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Old 07-13-2004, 05:35   #1 (permalink)
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AU Never looked so good!

Wait a minute.. is that a merc badge I see on our favourite rear end?

Yes that's the new 2005 AMG CLS 55. :|
I think ford truely was ahead of their time....
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:04   #2 (permalink)
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LOL I think its getting proven know that the AU was ahead of its time! Ive noticed alot of cars lately that are of similar design to the AU.
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:08   #3 (permalink)
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SWEEEET.....hmmm....wonder if there's anyway I can make the rear end of my XR look just like that.... *ideas*

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Old 07-13-2004, 06:12   #4 (permalink)
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

that is an ugly car, lol
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

...and people say australians are behind the times!
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:27   #6 (permalink)
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

I remember one of the Pommy car mags (Evo or Top Gear, not too sure) making a barbed comment about the CLS's rear end looking like the AU Falcon.
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

love it! all those that think the AU looked ugly or was crap are just plain blind!! oh thats right...australias current favorite car (the BA) isnt built on the AU now is it! Go Merc!
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SWEEEET.....hmmm....wonder if there's anyway I can make the rear end of my XR look just like that.... *ideas*

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Easy Mal, you give me your car and buy the AMG Merc. That we are all happy
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Old 07-13-2004, 16:53   #9 (permalink)
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

This sort of comparison has been made before, and thanks to Jack Travis aka Troutman's original thread, got FordForums into the newspaper about the Mercedes styling.

Here is the last thread on a Merc vs AU Falcon comparison.

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The styling similarities between the AU Falcon and the Benz CLS has even prompted internet chat sites, including the popular Ford Forums, into action.
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Old 07-13-2004, 19:40   #10 (permalink)
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Re: AU Never looked so good!

Just because it's a Merc doesn't mean the looks any more appealing to the average Aussie punter. I'd have to admit that quad pipes, fat wheels and AMG badges do lend it some street cred though, it's no AU forte poverty pack that's for sure.
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