Just curious to know if anyone else came close to switching car brands over the past couple of years.
Must admit prior to BA and looking to update the efxr8 I came very close to buying a Commodore - I'll actually go as far to say that if the BA was average I would have gone already.
Currently looking at an update and have been offered 15g for the xr on a brand new magna ralliart with sunroof for 28 change over drive away. A quick visit to Ford and I soon realise that although the BA is a great car I can only get into a xr6NA for 2000 extra than the ralliart and with no options and less performance.
5 years of AU made it hard to defend ford at school, I was the only ford person at Tamworth high...came close to just saying stuff it, holden are better, but I got to drive a mates 5.0L EB and that renewed my faith....
It's a 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a packet of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
88 EA Ford Falcon S
2.5" Redback Exhust
WADE 1004-112 cam
I used to have a Barina (90 model) it was a great little car. Bought the BA as i needed more power and WANTED, NEEDED a Ford. At this stage i cannot see myself buying anything else, unless ford go fwd.
Truly the deepest kiss one can feel, and the one most sought after, is the one you will not survive....
Yeah like you guys I love my Fords - hell I have had three v8's and currently own 5 Ford polo's - what would I do if I switched camps! I guess Laminge is right though must satisfy myself. I'm leaning to the Ralliart - for the money I am paying I don't think there is a car on the road at such a good value! Resale is another thing though!
Can't say I have come close to buying a holden. However Fords attitude of recent years has really frustrated me. Take for example my TE50. Series3. They came close to building a truly great car, but seemed to loose interest before completion. The clunky driveline is an absolute horror. And what about Fairlane sales!!! Fairlane use to sell 2 to 1 over statesman. Ford has let it blow out to 6 to 1 in Statesmans favour. How could a Company get so far behind before having a major rethink???!!!I hope the new Fairlaine is the Ducks Nuts. I am in waiting. (It is not a replacement for the TE50)
Never , EVER.
When exiting school all those years ago , most of my mates bought holdens and were constantly blowing up gearboxes and diffs. ( pre 1978 cars ) . Holdens driveline has never been as good as Ford , and that still hasn't changed to this day .
A 351C , toploader and 9 inch sealed my lifelong devotion to the mighty blue oval.
__________________ BA XR8 UTE, Blueprint , 330 Herrod kW's , and soon to be blown :fly:
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