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Old 22-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #181
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So glad this is coming out in the news

Way better than just finding out about it through indirect channels.

Very excited indeed.
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Old 22-10-2012, 04:23 PM   #182
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All this excitement with the Falcon again from the media(fwd comment excluded), has Marty Mcfly taken us back 10 years? lol
Either way I love it!
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Old 22-10-2012, 04:30 PM   #183
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Guys,

Here is the AIMS press day video that FOA has released.
Its 15mins long and includes the sneak peek of the 2014 falcon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjLaD...ature=youtu.be

I'd like to also add: Well done to FOA in getting the EVOS concept here down under. I could imagine it would have taken some lobbying to get it to Sydney
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Old 22-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #184
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Dunno. This is, however, an American practice of revealing a new car in the year prior to its on sale date. Make from that what you will.
Maybe they're confident of stealing some VF Commodore sales. By previewing it early, maybe some customers will hold off for the Falcon over Commodore?
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Old 22-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #185
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A couple things.

Lets hope they get rid of the awfull cheap looking black plastic that is so prominent on the current base & XR models. This stuff looks like it's made from the same stuff as the cheap black plastic poly tubing that you buy at Bunnings and looks so low rent.

Also, lets hope they put some technology into these care that can at least keep pace with other makes.

Things like:

Active Cruise Control
Blind spot monitoring
Front Colision warning system
Heated / ventilated seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Decent leather for the premium models
Electric Tailgate (for the Territory)

People generally like the tech, comfort and diver aids that are becoming so readily available in other makes. Joe public generally aren't brand loyal anymore, so these things need to be available within the range just to compete.

Hopefully Ford Aus will get this part of the package equation right. Together with appealing sheet metal, improved driving dynamics (have generally been quite good compared to our Red friends and with other makes) and tech that goes way past an 8" color screen, coupled with sustained marketing and image improvement, they could just be onto a winner.
Im puzzled, i have no issue at all with the plastics in my FG.

The only things I wish they would fix in the new Falcon would be:

* reduce the weight a bit
* lower seating position a bit
* bit more fuel efficient
* simpler ICC (i mean why do we have half degree increments on the aircon and why are there 10 fan settings when 4 or 5 will do)
* LED taillights
* front parking sensors
* gluteus maximus rejuvenators in the rear seats

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Old 22-10-2012, 05:30 PM   #186
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I really hope when he says 'shocked and excited' he means its going to be ballsy and bold, and youthful. I guess it won't be if David Katic has any say, who seems determined to pigeonhole Falcon's audience as a mid 40's family dad.
In addition to what turbodewd has just said, having lived with FGII for a couple of months now, I agree about the seats. I also think cost cutting measures like only having auto up on drivers window,space saver hurt showroom appeal.
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Old 22-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #187
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Im puzzled, i have no issue at all with the plastics in my FG.
Apologies, I should have been more specific. I'm referring to the black plastic in and around the grilles and rear lower bumper.
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Old 22-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #188
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yea that rear bumper insert on models except F6/GT/GTP/GTE, has to go.... what were they thinking
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Old 22-10-2012, 05:47 PM   #189
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yea that rear bumper insert on models except F6/GT/GTP/GTE, has to go.... what were they thinking
I LOVE the black rear bumper insert.. Looks so much better than the painted ones..
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Old 22-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #190
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Not sure if serious , If so stand corrected
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Old 22-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #191
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Sounds like Ford has responded to all the bad press surrounding the supposed death of the Falcon and is now fighting back with a 1-2 combo of first the motorshow sneak preview to generate a swarm of interest and get people talking, followed by the massive uppercut that will come when they finally take the velvet blanket of and reveal the falcon to the public!

Lets just hope that they do it right to re stimulate the market into buying large cars - i think the ecoboost and its variants will be key to this as long as the styling is bold enough to match the hype.

Bring the noise!
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Old 22-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #192
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Great that there's some good news coming from the Ford offices and a bit of hope for Falcon fans. But if they ditch RWD and switch to FWD I hope the Falcon name plate dies as well. Whatever they build might well be a very fine vehicle, but it won't be a Falcon.
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Old 22-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #193
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Old 22-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #194
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This is great. So happy that we are getting one more Falcon. Anyone know what its called? F?
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Old 22-10-2012, 07:24 PM   #195
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Well it should be, because its a big one to all the doubters.
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Old 22-10-2012, 07:45 PM   #196
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Just read that GoAuto article. The way Falcon sales are going this year, I think Ford could use those mechanical upgrades now.

Anyone know if the six-speed ZF automatic transmission is being replaced? Or just upgraded?

It will be the 2nd generation ZF 6 speed, an upgraded version of what we have now. Has a slightly higher torque capacity, 2-3% more economical, faster shifting and the possibility of blipping the throttle on downshifts like it does on the Jag XK with this gearbox. Hopefully Ford use it.
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It will be the 2nd generation ZF 6 speed, an upgraded version of what we have now. Has a slightly higher torque capacity, 2-3% more economical, faster shifting and the possibility of blipping the throttle on downshifts like it does on the Jag XK with this gearbox. Hopefully Ford use it.
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Old 22-10-2012, 08:08 PM   #198
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Apologies, I should have been more specific. I'm referring to the black plastic in and around the grilles and rear lower bumper.
The rear grille styled black bumper insert is indeed a shocker! hard to clean!!! Needs a smooth gloss-ish finish.
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Ps, i know is messy...but im tired lol
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Ps, i know is messy...but im tired lol

Good job!! Looks fantastic, and I wouldn't be surprised if your close to the money too.

Put me down for an XR6T ute.
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Old 22-10-2012, 08:17 PM   #201
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Good to see gov depts driving around in them !!!
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That's one masive width size "A" pillar.
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Old 22-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #203
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i have a horrible feeling the aussie 6's arnt long for this world

no euro 5 means no l6 past 2016 :(
Where exactly did you read that the I6 doesn't make Euro V?

(It does, by the way)
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Flappy paddles?
I think Ford are too conservative to do it, but you can only hope.
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Old 22-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #205
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http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mell...257A9E007EDCE8

Shock and awe for Fordís 2014 Falcon




Please tell me they are going to change the back end as well.
This gives me even higher hopes for Falcon
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This gives me even higher hopes for Falcon
And wel see it late 2013
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Where exactly did you read that the I6 doesn't make Euro V?

(It does, by the way)
Only the 6 cylinder EcoLPI is as far I know, not the petrol one.
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And wel see it late 2013
I'm am overwhelmingly excited. More teasers and information can't come soon enough.
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seems ford AS USUAL is on the right track. Its a long time till 2014 and all the forum fans and the evergood journos just start writing garbage as early as they want. looks like ford has a great plan ahead with an awesome lineup. Only downside is, we may have to loose a few things like maybe the 4.0 six. But if we keep the ecolpi..its the same thing only better. Looks like lateish next year well get a good SOLID sneak peak to interest maybe possible vf buyers and not dent current models to much. Sounds like a feaseable plan to me.
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still a nice car but i reeeeally prefer the large grill sections down much lower....like the current fg and even austins.
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