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Old 04-13-2004, 15:18   #1 (permalink)
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Why Ford is better than Holden

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Old 04-13-2004, 16:03   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2004, 16:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Why Ford is better than Holden

I dont think its that much of a case of "We're better than you!", it mostly just comes down to personal preference. I mean i could sit her all day and pick at little things that i dont like or think are dodgy about Holdens but im sure and Holden fan could do the same about Fords as well. Mostly just comes down to opinion mate.
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Yawn.....if you need to ask you'll never know.
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Re: Why Ford is better than Holden

if your already here then you dont need convincing anymore.
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Old 04-13-2004, 16:54   #7 (permalink)
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yeh once youve joined FF youre stuck, soon you'll be converted... you'll see the light :s6:
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Re: Why Ford is better than Holden

i mainly dont like holdens choice in 6 cyl.. the v6 is a bag of shit,

the i6 is a much better engine,

and what i realy like is a ea with exhaust mods and a 5 spd will wipe the floor with just about any holden 5.0lt v8 with the same mods up to vs!! :s6:
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Re: Why Ford is better than Holden

A slightly serious answer to your question.
There are several parts to this:-

Is Ford, the company, better than Holden?
No idea, both seem to be profitable (in Australia) and both seem to be inovative and produce reasionable product.

Is the mainline Ford product, the BA Falcon, better than the VY Commodore?
Well that depends on what you mean by better.
Out of the box, the SS Commodore is slightly quicker than the XR6 Turbo but it rides harsher and is harder on tyres etc. Both are fairly easy to modify for performance although the Turbo has the edge in the bang for buck (but I do wonder about longevity).
The GT and Clubsport both have their good and bad points, the choice is really personal, drive both, one will appeal more.
Ford at this time have so answer to the GTS or the new Coupe4 but then the GTS is not exactly a volume seller.

Is Ford service/customer care better than Holden?
I have heard a few horror stories from both sides and to be fair some of the customers are dickheads and deserve the mess they are in. I have never had a problem with service on any of my Fords. The worst problem I had was with my AU2 Ghia. I had the factory Tickford suspension fitted and they left out some spacers. (XR6 kit) The result was the front tyres hit the guards on tight lock at low speed. I mentioned this to dealer, her rang Ford, they fix the problem (fitted spacers) and then resprayed the front guards as there had been some paint removed, AND they gave me anothe car to drive while it was happening.
One of the main reasons I now have a GT-P and not a GTS is that, in my work, I spend a lot of time in car dealerships. I have overheard the dealer principle talking with the service manager several times at one HSV dealership. They way they discussed several of their customers with NEW cars that had problems (oil, rattle, steering pump) convinced me not to buy one. If I ever do buy a HSV I am sure it will not be from there.

Is the Falcon more reliable than the Commodore?
Well with current models who knows, but the simple fact is, there are many Falcon Taxis and bugger all Commodore ones.

In summary, I drive a lot of rental cars and I prefer the BA to the VY. I own a GT-P and I have never had a problem with it. I do over 50,000km per year so I spend a lot of time in cars.
So in my opinion, at this time the Ford product suits me better than the Holden product.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Why Ford is better than Holden

All i have to say, drive a VY SS against the BA XR8 and the difference speaks for itself. Yes the Commodore is marginally quicker on a drag race but real life driving and overall feel good goes the BA's way.

Oh btw, Welcome to the forums, but just one thing? What made you interested to go Ford.

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