Lack of depth in Ford range?? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2002, 21:45   #1 (permalink)
Kodak Moment
 
marine1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Anywhere EXCEPT a Holden deale
Posts: 990
Lack of depth in Ford range??

Does anybody here think that if Ford OZ had a deeper, or more diverse range it would have at least narrowed the gap to Holden by a significant margin? Holden have the best small and medium cars in Barina, Astra and Vectra (from Opel, can'r give Holden themselves credit for these cars), whilst Ford only have the crappy Ka, and the not as refined Laser which cannot compete in this market segment. Why not do a Holden and import the new Mondeo (voted best Euro car by a German mag), Focus, and Fiesta. I know there's the cost of importing them but if Holden can successfully achieve this why not Ford?
marine1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-27-2002, 21:55   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rastus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ballarat, Victoria
Age: 42
Posts: 1,395
I've said this a few times. Ford Oz need these cars to be on equal footing with the Dark Side, but the prices of them bought over from Europe is supposedly too expensive.
As good as the AV will be, Ford would still not look like getting anything like market leadership with the line up it's got at the moment.
Back in the 80's they had the entire line up on a competitive footing. Laser, Telstar and Falcon...Meteor as well.
Russell.
Rastus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 21:56   #3 (permalink)
FM
The SparkleHunter™
 
FM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Gettin' ready for MiniChucky!
Age: 38
Posts: 10,144
If we can get the Fiesta, Focus & Galaxy people mover over here I reckon Ford would find a few less holes in their line up.
__________________
Chucky's saying of the month- Finish your beer! There are sober kiddies in Ethiopia.."
Another BSR BigCall™
--------------------------------------
FordForums Polo Shirts & Caps are now on sale.. Get both for $50.00 + postage. Click here for details!
FM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 22:27   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: NSW/ACT
Posts: 3,023
It would cost Ford OZ more to import the Euro Cars than Holden because Ford OZ dont have the Import Tax Credits that Holden have.
__________________
1993 ED XR6 M5 (1 of 329)
Polynesian Green
Turbo on the way!!
1993 EBII Fairmont (Now wrecking, PM if you want any parts)
1988 Nissan R31 Skyline
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 22:44   #5 (permalink)
Saving for a BA XR6t
 
SIM EF6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Posts: 171
Quote:
It would cost Ford OZ more to import the Euro Cars than Holden because Ford OZ dont have the Import Tax Credits that Holden have.
Why does Holden have import tax credits?? Who gives em out? If u get what i mean
SIM EF6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 22:48   #6 (permalink)
FM
The SparkleHunter™
 
FM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Gettin' ready for MiniChucky!
Age: 38
Posts: 10,144
Quote:
Originally posted by SIM EF6
Why does Holden have import tax credits?? Who gives em out? If u get what i mean
From my understanding the more a company exports, the cheaper it is for them to import something as they recieve import tax credits based on the stuff they export.. if that makes sense?.. :oo1:
__________________
Chucky's saying of the month- Finish your beer! There are sober kiddies in Ethiopia.."
Another BSR BigCall™
--------------------------------------
FordForums Polo Shirts & Caps are now on sale.. Get both for $50.00 + postage. Click here for details!
FM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2002, 23:49   #7 (permalink)
goooone
 
Mr Jucy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: beyond caring
Age: 36
Posts: 2,708
I wonder if a Telstar version of the Mazda 6 would be cheaper then the mondeo as a Vectra competitor
Mr Jucy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 00:30   #8 (permalink)
Kodak Moment
 
marine1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Anywhere EXCEPT a Holden deale
Posts: 990
Quote:
Originally posted by FM

From my understanding the more a company exports, the cheaper it is for them to import something as they recieve import tax credits based on the stuff they export.. if that makes sense?.. :oo1:
Would exporting utes to the UK and taxis to HK help?? Do Ford export anywhere else besides these two that I know of?? Maybe this is another area Ford OZ should work on.
marine1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 00:36   #9 (permalink)
Saving for a BA XR6t
 
SIM EF6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Posts: 171
Did you forget NZ? (does that count, in the import credit thingy?)
SIM EF6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2002, 00:48   #10 (permalink)
At the 3FB Cheese Wheel
 
Jamie XR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 45
Posts: 3,582
Ford Australia also export a limited number of Falcons to South Africa.

It certainly is our dollar that is killing Ford. We really do need some of Europe's Fords here. However, I wonder if Ford Aust aren't making that effort because of the poor sales of the Mondeo here.

The one good thing about the poor sale of American Fords in Aust is that the chances of an imported Falcon replacement seems very slim. The Taurus was a joke and (no offence to our Probe driving brothers) it was underpowered for the look of the vehicle.
__________________
My Car's Website: Click Here
Sept 03 BA XR6 Turbo, Silhouette, T5, APS Unichip, BPT short shifter & Momo bits, FPV pedals, Custom Leather, 18" Wheels, PBR sports calipers, Window Tint, Typhoon CAI, Side stripes.
Jamie XR6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S. Ford leadership depth critical to turnaround Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-15-2003 04:17
FORD TOUGH: The pressure's on for Bill Ford Jr. to finish first Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 06-10-2003 04:52
'Henry had the dream' Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-28-2003 05:58
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-2003 07:17
Ford Product-Led Transformation: 2003 RPO83 Trans | Driveline 0 07-22-2002 06:48

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:41.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.