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Old 10-01-2001, 19:23   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ford rubs it in with new utes

http://www.drive.com.au/news/default...ews/news1.html



I especially like the opening paragraph:D
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Old 10-01-2001, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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Holden's answer to previous articles about Ford kicking their butt in sales is that Ford are actually selling two utes, the trayback and the proper ute back one. They reckon if you compare "normal" Ford ute sales with Commodore, the Holden's are actually slightly in front!:rolleyes:
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Old 10-01-2001, 23:09   #3 (permalink)
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Crap

Isn't that the biggest load of crap from holden?
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Old 10-02-2001, 02:12   #4 (permalink)
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who gives what holden say
a ute is still a ute
no tray is the biggest mistake that holden have made
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Old 10-02-2001, 02:36   #5 (permalink)
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I tell ya what fellas, I'm wrapped at the moment!
After the serious prospect of having my work supplied Mazda Bravo ute replaced with a bloody Holden Rodeo, I've convinced the boss to get me into a Falcon ute.
The Tradesman deal as mentioned in the article is what tipped the whole scenario and price for that matter in Falc's favour.
So now traveling from Ballarat to Melbourne and back everyday won't be so much of a grind, and I wont have to flog the guts out of the ute to go up the Pentland Hills.
mmm can't wait,
Tradesman series one tonner with straight gas, 5 speed and AC.
Should get along OK too!:rolleyes:
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Old 10-02-2001, 03:50   #6 (permalink)
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Good stuff Rus! Glad to see a bit of faith in the trusty Ford Ute.

Ford ought to rub it in. It's a success story not publicised enough. It shows the Falcon Ute serves a few purposes: work, play and a combination of both. And not to mention value for money.

Good on you Ford, and keep the hits coming! :D
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That is great news Rastus!

Two utes eh.. :eek:
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Old 10-02-2001, 23:21   #8 (permalink)
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The VU ute came out 2 years (give or take) after the AU. If holden couldn't be stuffed designing a tray for it that time, then they've got no one to blame but themselves.

BTW these new utes are all well and good, but where's the sandfire and Terra? Bugger a T-series ute, if you want to see Maloo sales drop to zero just release a sandfire.
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Sandfire and Terra? What the...?

Were these recent concept utes, or old models from way way back?
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