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Ford announces Falcon pricing
Ford has released BA Falcon pricing, and as expected it's up on the previous AU Series 3 models. Ford did admit to rethinking its price changes in light of Holden's zero change with VY Commodore, tempering its increase slightly from the 3 percent across the board change originally suggested in July.
Cheapest Falcon on the block is the XT, now priced at $33,640 with air conditioning and power front windows, stretching to $49,980 for the Fairmont Ghia. XR8 pricing won't be available until early 2003, but it will be on the higher side of $50,000.
The three valve 220kW V8 is a flat $5000 option on XT, Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia sedans, though XT's lack of traction control ($470 option) may bump the price slightly higher. Ford's BA Falcon range does not include a V8 wagon, XT and Futura six cylinder the only choices for load luggers. Side airbags ($500), adjustable pedals ($350) and reverse sensing system ($500) are optional on XT and Futura sedans and wagons, as is sports suspension ($330) and heavy duty suspension ($330) which raises the ride height and beefs up the springs and dampers.
Here's the full price list, model by model:
Model new price AU price % change
Falcon XT sedan manual $33,640 $32,980 + 2.01
Falcon XT sedan auto $34,560 $33,750 + 2.4
Falcon XT stationwagon auto $37,255 $36,598 + 1.8
Futura sedan auto $37,750 $36,830 + 2.4
Futura wagon auto $39,180 $38,600 + 1.5
Fairmont sedan auto $41,615 $40,480 + 2.8
Fairmont Ghia sedan auto $49,980 $49,000 + 2.0
Falcon XR6 sedan manual $37,775 $36,855 + 2.5
Falcon XR6 sedan auto $38,695 $37,625 +2.85
Falcon XR6T sedan manual $43,965 $40,815 +7.7
Falcon XR6T sedan auto $44,885 $41,585 + 7.9