Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
I live in NZ and drive an AUII XR6. My father in law is a pom and came over last year. He couldn't get over the big Aussie Fords here, the engine size, price, power etc. For example, for the same money as a new XR8, in England you get a poxy Mondeo !!! And also, our petrol being a third roughly of UK's price, makes long journeys affordable.
To put it mildly, he was very envious of the big sports sedans that we in NZ are lucky enough to get from Aus.
Apparently in the UK, "normal" people just don't have 4 or 5 litre cars, meaning, that you have to buy a BMW, Merc etc and the prices being what they are, means that your average bloke, just like in NZ and Aus, simply couldn't have one.
He was also impressed with the Commodores, however felt their interiors to be a bit cheap looking, probably a fair comment.