Ok, first of all, listen to what i'm saying before you FLAME the shite out of me.
On this forum, I can definitely say that a lot of the ppl here feel a heavy HOSTILITY towards Holden and their models.
Sure, they are far from perfect. But if they have held sales leadership for 5+ years, what have they done seriously wrong?
The AU was a disaster, i'm pleased to say that most ppl here realise that, but in the same breath i have to say that a lot of ppl here seem to think that the BA is the bees knees and the VY is a total piece of junk.
Say what you like, but the sales tell the story. Ford is almost on top for the first time in a long time. But the constant inflow of new holden models has ensured its market dominance has continued.
I find it strange that so many ppl on this forum are so quick to downplay any VY strenghs, and exaggerate BA strenths, while ignoring its weaknesses (as if it doensn't have any..)
Don't think that i'm a one-eyed holden fan. Our family has recently ordered an n/a XR6 after 7 straight years of Holden Acclaims. As i said recently, my stepdad calls the rear spoiler a 'racing flap' - hahaha
We chose the Ford for its overall ride performance, its balance, and its looks.
The holden we were looking at (Berlina/S) was quicker, but overall was not as comfortable as the BA.
So the superior Ford wins out. But in performance stakes (think BA/GT).. I can confidently say taht Holden has beaten Ford in the performance department. And be honest, thats what matters to many buyers of these types of cars.
A lot of ppl on this forum use the 'total package' excuse a lot. But when it all comes down to it, PERFORMANCE, and times, is what really matters. Thats where Holden is ahead AT THE MOMENT.
*prepares for a mighty flame*
*puts down beer and presses enter*