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Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:46 pm 
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Euro 5 does not come in till 2010. No need to comply till then. I6 will cost too much to comply, as will 5.4. Dont forget, 5.4 has been around for over 10 years in the states.
THey will bring new motors into line as regs require them too, no sooner. Bloody beancounters.
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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:25 am 
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I must admit, at first I thought it was cool to see XR6 Taxis. Now it's just kind of sad. I would be p****d to be matched in my new sports sedan by an idiot in a mobile yellow accident.

I don't mean to take anything away from XR's, I just think it would be nice if Ford tried to maintain some exclusivity for it's private customers, perhaps by limiting taxi's to only using base- or taxi-special models.


they are limited to base models, but 99% of the taxis you see on the road are purchased 2nd hand and painted yellow by the operator. hence whatever pops up cheap enough ends up on the operators fleet of cars.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:35 am 
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6.4 will also have displacment on demand.. making for a pretty good V8...

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:51 pm 
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You think using a XR6 or any XR falcon as a taxi is bad,
Whilst I was being jumped and handling acouple of little pricks I ejected from the night club earlier for using drugs in the venue
(the C*** think they are supermen when on drugs, they tried three times and each time they failed).
I noticed a bright yellow BMW M series (had M series badges on it) taxi sitting on little burke st,
also sitting in the same taxi line was 2 new holden senators and 3 new falcon's.
Just abit of usless infromation about some of melbourne's taxis.
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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:47 pm 
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RedRoo wrote:
I noticed a bright yellow BMW M series (had M series badges on it) taxi sitting on little burke st,
also sitting in the same taxi line was 2 new holden senators and 3 new falcon's.
Just abit of usless infromation about some of melbourne's taxis.


Often soemtimes the independents will buy a flash car, use it for a while as a tax write off, then take it out of use and have it as there personal car.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:05 pm 
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I think it might of been a prestige cab company picking up a few high rollers from china town,
As the BMW and Senators were driven by CLEAN & NEATLY DRESSED 45 yr old males of a european background.
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