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Ford's Falcon G6E Turbo is a tower of strength that deserves recognition

Ford logo6 Mar 2009

DON’T kid yourself. If it wore a different badge and didn’t look quite so much like a Falcon, you would probably be driving a G6E Turbo already on the strength of the rave reviews that it has received. And you would be proud as well as pleased with what is probably the greatest family car Australia has ever produced. But, instead, like most people in this class of car, the vanity associated with driving a German branded rival – albeit one with just four cylinders and a fraction of the big Ford’s features and performance – outweighs the pleasure provided by the top-of-the-line FG Falcon series. It is a shame, and probably ultimately a tragedy for the Australian automotive industry.
Model release date: 1 May 2008 to 1 October 2014

Previous model

Ford BF II Fairmont Ghia

Released: Oct 2006
Ended: Apr 2008
Family Tree: Falcon

The BA-BF series Fairmont Ghia provided a formidable dynamic package led by Ford’s brilliant Control Blade rear suspension system. But the rest of the package inside and out suffered for being too-closely aligned to the regular Falcon XT. This included the gutsy and strong 190kW/383Nm 4.0-litre inline six-cylinder petrol engine. However, combined with the fabulous ZF six-speed automatic gearbox, a sporty yet luxurious suspension tune and high equipment levels, the BF II Fairmont Ghia provided an involving and comfortable family and touring car combined.

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