****in Flat Out Racing
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Sittin' on my arse
Ford + TAXIS = Marketing Failure
Whats the worst real life advertisement for Ford?
The caning they are getting in the V8 Supercars? No! It's your humble taxi.
Not sure what Taxis are like in other states, but here in Sydney, they are so poorly maintained, that I seriously can't wait to get out of them. They smell, squeak, rattle, and make hideous noises from all the wrong areas. Their engines are rough, there is always the whine from the diff and transmission.
Holden were saying the other week, how they are glad that Commodores are not used as taxis. Although this was obviously a hit at Ford, it is true. Falcons *DO* make better taxis, but they definately put ALOT of prospective buyers off Falcons, thats for sure.
If I didnt know much about cars, and I was in the market for a new one, after one ride in a Sydney cab, I'd scrub the Falcon off the short list without hesitation.
I'm sure Taxis make a lot of $$$ for Ford, but they are doing Ford some serious image damage.