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Holden have announced that they are going to be exporting the Commodore Utility to the US and that there isn't a similar product on the market there - which surprises me. Do you have anything similar to the Ford Super Pursuit Ute over there?

 

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there is a subaru that you can buy here in canada (i would also assume the us) that its a 4dr all wheel drive car with el camino styling. ive only seen one and it was at a used car lot.
 

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:)// Hello Latan. Caught up with my local dealership recently. They will be receiving the new model FG sedan, as of next month or possibly may.

Begin the drum roll. Looks as though the escape for down under, will continue for a while. While chatting to my local garage, they mentioned a new escape for australia, will be released over here about october or november of this year. So it wont be axed just yet. I described how it looked on the taiwan net link. They agreed that, the interior and mechanicals will basically be as original. To the best of their knowledge ford of taiwan, have assembled it with cosmetic changes only.

I mentioned that the front grill, side profile and rear end are totally different. So according to my dealer our down under escape, will probably be the taiwan model. :woohoo: :yahoo:
 

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We have the Subaru Baja which looks similar.



It sells very poorly, but maybe a domestic version of a revived El Camino/Ranchero (popular Ute-type vehicles from the 70s) might do better, given that the "originals" were Fords and Chevrolets.

I don't like what Pontiac has done to the front of the Holden Ute, but I guess it is part of their corporate policy to make every car look the same. "Brand identity" or something. :/:/
 

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Squishy said:
We have the Subaru Baja which looks similar.



It sells very poorly, but maybe a domestic version of a revived El Camino/Ranchero (popular Ute-type vehicles from the 70s) might do better, given that the "originals" were Fords and Chevrolets.

I don't like what Pontiac has done to the front of the Holden Ute, but I guess it is part of their corporate policy to make every car look the same. "Brand identity" or something. :/:/
thats the one i was thinking of, i couldnt remember what it was called. good job!
 

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I've heard of rumors that Ford was thinking about bringing over the Falcon ute, but I guess GM will be the one to first bring back the car-like truck. Neither Ford or GM has anything like that in the U.S. right now. They both used to have one, but it's been like 25+ years since the last one. Even Subaru stopped making their Baja in 2006 or 2007.

I've been wanting a pickup truck for hauling stuff, but my wife doesn't like the idea, but we both like the idea of a Ranchero and would buy one if Ford offered it here. Ford, bring back the Ranchero!
 

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The el camino is the one I was thinking of.

Ford Aust. had received funding from the Govt to develop the Falcon range in LHD for the export market. However that program was dropped and changed to local production of the Focus with a LHD version. So you won't see the latest falcon or the Territory SUV which is based on the Falcon.
 

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That car is so AWESOME looking! I REALLY wish they would bring it over here.

Also, you can NEVER replace the Rancheros!!!!!



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:)// Hello Latan. Caught up with my local dealership recently. They will be receiving the new model FG sedan, as of next month or possibly may.

Begin the drum roll. Looks as though the escape for down under, will continue for a while. While chatting to my local garage, they mentioned a new escape for australia, will be released over here about october or november of this year. So it wont be axed just yet. I described how it looked on the taiwan net link. They agreed that, the interior and mechanicals will basically be as original. To the best of their knowledge ford of taiwan, have assembled it with cosmetic changes only.

I mentioned that the front grill, side profile and rear end are totally different. So according to my dealer our down under escape, will probably be the taiwan model. :woohoo: :yahoo:
I read on another site that we may only get the 4 cyl version.
 

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latan said:
Holden have announced that they are going to be exporting the Commodore Utility to the US and that there isn't a similar product on the market there - which surprises me. Do you have anything similar to the Ford Super Pursuit Ute over there?

It's definitely blue!
 

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Hello Latan. The new FG series ford sedan has been released. I checked it out at my local dealership. Quite a beast. Sorry about the font size and text color. Just experimenting. :happy:
 

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That car is so AWESOME looking! I REALLY wish they would bring it over here.

