AT A GLANCE

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FORD FO­CUS 2009-11

PRICE NEW

$23,990-$28,290

PRICE NOW LX $7500-$11,000; CL $6500-$10,500; TDCi $8500-$13,000 SAFETY 5 stars EN­GINE 2.0-litre 4-cyl, 107kW/185Nm; 2.0-litre 4-cyl turbo diesel, 100kW/329Nm

TRANS­MIS­SION 4-speed auto, 5 and 6-speed man, 6-speed dual-clutch auto; FWD

THIRST

5.9L-8.2L/100km

ALSO CON­SIDER MAZDA3 2009-11 The big noise in the small car world, the Mazda3 has be­come one of our most pop­u­lar mod­els for good rea­son.

PAY $6500-$24,000 MIT­SUBISHI LANCER 2009-11 The for­got­ten small car just keeps on keep­ing on — and why not, it’s a good one.

PAY $6500-$12,500

KIA CERATO 2009-11 A good all-round small car choice from the up-and­com­ing Korean maker. Hard to beat.

PAY $5500-$13,500

COM­ING UP Do you own or have you owned an Audi A4? Share your ex­pe­ri­ence with other Cars­guide read­ers by send­ing your com­ments to Gra­ham Smith at grah.smith@ big­pond.com or write to Cars­guide, PO Box 4245, Sydney, NSW 2010.

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