Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Old Faithful Has New Tricks

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Old Faithful Has New Tricks

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WHEEL NUT

Vani Naidoo

YOU know that favoured pair of trackies?

The ones you get into after a hard day at work, the ones you loll around in after a hard night on the beer, the ones you frantically reach for in the wee hours of the morning when you hear the bin man coming down the street?

You have had them forever but they are well loved, ever so comfortable and when you pull them on everything is a bit better with the world.

Climbing into a Falcon is a bit like that.

There is a feeling of familiarity; you can sink back into the seats and just breathe.

There are no surprises, things are where you expect to find them and it does what it says on the tin.

There is special kind of warmth reserved for things that make life a little easier so it is little wonder that the Ford Falcon is such a well-loved Australian staple.

Ford has responded to pressures from competitors, updating this Falcon MKII in the hope of impressing a new generation with its charms.

Comfort

The Falcon is nothing if not roomy. Heads, feet, shoulders a they are all well catered for. The G6 carries five adults in supreme comfort.

The dash is well laid-out and decidedly Ford, with functionality and ease of use winning out against airs and graces.

Ford may be facing competition from the medium-car market but it is easy to see why those who drive a Falcon usually commit to its charms for life.

The G6 offers a solid uncompromising ride, holding corners with ease and calling without fuss on power reserves when needed. The steering is well weighted and direct and occupants can enjoy a quieter more refined ride. The Falcon is also offered with an environmental-friendly EcoLPi engine which gives more power and efficiency to LPG models.

What do you get?

Ford has hit close to the mark with this MKII upgrade, with the range including an eight-inch colour touch-screen as standard, rear parking sensors and an audio system upgrade with a new USB input for MP3 audio files.

Of course there is the usual cruise and climate control, a good sound system and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The G6E and G6E Turbo models will also feature an integrated sat-nav with Traffic Message Channel as standard equipment. …

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