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Old 05-23-2002, 18:05   #1 (permalink)
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RACV reviews the S3 TE50

Have a read., good article

http://motoring.racv.com.au/racvm/mo...B484D20&art=CR
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Funny how they have to compare it with BMW's, Merc's and Aston Martins.
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I rekon its a compliment to Ford!
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I rekon its a compliment to Ford!

I was thinking that too.
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Quote: "The Tickford, however, has real power. There is enough engine capacity to ensure that the rear tyres will light with excess torque before the engine ever bogs down."

Thats what you buy the T3 for. :s6: :s6:
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And notice no mention of volvo.

Interestingly I have only just got back from test driving these Merc Auto Tranies in the AMG range. Sorry sir no manual in these cars. Putting up pictures shortly.
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Drive section in the Sydney Morning Herald has a good review of the T3 TS50 also today, its all good!!!!!!!!
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and as a side note "why would you want to discontinue the T name when both the TE and TS are receiving such high acclaim. Build on it Ford don't try to re invent the wheel yet again!!!!
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300 km/h wtf is this true?

"The TE50s clearly tough gearbox seems to have four short gears to impress your mates with the acceleration and then a long, long 38 per cent overdrive fifth gear to save you money through lower fuel use on the highway. Expect less than 10 li/100 km performance. Fourth is still good for more than 180 kmh but fifth stretches to a notional 300 kmh so it is lazy and comfortable on the highway. Fifth gear is little use at speeds of 60 kmh or below."
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I think they were just saying 5th gear is overdriven and okay for highway cruises.. TS50 T3 runs out to 240-250kmph or something like that.
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