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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:13 pm 
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Is there a rego and insurance premium for other non-performance turbo vehicles ? Surely in family spec and with less power than its 4L brother, it would be viewed the same.

Cost? Well, if you're doing the miles (or care about the environment *cough) then its a few dollars well spent. If they are aiming at the fleets, then every cent of fuel saved counts and not to mention the ability to put credit to any "green schemes" that the fleet operator or fleet users are involved in.

I doubt the 4L XT or the 4Cyl XT is of interest to anyone on this forum - let's be honest!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:05 pm 
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Is there a rego and insurance premium for other non-performance turbo vehicles ? Surely in family spec and with less power than its 4L brother, it would be viewed the same.

Cost? Well, if you're doing the miles (or care about the environment *cough) then its a few dollars well spent. If they are aiming at the fleets, then every cent of fuel saved counts and not to mention the ability to put credit to any "green schemes" that the fleet operator or fleet users are involved in.

I doubt the 4L XT or the 4Cyl XT is of interest to anyone on this forum - let's be honest!


I do know a bloke who bought a t/d rodeo when they came out many many moons past, when he went to insure it every company bar nrma classed it as a sports car due to it being turbo and only having 2 doors. They wanted $3500 from a driver with no accidents and never lost their license.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Falcon EcoBoost - Performance Revealed!
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:13 pm 
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I wonder if these engines are going to suffer the same head problems as most of the other DI petrol engines do ??..... although Toyota still dose it but not as bad...

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Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:40 pm 
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I wonder if these engines are going to suffer the same head problems as most of the other DI petrol engine do ??..... although Toyota still dose it but not as bad...


back to the Eseries days of heads failing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Falcon EcoBoost - Performance Revealed!
Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:48 pm 
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I wonder how they'd go with some more boost, tuning and installation in a lighter falcon ;)

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:52 pm 
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what boost are they stock?
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Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:02 pm 
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I wonder how they'd go with some more boost, tuning and installation in a lighter falcon ;)


Could be a perfect turbo RWD conversion for other cars too. Wouldn't mind modifying my Laser with one of these haha!

Once they start wrecking them, I'm sure all the RWD Jappers will start snappin the engines up, well at least in NZ anyway. I can just envision all the Starlet and DX owners cruising around with an Ecoboost :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:11 pm 
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i'm sure the xr8 is surpose to be back this year.

the 4cylinder is for the non car people, that want a big non thursty car.
But yea would be a good engine conversion for smaller car's
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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:08 pm 
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either way Ill always be under V8 power

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Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:37 pm 
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I was just saying that it's obviously aimed more at fleets/drawing new customers to ford.
It's not aimed at die hard ford fans because we already have bigger, better falcons :)

Anything that keeps ford afloat is a plus, tbh.
That being said, I will never drive or own, if I can avoid it an FWD car. a 4cyl is also on the avoid list as far as I'm concerned.
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If this keeps ford floating so they can also turn out performance vehicles, then it's a good thing. I hope they market it well.

Would I be in the market for any of their offerings in the short term? No, but being a car company isn't just about selling new car's, it's about making your "near new" car's desirable in the second hand market, so when the upgrade cycle starts, those with the near new car's sell them & buy more new Fords.

Nobody that matters will buy a new falcon if they can't sell it in 2 years time for reasonable money so they can upgrade to the new model. Would I be in the market for a newer falcon in a couple of years time? For a daily drive, that's quite likely. If I get this business idea I'm looking at off the ground, it might even be a brand new falcon.

If the Ecoboost 4cyl doesn't suffer too badly from head issues, I can see it becoming a new cult engine!

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Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Kwilliams wrote:
no mate, I was just agreeing with troy ,it would be in a lot of people's interest if they could buy a new V8 powered Ford tho. as for me I'm old school and like the old style cars ,the 302W is my engine of choice. I wouldn't even consider buying New when there's better old stock suited to my likings. I do have a Bathurst family history tho ,V8 is in the blood


When you put a cost on what it takes to get a 302w to get anuwhere near an unopened but tuned coyote you'll switch allegiances pretty quick.

As for the 4cyl. Believe it or not but Im a bit p****d that it is not available for the ute. Only time will tell if I.have the right to be or not be p****d on that lack of option.
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