GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Ford - Fairlane - Ghia sedan

Overview

Is a thoroughly updated Fairlane enough to return Ford to luxury sedan supremacy?

2 Dec 2003

ALTHOUGH it might not necessarily look it, Ford’s BA Fairlane is a grateful recipient of the far-reaching changes introduced with the BA Falcon. If the styling is less dramatically different to the previous AU Fairlane, then at least there is a new interior, a new driveline including yet another rework of the inline six-cylinder engine - plus an all-new V8 - and a new "Control Blade" rear suspension that is much more comfortable, yet doesn’t detract from the car’s handling. In fact, looking at every aspect of the new Fairlane (and LTD), there appears to be very little given away to the hitherto more complex and sophisticated Europeans that are taking ever-larger slices of the prestige car market.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Model release date: 1 July 2003 to 1 March 2005

Previous model

Ford Fairlane

Released: March 1999
Ended: June 2003
Family Tree: Fairlane

BASED on the unsuccessful AU Falcon released in 1998, the previous generation Fairlane (pictured) went on sale in March 1999, replacing the EL Falcon-based NL Fairlane that appeared in September 1996. Both generations employed SOHC, two-valve versions of Ford's inline six and the venerable 5.0-litre Windsor V8, replaced by a twin-cam 182kW six and DOHC 5.4-litre V8 in the current generation.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Fairlane

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here