Readers have their say about everything on wheels
JUST wondering about the Holden police car tender for the US. I know you’ve done stories on it, but as far as you know, is it a done deal or are Ford and Chrysler still in with a chance?
I suppose it’s not very patriotic or environmentally conscious of me, but I like the idea of the Dodge Charger, with the HEMI V8. It seems a better version of the Chrysler 300C (less gangsterish at least).
Pity we didn’t get that one over here. But seriously, at a time of high unemployment in the US, I would have to say that, from an American political and employment perspective, both the Taurus and the Charger have a powerful selling point — namely Made in the USA.
David Taweel, email By coincidence, we have an update on the police car today (Page 13). Or is that just the right timing? In any case, things are looking pretty good.
I AM inquiring whether you know much about the new Ford Territory due in the first quarter of next year. Is it a completely new shape? Is there a diesel model and what are your thoughts on it? And, if there is a diesel, is it a two-wheel drive?
Peter Zychla, email So far as we know, the basic body shape stays the same but there are major cosmetic changes. There will definitely be a diesel engine and it should be the biggest and most important change since the Territory was born. We’ll keep chasing to find out more details ahead of Ford’s official launch date.
DELAY THAT ORDER
I AM looking at a dual cab, so should I wait for the VW Amorok to go on sale? Any idea on price?
Josh Hobson, email Only wait if you’re not in a rush because we do not have enough information yet to give the right advice. Price is the key and we don’t have even a hint yet on the real bottom line.
CROSS OFF THE X1
I’M thinking about buying a new BMW X1, two-wheel drive, 2.0-litre petrol. Maybe considering a larger engine or diesel, may tow poptop caravan about 5m, but will never go off-road. What is your opinion of them?
Basically it will be a city car and I am currently driving a 2005 Volvo XC90 2.5-litre five-cylinder petrol turbo that has done 65,000km.
Greg Dever We are not fans of the X1, even remotely. You would be far better off in a Volvo XC60.
Cop this: the purpose-built Caprice sedan is planned for US police.