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Ford Puma: the mysteries of its connectivity

The new Ford Puma has a rich variety of ways in which you can connect the car up to the outside world, in terms of internet connectivity. Whether it’s via Bluetooth or WiFi to your phone, the car’s in-build data connection or a physical connection to your own device, each has its own peculiarities. And, unfortunately, Ford’s manual is pretty dire.

So, I decided to work it all out and it reveals some interesting information!

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Ford Puma – Early Thoughts

I’ve had my brand-new Puma for just 6 days now, so it’s time for me to spill my initial thoughts on ownership. The good, bad and ugly.

Okay, nothing ugly. If I’d bought a car with that level of issues, I clearly hadn’t done my homework first…

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Goodbye Mazda 3, hello Ford Puma

After 3 years the finance on my Mazda 3 has come to an end and it’s time to keep it or sell it. I was always going to do the letter but it was whether I upgraded to the latest model or move on. After much thought, I’m moving on.

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Mazda 3 – 3 years later

Well, okay, not quite – it’s been 2.5 years. I got my Mazda 3 back in 2017, the latest model of the car.

It promised a lot and, next summer, it will going back to the dealership for the last time – either to be replaced or part-exchanged so that I can go elsewhere. How have the last (nearly) 3 years gone?

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Why are car manufacturers starting to ignore safety?

I used to love the idea of one day owning a Tesla. But that’s changed. I’m looking at getting a VW Golf next year, but I may not be getting the new Mark 8 model.

Exactly why is due to both manufacturers (and they’re not alone) ignoring safety. Not just ignoring it but actively changing something about the car that was safe to now be otherwise.

What am I talking about? The dashboard. More specifically, removing physical buttons and switches and replacing them with a touch screen.