Re: Falcon European equivalent
The Scorpio is no longer made, and if you look at the last model they made, you can easily tell why (makes and AU falcon look exceptionally good).
Basically there is no European equivelant to a Falcon, and definately not engine wise. Most European cars are small cars (Ford Fiesta, Holden Barina ala Opel Corsa etc. & Ford Focus and Holden Astra size), but with Petrol twice the price of what we pay here, I guess it's understandable.
Big engined cars (as in 4.0L) are only for the very rich in Benzes and Merc's, and are pretty rare. Diesel is also popular, for it's fuel economy.
Looking at at the UK ford website, Mondeo, is now the biggest sedan Ford sell, which would be considered a Mid-size car in Australia, say Camry, Mazda 6 size.