I notice there has never been such rivalry since Au was released. The AU has been a walking (or driving whcih ever you like) stereotype for Holden fans to use against ford fans. But the rivalry of GM vs Ford has always been huge for the last 40 odd years and probably even longer. I can't see this changing soon as the time will change, the mentality of poeple won't change, therefore you will just have to live with the fact that some poeple won't like your ride, and some poeple will try and deminish the quality of what you drive for the fact that they dislike it or do not follow the brand which produces them.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
I'm just thankful that there's a minority like us here and the guys from LS1 who have a brain and admire each others machines. Nothing irks me more than someone saying my car sucks because it's a Ford.. Gimmie a break..
Well thats what made me become a diehard Ford fan, back when i drove the EF at school, you get friggin holden guys saying fords suck because they do type scenario VR Commo's are better and get this they haven't driven an EF.
I'm one of the few back in high school who have driven both cars back to back.
It seems you have to be one or the other cause society makes it that way.
I think these days though between us and the LS1 guys it's a friendly rivelry as i reckon the LS1 forum guys know what they talking about and understand there cars just like we do with ours.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
It's symptomatic o V8 Supercars. With only two manufacturers, the them vs us mentality is heightened. Back when the Fords & Holdens were mixed with the 2.0l milk brigade, it was a V8's vs 4 pot tribal thing, so there was at least some common bond against joint enemy.
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