A Series of Female Friendly Car Reviews: 1) The Ford Focus

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I am not car orientated. I know nothing about cars and have never pretended to (sometimes I even pretend to know even less than I actually do so that my boyfriend has to change all the flat tyres I get, MWAH HA HA).

However, in saying that, there really does seem to be some VERY female friendly cars available on the market today. With an ever-growing list of features perfect for the super busy, constantly juggling woman. Until now I have been driving my boyfriends V8 ute around, so not female friendly mainly because I was sick of truckies gawking at me (seriously). So when Ford offered to rescue me from red light stares I jumped for joy. I’ve test drove two cars the first being the Ford Focus Titanium. When I first saw this sporty little number I actually found myself thinking “Oooooo. I’d look good in that.”

Available in hatch or sedan, the Ford Focus Titanium has a long list of impressive features, I’m usually not a ‘car’ person but these features fit into my life and made it easier – so worth it for the busy woman. Here’s a few that really tickled my fancy:

Active Park Assist automated parking system: Praise the lord! No longer will I reverse aimlessly into pylons, people and parked cars. No more akward beeps when I try and get into a parking spot 17 times. Living in Sydney with all the parallel parking is a god send. The first time I used the feature I was so scared it wouldn’t work that I chose a park that could fit a semi trailer but in no time I was confident in the car to squeeze into tiny spots, it was amazing.

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Leather Trim Interior: Luxurious and sexy! Leather seat inserts and accents will make you feel like a high roller, even if you’re just driving to a 7/11 at 3am to buy 4 Magnum Egos (which I did several times).

 5″ Multi-functional display with Satellite Navigation: No more scream crying while driving the wrong way up a one way street. Satellite navigation, with large icons, and user friendly display makes getting where you’re going a breeze. I had to drive to Ikea while I had the car (I was moving to Bondi!) so this helped me navigate my way in no time.

USB port and iPod2 integration: All your tunes available at the press of a button. No more fumbling with CD’s (if they’re even still a thing) or groping with the radio. You can play all your embarrassing music directly off your iPod2. KE$HA PARTY IN THE TITANIUM!

Also as well as all the above-mentioned features, the Ford Focus Titanium comes with a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, 2.0L GDI petrol engine with 6-Speed Automatic transmission and rain sensing wipers! Technology is a beautiful thing.

The drive away price starts at $36,769. A little expensive for some, but if you’re looking to splash out on a stylish little car with an impressive list of features then the Titanium could be for you! Of course, if you don’t have $36,769 lying around then never fear! Ford has a huge range of less expensive cars in their range (stay tuned for upcoming reviews) and with the end of the year just around the corner, now is the perfect time to head down to your local dealership and see if you can bag a bargain.

4 Comments

  1. Active park assist = Coolest thing ever!!!

  2. Great reviews. I think as we move out of our ‘little sports car’ phase, we want practicality without sacrificing too much sexiness. Curves are good, great gas mileage is great. USB and iPod integration – check! Last year, though, I also looked for child safety features. I’ll have my car a while and you never know when a little one might be in the picture…

    • Totally, Steph! Caught in between the sexy sports car and the four door family sedan. The Ford Focus is also getting great reviews from car magazines. It’s a good buy.

  3. Yeah, it’s a little pricey and it’s amazing how the Focus line has improved. My dad drove a Focus in college. Very nice features on this model.

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