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Which car should I buy for country driving? Large car or small car? : Ford Falcon v Holden Cruze

When reader Cammie emailed us with a simple question — should I buy a big or small car for country driving? — we knew that there was an opportunity to prove or dispel the myth of how well a small car performs on country roads in comparison to a big car...

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute v Holden Ute SS V Redline : Comparison review

Ford and Holden. Good start. Ford and Holden utes, at the beach. Getting even better...

Ford Falcon XR8 v Holden Commodore SS : Comparison review

History dictates that (power) wars don’t end in draws. When the Ford Falcon XR8 arrived in 1992 it made an identical 165kW of power to the Holden Commodore SS and with 388Nm of torque listed a crucial 3Nm ahead. From either side of the trenches the two 5.0-litre engines threw grenades until Holden used Yank weaponry in 1999 with the 220kW 5...

Ford Falcon v Holden Commodore Evoke : Comparison review

Once upon a time, if you worked for a big company that gave you a fleet car, chances are it was one of this pair’s ancestors. Entry versions of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore — Forte and Executive anyone? — dominated the nation’s car parks and driveways, a source of national pride and limited choice in equal portions...

Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Well it's been a little over a week now, and we've finally pulled together all the results for our Ford Falcon XR8 versus Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge. To take you back a few steps, and perhaps as a means for summarising the situation, the idea for this little test came about after a few of our road testers noticed the claimed fuel economy differences between the Ford Falcon XR8 and Holden's all-new Active Fuel Management (AFM) Commodore SS were not quite as they'd claimed they were...

Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS AFM fuel economy challenge

Dyno testing Performance testing Economy testing Final results and conclusion Leaving Melbourne on an early, and slightly chilly autumn morning, our destination is Tarcutta, NSW. The reason behind our choice is that the small farming town sits exactly halfway between Melbourne and Sydney on one of the busiest major highways in the world – the Hume...

V8 Shootout - Ford Falcon XR8 vs Holden Commodore SS

Last Thursday we embarked on an all Aussie V8 Shootout. We put Ford's FG Falcon XR8 on the dyno with Holden's VE Commodore SS (AFM) to determine which produced more power. On top of that, we also attacked our private circuit to determine straight line acceleration and braking figures for both vehicles...