But when Ford asked me to test drive their new Focus, they had me at “Park Assist”. Yes, this sweet lady parks herself! While it was freakin’ nerve-racking taking my hands of the wheel and trusting her to do her thing, she definitely knows how to navigate a parallel car park that’s tighter than a Brynne Edelsten red-carpet frock!
And all the whizz-bang gizmos don’t stop there. There’s a VoiceControl system that let’s you say out loud what you’d like her to do – turn on the air con, flick over to another radio station, call mum, make a martini (well maybe not that one but believe me I tried!) – all without taking your mitts of the wheel.
Plus she’s pretty damn pleasing on the eye. All smooth lines, a sleek interior, and a sporty silhouette. And did I mention that she was the most perfect shade of red?!
So, while I might not be a car person, if you’re looking for a new set of wheels my tip is to ‘Focus’ in on Ford!