Everyone's favourite 'home-grown' car maker isn't that home-grown at all, but who cares? Ford gets away with it for two reasons - 1) it gave us Escorts, Cortinas, Granadas and Transits and 2) it still builds the best mainstream cars in the world. And you can afford them. Gits, eh?
$27,795 - $54,990
The other half of the Aussie family car line-up. Its rivalry with the Commodore is long, but both are suffering as fuel prices rise.
$15,990 - $24,990
Ridiculously good supermini still kicking the arse of rivals that were just a glint in a product planner's eye when it first rocked up 30 years ago (oh yes).
$20,490 - $47,490
If you hate Ford, here's the real reason. The company's best-seller is a hatch that can do no wrong. Its only drawback is that it's more common than Sam Newman's sister.
$7,150 - $10,000
After 12 years, the Ka has finally been replaced. This one's OK, but will have to fight hard to steal sales from the funkier Fiat Panda, and maybe even the Fiesta.
$29,990 - $41,990
Wears its name like a big, fat millstone on a Marley's ghost-spec chain. List of qualities as long as your arm, but sounds dull. Not fair. Today's reps all drive BMWs.
$36,990 - $65,920
The school run-mobile that started it all. The popularity of the Territory is to thank for the miasma of similar SUVs you can fill with kids and not take off-road.