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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...

2009 Light Hatch Comparison

These light cars are no lightweights. Generally speaking, the word ‘light’ implies there’s something missing: less than the others; a lack thereof; insubstantial; skimping. It rarely invokes a sense of excitement - light beer, for example. As far as the ‘light car’ segment goes, my expectations are immediately managed (down), and I’m ready to be underwhelmed...

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...

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review & Road Test

2009 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review & Road Test Make traks for a dirty weekend Model Tested: 2009 Ford PK Ranger 'Wildtrak' 4x4; 3...

Holden Cruze vs Ford Focus Diesel

Who will win the battle for diesel supremacy? When it comes to buying a decent small to mid size diesel car, it's slim pickings at this end of the price scale, but with the recently released Holden Cruze throwing the metaphoric cat - or is that lion - among the pigeons, we thought we'd pair this newcomer against the ever popular Ford Focus this week to see which comes out in front...

2009 Ford Territory Review

It’s hard to know what to say about the 2009 Ford SY Territory Mark II, sure it looks a bit different and its got some more features as standard but beyond that, nothing has changed. There’s one glaring omission and that’s the fact that while the vehicle has an excellent, and even slightly more fuel efficient, six-cylinder petrol engine, it has no diesel power plant...

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...

2009 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus is a very significant car for Australia, you see in 2011 it’s very likely going to be the model that ensures Ford Australia stays just that – Ford Australia, because then full production of the next model will begin in this country. Right now, Ford has just released, a little belatedly as it’s been on the market overseas for some time, the updated LV model of the now 10-year-old Focus line in Australia...