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Old 05-13-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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.........if only
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:21 PM   #3
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Anytime anyone tries to bring somthing up about the falcon they just get shut down. Main thing, ITS A GTO. pontiac AUS took the same body style. Fords only worried about gas. the thing that kept performance in ford is now being dissasembled(special Vehicle Team)
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:04 PM   #4
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Anytime anyone tries to bring somthing up about the falcon they just get shut down. Main thing, ITS A GTO. pontiac AUS took the same body style. Fords only worried about gas. the thing that kept performance in ford is now being dissasembled(special Vehicle Team)
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:42 PM   #5
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Anytime anyone tries to bring somthing up about the falcon they just get shut down. Main thing, ITS A GTO. pontiac AUS took the same body style. Fords only worried about gas. the thing that kept performance in ford is now being dissasembled(special Vehicle Team)
Umm, no......the Falcon is NOT the GTO. Pontiac's grand mistake with the GTO was 1.)Calling it the GTO....and 2.)Leading everyone to think that they had designed it from the ground up for the U.S.

The Falcon is a mid-sized 4 door RWD v-8 powered car.....and there aren't too many competitors in that segment in North America right now.....if any. GM and Dodge better pray Ford is dumb and stubborn enough not to bring it here.
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Old 05-16-2006, 03:55 AM   #6
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yes i read that and was glad its not just some forum ppl thinking this way. i also think they brought up the european focus. both should be here and i think a lot of ppl would love them. i know i would.
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Old 05-18-2006, 06:41 PM   #7
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i think the new GTO is from Holden and has been there since 2001. with that body style
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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would be nice to have the boss 290 as my daily driver, I wounder how much it would cost to import one.
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umm... yes, the new falcon body style has been copied from the GTO. (not four door). the thing i love about them is, theres soo many different models, v6, 2 boss engines, and the turbo. thats why australia is selling cars
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If FOMOCO had the insight to bring their aussie line over and cut the prices about $10K US they couldn't keep the cars on the lots.

Look at the Evos/WRX as an example of high dollar rice.
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umm... yes, the new falcon body style has been copied from the GTO. (not four door). the thing i love about them is, theres soo many different models, v6, 2 boss engines, and the turbo. thats why australia is selling cars
you're thinking about the holden monaro, wich is the australian version of the pontiac GTO. the ford falcon doesn't have anything to do with pontiac, in fact they are rivals, much like the camaro and mustangs in north america.
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that falcon is sweet!
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i like the falcon nice car
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Daaamn. I just took the time to watch all the above videos..................somebody get me a number for FPV in Australia. I've just found the replacement for my current daily driver.[8D]
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How would importing one of those work. I heard somewhere that guys in Australia looking to import Mustangs and the such have them stripped down, then changed to a truck looking thingy and then when they get them over there they restore the thing back to a Mustang. Seems like too much work for me, but I'm no genius in how they do this or why. I just recall hearing that somewhere.

But yeah I saw that I and thought, "And they give us the Fusion" ugh. You'd have all your bases covered then, basically you got yourself an American rival to the now 4 door Charger it would seem. The Falcon looks like it would be a nice family car being four door and mid sized.
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When you import a mustang to Australia from North America, you have to have a right hand drive conversion done on it. Only cars that are registered as classics are allowed to stay left hand drive on the roads of Australia. And trust me, a RHD conversion isn't cheap......on top of the fact that importing a new mustang to the land down under isn't inexpensive either. I talked to a guy from down there who imported an 05 GT and he ended up paying 65K U.S. to get the car over there and have it converted to RHD. I was like, wow.
I'm not sure how much it would cost us to import a Falcon to our shores, but I'm sure it would cost a pretty good penny. Then you'd have to deal with the fact that the steering wheel and driver pedals are on the right side of the car. [&:]
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where the pedals and the steering wheel is doesnt matter. it would be hard to pass the emissions test and how the gov. would register the car.
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I'm not sure how much it would cost us to import a Falcon to our shores, but I'm sure it would cost a pretty good penny. Then you'd have to deal with the fact that the steering wheel and driver pedals are on the right side of the car. [&:]
where the pedals and the steering wheel is doesnt matter. it would be hard to pass the emissions test and how the gov. would register the car.
Apparently they can pass emissions....or be modified to do so. I've already talked to a couple of ppl over the net that have imported GT-P's from Australia to the States. I don't recall everything that was involved in doing so, only that it was pretty expensive to do.
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the ford falcon and the Ute are both amazing vehicals and should truely be brought into north america because the falcon will compete directly against the charger now that its four door and chev is producing prototypes of a new elcamino so if ford did it by 08 they should stand a chance on the market.
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The thing that I don't understand is that ford will put a 5.4 liter in that four door pos but the wont in the mustang. The 4.6 liter works but a 5.4 liter would give the mustang a stronger running with the f-body.
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