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Used Rivals

27 Jun 2003

NOT a leader in the outright performance race but very impressive with variable valve timing, twin cam, 16-valve. 1.8-litre engine giving sporty performance. Front-wheel drive through five-speed manual box and well equipped with driver's airbag, anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels, central locking, power mirrors, steering and windows, electric sunroof and metallic paint, but no standard air until 1996.

FORD FALCON 4D SEDAN (1995-1996)
BUILT at Ford's Tickford special vehicles branch, the XR6 has pin-sharp handling and performance not much short of a V8. Fuel- injected, OHC 4.0-litre, straight six engine drives the rear wheels through four-speed auto or five-speed manual. Driver's airbag, anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels, limited slip diff, power front windows, mirrors and steering and central locking are standard.

IN some people's eyes the Aussie V8 is the ultimate performance machine. The gutsy 5.0-litre V8 is coupled to a four-speed auto or five-speed manual, driving the rear wheels. Independent rear suspension and limited slip differential help get the torque to the road. Standard equipment includes driver's airbag, air- conditioning, alloy wheels, cruise control, central locking, fog lights, power mirrors and steering, sports seats and rear spoiler.

LIKE the WRX, the Lancer is the basis of a World Rally Championship winner. Sensational performance from the four- cylinder turbocharged and intercooled twin cam, 16-valve, 1.8- litre engine, driving all wheels through a five-speed manual box. Anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels, power steering and windows are standard. Great performance value.

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