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Old 01-06-2002, 15:27   #1 (permalink)
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Question How you became a Ford or Holden person

I am interested to find out how everyone became a Ford (or Holden) person. Is it something that is brought on someone by friends, personal taste, watchin Batuhrst ?

Personally, when I was looking for my first car I had about $3000 to spend. Back in 1996 this meant either an XD, a VB or an old Celica. I wanted something big, so the Celica was out. For the price the XD seemed much better value, so thats what I got - In the end I actually spent $4000. Anyway, since then my Ford allegiance has grown, and now I would never look back.

My problem is, that these days there is a lot of cheap V8 Commodores around (VK-VR) and not a lot of cheap V8 Falcons (XF no V8, EA no V8, EB-ED). Hence will kids looking for their first car get a Commodore and hence become a Holden person for life?

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Old 01-06-2002, 16:17   #2 (permalink)
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Owning a Holden for your first car doesn't mean you'll be a Holden man all your life.

My first car was a dunger HK, which I had for 7 years, and spent close to $10,000 with a total rebuild, new motor, 5 spd box, lowered and susp work, respray (done myself), and alot of blood sweat and tears. Great car, handle like a go cart with the new susp.

Sold the car after not driving it for 3 months when I got a new EL GLi for company hack, sold it for $2,000. After that the company hack did 120,000K in three years driven like buggery, and only had two things go wrong with it (lower thermo housing and water pump, what is it with Ford and cooling systems??). Had great fun driving up and down the old Eagle on the hill road every day to work.

Decided to change jobs, and had to buy my own car , after looking at utes decided on XG XR6 (I hate VS's), and it's great. Do 1000K a week and hasn't really missed a beat except for the head gasket.

Will probably stay with Fords, but its hard work in the Barossa, where most people are Holden people (they had a field day when my Head gasket went, along with another guy in my departments lost all his coolant and seized the motor in his EF).

I dont think it really pays to buy into the whole Holden v Ford issue.
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Old 01-06-2002, 17:27   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think it really pays to buy into the whole Holden v Ford issue.
Although some people don't really get caught up in the issue, most of the people at work are either Ford or Holden, and they are also very loyal. Monday after a V8 race it's usually "stir up the losing team, about how their team lost".
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Old 01-06-2002, 17:28   #4 (permalink)
 
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My dad worked for Ford for about 40 years so as a child he was always bringing home posters, brochures etc, etc. So i've always been a Ford man and will always be. To top it all off (as most of you know) i work at the Ford Discovery Centre so going to work always puts a smile on my face. You get to see stuff no one else sees and there's always something new to check out car wise.:s6: :s2: :s5
All i've got to do now is get a Ford Tattoo (i want to get the mustang pony to cover all my back)
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I think I became a Ford devotee just by Dad having Fords at the time I started to become interested in cars. And it was easy to see which car was better of course. From Dad's XY to XE (which I said I wanted when I was 18), it's all Ford. I remember having long and hard 'discussions' with some at school as to what was the better make.
Now he's got Landcruisers. Hey I could've been a Toyota man...BAH.

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When looking for my first car it was a toss up between an XE-XF Falcon and a TRX Bluebird:dead:.
Well I bought a Falcon and the rest is history.:s5

Man what was I thinking when I was looking at buying a Bluebird:crazy1:
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Well I learnt to drive in a EH holden ute, and I still got a holden in the shed(67vaxhal viva HA really!)sitting next to the escort,
My conclusion "Its what u make of it".
Ford allways made(1960-80's)the stronger car, remember when the "stock"vb-vk 6's couldnt muster a burnout without some people holding the back of the car up...xd-xf no worries, shmoken!
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The short answer is dad and the 77 bathurst!
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Yep became a ford man because of my first and current car. No way in my opinion an equivalent holden would match, power refinement, ride and durability. I also feel that the Falcon doesn't age as much as the commos do.

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You think you were bad considering a Bluebird TRX, apart from Falcons i did consider getting a Honda Accord, Mitsu Verada and the sadest one "don't laugh" a new Nissan Micra SLX abit of a friends influence there. Imagine going on a Tickford run with a Micra and me being basically 6 foot. :crazy1: :crazy1: :dead: :dead: :dead:
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There was a similar thread to this early last year. I did a search and couldn't find it.
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