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Old 08-01-2004, 22:16   #1 (permalink)
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Car And Driver rave about BA XR Falcons!

My sincere apologies if this is a re-post, I did a quick search and didn't find any references to this article...

http://www.caranddriver.com/article....rticle_id=8210

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This begs the question, WHEN ARE FORD OZ GOING TO START EXPORTING THE BA FALCON?!?

Sorry to shout, but from what I've read, the BA wouldn't have too much trouble selling if it was exported...
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Sorry

Great article though, would be nice to see the Falcon exported to the States
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Old 08-01-2004, 22:35   #3 (permalink)
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Great article though, would be nice to see the Falcon exported to the States
Damn! I did a search for caranddriver.com first, I guess the search function doesn't search links.

Speaking of exporting the BA, anybody else seen this online petition regarding importing the Aussie Falcons to the US?

http://www.petitiononline.com/FSAB3719/petition.html
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Re: Car And Driver rave about BA XR Falcons!

It may be a repost, but in light of the BA MK2 info released today, am I going crazy, or is that XR6T a MKII in SHockwave???

Look below the Falcon badge on the rear shot and there seems to be another badge just where the new MKII badge goes.

Was there really a 5 speed in that car or was it a 6 speed test mule at Garrett for some reason?
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Seriously compared to what US FoMoCo have the XR6T and proabably the XR8 as well
shits over everything they have...

Have you seen what their cars look like?
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From what I understand there were a few people who picked up at the launch of the BA the fact that there are the follwoing interesting mods in the BA already......Fuel tank under the back seat and the firewall in the engine bay ready for the transfer of the master cylinder to the left hand side.....No one from Ford would admit that they have exports in mind but there is a good chance!!!
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They would need a serious boost in production numbers first, there were/are waiting lists for BA's in just Australia, they would need to build several 100 more per week to be able to cope
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Re: Car And Driver rave about BA XR Falcons!

Slightly off the topic, but did anyone catch this line in the article: "Antipodean fuel is pricey"? Laugh? I nearly fell off my bloody chair!

(background - I'm a Pom. Aussie fuel is cheap, m'kay?)
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The only problems for Ford to export the BAs to the States would be that they would have to increase the production lines to meet the demands,and then they would also be pushing GMH for volume in sales and regain the market.
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