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Old 11-12-2002, 22:52   #1 (permalink)
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Where is Ford going to head design-wise

I've been looking at other Ford models throughout 'the empire' and noticed that you can really see a common design theme. The new falcon clearly does not share this form. Now that we've learned how not to design a large car with "New Edge", and seen the new Mondeo, what do you all reckon the 2007 Falcon's gonna look like? Do we want it to look like this?
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Old 11-12-2002, 23:06   #2 (permalink)
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lol

It looks like a Falcus.

I guess its ok though.
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well personally, i like that. only looks like a facelifted BA though.
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Yeah I like the look as well
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Old 11-13-2002, 00:23   #5 (permalink)
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straighten out the grill and your onto something there
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Looks good.

Although wont it be based on a new platform?

i think it will look something like the R7...
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ahhhh the R7 Damn that's a sexy thing!
Well I don't think we need to worry to much I believe Ford Australia has learned alot in the last 5 years. If there were 2 things I hope that they remember the most they would be
1) Marketing - The Au could have been a seller had you got behind it a little more
2) Styling - the fact is that a dramtic looking family car will never sell. The key to family cars is classic lines and well tested looks small Euro niche cars can get away with extravagent style.
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Old 11-13-2002, 05:19   #8 (permalink)
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2) Styling - the fact is that a dramtic looking family car will never sell. The key to family cars is classic lines and well tested looks small Euro niche cars can get away with extravagent style. [/B]
is there is no point about the AU worth mentioning, is that it is not dating at all! its still looks as a fresh as it did when it first rolled off the production line back in 98
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With cars like the 2 photographed above, The only place Ford will be heading is to the top of the sales charts.
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Old 11-13-2002, 16:59   #10 (permalink)
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Photo looks good. I also agree that the AU is still holding up pretty well. IMO the AU interior was what really let it down, too much grey plastic. MY AU2 is better with the chrome highlights but nothing compared to the BA.
The VT Commodore wasn't great inside but was a massive improvement on the AU.

I think Ford has learnt its lesson. I can't imagine to many prospective customers sitting in a BA and not being totally impressed. Its clearly the best interior this side of $80000.
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