Sorry NJ, but you guys are getting a raw deal by the sound of it.
We get both, the whole way through the model range.
Hatch and Sedan cost the same, and we get four models; two with the 2L petrol engine, one with the 2.3 and one with a 2L diesel engine.
All available in hatch and sedan for the...
Actually, seeing that Crown Vic reminds me...
The new Ford Falcon. That's what our American colleagues should be getting rather than the Crown Vic/500.
That one, the G6, is the semi-luxury one, with a 4-litre straight 6, about 270hp. There are also Turbo-6 and V8 versions.
The front actually reminds me of the RX-8 quite a lot. The back reminds me of the last-gen Mazda6 MPS, but I can't stand those tail lights. Same story on the new 6.
I used to like Mazda quite a lot, but I'm finding the new styling a bit much. The CX-7/9 is easily the worst of the lot though.
That said, trying to buy anything from overseas is a bit of a pain at the moment.
About three weeks ago, one Australian dollar bought 96 American cents. Now it's something like 63 cents. My boss is going to the US mid next-year, he's having kittens watching the exchange rate at the moment :P
I'd never associated "credit" with a home loan. Credit in our vernacular is entirely focused on credit cards.
Almost every house in this country is bought, at least in part, with money from a loan. When the absolute cheapest little apartment is $200K, and you want to be out of home before...
chaos; Big account fees, I guess?
In Australia, it is pretty common. We're not up to our eyeballs in debt, although we do have quite a lot of people living right on the razor's edge of being able to pay back their credit card debt and housing loans... I suspect a lot of people here are pretty...
Diesel has been floating at about $1.70 AUD a litre for a while now. Makes for a painful fill up, I'm happy if I get out of it for less that $200. When you're paying that sort of cash for 800km of not-very-fast, I really start thinking about getting something smaller. But I hardly drive anymore...
Ford Falcon AU XR6.
From a pretty bloody ordinary looking car, with relatively few changes, to something I think is one of the nicest looking cars to come out of this country.
Mazda 323 Astina/Protoge(Last models before the Mazda3)
Tidy looking little cars, and not trying to be anything else...