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Stylish Ranger cut — just take a bit off the back

Stylish Ranger cut — just take a bit off the back

What do you do when you’re a car company and your customers ask you to add a little more diversification to an already extensive range that makes up one of your more significantly better selling vehicles? Well, if you’re Ford, you listen and then you go back to the assembly line and you tell them you need a couple of changes made and you deliver the goods. This is precisely what’s happened in the case of the Ford Ranger. In April, Ford’s light commercial offering s...
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'Hey mate — it's a Freaking Good Falcon!'

'Hey mate — it's a Freaking Good Falcon!'

It’s the start of a fabulous few months for Ford. Following on from a good month in April, according to managing director Richard Matheson, Ford has been “housekeeping” to make way for a quartet of new models. The Blue Oval brand is riding the crest of a rolling succession of new vehicle releases which started in April with the reveal of the new FG Falcon in Australia. On the surface, there are only subtle differences from the outgoing BF series, but a longer look will a...
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The Mondeo is back!

The Mondeo is back!

Ford has launched the all-new, German-engineered Mondeo.   This has been hailed by Ford Europe as its most technically advanced car ever, and it will be on sale here very shortly with sedans starting from $35,990.   For Building Today readers’ interest especially, the wagon variant will be available with either a manual or automatic transmission and in one of only two specification levels, standard for the wagon.   Styling an important consideration Styling is certa...
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Falcon with fun factor

While we wait with bated breath for the next incarnation of the Ford Falcon (little birds tell us some time next year), perhaps now is a good time to revisit the XR8 ute.   Despite all the fuss about dwindling fuel reserves and the availability of a turbocharged 6 cylinder engine for the Falcon ute, the V8 is still a highly desirable engine and the XR8 still a highly desirable vehicle. Why?   You can point to the generous tray — 1818mm long, 1154mm wide and 410mm deep and, ye...
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