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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Searched the internet and found out more about the badge engineering exercise that Ford and Nissan did.

The Ford website also says that since Holden stopped making a ute from 1985 for a while, Ford got Nissan to move more units by having a Nissan badged ute. Even though most customers knew that they were buying a

you have the LINK for this webpage?




Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:48 am 
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Yep here is the text from the FPV website:

Ford Australia survived this onslaught by skipping costly model changes for the ute and toughed this period out with mild upgrades based on the 1984 XF facelift of the XD. A steady group of buyers who appreciated the Falcon ute's passenger car comfort, powerful six cylinder engines and tough leaf spring rear suspension kept it alive. A badge-engineered Nissan version added much needed volume.

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:27 pm 
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passenger car comfort? who do they think they're kidding? :lol:



Homer! What have you done to the car? I don't think it had broken axles before.

Before! Before! You're living in the past, Marge. Quit living in the past.

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