Well, I arrived here in Australia last year, from Scotland.
I have to say, straight away I wasn't too sure on the AU. I really think the EF/EL look a lot better. The styling of the AU is similar to the Focus & Ka, both of which are VERY popular cars in the UK.
But I think that "new edge design" as Ford call it, just doesn't suit larger cars like the AU. The BA is a big improvement on the AU.
I drive an EA S and I am very happy with it, except for the 3 spd auto, its a slug.
The biggest thing I thought when I got here was....HOLY SHIT, there are normal family cars with 4 litre I6s in them!!!
The more common "large" engines in the UK are like 2.5 V6, say the Mondeo or whatever. The 2 litre, or 1.8 is more the norm in the average car.
I think that says a lot about UK fuel prices! You guys don't know how lucky you are!