Short Review – Ford Focus ST Estate Mountune

EngageSportMode is a fan of quick estates so, when given the chance to get behind the wheel of Ford’s latest hot load-lugger, we jumped at the opportunity.

Ford Focus ST Estate Mountune 000

To get it out of the way, the colour is called Tangerine Scream. Quite frankly it sums up the nature of the Focus ST Mountune perfectly. This car really does make you want to shout – in a good way – when you’re behind the wheel of it. So what makes this orange dog-carrier so much fun?

Ford Focus ST Estate Mountune 001


Hyundai i30 – Short Review

EngageSportMode’s BTCC Correspondent recently went on holiday to France. Whilst he was there, he found himself with a Hyundai i30 at his disposal. So what did he make of the Korean hatchback?

Hyundai Holiday Hell? Quite the Opposite…

I was recently lucky enough to have a mini break in the South of France. On arrival at Montpellier Airport, I knew that I was going to have a new experience – driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. We were the typical Brits before we arrived, having searched the Internet for the cheapest and best possible hire car deal. In the end, I was fairly pleased as we had settled on a new shape Ford Focus. As I drive a similar sized car, a SEAT Leon TFSI, I was interested to see how a Focus shaped up in comparison. However, on arrival at Hertz, I was told our hire car was now a Hyundai i30. Apparently, despite having confirmation for a Ford Focus, they were able to and did change it to a similar car in the same category. (more…)