disaster of a car has received 36 bids in just under 4 days, with another 6 yet to go, I estimate it will sell for a couple of grand. To be honest, a large part of me applauds the extreme efforts people will go through to sell a car for more than it’s worth. This 1998 Mitsubishi Magna with 218,000 miles on the clock would have been lucky just to get a second glance, let alone $510.00 in just 4 days, you have to say, that sure is a creative way to spruce up a banger. No idea what the seller plans to do with the money he makes, but hopefully it’s buying a better car.
With extremely positive reviews, the new Ford Focus has been named ‘Best Medium Car 2012’ and is expected to herald a new era of fuel efficient non-hybrid cars in the UK.
To further cement its position as manufacturer of top-class vehicles, Ford’s Mondeo, S-MAX and Fiesta were all runners-up in other categories.
The new Focus is a clear improvement on the previous model with its excellent engines, top build quality and funky interior which features centre console controls inspired by the button layout on a mobile phone.
The car’s contemporary design and amazing refinements have phenomenally contributed to the huge sales witnessed with this model, both on lease and purchase terms, with figures hitting a high of 1,500,000 units, illustrating the degree of Ford’s dominance in its segment.
Regarding style and colour, this magnificent car model beats the likes of Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai i30 according to Diesel Car magazine and comes with driver [...]
Ford has committed to a bold new plan for reducing waste across its European plants, but will it make it more cost effective for customers to finance, lease or purchase a new Ford?
Ford are aiming to slash landfill waste by 70% in five years, and reduce water used by 30%.
Dirk Heller, Director of Ford Europe’s Manufacturing, says that this ambitious new programme is both the right thing and the smart thing for the company to do.
As well as reducing Ford’s environmental footprint, if the plan succeeds it will make Ford production significantly more cost efficient, a double bonus for people looking to purchase, lease or finance a new Ford.
What does this mean for Ford UK?
Along with plants in Spain, Germany and Belgium, UK manufacturing centres in Southampton, Dagenham and Bridgend will be rising to this new challenge.
Ford Europe have already succeeded in reducing a significant proportion of landfill waste, [...]
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