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FORD S-MAX - SMAX DOWN

Ford's first generation S-MAX demonstrated that larger MPVs don't have to be boring. The latest model reinforces a point many rivals have failed to grasp. Andy Enright reports.

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FORD MONDEO MK4 - THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

Had you never driven this generation Ford Mondeo, you might well think that here was a concept past its sell-by date. You could easily believe that nobody buys this sort of mass-market midrange car any more and that the private buyer long decamped to the superior residual values of the premium marques. Drive a Mondeo and your view will be completely different. You'll realise that this is where the value lies, especially in the used market, and that you're buying a car that flows down a road so much better than a bare bones BMW or an austerity-spec Audi. Here we take a look at the Mondeo as it developed en route to its 2011 model year facelift and highlight what to look out for.

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FORD MONDEO HYBRID - TRICKLE CHARGER

Ford might have kept us waiting for a hybrid vehicle but it hopes its petrol/electric Mondeo will make up for lost time. Andy Enright reports.

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FORD MONDEO ESTATE - ESTATE OF THE NATION

The estate car is enjoying something of a revival and there aren't too many that can beat the utility of the fourth generation Ford Mondeo load lugger. Jonathan Crouch reports

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FORD MONDEO - ORDINARY WORLD?

Ford's latest Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 150PS model might not promise fireworks, but it's easy to appreciate the brilliance in its delivery. Andy Enright reports.

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FORD MONDEO - NEW WORLD ORDER

Ford's latest Mondeo looks to revive the flagging medium-range family hatch sector. Does it have what it takes to break the spell of the premium marques? Andy Enright reports.

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FORD MONDEO - HAVE A HUG FROM YOUR MONDEO

June Neary discovers just how comfortable a car can be, as she tries out the much improved fourth generation Ford Mondeo

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FORD GRAND C-MAX - GRAND STANDING

Ford's third-generation Grand C-MAX is one of the few MPVs that you could put a deposit on sight unseen. Andy Enright explains why.

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FORD GALAXY - PREVIEW - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Ford has decided that the latest version of the Galaxy needs a bit more than mere practicality. Andy Enright reports

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FORD FOCUS ESTATE - CIRCLE THE WAGONS

Ford's Focus is best known as a family hatch, but if you need a little added practicality, look at the estate version before you get drawn into the SUV marketing spiel. Andy Enright reports.

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FORD FOCUS - GIVING THE FOCUS A BOOST

Ford's much-improved Focus gets petrol EcoBoost technology in a higher-performance guise if you go for the 1.5T versions. Jonathan Crouch has been trying the car....

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FORD FOCUS - THE MOST FOCUSED FOCUS

Ford's Focus has been revitalised and now gets a much improved 1.5-litre diesel beneath the bonnet. Jonathan Crouch reports

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