As a long time Ford Enthusiast, I have owned many fords, from the XP falcon, a XW Fairmont, a few XC falcons in UTE, Panel Van sedan & Station wagon, an XB wagon, a Ford Courier, a BA Fairmont and more plus our latest edition a new 2009 FG series XR6 Falcon Sedan.
I was however quite disturbed to read in the news of Mr Mulally’s comments about ceasing the almost 50 year run the Falcon has had in this country, and at what most ford “people” (enthusiasts) would consider it’s best models yet with the current model/s.
As much as we love the American muscle cars & other Ford models over the years that we don’t get here as new items, we would still love to keep our own variant here as our own ! Sure bring some American models here, it was tried in the past and failed, but with the right models it may work, but we still need to maintain our own Falcon. The Ford Territory has been yet another success story here ! So why not offer both Falcon & Territory to the American people so our model can survive.
As a Ford enthusiast the last thing i want is a crappy commodore (Holden or GM to USA readers) in my driveway as the only large Aussie alternative left, we are just as patriotic as you guys.
I have never been to the USA, and I always say I would love to go, just to see the cars of the country and do a Ford factory tour, I know global economy’s are hurting, but we here in Australia came through it better and with far less fuss than most other countries, that says something for our economy and the some 4,700 people employed here by Ford Australia.
Lets Keep our Aussie Icon Ford Falcon as our OWN FORD !