News: ENHANCED FORD MONDEO WITH NEW HYBRID WAGON UNVEILED

Just putting this out there for all the Ford fans reading. Straight from Ford themselves and hot off the press. Enjoy: The enhanced Ford Mondeo – introducing elegant new exterior and interior design details and a new Hybrid Wagon variant … Continue reading News: ENHANCED FORD MONDEO WITH NEW HYBRID WAGON UNVEILED

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News: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDEO MAN – BUT THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING…

It was the year Wet Wet Wet topped the charts, that Alan Shearer became the UK’s most expensive footballer, that Charles and Di separated, and we all had to pay 15% interest rates as the pound crashed out of Europe. But 1992 was also the year Ford launched one of the best-selling cars ever made: the Mondeo. Fast-forward 25 years and while the 1990s are enjoying something of a revival, the cars that kept the decade moving are on the verge of extinction, according to consumer motoring website Honest John Classics. Unveiled on November 23, 1992, the Ford Mondeo was … Continue reading News: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONDEO MAN – BUT THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING…

News: SIMPLIFIED FORD MONDEO RANGE DEFINED BY SPORTINESS AND LUXURY

Ford UK have sent MotorMartin a missive recently regarding their Mondeo and the fact that they are updating the established Mondeo line-up with new sports and luxury models aimed at both fleet and private buyers which will come as good news to Ford fans looking for a more mature drive than some models in Ford’s current line up. The former seven series making up the Mondeo range, Ford say, will be simplified to five with the new Zetec Edition becoming the entry level Mondeo, now priced at £19,445. Pretty good I reckon. From Zetec Edition, Mondeo buyers have the choice … Continue reading News: SIMPLIFIED FORD MONDEO RANGE DEFINED BY SPORTINESS AND LUXURY

What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

In parts 1 and 2 of this ongoing series I’ve previously looked at the surprising array of cars on offer for both £200 and £500 and noted something of the issues involved when buying at the less monied end of the spectrum, indeed, the range of vehicles on offer really should mean that there’s something for everyone, even in the bargain bucket. Yet it really does depend on your motives and expectations as for me, part of the fun is in the search, after all, for £200 and £500 you really can’t afford to set your heart on one particular … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £1000? Cheating The Game

What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

In the first article in this series, What Can You Buy For £200? Chase The Ace, I looked at some of the do’s and dont’s when it comes to shopping in the basket below the bargain basement for your next car, questions to ask and things to look out for. The complete guide if you will. However, mentioned at the beginning of the piece was the promise that certain price points were to be focussed on, meaning that regular readers will be able to find the bargain car of their dreams, perhaps something modern, maybe a classic, perhaps even something … Continue reading What Can You Buy For £500? Five Get Over Excited

News: SIERRA RS500 NAMED THE ‘ULTIMATE COSWORTH’ ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Over the last couple of years there have been many Ford based conversations over at MotorMartin Towers focusing on the merits of the various Escorts, Sierras, Fiestas and such like with the general consensus being that they are sadly missed out on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of ours. Indeed, the conversations usually end with a quick check on EBay and a trawl through the classifieds to see if any of these iconic Fords are within reach. And then recently news arrived up on the top floor of the Towers that one of the most … Continue reading News: SIERRA RS500 NAMED THE ‘ULTIMATE COSWORTH’ ON ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

MotorMartin’s love of all things Ford, especially those Ford’s that could now be described as ‘classic’, is well known to regular readers and so news regarding the new 2017 show season has been eagerly anticipated for quite some time.  And here it is, if you can ignore the sound of celebrations emanating from MotorMartin Towers that is, the news. Whether you love Anglias and Cortinas, lust after Capris and Pumas, or have a thing for Focuses and Mondeos, a show of more than 1,500 vehicles is expected for Beaulieu’s Simply Ford on Sunday April 30th, an event that was extremely … Continue reading News: FANTASTIC FORDS HEAD TO BEAULIEU FOR SIMPLY RALLY – SUNDAY APRIL 30TH

News: FORD SALES HIT RECORD FAST START IN JANUARY, BEATING A BUOYANT UK MARKET

Another month and another report of excellent sales has arrived up on the top floor here at MotorMartin Towers, indeed it will soon become time to install a direct hotline from Ford straight through if these sales continue. Ford have therefore shared with MotorMartin that their total UK sales exceeded 30,000 and led the industry in January, with a 7.4 per cent increase over January 2016. Ford CV sales increased to over 8,000 for the month, the highest January sales volume since 1990, and market share increased to 35.8 per cent. Pretty good going in MotorMartin’s eyes. Highlights of the … Continue reading News: FORD SALES HIT RECORD FAST START IN JANUARY, BEATING A BUOYANT UK MARKET

News: END OF THE ROAD FOR RED LIGHTS? FORD TRIALS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DRIVERS ‘RIDE THE GREEN WAVE’

As the move into a technologically advanced future based around the promises that science fiction movies were making back in the early to mid eighties continues at a pace few of us would have imagined a few short years ago. It should come as no real surprise then to learn that Ford are also investing heavily in new technologies designed to make our driving lives easier. Imagine if you could take the kids to school, commute to work or drive across town to do some shopping without ever hitting a single red traffic light ask Ford in the latest news … Continue reading News: END OF THE ROAD FOR RED LIGHTS? FORD TRIALS TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DRIVERS ‘RIDE THE GREEN WAVE’

News: “PLEASE TAKE ME TO SCHOOL, MUM!” PRACTICAL FORD HOT HATCHES ARE PUTTING NEW BUYERS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Ford have been a particular favourite of MotorMartin for quite some time now, perhaps it was growing up in the environs of Essex surrounded by XR3is, RS Turbos and XR4x4s (if you were lucky) but fast Fords have always been high up on the wish list here at MotorMartin Towers. The idea that the average worker could drive to work all week in their XR2i and then let lose at the weekend has perhaps been the defining feature of Ford’s Performance Division products for the last four decades or so and long may it continue. And so, when the following … Continue reading News: “PLEASE TAKE ME TO SCHOOL, MUM!” PRACTICAL FORD HOT HATCHES ARE PUTTING NEW BUYERS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT