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Ford Fiesta Econetic Review

It's not often a company like Ford can come out guns blazing and declare they sell the most fuel efficient car in Australia. But they have, and they're right. The new Ford Fiesta Econetic is similar in concept to the Mini Cooper D, which until the Fiesta's arrival was tied with the Toyota Prius as the most fuel efficient car in Australia...

Ford Fiesta Review & Road Test

Ford Fiesta Review It’s time to update your vocabulary to include the ‘F’ word. Model Tested: 2009 Ford WS Fiesta CL; 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; four-speed automatic; five-door hatch - $18,690* Options: Metallic Paint $320 (Fitted - Moondust Silver); Safety Pack $1,000 (Not Fitted - includes Side Airbags, Driver's Knee Airbag, ESC and Traction Control) CarAdvice Rating: It’s time to start using the ‘F’ word with confidence...

FPV F6 310 Review & Road Test

This is a serious Aussie muscle car, despite the absence of a large capacity V8 Model Tested: 2009 FPV FG Falcon F6 310; 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbo-petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $67,890* Options Available: Metallic Paint $NCO; Premium Brakes $6375; Dark Agent 19-inch Alloy Wheels $1122; Satellite Navigation $3230; Leather Upholstery $2962; Power Adjustable Pedals $353; Reverse Camera $705 CarAdvice Rating: You can’t always believe what’s printed in car brochures, especially those describing performance cars...

Ford Ranger Review & Road Test

With a 3000kg towing capacity, you could even tow Amanda Vanstone. Model Tested: 2009 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Crew Cab; 3.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel; five-speed manual - $40,590 CarAdvice Rating: It’s big, it’s brash and it’s the latest iteration of Ford’s ‘built Ford tough’ commercial utes...

Ford Mondeo Titanium Road Test & Reivew

A well kept secret, Mondeo Titanium is a real crowd pleaser Model Tested: 2009 Ford Mondeo Titanium; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; six-speed automatic; hatch - $45,990* CarAdvice Rating: A well kept secret in its segment, the Ford Mondeo Titanium is solid, stylish, spacious, versatile and economical; this car has the potential to be a real crowd pleaser...

FPV Falcon GS Review & Road Test

Be a Grand Sport all over again Model Tested: 2009 FPV FG Falcon GS; 5.4-litre, V8, petrol; six-speed automatic; sedan - $56,950* Options Available: Metallic Paint $400; XR Leather Upholstery $2100; Satellite Navigation $2290; Premium Brakes $4900; Reverse Sensing System $500; Reverse Camera $500; Alarm $500; FPV Floor Mats $230 CarAdvice Rating: Twelve slotters, pin stripes, hood pins and a vinyl roof...

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review & Road Test

The Paris Hilton of Utes: so wrong, but oh so right. Model Tested: 2009 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute; 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbo petrol; six-speed automatic; utility - $43,490* Options Available: Prestige Paint $400 (Dash); Safety Enhancement Pack $600; XR Sports Pack $1000; Satellite Navigation $2290 What started life as a necessary utility for a tradesman has evolved into something of an Aussie icon and status symbol...

Ford Mondeo Review & Road Test

Fleet or family Mondeo wagon is certain to impress Model Tested: 2009 Ford MB Mondeo LX; 2.3-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; six-speed automatic, wagon - $32,990* Options: Metallic Paint $400 (Not Fitted - Frozen White) Blurring the lines between a bottom-end fleet special and bargain family transport is usually an exercise in futility...

Ford Focus Review & Road Test

2009 Ford Focus LX Hatch Review and Road Test Ford's Focus still a rewarding drive Model Tested: 2009 Ford Focus LX; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol; five-speed manual; five-door hatch - $24,290 Options: Metallic paint - Tango; $230 (Fitted) CarAdvice Rating: Words - Paul Maric The recent couple of years have seen Ford Australia changing production plans more often than Subaru changes designs...

Ford Territory Review & Road Test

60 car years old and Ford's Territory is still kicking. Model Tested: 2009 Ford Territory Ghia RWD, 4.0-litre, inline six-cylinder, four-speed automatic - $52,490* Options: Satellite Navigation $2295 (Not Fitted) CarAdvice Rating: We were all left a bit stunned at this year’s Melbourne International Motor Show when Ford unveiled their updated iteration of the Territory...

Ford Mondeo Review and Road Test

2009 Ford Mondeo TDCi Review and Road Test So appealing that it takes the gloss off the already impressive Falcon. Model Tested: 2009 Ford MA Mondeo TDCi; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder; six-speed automatic; hatch - $39,990 (RRP) Options: Leather heated seats CarAdvice Rating: - by Paul Maric As humble as it may seem, the Ford Mondeo has arrived in Australia with an artillery of equipment and engines, prepared to take on the rivals from Mazda, Holden, Honda, Skoda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen and Kia...