Ford Australia are reputed to have
invested over $700 million in the development of the "EA",
the long overdue replacement for the XF Falcon. Much like the "BA" of 2002, the "EA"
had countless improvements over its predecessors. Most importantly for Ford was the introduction of new
fuel injected 3.2 and 3.9 liter (SOHC) engines - which
were a great improvement on the harsh and thirsty 3.3
and 4.1 liter pushrod sixes they replaced. Gone were the troublesome carburetors, and with them
rough idling and the need for regular tuning.