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Old 03-19-2002, 02:34   #1 (permalink)
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SR6 and SR8

We already have the SR, so the work's been done. Just make up some badges, and those that are sold with the I6 call them SR6, and those sold with the 8 call them SR8.

You get instant XR wannabe status in an entry-level Forte, with a name that would differentiate and aid in resale, no dilution of the XR brand, whilst leveridging their existing market recognition.

Something to think about when they're looking at bundling options to sell more AV's.

What do you all think?


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Old 03-19-2002, 02:59   #2 (permalink)
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Me thinks it sounds ok.

Does that mean the SR2 laser is 2 cylinder?


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Old 03-19-2002, 03:01   #3 (permalink)
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It is a really good idea IMO though. sorry, that post didn't sound to good. lol
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not a bad idea, but there are going to be too many models as it is. it would just confuse people even further. you have to keep in mind that the average joe who's buying a car is most likely going to have an iq of below 80, and if they are defecting from holden, slightly higher.

of course, there are exceptions, and most of those people come here.
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:47   #5 (permalink)
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It would have been a good idea when AU was first launched. A 175kw Windsor SR8 and the standard 6 with current SR type wheels and kit would have been good.
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Old 03-19-2002, 05:13   #6 (permalink)
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Nah sorry, jase doesn't like it!! An XR is pretty much a basic falcon base with a body kit and a bit more poke than normal. The SR6 SR8 sounds too close to XR6 XR8, Just call them an 's' pack!!!
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Old 03-19-2002, 05:15   #7 (permalink)
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With the XR8 pushing $50k and can be optioned to ~$55 I think there is room for something cheaper.

Some people like more focused models. SR6 and SR8 sound good to me and can work with the XR range as well. Keep them focused to the low end of the market. Cut weight and price.

The S and the SR are kinda not well intergrated, at the start of the production they could call them S6 and S8 and during the end of a run they could change the specification and call them SR6, SR8. Which is kinda what they do already.

Keep them below $35k.. LSD should be standard, sporty suspension, but cutting back on non essientials like electric gizmos and interior dodads. Maybe keep 16" steelies as a option (some people want something a bit of a sleeper) if it saves $1-$2k from the price.

Then again maybe you want to keep the customers closer to the XR models. Holden does quite well with the S and SS, and executives that carry aspects of the S bodykit.
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Old 03-19-2002, 14:06   #8 (permalink)
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While on this subject, Dad inquired about a V8 Forte Manual with the manditory ABS/LSD and the reccomended RRP is $38,600. Considering it's a base model and 175kw i think it's abit dear. If they put the SR package for that price i think it will be quite an attractive package, ie Spoiler, decent mags, sideskirts etc.

As for the names, i think they ok the way they are. I mean how many people will actually buy a forte manual V8 in the first place to justify Ford making a dedicated model SR8.
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Concidering a top spec XR8 can cost $60+ I think there is a reason to introduce a basic ~$30k package.

XR's have very little incommon with base falcons. Point of diffrences include, engine, wheels, body kit, head lights, spoilers, interior design, optional leather, optional brakes, basic equipment (power windows stero etc), suspension, interior options (rex, nav etc)..

Basically the SR6 would be ~$32k:
16" Steel wheels
Spoiler
Sports suspension
LSD
Decent engine (185Kw)

The SR8 would be ~$36k
16" alloy wheels
Spoiler
Sports suspension
Side skirts
LSD
decent engine (~225kw)

Auto is extra. All options are forte options.
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Old 03-19-2002, 15:26   #10 (permalink)
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They could package an SR6 and SR8 with the havoc body kit as standard.
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