Originally Posted by Luke
While I was having another warranty job carried out on my BA XR8 Ute the other day my service manager told me that there will be no BA Series II, for reasons that Ford are very happy with sales and have no need to release another BA series given that there are so few modifications to be carried out on the BA in the near future. His source is an engineer from Ford.
So whats with all this BA Series II hype?
No BA Series II ? - what a crock of Sh*&%t !!!!!
Dealer & service managers will always spin crap to keep sales of their current models up. When do you know if a car dealer or their service manager is lying? - when their lips move !
Ford knows that Holden will be dropping the new HFV6 in the Commodore around Sep 2004 - with a likely 5 or 6 speed auto. These are BIG changes for the Commordore which will probably put it ahead again, and Ford wouldn't be stupid enough to get left behind again. (or would they..?? ..hmmmm)
It would be nice to see Ford take the lead for once and release the Series II earlier - hopefully with an even better tuned motor, 5/6 speed auto, some weight loss, and some reshaping to freshen it up.
The Falcon has already lost the sales race again (October '03 - yes I know the factory shut down for one week - another dumb decision - whats wrong with a mid-December to mid-Jan shutdown? which they will probably do anyway...They should have just extend the December or Jan shutdown by one week!), but I doubt they will make the momentum up in November, December or Jan Feb 2004.
The BA II is needed sooner. The current model will be 1.5 years old soon, and IMO is beginning to show its age, probably even more than the AU.
FORD, HURRY UP & GET THE BAII OUT !