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AM2
03-14-2005, 07:19 AM
I believe this is the only asian country to have the full-size Expedition SUV and full-size E-150 Club Wagon van as part of the regular lineup.<br>Recently the V6 Explorer was also launched. <br>Latest news/rumor is that Ford will sell the Fiesta based Ecosport and Ford Mustang before the end of the year.<p>The all-new european style Focus will be locally manufactured alongside the Escape SUV, Mazda Tribute and Mazda 3.<br>

Superfresa
03-14-2005, 07:02 PM
I don't get it, whats the purpose of this thread?<br>

AM2
03-15-2005, 03:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't get it, whats the purpose of this thread?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nothing, really... I just noticed it unique... Full-Size V8 SUVs and vans usually don't get around that much...

Blackraven
03-17-2005, 04:33 AM
The Ford Expedition has gotta go. It takes too much space on our streets.<p>Plus, it's too bulky and humongous and it's so power-hungry (should drained more than half of the oilfields in Pandacan already).<p><br>IT HAS GOT TO GO! <p>If we can't totally get rid of that bulk of metal, perhaps, the Philippine governement SHOULD ADD an ADDITIONAL 15% TAX ON ALL FULL-SIZE SUVs (mid-size SUVs and below are not included). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> Colonial mentality now costs 15% MORE <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>That way, there would be only a handful of Expedition, Suburban, Escalade, etc.<p><br>Mid-size american suvs (Trailblazer EXT, Explorer,etc.) would be the only ones remaining and these don't take up a lot of space.<p><br>Parking space would no longer be any problem because these full-size vehicles will slowly disappear from the face of our country.<p>BWWAAAAAAAAHAAAHAHAA!!!!!!!

Hornbag
03-17-2005, 05:52 AM
U must reali hate these huge SUV's. But im gona agree, why does someone need sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much space!

AM2
03-17-2005, 07:19 AM
Blackraven, can't do anything if the Expedition continues to sell well, it shows that there is still a market for large SUVs....<br>Chevrolet even brought in the LWB TRailblazer EXT and its actually doing ok.<p>Anyway, here're some rumors. The Mustang and the Ecosport might be added to the lineup.<br>I wish they'd add the Fusion to the lineup to compete with the Cefiro Camry, Accord and Lumina.

Blackraven
03-17-2005, 11:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag_1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">U must reali hate these huge SUV's. But im gona agree, why does someone need sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much space!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmm... perhaps it is because our country doesn't have enough space to accomodate these Full-Size Mammoths due to our narrower lanes and tighter parking spaces.<p><br>And I think the Trailblazer EXT is quite narrow in width so it is normally considered as a mid-size SUV.<p><br>Anyways, Ford Philippines might be making Focus units for local and ASEAN export. After Australia and China, it is our turn to build the Focus for local production.<p><br>As for the Fiesta and Ecosport, I can't be too sure because these models are still being researched by Ford Philippines and they want to see if these models will fit with our local driving conditions.<p><br>IMO, even though I'm only 15 years old, I'd rather drive a Nissan Lafesta rather a HUGE-SIZED gas guzzler when I reach 20 or above. These mammoth vehicles feel so bulky and as global oil prices aren't cheap these days, it would really cost too much.<p>So basically for me,<p>Practicality and value would beat Gargatuan and uber bulkiness.

AM2
03-18-2005, 04:08 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Blackraven</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>As for the Fiesta and Ecosport, I can't be too sure because these models are still being researched by Ford Philippines and they want to see if these models will fit with our local driving conditions. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Fiesta might have to wait, latest rumors is that they might just bring in the Ecosport SUV sometime within 2005 along with the Mustang. <br>They have been evaluating the Fiesta and Ecosport since late 2003 during Ford's centennial display at Glorietta Mall in Makati.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Blackraven</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>IMO, even though I'm only 15 years old, I'd rather drive a Nissan Lafesta rather a HUGE-SIZED gas guzzler when I reach 20 or above. These mammoth vehicles feel so bulky and as global oil prices aren't cheap these days, it would really cost too much.<p>So basically for me,<p>Practicality and value would beat Gargatuan and uber bulkiness. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>A large 8-seater SUV or a large van can be practical for a big family... but as a personal car, something the size of a Corolla or Ford Escape would just be fine.<p>The Trailblazer is technically a mid-size SUV, but the EXT model happens to be 2 inches longer than the Expedition but 4 inches narrower and has a wheelbase about 10 inches longer.<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 7:18 PM 3/18/2005</i>