proud to be australian
when you consider the population of this country, which makes up about 0.4% of the worlds population, it is really remarkable that we have ford and holden being allowed by their respective parent companies to manufacture cars that are solely for domestic use. certainly the commodore is exported, but in very small numbers, and there are high hopes for the monaro, but he falcon and commodore are designed and buult for oz.
no other country in the world with our population would be able to convince GM or Ford that they need to develop a unique model. especially when you consider that Barra cost $500m. that is a fair chunk of cash. for Geoff to persuade Ford to part with that sort of cash is no mean feat.
but further than that, the cars that are built here are also extremely good. there is no denying that the BA and VY are handsome machines. the build quality is excellent (although i believe holden have had some problems) and there is no-one on here who wouldnt take a monaro tomorrow if it wore a blue oval. IMO, that is one of the best looking cars around, and it is australian.
further, holden and ford are both good for each other. if there was no commodore, do you think we would have Barra? no, because there would be no car outselling the falcon and therefore no incentive to to make the car better. tand the same goes for holden.
we should be proud that our manufacturers are allowed to build these cars for us, and be proud that they do such a good job. they both build cars that are truly world class. because, if the cars they offered us were no good, nobody would buy them. we could all be driving toyota avalons....
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
Weapons of rice destruction
2002 Ford Falcon AU3 XR6
1985 Ford Sierra XR4i
1980 Ford Escort RS2000