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Old 11-06-2001, 02:43   #1 (permalink)
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AV T Series - It just wont be!

What are your thoughts, with the introduction shortly of the AV, hopefully Ford have decided to lay to rest the T series brand name!

The Au Body shap nearly sunk Ford, the T series failed, surely they wont try to drag it further into the swamp!
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Old 11-06-2001, 02:47   #2 (permalink)
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Do you think that the AV GT and GTHO should replace the T-Series concept? It makes sense, seeing as the T-Series are factory hot Fairmonts and one could argue that the GT's of old were also?
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Old 11-06-2001, 02:51   #3 (permalink)
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I dont' mind the T Series as it competes directly with HSV. IF T Series were to be axed, there'd be a missing gap.

I mean if he T Series are basically fairmonts then HSV are based on Calais.
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Ahhh

I doubt there will be a GT release, but there will be no gap against the HSV market.

I just believe the T series has run its length
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Old 11-06-2001, 02:55   #5 (permalink)
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I think they need something there like that to compete with HSV. Personally i'd be going for a rename, but only if the new t series doesn't do too good....
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:11   #6 (permalink)
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My 2c...

Rename the "FTE" Dealers to "Tickford" Dealers as only Tickford is compared to HSV. Think brand recognition...

Rename T's to something.. *At this point I'm all out of ideas... sorry..*
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:30   #7 (permalink)
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I think they should use the Tickford name in the title of the cars, something like the
Tickford 5400i TE, TS, TL etc
Tickford 5400i GT
Tickford 5400i GTHO

This would make Tickford a well known PERFORMANCE name, the same way Cosworth is known in the UK, you hear the word Cosworth and you know that car is a gun, no if's no buts.

Tickford should continue to do the XR's and continue to put the names on the cars as these cars already have a performance image which helps the tickford brand along.
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:34   #8 (permalink)
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HSV are based on Calais.
Clubsport is Level 2 or Berlina
R8 is Level 3 or Calais
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We dont need a car to compete on every different level of HSV.

We just need one or two good ones that have plenty of options that will kill them all.

ie: GT, GTHO

that'll do it. It used to do it so why cant it again?
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Old 11-06-2001, 03:40   #10 (permalink)
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I really feel that Ford should stick with the "T-series". It takes time to build market share. Build a road rocket that looks good and it will sell.

Look at the Subey. The WRX made it everyone's dream car and it was affordable. Back in the 80's if you had've told your mates you wanted a Subey as your chariot they would have laughed you off to the assylum!!!

Just my 2 cents worth: I think "Clubsport , R8 and Grange are easier to say , rolling off thy tongue more easily if you like. FTE does sound insipid. Call them "Ford Tickford Dealers" and give us names not monikers.
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