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    GO FORD

    Ford fans have something to crow about
    top three spots at Daytona
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    RE: GO FORD

    Um, the Rolex 24? First place was a Corvette, second and third were Fords.
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    RE: GO FORD

    HUH???
    this was the one I watched
    http://www.speedtv.com//video/auto-racing/rolex-final-lap-24-hrs-at-daytona-2012-1421790172001/1#_vtop
    have a good one
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    RE: GO FORD

    Before i would BOO on ford, but actually the stuff they have been pumping out is really nice looking and refined, now i like them better than chevy, but not as much as Dodge

    funny thing in the US...

    focus- australian design
    tarus- australian design
    fiesta- australian design
    transit- australian design
    Fusion- either australian or volvo design.

    ive paid attention to the Australian market for years (since i want to move there) and all the things that are "new" here, existed YEARS over there. i LIKE the focus now, before they where the most god awful jittery, buzzy, slow plasicy pieces of crap on the road.

    sorry, kinda went off in left field
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    RE: GO FORD

    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    Before i would BOO on ford, but actually the stuff they have been pumping out is really nice looking and refined, now i like them better than chevy, but not as much as Dodge

    funny thing in the US...

    focus- australian design
    tarus- australian design
    fiesta- australian design
    transit- australian design
    Fusion- either australian or volvo design.

    ive paid attention to the Australian market for years (since i want to move there) and all the things that are ''new'' here, existed YEARS over there. i LIKE the focus now, before they where the most god awful jittery, buzzy, slow plasicy pieces of crap on the road.

    sorry, kinda went off in left field
    I think most if not all of those models you mentioned are designed in Europe. I know we design and make the ford falcon and fairlane but I thought the rest of their Australian line up was designed elsewhere. We do have a F-250 sold here in Aus but I would love to see the ford raptor hit our shores.

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    RE: GO FORD

    oh, well at least alot of them are made there some from sources in europe (where i would like to know), the new fords here are made here. thats the thing, its hard to figure out where a car comes from, heck could be designed in germany, parts made in japan, built in england and then sold under a american name.
    but i do know for a fact that the pontiac G8 and GTO are holden commodores that are imported, sadly the line failed due to pontiac going under, though i have heard that the camaro is almost all commodore.

    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
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    RE: GO FORD

    Shark
    you mention holden commodore
    I recently saw that BBC show top gear, thought they had on an Australian Pontiac.
    Looked tough, sounded great.
    Is that what you refer to?
    How were they connected to the American version?
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    RE: GO FORD

    The Commodore is indeed sold in America as a Pontiac. Shark I hear what you're saying about it being hard to really know where a car is being made, I bought a new ute in 09 made by Nissan and the model I got was made in Thailand while the 08 model before it which looked exactly same was made in Japan. 80 big ones for a Raptor huh... well it would be nice to see other people driving them I guess.

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    RE: GO FORD

    Yes, but can they turn right!?
    Down with the crew known to pump up the bass...
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    HA!

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    Yes, but can they turn right!?

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    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

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    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    Before i would BOO on ford, but actually the stuff they have been pumping out is really nice looking and refined, now i like them better than chevy, but not as much as Dodge

    funny thing in the US...

    focus- australian design
    tarus- australian design
    fiesta- australian design
    transit- australian design
    Fusion- either australian or volvo design.

    ive paid attention to the Australian market for years (since i want to move there) and all the things that are ''new'' here, existed YEARS over there. i LIKE the focus now, before they where the most god awful jittery, buzzy, slow plasicy pieces of crap on the road.

    sorry, kinda went off in left field
    Focus - European
    Taurus - America
    Fiesta - Brazilian
    Transit - European
    Fusion - There are two, one designed by the British and sold all over Europe, and another designed and produced in America.

    The Monaro is a rebranded Pontiac GTO. They are made in Australia, but the American counterpart (GTO) is made in America.
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    ORIGINAL: FahrtAutoRC


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    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    Yeah, there is a used one down the street from me for $35k... I think they are only just barely over $50k brand new and fully loaded.
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    RE: GO FORD

    Not worth it to me to pay $50k for a gas guzzling pickup. when would you ever run a Dakar rally anyway if you bought one?  Im not a fan boy of auto makes. as long as it gets ya A to B reliably and safely.
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    RE: GO FORD

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    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    Yeah, there is a used one down the street from me for $35k... I think they are only just barely over $50k brand new and fully loaded.
    Per the Ford website... 2012 Raptor, MSP starting price - $42,570.00. Don't know what the top-out at but the base looked pretty well equiped.

    edit: http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/trim/?trim=raptor
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    RE: GO FORD

    Not to take anything away from Ford, but those Riley chassis seems to win with whatever engine.. I think Riley has won the past 7 or 8 Daytona 24 Hours.. with engines from Porsche, Lexus, Pontiac, BMW and now Ford...
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    RE: GO FORD

    Your right on there
    they spread the joy around
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    ORIGINAL: FahrtAutoRC


    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    kinda a let down, cool looking compact but the side profile is weak and i think it should have been RWD.
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    RE: GO FORD

    I felt it should feel a little less Far East and stick closer to what the namesake car was.

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    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    the raptor is a cool truck but i think it has a $80,000 price tag!
    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    kinda a let down, cool looking compact but the side profile is weak and i think it should have been RWD.
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    RE: GO FORD

    Why should it be 2wd? It's basically a cheap pre-runner... I would love to have one, but I can barely afford to keep my ****ty jeep alive.
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    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    A Friggin AGREED![:@]
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    ORIGINAL: The_Shark

    Before i would BOO on ford, but actually the stuff they have been pumping out is really nice looking and refined, now i like them better than chevy, but not as much as Dodge

    funny thing in the US...

    focus- australian design
    tarus- australian design
    fiesta- australian design
    transit- australian design
    Fusion- either australian or volvo design.

    ive paid attention to the Australian market for years (since i want to move there) and all the things that are ''new'' here, existed YEARS over there. i LIKE the focus now, before they where the most god awful jittery, buzzy, slow plasicy pieces of crap on the road.

    sorry, kinda went off in left field
    Don't fprget the Falcon, which is not available in the US at all. I guess its kinda fair, Oz gets the Falcon and the US gets the Taurus.
    I hate stray Tomcats

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    ORIGINAL: iexion

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    Last I saw I believe it was around 50k, but don't quote me. And while Dodge is great, their new Dart makes me shudder

    A Friggin AGREED![:@]
    This is a 10 sec car from the factory. Extremely rare with the hemi
    what the hell do they call this other... thingy[&:].
    Jacked post woops
    Just like Chyrsler to take a badass two door muscle car and weenie-fy it by turning it into a 4cyl-v6 four door family car.
    Hell, look at what they did to the Charger...They took a Chrysler 300, put a Dodge cross grille, and dared to call that a Charger!

    The General Lee was a Charger. The Chargers of today to me are a shame to the original chargers of the late 60's and early 70s. The 2nd generation Chargers, and to some extent, the 3rd generation Chargers are my favorites. Even the first gen Chargers appeal to me.
    I hate stray Tomcats

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    RE: GO FORD

    i like the NEW charger, but its not a charger
    i like the new dart, but its not a dart
    i kinda like the new challenger, but its not a challenger.

    bad name choices, but not bad cars.
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    RE: GO FORD

    So what ever happened to affordable 2 door V8's anyways? Even with all this go green and such you would think there would be SOME offerings from old-school America.
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