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Old 03-09-2003, 17:38   #1 (permalink)
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Saw my first BA taxi today, looked tame, but still very nice, this is about 2 months after I saw one and the only one VY taxi in Melbourne M2489. I work for yellow cabs and at our depot we have a fleet of over 80 AU1,2,3 Taxis, the highest km car has just over 500,000 and still happily eating the kays away.

We are getting a few BA's soon seeing Ford has released the taxi pack now.

This co-incided with driving next to a nice BA XR6 and throughtout my travels I only saw 3 VY Commodores (1 police) out of 7 BA Falcons.

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Old 03-10-2003, 02:19   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah I saw my first BA taxi Friday night.

Only 500,000ks? I think just about every EL I have jumped into had at least 600,000 with the highest I have seen about 830,000k's. Certainly living up to the built ford tough name!
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Yeah I saw my first BA taxi today as well. It was an XR6 as well.
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500,000ks on a BA?? whatever - thats like 100,000ks a month

xr6 taxi?? damn, would actually make me feel happy forking over the money at the end of the trip!
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wicked: this is what you can expect to see soon

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oh and the highest mileage on a falcon that ive seen is 900 000+ kms thats on an early build au.

here in brisbane theyve had cabs as high as 1 000 000+ kms.
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i've seen an EL with about 850,000km's on it. i can only hope my EF's good for that much
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500,000ks on a BA?? whatever - thats like 100,000ks a month
Ummm....Wicked is talking about AU's!
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ooh i seen a BA cab today outside my uni, didnt quite get time to catch a photo of it :/
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Saw a VY SS taxi cruising around the Holden plant last week. Can't wait to take a taxi ride in the equivalent Ford model! That would make a nice end to a night out...
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Speaking of Built Ford Tough.

Had a ride in a NF Hirecar 960,000 kms since they bought it new according to the driver.

had every service, has only used one diff and 2 gearboxes. Motor is still going stong .

Now i would like to see a commodore / statesman do that. LMAO no chance.

Its a real shame for the Cab drivers to wreck such fine cars as the BA.

Wonder how the cars will be after 600,000 or so Kms
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