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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-26-02, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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mad Quotes from Drive.com.au

I can't believe what I am reading! Go to drive.com.au and check out the story on the BA vs VY. At the end there are "highlights" of comments that the public made.

Every quote thay use from the public either bags the Falcon or praises the Commodore. What is going on here?


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This is a particularly interesting snippet:

The scorecard
We asked the five judges which cars they would choose in each category.

Falcon XT 4 votes

Commodore Executive 1 vote

Fairmont Ghia 3 votes

Calais 2 votes

Falcon XR6 Turbo auto 5 votes

Commodore S Supercharged 0 votes

Falcon XR6 Turbo manual 0 votes

Commodore SS manual 5 votes
No one would shoose the XR6T over the SS? I find that hard to believe. You are telling me that the extra $7000 is worth it? Hmmm....
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Yeah, the VY is futuristic, haha, that person needs glasses! Angular/square ends and a round roof... at least the AU was proportional.

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who gives a #$%^ about drive?
here's a better read:


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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-26-02, 09:17 PM
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"Motoring experts from the Herald and The Age drove eight cars"

Experts!??? Just look at what Graham Smith from the Herald said about the beauty (BA) in the other thread! What #$@%en Tossers!!!

Methinks a email war should be order now!!

Bloody Hell, I beat Motor will do a better compairision than this!!

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ROFL, these judges are that bad they can't even make up their bloody minds on which car they'd rather!! Bloody Joke!

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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-26-02, 09:32 PM
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I NEVER EVER take Drive's comments to heart because I KNOW they are Holden biased. Even when Ford has a vastly superior car they find every single eensy weensy bit they can possibly think of to bag the Falcon. As far as I'm concerned Drive's assessments are full of sh$$, I never believe what they say. For a real assessment I usually trust MOTOR to give the fairest comparo, and to a certain extent Wheels. Drive is very obviously in Holden's pocket and you only have to go to thier website to see why.
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If I remember correctly, in Drive a few weeks ago they published a double page spread on the new Falcon, including all the good bits that were new or redesigned. Along with all the details on the Barra, the incompetent and disgraceful poor excuse for a motoring liftout published a full run list of AU Falcon's 6 Recall's since 1998. Wondering WTF they thought this would prove besides trying to persuade some undecided readers that Falcon was an unreliable product, I grit my teeth and wore it thinking "let's wait and see what they do for Commodore". Now, I may have missed it somewhere, I haven't seen any trace of Commodore's 12 recall's since VT was launched in 97.

The Age/Drive journalists make the writers for Wheels magazine look like they are Ford's Board of Directors. And the Drive website is the biggest pig's breakfast I have ever seen. The web designer should be shot.
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WTF is wrong with DRIVE???

That downright pisses me off, it is so *****n obvious that they are bias, someone needs a good kick up the a$$. I've heard minge has big feet...
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Boo Hoo Hoo.

BA Falcon is shown not to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Deal with it guys - they are both good cars! Anyone expecting a Ford cakewalk has been kidding themselves ...
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