Thanks gents, I'll be printing this out as a guide later on.
Fairlane Boy: I've been weighing up the pros and cons for a while, and basically, an EA seems the way to go. It's got most of the features of an EB, as well as the nice styling and the comfy interior. In my opinion EA-ED interior might not have been very interesting to look at, but it was the nicest to sit in, the complete oposite of the AU which looks great, but those seats! The only thing I dislike about the EA is also true to all the models either side of it, and that's that bloody handbrake, I can't stand it.
Basically, I can't afford an EB (scraping it for an EA honestly) and I don't know, I've never thought much of XFs. They haven't got character. Plus they're the size of a boat, which is my gripe with the XD and XE also, although i wouldn't pass up a 302 XE ESP if offered. :)
Martin: I agree completely about ignoring what's on the badge.
EA S: I had no idea there was a 3.2 EA, geez, it must have been pretty awful. Friend of mine had the 3.3 XE, and it's still hands down the worst Ford I have ever been in.
EF_Falcon_GuY: You're absolutely right about acceleration in the TBI, my father had one and planting the foot suceeded in making a lot of noise but not much else. :)