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We may have been knocked off by Norway in the Best country to live contest, but I tell you what, we live in the best Ford country in the world. Forget the USA and the UK don't rate a mention. If you want a great looking, perfoming and quality Ford product we are it:D
And business is about to pick up:cool:
 

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Yep and we are second only to Sweden in the "quality of life and most wealthy country" results. This takes into account the average wage, the education level, and the life expectancy or something along those lines.
 

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HSE2 said:
We may have been knocked off by Norway in the Best country to live contest, but I tell you what, we live in the best Ford country in the world. Forget the USA and the UK don't rate a mention. If you want a great looking, perfoming and quality Ford product we are it:D
And business is about to pick up:cool:
Your not wrong mate:cool:
 

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Have lived in UK and now Aus and have to agree, except i wish they brought out the RS Escort Cosworth out here...:rolleyes:
 

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I've also lived in the UK and been back a few times, I just can't get used to the amount of cars on the road. I love the fact that out here I can still find a remote piece of tarmac and have a blast without interference from other cars. Though Australian fauna is a bit of a worry. I have not ventured up to the NT yet, but where else in the world can you drive as fast as you like, again with very little traffic. Yep, this is definately the best place in the world, which ever way you look at it. (and we can play rugby better than anybody else aswell!!)
 

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I have read several times about the imported cars sometimes struggling with our type of road surfaces. I assume the European roads are smoother in the most part than ours?
I haven't been outside Australia so I don't know.
 

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I have read several times about the imported cars sometimes struggling with our type of road surfaces. I assume the European roads are smoother in the most part than ours?
I haven't been outside Australia so I don't know.
Generally roads are quite good, though they do get very narrow out in the countryside. You don't get roads with soft edges like ours, so the ability to drive with 2 wheels on the dirt while the other 2 are on tarmac is a must for Aussie cars. But take it from me, Tassie roads would be some of the best drives in the world.
 

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I keep hearing that about Tassie Roads but I can honestly tell you the guys building them have no idea. :(
 

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Originally spoken by Rod McQueen after we pumped the Lions
Isn't it great to be a bloody Australian!
You bet your sweet arse it is!
 

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HSE2 said:
We may have been knocked off by Norway in the Best country to live contest
The judges obviously don't know sh*t from clay then!..
 

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Dunno about us having the best Ford products in the World :rolleyes: give me a Lightning anyday, and maybe a '93 Mustang Cobra with a Supercharged 351W for the weekends :D:D

And id agree with you on Australia being the best country but not until we get some sort of decent government :rolleyes:
 

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Dunno about us having the best Ford products in the World :rolleyes: give me a Lightning anyday, and maybe a '93 Mustang Cobra with a Supercharged 351W for the weekends :D:D

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Come on Martin. None of those cars have a half decent build quality and don't even mention NVH. Did I hear someone mention the ability to turn the steering wheel. And are those cars standard factory jobs?
 

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Well for me to go there would cost an arm and a leg. Second I would have to pay to have my stuff transported over there. I would need to get a job. Damn to many things to do.
 

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Well for me to go there would cost an arm and a leg. Second I would have to pay to have my stuff transported over there. I would need to get a job. Damn to many things to do.
Hehehe. Excuses. No guts. I reckon it would be cheeper to sell your stuff over there and buy new stuff out here. With the way the dollar is against the greenback you would probably make money;)
 

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True. I guess I could, but hell I would not want to get rid of my Impala SS. So lets see I can remove the cats and the emissions crap. Hell I may just have to find a way!
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HSE2, I cant say that ive heard of anyone complaining about the build quality of the Lightning, apparently its pretty good.
Anyway who cares about quality when theres 400Hp and 650Nm under the right foot? And they handle pretty good for a truck.....
If I wanted build quality, fuel economy etc id buy a Honda :rolleyes:
 

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HSE2, I cant say that ive heard of anyone complaining about the build quality of the Lightning, apparently its pretty good.
Anyway who cares about quality when theres 400Hp and 650Nm under the right foot? And they handle pretty good for a truck.....
If I wanted build quality, fuel economy etc id buy a Honda :rolleyes:
Sounds like you would be happier with a Holden then:p

You know some people with a lighten do you?. So do I and there is no way fit and finish come close to anything built in Australia for the money you have to pay for it.

I suspect 90% of people will care about quality even if it does have 400Hp because you can back it in the opposition will have the same at a cheaper price and he is that word again, better quality.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 
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