Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Thu 4/Feb/10 12:02pm

Right then.

Seeing as one of my favourite threads on the whole site was destroyed by a pissing contest, shall we try again?

Let's try to keep it civil this time, shall we?

Now, we were discussing Ford killing off the Falcon. How many thousands of AUS/NZ customers will they lose if that happens? And if god forbid, it does, surely it won't be replaced by the bloody Taurus??

[Mods edit] Linkage to the old thread :) =} http://www.vorb.org.nz/unusual-cars-mki-t59756.html
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 4/Feb/10 12:04pm

and what will it mean for the taxi racing series here and in Straya?

also, my willy is bigger than anyones, just saying.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Thu 4/Feb/10 12:06pm

:lol: nice.

I guess it'll turn the V8 Supercars into a one make series?? Or else they'll finally let Toyota in :butbut:
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 4/Feb/10 12:18pm

I was watching TVNZ 6 last night (yay freeview) and on Beyond Tomorrow they had a segment on this car: the Magna Steyr MILA concept.

Looks like fun. runs on CNG, but the concept was rather underpwoered. 1.6 litre car engine, 0-60 in 5 seconds.

Needs a proper motor: Turbo Busa or one of those Caterham V8's Well cool though

http://www.seriouswheels.com/2005/2005- ... 80x960.htm
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Thu 4/Feb/10 12:24pm

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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby nostromo on Thu 4/Feb/10 1:51pm

ShoreBoy wrote:Right then.

Seeing as one of my favourite threads on the whole site was destroyed by a pissing contest, shall we try again?

Let's try to keep it civil this time, shall we?

Now, we were discussing Ford killing off the Falcon. How many thousands of AUS/NZ customers will they lose if that happens? And if god forbid, it does, surely it won't be replaced by the bloody Taurus??

[Mods edit] Linkage to the old thread :) =} unusual-cars-mki-t59756.html

Taurus seems OK, just ridiculously heavy for some reason which can't be good. The Mondeo is basically as big as a Falcon now, in fact the wheelbase and track are actually bigger.
Put a 3 litre-ish turbo in it and call it a Falcon, no-one would know.

People don't actually seem to tow heavy stuff with Falcons or Commodores, they use SUVs as far as I can tell so RWD is a crock for all apart from the performance models. For that bring in the Mustang, problem sorted.

There you go Mr Ford my consultancy invoice is in the mail :)
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ratrod on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:06pm

Back in the late 90's Street Machine mag ran a campaign called 308 'till 98. Apparently it made Holden keep the 308 on a bit longer. Maybe they can do the same for the 'coon.

What will happen to Bathurst? Return of the Skyline perhaps?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:09pm

Who really cares if the Çoon dies?!
Post the XC they were / are boring, big tanks anyway :hmmm:
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:18pm

ShoreBoy wrote:Now, we were discussing Ford killing off the Falcon. How many thousands of AUS/NZ customers will they lose if that happens? And if god forbid, it does, surely it won't be replaced by the bloody Taurus??

Really? i read somewhere that the americans are contemplating replacing the crown Victoria with the falcon. seems stupid, the falcon is something like the second biggest selling car in all of Australasia for the last 1000 years.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:24pm

dicks-naughty-account wrote:
ShoreBoy wrote:Now, we were discussing Ford killing off the Falcon. How many thousands of AUS/NZ customers will they lose if that happens? And if god forbid, it does, surely it won't be replaced by the bloody Taurus??

Really? i read somewhere that the americans are contemplating replacing the crown Victoria with the falcon. seems stupid, the falcon is something like the second biggest selling car in all of Australasia for the last 1000 years.


I was under the impression it was 10000
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dicks-naughty-account on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:25pm

Could just be me, but that seems a little generous.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 4/Feb/10 7:38pm

i'm a generous kinda guy
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby GraemeWi on Thu 4/Feb/10 9:01pm

ratrod wrote:Back in the late 90's Street Machine mag ran a campaign called 308 'till 98. Apparently it made Holden keep the 308 on a bit longer. Maybe they can do the same for the 'coon.

What will happen to Bathurst? Return of the Skyline perhaps?


Roll it back a further decade - it was 1984 when the v8's till 98 thing kicked off. Outside of the HDT Commodores the 308 and 253 v8's were horrible. My reference books are in storage but the 308 was pushing out approx 120kw in stock form. Should have been killed off then... At least they developed some fuel injection to go on the plastic pig VL and give it a few more kw

The Falcon's had their own v8 killed off in 1982 with the last of the Clevelands - I had one of the last XE v8's and it was a sweet car. Perhaps the era of the local car has passed us and the world car with local styling hints will be the meat and potatoes of the future.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 4/Feb/10 9:27pm

ratrod wrote:What will happen to Bathurst? Return of the Skyline perhaps?


If only , bring back Godziller!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby cooper770 on Thu 4/Feb/10 10:29pm

I lodge my protest.

your thread, your choice. But I reserve the right to protest.
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