"At lower engine speeds, the Holden is fine (although it still sounds disturbingly similar to the old engine) but rev it hard and it loses some of its composure. It revs freely enough but with a fair degree of unpleasant noise and vibration.
The Falcon's inline six-cylinder has zinginess to it that the Commodore's V6 simply can't match, and there's real refinement across the Ford's operating range."
It seems like the all new, "world class" commo V6 isnt much better then the old buick. and still cant match the smoothness of the ole 250 derived 4.0l
EFII Fairmont Ghia: EL GT's, NF corner lights, Tickford intake. more soon
hmm sounds good, but I dont think we should count the chickens just yet.
Maybe this is just one bad egg, however the same was said of the 190 over the XR6T and Holden can't blame them on early build issues as they've been building the engines as exports for over a year...or is it like fruit..the best ones are exported and the rest rots in a Coles/Safeway/Woolworths supermarket?
They seem to have overlooked the Falcon's EBD in the safety section, where the Falcon scored 3.5 stars compared to the Commodore's 4. The Commodore's Brake Assist system is the only difference in specification.
(Ford if you are reading this I hope you have written an email to drive.com.au pointing this out, they are generally pretty good at running that type of email and should also correct the story as it will remain archived on their web page where new vehicle buyers will be doing their research in the future.)
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