THE Ford Focus ST-Line is a superb all-rounder and is one of the best family cars that money can buy without going bust.
It is a great package with a lot of standard kit and it also boasts a sweet chassis that helps it to stand out from its competition as it handles superbly.
As well as its good looks it boasts a mild-hybrid 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that makes it perform well and deliver good economy.
It produces 155ps and reaches 62mph in a flat nine seconds before going on to a possible131mph.
And it does all this with combined CO2 emissions of 121g/km and up to 60.1mpg.
The ST-Line offers dramatic sporting looks with side skirts, 18-inch 5x3 spoke alloys, rear spoiler and a full bodystyling kit.
It also comes in some get-noticed colours if you want to stand but my car was finished in tasteful Fantastic Red at an extra £825 cost.
Inside the sports theme continues with comfortable premium seats, a chunky, flat-bottomed leather steering wheel and a large central touch screen which controls most features.
You also get all the necessary creature comforts like dual air conditioning, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, reversing camera, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, power folding mirrors with puddle lights, front and rear parking sensors and a superb B&O sound system with 10 speakers.
The ST-Line also comes with keyless entry and push button start/stop, wireless charging as well as Ford's brilliant Quickclear heated windscreen.
Other features include red brake calipers, a unique grille, full bodystyling kit, sports suspension, Ford SYNC 3 and a driver assistance pack which includes traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control and auto high beam.
The ST-Line is great to drive and handles really well.The steering is pin sharp and while the ride is firm it is not uncomfortable. It corners as if it is on rails and there is stacks of grip even in very wet conditions.
As well as the special paint my car came with a blind spot information system with trailer coverage at £400, a Head-up display at £400, a Driver Assist Pack that provides driver alerts, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control at £525.
It also had a parking pack costing £500 and Dynamic Matrix headlights at £959 taking the total price to a hefty £32,225.