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Old 12-16-2002, 21:12   #1 (permalink)
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Question What do overseas people think of the australian falcon and commodore?

Just wondering what yous think of our aussie cars??
Or don't yous belive in putting big motors in medium sized family cars??
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Old 12-23-2002, 23:21   #2 (permalink)
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Many Americans wish that the Falcon was released here, including myself. I just love that car. I don't know much about the Commode.

On the other hand what does Australia think of some Amercian vehicles that are not available over there? Like the Ford Lightning? Is the SVT Cobra (supercharged 4.6) in Aus?
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Old 12-26-2002, 06:15   #3 (permalink)
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I like the Lightning, if you mean the SVT F-150. We get Mustang Cobra's with a 4.6 Quad-cam, 240KW. They look pretty good, but I didn't like the interior, too plasticy, and poor quality build.

And, I have a question for the US people. Do you have burnout competitions at car shows and race tracks??
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And, I have a question for the US people. Do you have burnout competitions at car shows and race tracks??
Yes we do, well, if the car show is at a race track. I kinda wish the Falcon or something built on it's platform was sold here in the States.
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Old 12-26-2002, 08:51   #5 (permalink)
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Many Americans wish that the Falcon was released here, including myself. I just love that car. I don't know much about the Commode.

On the other hand what does Australia think of some Amercian vehicles that are not available over there? Like the Ford Lightning? Is the SVT Cobra (supercharged 4.6) in Aus?
I love american cars. That is why I brought one.

Ford Australia do import and do a full LHD to RHD conversion on the 2002 Mustang Cobra.

I guess the most popular import here is the early Mustangs. Within the state Mustang club I belong too we have pretty much most models 64 1/2 up to 70. You get a few 71 - 73 models, bugger all 74 -78 models, a few fox mustangs and the newer shaped ones are quite popular as well.


Amonst the collections here in Australia there are quite a few Shelby Mustangs from 65 - 70 including a 68 GT-500 KR Convertable. There are a few 302 Boss mustangs in the 69 model and more in the 70 model. There are also one or 2 Boss 429's getting around.

Vettes are popular as well but I think you see more Mustangs on the roads out here.

Mopar stuff is very hard to find, but you see some nice examples on the road from time to time. A Plymouth Superbird recently went on sale in Sydney for around the $75,000 US Dollars mark. It had the Wedge, not the Hemi.
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Yes we do, well, if the car show is at a race track. I kinda wish the Falcon or something built on it's platform was sold here in the States.
WELL..... Apparently, the next new Falcon will be Fords 'global' RWD/4WD platform, which will be used in Mustangs and Jaguars, among other things. This also means a 4WD Falcon or Mustang
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WELL..... Apparently, the next new Falcon will be Fords 'global' RWD/4WD platform, which will be used in Mustangs and Jaguars, among other things. This also means a 4WD Falcon or Mustang
Ummmm, the next Mustang, "2005", will be built on the Lincoln LS platform. The T-Bird and Jaguar S-type share that platform as well.
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Many Americans wish that the Falcon was released here, including myself. I just love that car. I don't know much about the Commode.

On the other hand what does Australia think of some Amercian vehicles that are not available over there? Like the Ford Lightning? Is the SVT Cobra (supercharged 4.6) in Aus?
I like the look of the new SVT products. The Supercharged Mustang Cobra looks to be a real weapon.

I love the idea of a F Series ruck that weighs 2 tonne and will out accelerate a HSV Clubsport even with a column shift automatic.

Have you guys in the US seen the new FPV Range that Ford Australia is going to release? I think the FPV Pursuit would make a great Ranchero GT!
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I like most of the Ausse cars I have seen....being that I drive and Escort I'm thoroughly jealous of theLaser TX3 AWD....Ford shafted the American public again
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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.
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