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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Question BA's in the States

It's been a while since I've visited the forum and was wondering if anyone out there had any feedback on how the BA was received by Ford USA, when sent over there recently.

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They loved it. The car was parked at a shopping mall in Michigan (motown) and when the person went back to it he found about 15 phone numbers from people wanting to know where they can get one.

HSV, I don't want one
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 04:30 AM
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Thought this was an interesting article from

"Put another shrimp on the barbie -- American automakers are going Australian.
by Paul A. Eisenstein 5/14/2003

Detroit automakers seem to have a thing for Australia. There’s the reborn Pontiac GTO, a beefed-up version of the Monaro, built by GM’s Australian subsidiary, Holden. Ford went down under for former CEO Jac Nasser. And though Nasser’s been given his walking papers, company officials are looking at another possible import – in this case, the four-wheeled kind.

Ford insiders tell TheCarConnection they’re actively considering the Australian-made Ford Falcon. It’s a rear-drive muscle car, something the Australians have come to specialize in. Falcon could fill a long-vacant niche in Ford’s American line-up, giving it a ready rival to the GTO – while reviving one of the most famous nameplates from Ford’s past. Insiders stress they’re not ready to make a final decision. But you can bet they’ll be watching closely to see what happens with the revival of the GTO.

If Pontiac’s down-under imports hits the mark, don’t be surprised to see even more Australian products turn up in U.S. showrooms. "

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Having seen the reaction on the GTO (Monaro) in the states at the New York Motor show (03/03), the BA would be well received.

I got there on the first day as the gates were opening... not many people hanging round the gto. Yeah.. well it's a friggin 1998 release guys... anyway, give it 1 hour and it's 3 deep! I couldn't get near it! Scary. Then again, having driven a Buick and been driven in many other cars - hey - it's not hard to like somthing else.

PEOPLE! Feel good. We live in a great country. Great cars at reasonable prices. I spent a lot of time in taxis and they made EF Falcons after 700,000km seem like they've got handling.

Resist exporting - it'll screw us. We'll start making what "they" want.

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