GO
GoAutoLogo
MENU

Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Ford - Falcon - Fairmont Ghia V8 sedan

Overview

Ford's Fairmont Ghia V8 is perhaps the best iteration of the $500 million BA Falcon

2 Feb 2003

IF the entry level XT illustrates most graphically how far Ford has come with the BA Falcon, then the Fairmont Ghia - flagship of the short-wheelbase range - provides the most lasting impression of the new Falcon's accomplishments. In top-shelf, optional V8 guise as tested here, Ghia lines up directly with Holden's Calais V8 and gives us our first taste of Ford's sophisticated new 5.4-litre overhead camshaft V8. Look past the restrained, classical treatment of the masculine new BA shape and the blood-quickening V8 performance, however, and you'll find massive gains in cabin quietness, ambience, presentation and equipment, plus an entirely new independent rear suspension that delivers the perfect balance between ride quality and body control. Offering a combination of comfort, practicality, dynamics and performance usually found in far more expensive German cars, the BA Fairmont Ghia V8 is the best executed, most opulent expression of luxury family-size motoring Australia has ever produced.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Model release date: 1 September 2002 to 1 September 2005

Previous model

Ford Fairmont Ghia

Released: September 98
Ended: August 2002
Family Tree: Falcon

SO new is Ford's $500 million BA Falcon that, technically, the 2003 Fairmont Ghia V8's most direct predecessor is the AU Fairmont Ghia, released in September 1998. The last new Falcon before that was the EF of August 1994, which became the EFII in October 1995 and then the EL in September 1996. The AU Fairmont Ghia V8 featured a 175kW 5.0-litre Windsor throughout its life cycle, including the AUII of April 2000 and AUIII of November 2001.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Falcon

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