Tickford Ruled; FPV Rocks
Join Date: Sep 2001
Well, what make of car is used as taxis in Germany?? Mercedes-Benz E Class. Why? Because they're tough and reliable. Horses for courses I reckon. The fact that the taxi industry prefers Fords is because Falcons are tough and reliable cars. If it only came down to the fact that Ford offers a taxi pack option, why doesn't Holden do so in competition? If Fords didn't do the job, they'd be driving Holdens, taxi pack option or not. And earlier, Kingswood taxis were more prevalent (especially as those early Commodores weren't very popular with the industry). Let's be honest here, AU's are better built than Holdens (see Joe Kenwright, Wheels, Motor et al). I think the VX has been a large improvement over VT but I still do not think it quite matches AU build quality (when did Ford have to shut down the plant in order to address build quality problems???). And I am not biased, because I do accept that the Holdens are, generally, better looking vehicles. I also accept that the LS1 is, fundamentally, a good engine. I can see good and bad on both sides.