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Old 29-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #31
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VW Passat TDi Variant is a reasonable wagon around the $40K mark, and is one of the few VWs actually put together in Germany.
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Old 29-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #32
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjH4g2lLxAY

The ad!

this car is HOT i want one
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Old 29-05-2007, 09:38 PM   #33
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From what I remember only the sedan will be coming to Australial, no liftback or estate model. Not sure about a 2.2L engine as both Uk and German sites only have 2L diesels(96kw and 103kw). If you ask me id say we will get the 2L petrol(107kw, 185nm), 2L(103kw, 320nm) diesel and 2.3L petrol (120kw).
Base engine will be 2.3 Petrol...
Diesel will be the highest spec Diesel available...
3rd Engine will be 2.5litre inline 5 Cylinder Turbo...

One can only hope that the Wagon will be coming... It would certainly compliment the range... and possibly even rationalise the product range that Ford Aus sell.
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Old 29-05-2007, 09:41 PM   #34
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjH4g2lLxAY

The ad!

this car is HOT i want one
That ad is one of the better ones i have seen, wonder if Ford Aus will use that one?
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Old 29-05-2007, 10:58 PM   #35
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Base engine will be 2.3 Petrol...
Diesel will be the highest spec Diesel available...
3rd Engine will be 2.5litre inline 5 Cylinder Turbo...

One can only hope that the Wagon will be coming... It would certainly compliment the range... and possibly even rationalise the product range that Ford Aus sell.
Do you have a source on this info?
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Old 30-05-2007, 07:57 AM   #36
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I think (could be NFI) I read it in the paper, about 4-6 weeks ago? The only engine i wouldnt be sure of would be the 2.5.... but the rest seems to make logical sense...
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Old 30-05-2007, 09:18 AM   #37
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That ad is one of the better ones i have seen, wonder if Ford Aus will use that one?
Ford could use that one and change the cars to Holdens !!!
Scruby wouldn't object as its not showing speed.
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Old 31-05-2007, 01:43 PM   #38
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Hmm... good ad, but Ford AU would need to re-do it entirely with Aussie landmarks or it would be percieved as a 'gutless Pommy car'.
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Old 02-06-2007, 05:24 PM   #39
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I think they should bring the wagon (and hatch) here, it will appeal to people who want a wagon but not a Falcon or Territory
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:09 PM   #40
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I think they should bring the wagon (and hatch) here, it will appeal to people who want a wagon but not a Falcon or Territory
They will bring 2 variants Probably Sedan and hatch, but we can only hope for Wagon I think the wagon & hatch make the most sense as they are different from the usual larger size vehicle. Sedan may be too close in size to Falcon!
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:27 PM   #41
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Sorry yes. My previous post was wrong. There a 2 variants coming.

Again Ford have said nothing so its all speculation
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Old 08-06-2007, 02:48 PM   #42
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Fifth gear tested the new mondeo (due out here later in the year). I thought to myself oh yeah here we go another boring car. I'd seen pictures of it before and didn't think much of it but jeez the new one is pretty damn decent, all the little goodies you get. Check it out

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Old 08-06-2007, 04:22 PM   #43
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Sadly tho I think GM will win the price race here in Aus with their Korean affiliates....

Families buy on bang for buck and the Korean product is getting scary close these days... Sister inlaw had me PMP recently showing me her brand new Kia something or other but then I drove the thing and had a closer look... shooot it was about 3 years behind if that...

The common ppl just dont get it do they..
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:51 PM   #44
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For an Entry price for the Mondeo, you would have to look at what Mazda offer as their new Entry model in the '6' range.... I think its now $28,990.....

As to the video, i saw that on the full download of fifth gear... and he certainly gives it the big thumbs up......
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:42 AM   #45
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In the Uk the Mazda 6 is just around 800pounds cheaper than the new mondeo so im guessing we will be having a $29,990 base model moving up to mid $40g for a large engined titanium x.

Very much looking forward to Ford releasing specs as I will be buying a Turbo Diesel one
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #46
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Let's just hope they are not built in South Africa and suffer from the poor build quality and quality control issues as the LS Focus.
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Old 09-06-2007, 12:34 PM   #47
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Mondeo is built in Belgium. Ford have spend something like 400million euros upgrading the plant just for the car
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #48
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That Belguim plant will have worldwide capacity... No need to source from South Africa...

Just think if Ford can land a Mondeo for RRP under $30k, they are on a winner, no way anyone would buy a budget epica for the $26k RRP they have. Even though Holden probably would have more room to move in pricing..... just noticed Epica base model hasnt been out all that long, yet already has a $2k discount on discountnewcars.com.au.... Maybe they are not selling that well...............

Go figure..
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:59 PM   #49
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Sounds like a sophisticated car. Cant wait till it hits Australia.
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