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FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:40 pm

Are you a Ford or a Holden fan and why? For me it's Holden all the way! :mrgreen:
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:57 pm

I don't mind.
Roll a VN SS or an XR8 EB2 and I'll be happy with either :D
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:59 pm

K270UB6 wrote:I don't mind.
Roll a VN SS or an XR8 EB2 and I'll be happy with either :D

Oh come on your either a Ford or Holden man!
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Vitalstatistix » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:04 pm

MetroTasCatcher wrote:Oh come on your either a Ford or Holden man!

Must I? :lol: :wink:

Ford is my pic, I'm a real big falcon fan and support Ford in the V8's :D
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby busrider » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:06 pm

HOLDEN! Not influenced by the fact that I live about 1km from their factory in SA... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Mark V » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:26 pm

Holden without a doubt. :D

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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Andrew » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:40 pm

Absolutely POSITIVELY care factor ZERO for the INSIPID Holden v Ford that infests nearly all automotive discussions in this country.
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Windy » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:42 pm

Not even for that beast of a ute you had? :(
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Andrew » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:43 pm

That was a great car indeed. But it wasn't great just because it was a Holden, it was great for many reasons (including the all Aussie iron under the bonnet).
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Bostik » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:33 pm

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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby dude » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:40 am

Andrew wrote:Absolutely POSITIVELY care factor ZERO for the INSIPID Holden v Ford that infests nearly all automotive discussions in this country.

Seconded. It's the argument bogans have during the summer months in Australia. During the winter, the question is "Are you some sort of poof cuz uze r inna AFL?" or "Are you some sort of bogan cuz uze r inna Rugby?"
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Daz » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:04 am

I only prefer holdens because they are owned by GM which also owned Detroit Diesel who built the 6v92. Personally I think Ford has the edge on looks since the BA but the Holden has more power and a sportier ride:

BF XR8: Sluggish but extremely smooth and well styled, fairly low quality interior but functional. Average sound system and very few options come standard.
VE SS: Snappy acceleration, firm and solid ride (however sometimes too solid), nicely styled quality interior, but can't see end of bonnet or boot. Would be a pain to park. Also has a very low front spoiler which would catch on everything.

Personally, after having Jap, Aussie and Diesel cars, Japanese all the way. Why pay for a big 6 or 8 when you can get the same power from a four with better economy, cheaper rego and lower servicing costs.
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby PoweredByCNG » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:49 am

For me, brand loyalty = ZERO.

We have a 2005 Holden VZ Commodore SV6 and a 2004 Ford BA Falcon XT.

Speaking of which, the Falcon has been handed over to a local LPG fitter for a liquid LPG injection system install. More details coming soon!

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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Member1100 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:11 pm

dazisstillback wrote:I only prefer holdens because they are owned by GM which also owned Detroit Diesel who built the 6v92.
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Well that makes sense. So even if the Holden car was a poorly built piece of crap, you would still buy it based on the fact that GM once built a Detroit Diesel engine??? That would be like me buying a Subaru because they once built Fuji Articulated Buses. :roll:

But on the subject at hand, If I HAD to pick from Holden or Ford, it would be Holden. Anybody who takes an interest in cars will agree that the Falcon and Territory in recent years have had so many issues with ball joints, brake hoses and numerous other issues, while the Commodore has moved ahead in leaps and bounds with very few issues.

That said, I tend to favour Japanese cars more often than not. Honda and Subaru being my two favourites at the moment. I currently own a Honda Prelude Coupe, but I am considering moving into a Subaru Liberty 3.0 GT in the next few months. And no.......not because they once built the Fuji Articulated Bus. :lol:
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Andrew » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:53 pm

Eratik wrote: I am considering moving into a Subaru Liberty 3.0 GT in the next few months. And no.......not because they once built the Fuji Articulated Bus. :lol:

You won't get a 3.0 GT - you might get a 3.0R or 3.0 spec B?

No new Liberty are being sold now until the new model is released later this year, unless you find one sitting at a dealer.

Here's a sneak peek of the front for the new Liberty.

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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Swift » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:01 pm

Aren't Suby Joobas frightfully costly to repair once a component fails due to wear?They have been notorious for their costly repairs for years yet the spectacle wearing middle class masses continue to buy them like they are a status symbol :roll: .
The drivers are down there with Toyota and Volvo too.

That four cylinder boxy thing that propels most of them continue to sound like a John Deer tractor and sound horrible when a loud exhaust is fitted.
I can't understand the appeal of this overrated brand in Australia.
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Member1100 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:12 pm

Deanes 5013 wrote:Aren't Suby Joobas frightfully costly to repair once a component fails due to wear?They have been notorious for their costly repairs for years yet the spectacle wearing middle class masses continue to buy them like they are a status symbol :roll: .
The drivers are down there with Toyota and Volvo too.

That four cylinder boxy thing that propels most of them continue to sound like a John Deer tractor and sound horrible when a loud exhaust is fitted.
I can't understand the appeal of this overrated brand in Australia.


Think what you like. They are a real drivers car. Everything is designed in these cars to maximize the driving pleasure for people like myself who like driving. You cant really claim the Symetrical All Wheel Drive System that Subaru provides in its cars is overrated. These cars have amongst the best handling characteristics in its class.
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:40 pm

I would like one of these babies: A Chevrolet Impala Police car :D
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby PoweredByCNG » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:17 pm

^^^ EWWWW front wheel drive!

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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Swift » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:34 pm

PoweredByCNG wrote:^^^ EWWWW front wheel drive!

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And questionable build quality and reliability.Looks nice though.
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:48 pm

Deanes 5013 wrote:
PoweredByCNG wrote:^^^ EWWWW front wheel drive!

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And questionable build quality and reliability.Looks nice though.

C'mon! It's a quality U.S. Police cruiser! You can't go wrong! :mrgreen:
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby Bostik » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:55 pm

MetroTasCatcher wrote:I would like one of these babies: A Chevrolet Impala Police car :D


Do they want to make and unmarked car any more obvious?? I thought our Aurions were obvious but XXX!!
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby DarrenH » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:58 pm

Holden for me at the moment I am driving a 98 VT Commodore but I would love to get behind the wheel of a VE Commodore SV6 if only I had the coin :twisted:
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:00 pm

I wouldn't mind one of these girls either: A 1980 Chevrolet Impala CHP :D
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Re: FORD OR HOLDEN???

Postby ben73 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:04 pm

Holden Definatly, always have been, but still Fords are okay tho.
I'd prefer a 300c over any Holden or Ford
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