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 |  Aug 31 2014, 8:27 PM

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If you’re shopping for a sports car under $30,000 – AutoGuide.com has you covered.

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 |  Aug 26 2014, 8:55 AM


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Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street.

After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel.
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 |  Aug 25 2014, 9:26 AM


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Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget.

When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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 |  Jun 30 2014, 7:40 AM

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The Focus RS hot hatch currently being developed by Ford will reach the North American market unlike the previous generation model it replaces.

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 |  Jun 27 2014, 12:12 PM


Impressive Compact Hatch with a Few Quirks

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The Focus is an important vehicle for Ford. The compact car category continues to grow and the Focus is a solid seller within the segment. Offered in either sedan or hatchback body styles, the Focus features contemporary styling and a lot of unexpected technology for a compact car.

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 |  Jun 25 2014, 11:32 AM

Long in the Tooth but Still a Bargain

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Although Europe had been enjoying a new generation Focus since 2005, North America made due with the original model that made its debut on our shores in 2000. In 2008 an unofficial second generation Focus was introduced which wasn’t much more than a heavily updated edition of the original Focus.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 9:27 AM

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A new Ford Focus ST will be revealed later this year following the debut of its domesticated sibling in New York.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 9:10 AM

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Ford’s worldwide bread-and-butter vehicle will debut in sedan form next week at the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 6:27 AM

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The 2015 Ford Focus adopts the same Aston Martin-esque corporate grille as many of the brands other products.

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 |  Feb 24 2014, 11:02 AM

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The upcoming face-lifted version of Ford’s Focus will bring something much more exciting than updated cosmetics.

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 |  Feb 22 2014, 9:05 PM

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Photos of the 2015 Ford Focus have leaked ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 12 2014, 4:01 PM

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The 2014 Ford Focus has, once again, received top marks from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) when it comes to safety. 

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 |  Dec 18 2013, 4:01 PM

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The 2015 Ford Focus is expected to undergo a refresh, and these latest spy photos hint that the facelift could be substantial.

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 |  Nov 10 2013, 11:17 AM

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The Focus ST isn’t just a success at embarrassing other front-drive performance cars, it’s also accomplishing big things for Ford in other areas.

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 8:31 AM

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Ford is issuing a recall for its Focus Electric model due to a potential loss of power to the wheels while in operation.

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 |  Oct 22 2013, 10:30 AM

Ford-SEMA-2013Ford is showing off a host of modified models at this year’s annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The massive event kicks off in just a few short weeks and the Blue Oval’s offerings run the gamut from Mustang muscle to pint-sized to performance.

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 |  Sep 16 2013, 11:31 AM

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary evaluation looking into stalling in the Ford Focus EV.

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 |  Aug 13 2013, 12:32 PM

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Global sales of the Ford Focus stayed strong through the first quarter of the year, bolstered by strong demand in China and Brazil. 

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 |  Jul 19 2013, 1:50 PM

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Another week, another opportunity to assist a struggling motorist; that’s what Ask AutoGuide is all about. Just like populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan we’re here for the people. Specifically, folks like Zach, who e-mailed us asking for help picking out a compact car.

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 |  May 16 2013, 12:01 PM

Survey Says...


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Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has become the go-to source for shoppers. From new refrigerators to bottles of wine, Blue-ray players to homeowner’s insurance, if it’s on the market it’s likely the non-profit organization has scientifically tested it. Of course the consumer watchdog is probably most famous for its vehicle reliability ratings.

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 |  May 03 2013, 2:31 PM

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Ah to be young again. AutoGuide’s nationally recognized, board-certified Oracles remember their youth vividly… it was terrible. People often say age is just a number and you’re only as old as you feel, unfortunately they were born wearing elastic-waist jeans and Science Olympiad fanny packs. Gingivitis arrived when they were in middle school.

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 |  Mar 22 2013, 5:01 PM

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Ford is rolling four key vehicle segments – subcompact, compact, small utility vehicles, and midsize sedans – into one, naming it the super segment.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 12:59 PM

Ford isn’t making such a big deal out of its booth at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be excited about. Quite the opposite, actually.

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 |  Jan 25 2013, 4:32 PM

There’s good news for anyone thinking about leasing a Ford Focus Electric – the maker is offering big discounts if you’re willing to take one. 

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