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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Interesting points there Russ, I totally agree on the resale value aspect and i guess Fords model range will be sorted over the next few years. Though i guess it's fair to say the AUII/III while still not exactly as good as the riverls is a big improvement over AU1.
In regards to model line up i think the back bone for Ford Aus will no doubt be the BA and the up comming project of EA 265 to get new sales.
Mustang will be replaced with the GT and GT-P models. Focus looks like a stronge package and i can't help but think if the BA suceeds so will the Focus as peope will trust the brand. Ie a person that has a BA company car and is happy with it would no doubt look for a Focus for his partner as a private car.
The KA is a disaster, perhaps Ford should look at Fiesta as a replacement.
Next thing in the meantime to watchout for is the new fairlane/LTD, i'm hoping they regain the luxo market from the Statesman/Caprise.
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