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Old 19-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #121
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Interior will be an area they plan to focus on, they really want the interior quality to be top notch from what i've heard. Quality plastics and excellent fit and finish.
So why do this for only a piddling 1000 units/month of local sales?
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #122
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So why do this for only a piddling 1000 units/month of local sales?
So that a positive thread would be started on Ford Forums for you to troll...


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Old 19-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #123
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It is amazing how Ford really showed us nothing & told us nothing, but by giving us a “teaser” & talking about it up front & by not waiting for all the negatively angled questions we have not gotten one single article that has been negatively written about Falcon. Which is what I thought was coming before the show started. This has been great work I think by Ford. It gives me confidence that maybe the media department at Ford might actually know what they are doing!!

I look forward to 2014 & what Falcon brings. Any chance they are secretly working on Diesel Falcon?
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Old 19-10-2012, 10:45 PM   #124
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So why do this for only a piddling 1000 units/month of local sales?
I think this is a legitimate question.

I love the Falcon as much as the next guy (look up my previous posts) and am sooo happy that this is happening. But at the same time, a big investment like this needs to be profitable. Could it be that finally an export programme is on the cards? Could it be that the Falcon platform will finally be shared with the Mustang and maybe be the basis for other large RWD Ford USA models??
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Old 19-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #125
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I think this is a legitimate question.

I love the Falcon as much as the next guy (look up my previous posts) and am sooo happy that this is happening. But at the same time, a big investment like this needs to be profitable. Could it be that finally an export programme is on the cards? Could it be that the Falcon platform will finally be shared with the Mustang and maybe be the basis for other large RWD Ford USA models??
Could it be indeed. As I said earlier, too much investment for only 2 years.

On another note, here is the vid from Ford's press day at AIMS

http://youtu.be/EjLaDBSSjHQ
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Old 20-10-2012, 01:52 PM   #126
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Old 20-10-2012, 01:58 PM   #127
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I went along to the motor show last night, and I have to say ford's presence was far ahead of most manufacturers. The overall feel of the show was quiet compared to other years, but even my mates who are not Ford (or Holden for that matter) guys were impressed. The ecoboost G series on the dyno pumping out 147 rwkw was cool to see!
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Old 20-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #128
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I went along to the motor show last night, and I have to say ford's presence was far ahead of most manufacturers. The overall feel of the show was quiet compared to other years, but even my mates who are not Ford (or Holden for that matter) guys were impressed. The ecoboost G series on the dyno pumping out 147 rwkw was cool to see!
That's how many kw's my ED made from the crank.... when new.
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Old 20-10-2012, 06:54 PM   #129
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Old 20-10-2012, 07:38 PM   #130
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good for you lol
It's a good thing. Plenty to move the falcon. Almost as much as the barra 6 in BA.
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Old 20-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #131
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I hope you get a chance to see it.
I probably should get a viewing in the new year hopefully.
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Old 20-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #132
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aussies like there big cars too much, but as for the falcon,I imagine a 4cyclinder eco boost falcon lol.

aka 1980 vb commodore days.

but you may get a snappy eight speed trans to make that poxy motor have some getup but no go .
Have you actually driven a 4 cylinder Falcon yet ?
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Old 20-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #133
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throughout the whole presentation i was thinking to myself 'i will replace my falcon with the new mondeo once the falcon is dead in 2016,' and 'why arent they saying anything about the falcon!' and then they suprised me with that falcon 2014 teaser and then i started thinking 'OMGWTFBBQ!'
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Old 20-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #134
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Good job ford. Nice to see they have made a reply to all the unfounded speculation in the media.
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Old 21-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #135
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Saw this on a facebook page
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I hope it look's nothing like that...ohhh my eyes.
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Yeah thats not a looker at all, surely it cant look like that?
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Old 21-10-2012, 09:38 AM   #138
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It's only a photoshop don't worry
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Yeah i knew that, but hopefully it wont look anything like that.
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Could be completely wrong but I'm thinking more like SZ Territory bonnet,
headlights and then corporate Fusion /Taurus look below that..

Thinking parts sharing plus letting the plastic nose do the differentiation work..

Maybe a rework of Territory rear tail lights and new boot lid for a different look at the back..
maybe different crease lines in door skins..

The above changes would be fairly straight forward but give a huge change in appearance...
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Old 21-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #141
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Reminds me of global RWD Transit, which I really like. I would, however ditch all the chrome and the headlights will probably be L.E.D.
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Old 21-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #142
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How can one not see Mustang in this?
Those with cataract ops booked soon or not realising they should be booked soon, lol.....the fun is speculating on a positive..., then will come disguised prototypes, and more hightened interest, then less disguised evaluation vehicles/pilot builds...then my Terry becomes 2 year old and the buying itch needs a "doctor's visit".......

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Old 21-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #143
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Some in USA who claim to have sen the 2015 Mustang say this render is getting close although the front is still a bit off..
So this Mustang styling could be more to do with what is coming for the 2014 Falcon, that makes more sense to me...

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If it comes out looking like that, i'll....christ, I don't know. Probably sell a kidney for one.
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Hell yeah, that render is amazing!
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I hope the 2014 falcon has that noise & doors!!! Ever nice
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I hope the 2014 falcon has that noise & doors!!! Ever nice
I don't care how good VF is, if the 2014 Falcon comes out with nose styling along the lines of that Mustang sketch
it is going to win a lot of friends, maybe a lot of former buyers of the brand come back if it has an aggressive look?
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Best thing is, no matter how much people like to call the falcon dead.


Its not.


Come 2014, its going further.
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If it comes out looking like that, i'll....christ, I don't know. Probably sell a kidney for one.
Hell yeah..one kidney up for grab's.
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If it comes out looking like that, i'll....christ, I don't know. Probably sell a kidney for one.
If it comes out like that I will sell your kidneys....
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