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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:54 pm 
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http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/Artic ... &pg=1&vf=0

Only australian car ever to receive the 5 star safety rating. Neither commodore or Aurion are 5 star.

Wonder if we'll see some ads from Ford to make sure everyone knows this. (they'd be crazy not too, but ford have done some nutso things over the years.)


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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:05 pm 
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take that ve commodore :P!

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:09 pm 
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havn't Ford since released a statement saying that that report is premature, and was not released by them or the testing body.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:27 pm 
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Dunno.. but I wouldn't want a safety report released by the manufacturer themselves.. That would be like believing Microsoft reports showing Vista to be the best thing since sliced bread...

Why would ford decry a safety report that puts them ahead of the pack?
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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:28 pm 
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Acutally, have a look at this:

http://www.ford.com.au

They appear to have it in big writing on the site, so I'm guessing they agree with the report.
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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:51 pm 
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The report was officially released today, the report from Monday was premature (but the same report - ANCAP).

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:24 pm 
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I guess it's all confirmed.

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:28 pm 
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^^^ and so the aussie public should know... :idea: :wink: now wheres's the advertising??

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:33 pm 
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On the ford website.... now just need Australia to go there. :-)
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Typcially, Ford Marketing is asleep and on prozac, creating boring information poor ads.

 

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Ch10 just ran the story, and mentioned sales of Falcon are up 5% over last year. :)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:48 pm 
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Cool.. I just read another report that said Commodore VE sales are actually down on where VZ sales were..

Ford up.. holden down... the world just seems right all of a sudden.
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Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:25 am 
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Can really call them 'crumpledoors' now, they're less safe.

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ford are launching a massive marketing campaign on august 8th - this friday - to get the point across.

also as a side note, when you look at the actual scores for the tests, it scores better than many many european cars, despite the 5 star rating.

A good win for falcon
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The fastest and the Safest, just seem to go together! :lol:

 

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