Also, you can NEVER replace the Rancheros!!!!!



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I wanted to buy the 1972 version of what you have pictured. I didn't qualify for a loan back then, something about having enough income. LOL! There wasn't any at the time. :worry: And when I did find employment, it surely wasn't the amounts of money that I felt worthy of. :doh: So I "settled" for a five year old Mercedes 280 SEL... ;-|

IMO, the Ranchero never sold enough to be considered a keeper. :( Same with GM El Camino. :( The Corporate ladder is a little higher over there, so it takes longer for the executives to get the message from below. :bill:
 

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Oh ! What a feeling toyota. Introducing the toyota SR5 dual cab turbo diesel. It is a common rail diesel and the engine is a four cylinder block with a displacement of 3.0 litres. I have looked at the motor and had a listen to it. Quite a large four pot diesel and it fills up most of the hilux engine bay. Have test driven the V6 hilux dual cab ute.

In context of the turbo diesel four pot i was only a passenger. A sales rep took me for a drive in a diesel. People rave on and squawk how diesels are supposedly gutless. They are definitely not under powered. I have noticed a difference. Yes the petrol motors have the edge on cruising and power. By the same token a diesel will cruise with no effort. But! , the diesel has the advantage in that it is a working motor. As regards acceleration the rep demonstrated the diesels flexiblity. Rest assured that the acceleration of a toyota four pot turbo diesel is quite impressive.

Diesels are not gutless! Sorry about that. Some people might think i am being a criticising old fart. I am not. I used to have a different lifestyle and originate from a farm. My relations owned some acres out in the country. Have experienced working with tractors. Also currently posess a ' heavy vehicle drivers licence'. Basically it allows me to drive a car or a truck up to about seven or eight ton capacity.

I can imagine people do not buy diesel 4x4 offroaders to be a Mr. sports car at the traffic lights. Anyway introducing the toyota turbo diesel dual cab ute. Yes it is actually meant to be a working vehicle and not a sports car. It amuses me how people refer to diesels as gutless. Personally i think they should stop tossing and develop an intellect. If they want power go and buy a six cylinder petrol or a beefed up four pot petrol motor.

For those who like blue there is this example :





I am a silver enthusiast. This dual cab ute looks totally sweeeeet!



Would like to fit on a pair of ' Light force' HID 240 spotlights. The ' TJM' rep mentioned that they might not fit on the toyota bar. Toyota will possibly have to source a non genuine toyota roo bar from either ' ARB' or ' TJM' 4x4 accessorie specialists. This is because the HID 240 has a large diameter and a big housing.









And now to prove a point for those who regard diesels as gutless. Now i wander if mr.sports car is going to manage with his vehicle in the desert of outback australia. Sorry to be picky but i gave the holden forum a perusal. Some of them were bagging the hilux. What a bunch of jerks.





I can not see myself driving a sporty type car out in the desert. Anyway the hilux 4x4 is at end of convoy. It is also parked directly under the sign where it is indicated as ' Simpson Desert'.



 

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I would like to trade in on the hilux diesel. But also it is not definite as yet. It all depends on the finances. If things progress smooth enough i allready have a term of endearment or nickname for the dual cab ute. The dual cab ute is not a limousine. This yota ute is nowhere near the size of a nissan patrol 4x4 or the toyota 4x4 landcruiser. I reckon it fits in somewhere between a little and medium size vehicle. Possibly it's a bit larger than medium but nothing excessive.

Can just imagine the entertainment value with peoples reactions. What ? That thing little? Petite ? Here is my pride and joy. Does your car have a name? Yes she certainly does. Introducing the toyota dual cab turbo diesel ute and her name just happens to be " Little Miss Petite" :lol:



Excellent choice i do declare as regards a term of endearment. " Little miss petite ". AWWW! :heart: :lol: Oh! Thank you . Yes i know. It suits her.
 
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