SheSaid Ford Focus Blogger: Lauren
SheSaid reader Lauren Beckman road tested the brand-new Ford Focus for a week and shares the 5 things the car taught her...including how much we all hate digging around for our car keys at the bottom of our bags!
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I am a SheSaid competition winner and received a Ford Focus from Ford Australia for a week long test drive.
1. I hate keys
I really, really do. A friend of mine once told me that the amount of keys you have is a measure of how complicated your life is. I tend to agree. I have frequently been found next to my car with my bag on the floor digging through my bag in attempts to locate my keys which are better at hide and seek than anyone I've ever come across. Once it took my 20 minutes of going through my handbag to find my keys! The Ford Focus Titanium not only has keyless entry, meaning when I'm near the car with the key I can just touch the handle to lock and unlock the car, but the car also has a push to start button. I can walk up to the car, get in and start the car without having to bother with finding my keys! Now if only I could get keyless entry for my house...
2. I hate bright lights
One of the worst things about driving at night is all the bright lights in my rear view mirror. The Ford Focus Titanium has an automatically dimming rear view mirror when it senses the lights are too bright. I have no idea how it works but I love that it does. I no longer have to move my rear view mirror for fear of being blinded by the bright head lights behind me, or worse, the annoying person who accidentally has their high beams on behind me. Seriously buddy, how do you not know you're blinding me?
3. I love automatic devices
Auto headlights, windscreen wipers, music, interior lights. The Titanium has them all. I love that I could get in and out of my car without having to get my iPhone out of my bag for the car to sense it was there and pick up playing my iPhone where it last left off without me having to do a thing! Makes the old days when I had to pull it out, plug it in and manually press play feel like the dark ages.
4. Bluetooth calling could save my license
I have been pulled over for talking on my phone before (I know, naughty!). Luckily it was my first offense so the policeman let me off with a warning, although many were convinced it was my profuse eyelash batting rather than my clean record that helped me. Regardless, I have no desire to be without a license for months on end and so having Bluetooth enabled calling at the touch of button gives me great peace of mind and allows me to chat freely on the phone while driving, or stuck in traffic. It's so easy to use and I love that I can access my recent calls and my contact list all from the cars controls, and once again my phone can remain safely in my bag, minimizing the chance that I will leave it in my car.
5. Driving is immensely enjoyable (in the right car)
Driving can be a bit of a task sometimes and feel a bit tedious. Especially when you drive into the city and get stuck in traffic or have a long drive down the coast in pouring rain and fog. I have done both these drives in the Ford Focus Titanium and it was a delight! It makes being stuck in traffic and driving in the rain both bearable and extremely comfortable. I had grown quite weary of driving and the novelty had long ago worn off. I saw it as a way to get from A to B. But now, I have remembered how enjoyable driving can be and how travelling in the right car can make all the difference. So I will shortly be saying au revoir
to my old car and hello to a brand new Ford Focus that I can call my own.
Watch Lauren rave about her favourite features of the Ford Focus Titanium, including the push start button!