Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
I don't know why the AU is classed as a "failure"? Granted the Series I Forte was a bit how's it going in the frontal looks department but that was fixed up for Series II & III. OK, the XR8 was a little underpowered compared to the equivalent model Commodore but this was rectified by Series III - and I can't see on FF 15 pages of people wondering why their motors have developed piston slap and excessive oil consumption, unlike certain other Forums...
The AU, especially the XRs seem pleasant enough on the eye IMO, no worse certainly than Commodore.
Most credible motoring journos seem to acknowledge that Ford is the better built and handling cars (compared to Commodore) but for some reason the motoring public seem to prefer the Commodores.
I think it is going to take more than one model of Falcon to turn around Ford's woes.
There is still the "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" thing that needs fixing, and I only see the gap between the Holdens and the Fords widening with Holden gaining "new" front suspension and heads for 2003.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.