How else are they gonna sell them?? The AU1 Forte/Futura looks to be the problem, no one really wants to buy them. I can't imagine seeing too many P platers wanting to own one, where as I sure we will see heaps of VT execs with P plates. I think ford will have serious problems selling old AU stock.RPO83 said:On a slightly similar matter, Ford should learn that when you run out Falcon's for less than 22 000, the resale value of that model will drop to the floor...stop doing it!!!
That works well for me in a way, the more trouble they have seeling them, the more discounted they will be and the more likely I can afford one in my target timeframe.JEM said:
I think ford will have serious problems selling old AU stock.
If I can't find an auto version when it comed to purchase I'd almost consider a manual conversion or getting the damn thing engineered to take a manual if needs be. So yeah I'm not an Auto personAdam W said:So your not an auto man Donut King, yeah I prefer to actually drive the car myself too.
These are the cars that can be made look extremely good. Buy one cheep enough and there is next to no work to get an XR front on it, new wheels and presto.Adam W said:I think that the AU1 Fortes that are dumped to the ground and have decent size mags look good, and the different grille of course. I would definately not buy a standard one though especially in green, Man are they ugly.
I think Ford are having trouble just selling AUI & II Falcons. I'm sorry but I need to get this out.JEM said:I think ford will have serious problems selling old AU stock.
I agree with you. I think the Au 1 works better as a do upper for the young guys. You try putting a kit on the Holden and if you are not carefull it really starts to look crap.Forte said:HEY! I love my AU 1 Forte.With its 17" Tickford wheels it looks great.I do admit that when they first came out I didn't like the look but after a while it grew on me . Whith a nice set of wheels and a lowering job (next task) I recon they **** on Commos in the looks dept.Oh and colour coded grill but the forte's liquid silver anyway.I took the grill out the other day to see what it looks like with maybe black mesh and it looks prety good imo.
For sure. The only problem is they don't come like that from the factory. I'm talking stock as stock AUI Forte & Futura from november '98. I reckon they look great with the rear wing (especially the XR Bi wing) and a good set of wheels, but if you look at the original AU it's a tad ordinary. Like HSE said they're a great base to work with for young-uns to do up..JEM said:I agree that with some work the AU1 forte can look great too, especially in the right color..