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Old 06-20-2002, 04:12   #1 (permalink)
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Risk with Ford leaking Barra news

Would it be possible for example for GMH to think that Ford's 'hidden aerial' will be quite neat and that they should copy it or something similar for the VY. Would everything have been finalised for Barra and VY or could new bits still be incorporated at this stage?
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:33   #2 (permalink)
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i was wondering the same that it might help GMH to hear all this stuff.

Bu ti imagine tha teverything would be finalised and they would be now doing the touch-ups.
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:35   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think that's a major worry guys. Holden is probably going to wait and see if the car is successful before putting any huge effort into its own product. Pardon my cynicism.
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Old 06-20-2002, 04:46   #4 (permalink)
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I wonder who gets the job on -the first day of the Barra release- of walking into a dealership, writing a GMH company cheque, and driving a new barra over to the GMH engineers to "inspect".

Maybe they have both done this sort of thing for so long they just swap a car for a car with minimal paperwork - maybe its done by fax or phone call. But who drives it? Is it delivered by a Ford employee to GMH (and vice versa) with a taxi trip home?

Trivia.
But it must happen somehow.
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I don't think that's a major worry guys. Holden is probably going to wait and see if the car is successful before putting any huge effort into its own product. Pardon my cynicism.
This is probably true to some extent. From what I've heard/read there isn't going to be to much of a change from VX2 to VY, only visable changes mainly(eg headlights, front bumper, interior, etc).
If Holden sees that the Falcon is selling strongly they'll most likely make changes for VY2. Who knows, I guess we'll just have to wait and see .
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Old 06-20-2002, 05:01   #6 (permalink)
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Holden would be making customer stocks of VY now so I highly doubt they are going to be able to change things at this point in time.
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Old 06-20-2002, 05:20   #7 (permalink)
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Do you think that the major players in all markets do a thing called Competitor Intelligence.

I dont doubt that GM knows a whole lot about new Ford stuff and Ford knows a whole lot about new GM stuff.
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I wonder who gets the job on -the first day of the Barra release- of walking into a dealership, writing a GMH company cheque, and driving a new barra over to the GMH engineers to "inspect".

Maybe they have both done this sort of thing for so long they just swap a car for a car with minimal paperwork - maybe its done by fax or phone call. But who drives it? Is it delivered by a Ford employee to GMH (and vice versa) with a taxi trip home?

Trivia.
But it must happen somehow.
i reckon one bloke from gmh and a bloke from ford get in their respective cars at the factory, drive over to the local pizza hut, have a feed together, a couple of beers (light of course), exchange keys and head back to the factory happy as larry.

oh yeh, they probably line each other up at the lights somewhere on the way too
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My guess is that we give them one so they can keep up... hehehe

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Ford and Holden borrow cars off each other to evaluate so it's really no problem. A few years ago when i did work experience at holden they had a Mercedes Benz SLK in the work shop, the car was lent to holden for a certain amount of time so they take a good look. Problem was when they were looking at it somehow they screwed up the mechanism that removes the hard top roof when they were playing with it (roof goes up, roof goes down), but they did fix it:bdead1: They were probably looking into making a hard top convertible Monaro at the time.
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