ROAD TEST VER­SUS TRACK GIM­MICK

Herald Sun - Motoring - - ROADSIDE ASSIST -

In your re­view on the Ford Fo­cus RS, de­spite very clearly stat­ing that peo­ple want to know about drift mode, you re­fused to even try it. Isn’t that your job? Re­view the cars and write about them? Adam Ritzinger, email

The drift mode is for track use only. I write road tests. As for drift mode, it’s a gim­mick that is ir­rel­e­vant to the vast ma­jor­ity of new-car shop­pers, and own­ers will likely only use it to im­press their friends.

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