Ford building world’s safest police car
Mar15

Ford building world’s safest police car

Ford Interceptor police vehicles see quite the action in the US. The Interceptor comes in two models – Sedan (based on the Taurus) and Utility (based on the Explorer – and packs standard features such as 75 mph rear-crash tested, ballistic door panels, and side airbags all designed to keep police officers safe. To up the ante in police service vehicles, the company just announced that they are working on  upgrades that...

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2012 Ford Focus Estate
Jul17

2012 Ford Focus Estate

The Ford Focus has been the definitive family hatchback worldwide. In a country where Toyotas, Mitsus, and Hondas are the go-to car marquees for family cars, the Focus has managed to gain a solid footing in the market. Now, even the Fiesta and their large SUVs have managed to attract customers as well. For us here, we only have the sedan and the 5-door hatch being sold. Elsewhere, in the UK, in particular, the Focus has a wagon...

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Ford Focus ST get standard specs worldwide
May23

Ford Focus ST get standard specs worldwide

Ford’s starting to come out on its own here in the Philippines. After years of selling what’s basically re-badged Mazdas (remember the Lynx?), Ford has been able to capture a good market with the sporty looking Focus hatch and I’m seeing a good number of Fiestas around lately. As for the really good stuff, we’ve yet to see more hardcore versions of these cars. The Focus has had the ST model and the RS model but...

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The fun little Ford Fiesta
May19

The fun little Ford Fiesta

I think the best small car anyone can buy locally is the Ford Fiesta. Now that’s a belief that would probably be challenged based on arguments coming from various perspectives, but here’s my take. I would speculate that the best small car today is either the Fiat 500 Abarth or the Ctiroen DS. Thing is, both aren’t sold locally so the choices that remain would be the Honda Jazz, the Mazda 2, the Toyota Yaris, the...

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