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Old 10-14-2004, 05:31   #1 (permalink)
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Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

Sacrilege I say,

An Australian Icon.............The FORD FALCON Taxi is under threat.
Latest new TAXI rego figures have shown that the TOYOTA AVALON is the new choice for new TAXI buyers...................

According to new TAXI buyers, they have abandoned the FALC because it is no longer available in "TAXI YELLOW" from the factory and the TOYOTA is.

To buy a FORD will cost the buyer $3 - $4 K more because it will have to be repainted. Buyers and passengers are also commenting that the Fuel Economy is better and so is the backseat room...........BLOODY HELL.

Through my Father, I've lived and breathed FORD Taxis for the past 25 years and have fond memories of our first glossy black XB Falcon 500 Cab that Dad bought home. As a kid, I was besotted and it began a life long love affair with the Blue Oval. He then had an absolute ANIMAL XE that did well over 800,000 KLM before it became my brother's plumber's HACK and was then sold off for bloody good money to a family friend. On from that came the EA and then the EF and now he's driving an AU.

He's also scratching his head in contemplation of the fact that his next ride may well be a TOYAOTA....................

How times have changed.
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

Yeh same in QLD...

They finally found a purpose for the Avalon!!!
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:49   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

probly because if ya buy a toyota t-shirt they throw in an avalon with it.
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Old 10-14-2004, 05:52   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

Avalon Taxis? wow, ive never seen one.

I have seen (and been in) a BA taxi here though - and seeing as they're all white, the colour is no problem. 50,000kms already might be though .
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

Yeah when i was in QLD last week i noticed a lot of Toyota Cardigan (tm) (Avalon) taxis
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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Yeh they love them up here...

Those beaded seat covers fit em better then they do the Fords, plus they can get better fleet discounts on the maxitaxis (Hiace vans) lol...
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:22   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

I have seen (and been in) a BA taxi here though - and seeing as they're all white, the colour is no problem. 50,000kms already might be though

That article was Victorian based I believe. Don't they have the yellow cabs ? Can someone in Vic clarify that?

I guess this is one way to push the sales of Avalons....
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:30   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

This has got to be a good thing doesn't it?
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:44   #9 (permalink)
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yes exactly Ratt, Yes Vic Taxis are yellow......
I get down to Tassie for work...how about Camrys ! Quite a few down there in the Taxi fleet.
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Re: Ford loses TAXI crown to TOYOTA !!!!!!

All the cabs up here are still Fords, there is heaps of Ba's getting around.
cant say ive seen any Avalons.
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