Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney Motor Show predictions...
Just want to predict what I think woudl be the most logical and exciting addition to Ford's line up at the motor show. Whilst the Ford of the late 90's would have been over excited with a new Fiesta, the current Ford not only has the BA and Focus range, but the new Fiesta and Territory range appearing for the first time at the Sydney Motor Show from Thursday.
I'm predicting perhaps a 330kw+ (but labelled to a gentlemen's limit of 306 Japanese style perhaps for avoiding the stupid politicians) stripped own GTHO, with 18 to 19 inchers, full HO kit, worked NA 5.4L V8 engine with no supercharger and aluminium bonnet, guards and other lighter stuff. Maybe even delete half of the interior such as stereo and aircon and make them add on options. This could keep price down as low as $85 to undercut the GTS and make it look completely useless, but by adding aircon and stereo options, would still be about the same sub 100k price.
My prediction for an AWD HSV GTS only seems to make this more sensible. Now that HSV has upped all models to 285, who in their right mind would pay for a 300kw GTS at 99k? I can most definitely see a new, even uglier GTS with extra weight (BA style) running AWD and more power, but perhaps only in the 310-315kw range. No that the stupid Monaro 427 is dead thank god, A stripped GTHO not only suits history, but gives Ford the image leader at a compeitive price to the GTS, but with RWD only for the die hard fans. I think it's the only sensible car they can make really to boost Falcon image and sales. I say rather than trying to brainwash us with sooper dooper zippy Fiestas and Big Family Territorys, kill 3 birds with one stone and pounce on everyone, shock the market into disbelief and bring out the HO.
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President
Last edited by Zetec; 10-13-2003 at 17:18.