Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Am I too biased??
I was walking from work to the bus stop today (on Church St, Paramatta, the intersection where James Ruse Drive becomes Briens Rd for all you folks in Sydney) and saw something interesting. Two black Utes. One was a VY SS, the other a BA XR8. Both had sports bars, and they raced, dead even until the XR8 let off due to traffic (the SS didn't have to, but he did anyway, a decision which I applaud).
This immediatley reminded me why I love domestics so much, they really are very good. However, it raised a profound question. Why do I hate Holden SO MUCH when they make almost the same cars as Ford? Would it be bad to like both parties and focus my detest towards ricers in their FWD Lancers with 20" chrome wheels etc?
I was weighing up the pros and cons.
All my friends are Ford fans
They're a more reliable car
Ambrose is so damn good (though, liking Holden wouldn't mean I can't like him)
Not many I can think of except that they're slower stock, which isn't much of a problem.
Gives me a wider variety of choice
They still have an OHV Pushrod V8 (personal preference here)
All my friends are Ford fans, would mean extreme shame on my part, and making all my statements of the past few years seem like utter hypocracy
They're not as well built
What's everyone think? Should I keep being Mr. Blue Oval or should I be Mr. Australian Muscle? Some things would never change, like even if I drove a Holden, I'd still go for Marcos Ambrose, by far my favourite man in Motorsport today.
The answers should be interesting...