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  1. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    I can just see the complaints flooding in now.
    “Where’s your credibility CarAdvice, another biased win for Ford!”
    “Get with the times CarAdvice, the taxi shouldn’t be anywhere near this comparison!”

    When Ford set out to develop a competitor to the VE Commodore, they didn’t stop at the design or technology front. They went one step further and produced a car which could perform when it needed to and use little fuel the rest of the time.

    From the moment you open the door and sit down in the driver’s seat, you are impressed with the layout of all the controls and the marked build quality and trim improvement from the BF Falcon. The Onyx leather interior and charcoal trim surrounding the centre facia give you the impression you’re driving something much more enticing than the humble Falcon.

    Extremely comfortable seats both front and rear offer generous side and bottom bolsters and allows the passengers to sink in and become relaxed. Rear seat leg room is the least accommodating of all competitors and could certainly be improved.

    The five passenger portion of the test revealed a set of happy passengers. Leg room was a bit tight in the rear due to the protrusion of the driveline down the centre of the cabin. Cabin noise at 100km/h on sealed roads was 73dB, placing it equal second with the Aurion, while on gravel it rose to 85dB, making it equal fourth with the Commodore.

    The standard features list is impressive, with the Falcon only missing out on heated seats, satellite navigation, DVD player and front parking sensors.
    The commanding driving position has the driver sitting high with an uninterrupted field of view both out the front and rear of the vehicle. The reversing camera is also the best out of this bunch, offering great clarity during day and night.

    At $57,490, the Falcon is the most expensive car of the comparison. The G6E on the other hand is priced at $49,490, but doesn’t receive the stellar turbocharged engine.

    Producing 270kW of power, the 4.0-litre inline-six-cylinder turbocharged engine is mated with one of the best gearboxes on the market – the six-speed ZF Sachs automatic gearbox.

    The intuitive gearbox is constantly in the right gear and when a boot full of throttle is unleashed, the turbocharged six begins moving – seriously fast.
    The fighter-jet style induction noise is seriously addictive and is unlike any other car on the market.

    Steering is brilliant, with direct feel and responsive feedback. The brakes feel okay, but could do with a bit more pedal feel.

    Handling is the Falcon’s downside with a considerable amount of body roll hampering overall performance. The body roll does allow the ride to be more compliant through, soaking up all types of roads thrown at it.

    CarAdvice also managed to record a blistering 0-100km/h time during performance testing. The G6E Turbo managed to cover the stint in just 4.97-seconds and went on to finish the quarter mile in 13.25-seconds.

    For such a heavy car, it is seriously fast. As you can imagine, overtaking is completed without even a consideration for space.
    The Falcon consumed 10.2L/100km on the highway stretch and finished the day at 12.6L/100km after the city and final highway stint.

    The world class engine and gearbox combination was absolutely unmatched in this comparison. At $57,490, you will not find anything that matches it in terms of performance, luxury and space.

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  2. Janson

    Janson Bill Stickers in innocent. OT Supporter

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    maybe, but it will spend all its time hiding in boxes.
     
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    holy shit thats nice
     
  4. Nick Gerz

    Nick Gerz OT Supporter

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    little farting half-gook.
     
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    woo falcon
     
  7. phonics

    phonics No good sir, I'm on the level. OT Supporter

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    why does it look so much like an accord?
     
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    I'll be more impressed when they start making them with the steering wheel on the American side.
     
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    that not what bathurst told me :mamoru:
     

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