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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In an enlightened state of mind
No....We have to thank competition!
Im not sure I am about to publicly thank Holden for such a wonderful new Ford Falcon. I am, however happy to say that its competition that breeds product development. If it were a one-horse race we would all be still driving around in Model T's that cost $60000 to buy.
After the EL, one has to wonder what the motives really were of the Boss of Ford HQ of the time (jack Nasser) when they released the AU. Ugly design, mostly unchanged drive train and quality concerns right from the word go.
We now have a new style of leadership (Does that sound like a Labor add campaign) with Geoff Polites who isnt here for the sole purpose of downsizing the company, but to release a product that is simply better than the competitions'.
If that has to do in part of Holden then yes I acknowledge that, but it also has to do in part of Toyota, Mitsubishi, BMW and all the other carmakers out there who are giving us fresh designs and concepts. Ford have taken some of the best ideas from a huge variety of makes and models and brought them together in a uniquely Australian way. The BA Falcon.