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Old 23-06-2019, 06:31 PM   #331
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The ten best sellers according to Canstar
1st Toyota Hilux
2nd Ford Ranger
3rd Toyota RAV4
4th Hyundai i30
5th Toyota Corolla
6th Mazda3
7th Mazda CX-5
8th Kia Cerato
9th Toyota Prado
10th Holden Colorado
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Old 23-06-2019, 06:50 PM   #332
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Lists of overall sales mean nothing and don't indicate sales growth or slump.

Try this article instead, which shows which car makes have actually improved sales. Guess which brand has defied the market slump?

In the words of Alan Moffat: "Oh, what's that out in front? Is that a . . . . Ford?"
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Old 24-06-2019, 07:03 AM   #333
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Lists of overall sales mean nothing and don't indicate sales growth or slump.

Try this article instead, which shows which car makes have actually improved sales. Guess which brand has defied the market slump?

In the words of Alan Moffat: "Oh, what's that out in front? Is that a . . . . Ford?"
Yep it was that article and a couple of similar ones I was looking at covering growth rather than outright sales numbers.

It looks like there's been a trend (pun intended) for the few manufacturers offering entry level variants of their mid hatches to increase sales (Kia is up close to 10%). If Ford had an Ambiente with similar specs to a base Cerato, not the 90kw stripper, but for $2-3k more I probably would have bought it. But $8-10k is just too far.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #334
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So it seems a few on here have had their Focus for a few weeks, any feedback from owners, negative or positive? I've had a good look at some of the competition (no driving) and interested to hear thoughts. Not a huge fan of car reviews as I feel like they just as biased spec guides these days.
Hey Danny.
Am waiting on a new Mondeo, after my last one was involved in an accident. Motorama Moorooka have loaned me a new Focus Titanium until they can deliver the Mondeo.
Now that I have things all set up eg. sync / bluetooth / audio / driving mode, WOW !
The cars a bit small for me after the Mondeo, and there's little boot space, but that's the only negatives I would give.
How the hell they get that much power from three cylinders has got me beat.
The B&O sound system is fantastic. No comparison to what the Mondeo offers.
Handling in sports mode is awesome, as long as you like a stiff wheel and hard suspension.
Front end LED lighting is great, although I'm comparing it to Mondeo Trend spec that still uses halogen.
The dash incorporates a bit of GPS info which is great, especially if you are using the screen display for other items like audio. It also displays the current speed limit. Seems to default to 40k's in the school zones even if it's not within the hours, but I can deal with that.
Would totally recommend.

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:17 PM   #335
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The i30 has really put the Corolla on notice - haven't taken much notice of sales for a while but last time I did Corolla was ahead of i30.

I wonder what the numbers would have been if Hyundai called the Elantra an i30 sedan?

It would have blitzed the Rav 4 - there is bugger all between them anyway.

Could have been number 2 or even number 1 on the list.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:18 AM   #336
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Seems to default to 40k's in the school zones even if it's not within the hours
Yes, I noticed this. It's a good alert to the driver that they're in a 40 zone even if the speed is outside the applicable times. This got me thinking: that 40 surrounded by a red circle is technically an indicator of the speed limit and should be obeyed, regardless of what any extra writing is attached to that sign. If you couldn't understand or read english, and you're from Europe, you'd slow to 40km/h, wouldn't you?

As an aside, if you happen to be in speed limiting mode with sign recognition switched on, your car WILL slow to 40km/h regardless if the applicable time is active or not.
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