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2017 Ford Focus RS Review

  A pocket rocket with more power than most competitors. More power than the same engine in a Mustang – why?   So far this year 52% of Ford’s total sales in Australia are Ranger utes Their next best selling car is the Ford Mustang Those two cars account for over 63% of all their sales.

Honda Jazz: Practical, efficient. Space saver tyre creates no extra room; manual needs an extra gear

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Subaru BRZ 2017 – Beautifully balanced sports car with adequate power

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Suzuki Ignis2017 –It is classified as a small SUV but it is a good, practical, funky urban car

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Hyundai i30 2017 – Huge sales in Australia must surely get bigger with this very good car

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Kia Picanto – all new body but same drive train – very good for entry level vehicle

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