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    DevilXR

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    FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by DevilXR on Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:39 pm

    Ford is describing its new FG Falcon as the safest vehicle produced in Australia, following the sedan's five-star crash rating.The FG range is the first Australian-built car to achieve the maximum safety result, after tests done by the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme .It gave the car 34.6 points out of a possible 37, the highest score ever for a car built across the ditch.The rating puts the FG Falcon in the top 7 per cent of all published ANCAP results, as well as in the top 24 per cent of published ANCAP five-star results.Ford says it also puts its all-new large-car ahead of many significantly higher-priced, premium European vehicles with established reputations for world-class safety.Said Ford Australia president Bill Osborne: "We design our cars to deliver real-world safety benefits for our customers."This result is a resounding third party endorsement of the extensive safety development programme undertaken for the all-new FG Falcon."Not only is the FG Falcon the safest vehicle ever produced in this country, it is also competitive with the safest sedans in the world."Ford put the FG Falcon through crash tests facilities in Detroit and at Volvo in Sweden. It studied more than 38 different vehicle crash modes during the course of the vehicle's development, and completed 426 full vehicle-representative physical crash tests and more than 5000 simulated ones.The petrol FG Falcon sedan scored maximum points in two of the three physical crash tests by ANCAP.ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh described the result as a significant milestone for an Australian-made car. But he said ANCAP was disappointed the five-star rating did not apply to the LPG version, which was given a four-star rating because it is not available with electronic stability control (ESC)."ANCAP has high expectations that this achievement will encourage other manufacturers to build five-star cars," said McIntosh.The safety ranking came in spite of Ford not fitting side curtain airbags as standard spec, a safety feature included on big-car rivals the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion.Ford Australia product development executive Trevor Worthington said at the car's launch this year that the company didn't believe the car needed side airbags as standard."Vehicle structure is what delivers the best crash outcomes. We have invested heavily in basic vehicle structure, rather than simply adding curtain airbags. We welcome independent crash testing of the FG."The FG Falcon scored two out of four points for pedestrian safety. "This is an improvement on the previous Falcon," said McIntosh.

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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by Tattooedirish2 on Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:59 pm

    Why only two out of four points? scratch [for pedestrian safety.] affraid
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    CrazyJeff

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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by CrazyJeff on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:37 am

    The other two got away. Fast on there feet I guess. Laughing Laughing
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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by FJ on Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:36 pm

    I wonder what star rating the Utes have??........Probably "SuperStar" rating. Very Happy


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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by Zamiam on Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:52 pm

    Off the scale for sure
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    Post by H0WL1N on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:44 pm

    There drivers are superstars so the utes would have to be too Twisted Evil


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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by FJ on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:50 pm

    Amen brother. Great


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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by Zamiam on Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:24 am

    TOO Right!
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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by CrazyJeff on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:35 am

    Probably got five half-stars. You know, kinda like a mini nova while the sedans got the five full blown super nova stars. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by Zamiam on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:46 am

    half-stars - Very good rust driver
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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by FJ on Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:52 am

    Rusty is on the ball today. Thumbs Up

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    Re: FG Falcon got five stars for safety

    Post by Zamiam on Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:21 am

    When you've got a ute you don't need a back seat cause you got a double bed wherever you go
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    Post by H0WL1N on Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:25 pm

    And you dont have the issues of back seat drivers to deal with


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