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View Poll Results: A joint venture between Ford & Holden
I LOVE the idea ford & holden together will be unbeatable 0 0%
NO WAY - are you outa your mind? 74 92.50%
Holden would surely die if ford don't help em 3 3.75%
Ford could use a little help at the moment. 3 3.75%
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Old 05-08-2002, 01:59   #1 (permalink)
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cool Holden-Ford a joint venture.

I ask people their thoughts on the following.
Given the fact that both Ford & Holden use a majority of the same component suppliers, & in certain applications, exactly the same parts.
Also the fact that Ford's "concept" vehicle the R5, and Holdens cross 8, seem to have some startling similarities.
Would you support a joint venture between holden & ford to produce a common vehicle for both the australian market, AND for possible export?
Would you view is as "sleeping with the enemy"?
Would you see it as admitting weakness & asking for help?
Or would you just ignore it hoping that it will just disappear as a bad idea?
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they couldn't get too cosy together- ACCC and Mr. Fels would not take too kindly to it
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they couldn't get too cosy together- ACCC and Mr. Fels would not take too kindly to it
As I suggested the joint venture may also be aimed at the export market (an area that aus car manufacturers have a poor track record), that being the case I would think that the ACCC would at least in some ways support the concept.
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Umm??!?!?

I dont think so.

the idea of "falcadores" cruising around doesnt appeal to me... and the V8 Supercars would be very confusing.
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Old 05-08-2002, 02:34   #7 (permalink)
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the idea of "falcadores" cruising around doesnt appeal to me...
or even worse..."commacons"...!
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A Buick powered Falcon with "worse-than-live-axle" IRS and an auto gearbox with the intelligence of a used tissue? Erm...

Seriously though, it will never happen. Competition breeds improvement, and if there is no competition, there will only be stagnation.

And who's to say a joint venture wouldn't be jointly damaging if it failed?
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