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Old 08-07-2002, 20:52   #1 (permalink)
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I drove a BA Forte home last night and it was really exciting. The car has come a long way from the early prototypes (and they were pretty good) to the point where I actually had to call a mate of mine who is a Ford Dealer to tell him how good this car was. One guy went past me on two occasions grinning with his thumb up..turns out he was a big fleet operator who recognised the car. He called our fleet people this morning to confirm that it was me and tell them how good the car looked. Given that this was after 8.00 PM and it was pitch dark the car must look really good to stand out. By the way it was Acid Rush. Don't worry about the colour, it looks great on the car. My wife even thought it looked the part and she has been very critical of of color range in the past. Not too many more sleeps to go...I can't wait.
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Old 08-07-2002, 20:57   #2 (permalink)
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That's great Geoff. It's all looking good to go and I can tell you we cannot wait! My other half works at a Ford dealer at Smithfield in Sydney and the people there are extremely excited about BA.

Any hints as to release dates?!!!
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Top Stuff Geoff cannot wait.

Get a few XR8s in that colour and sell them to the Vic police as their gold chase cars to take some sales off Commode. Every 1 for Ford and 1 less for Holden is as you know a 2 sale turnaround. Cant wait to see XRs,Ts and GTs in the flesh.
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Hope you enjoyed every second of it, you've deserved it mate. If a Forte' is blowing you away imagine the XR seies, letalone th T4, I got one question though, did the car have a bra on or is it now safe? - also if it did'nt have a bra on, is it possible for a few pic, most of us hav'nt seen one in the metal yet...
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Re: Drove a BA last night

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I drove a BA Forte home last night and it was really exciting. The car has come a long way from the early prototypes (and they were pretty good) to the point where I actually had to call a mate of mine who is a Ford Dealer to tell him how good this car was. One guy went past me on two occasions grinning with his thumb up..turns out he was a big fleet operator who recognised the car. He called our fleet people this morning to confirm that it was me and tell them how good the car looked. Given that this was after 8.00 PM and it was pitch dark the car must look really good to stand out. By the way it was Acid Rush. Don't worry about the colour, it looks great on the car. My wife even thought it looked the part and she has been very critical of of color range in the past. Not too many more sleeps to go...I can't wait.
:s6: And I took it for a drive this morning (the Boss in the passenger seat). Beeeeeautiful to drive, and Geoff's right - the colour looks great on the car. I just want one.
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Old 08-07-2002, 21:04   #6 (permalink)
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hey geoff...can I borrow one to drive for a little while???hehehehe

looks like you have a winner on your hands!!

and we will trust your wife about the colour..........:oo1: :s6: :s6:
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Old 08-07-2002, 21:05   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting Geoff and you too Sheila. Geez I love my Fords!
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Good work Geoff, always positive if the wife likes it!!
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Re: Drove a BA last night

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I drove a BA Forte home last night
So the Forte name lives on!
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I'm happy to do some evaluating test drives :)
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