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Old 08-12-2002, 03:58   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Don't count your chickens ...

I'm glad to see everyone so positive about the car, but I think proclaiming it "Car of the Year" before anyone outside of Ford's driven it might just be putting the cart before the horse.

I'm sure it'll help Ford turn around it's current slump, but I'd be much more hesitant about saying it's the biggest thing since the Virgin Mary said "It's whos baby?!?!" ...
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Old 08-12-2002, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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you have a good point, we dont want to get our hopes too high but its still going to be a damn good car..

give us a break its been ages for us ford boys to start bragging for a change!
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agreed Deccy......

"finally somebody said it!" (from Jerry Maguire)
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For the first time in a long time the Holden boys may be envious!
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Old 08-12-2002, 04:40   #5 (permalink)
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For the first time in a long time the Holden boys may be envious!
na, more power to you.

we have 2 years of aftermarket development on the ls1s, and now we can finally have a go at the factory pcm we will be ok for a little while yet.
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na, more power to you.

we have 2 years of aftermarket development on the ls1s, and now we can finally have a go at the factory pcm we will be ok for a little while yet.
Speaking of "minor mods", how's the brute coming along mate?
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I agree with you Hobbes, the BA could turn out no better than the VY and both could even end up at the bottom end of the top ten.

There's alot more cars out there deserving of a COTY than just the BA.
For instance the beaut 626 replacement the Mazda 6 and the equally impressive new Opel Vectra, not to mention the new Camry, Focus, Fiesta and numerus others new arrivals.
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the new Vectra, according to Motor, looks good on paper, but drives like a dog.
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Old 08-13-2002, 23:34   #9 (permalink)
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the new Vectra, according to Motor, looks good on paper, but drives like a dog.

Dunno - Evo seems to be pretty happy with it:

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On the road the new Vectra is a fine performer words that could never be used to describe the outgoing motor. Step out of a Mondeo and the handling's on the numb side there's not much information filtering back through the pedals and electro-hydraulic steering but the suspension itself (MacPherson front struts and four-link independent set-up at the back) feels extremely capable, with a neutral balance and good composure. And that bodes well for next year's racier versions.

The engineers are very upfront about their baby. They know the cooking models aren't as rewarding to drive as the equivalent Mondeo, but then they're not meant to be. Vauxhall's first intention was to excel at ride and refinement. Indeed the Vectra isolates and insulates like an Audi A4 and rides with more aplomb, making it a superb cruiser.

So the Vectra is finally on the pace. Yes, Vauxhall's decision to trade agility for refinement may leave some a little cold, but if recent form is anything to go by think Astra Coupe for example the sporting versions due next year could spring a few surprises. Watch this space.
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There's alot more cars out there deserving of a COTY than just the BA.
For instance the beaut 626 replacement the Mazda 6 and the equally impressive new Opel Vectra, not to mention the new Camry, Focus, Fiesta and numerus others new arrivals.
Yeah but how many feature a quad cam 8 and Turbocharged 4 litre killer? Although none i see your point and besides mags like creating contreversy deliberatly so we still have alot of odds against us.
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