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jimofbentley
05-23-2013, 09:20 PM
After 90 years of production, Ford Australia has announced that it will be shutting down its Australian factory in 2016, putting 1,200 workers out of a job.

Rising Costs. The high Aussie dollar. Cheap imports - all brought a $600,000,000 loss over the past five years.

I'll either have to buy a new one before 2016, or hope that my current Ford keeps on going for many more years to come.

http://www.news.com.au/business/companies/ford-workers-fear-for-their-futures-after-decision-to-shut-down-geelong-and-broadmeadows-factories-in-2016/story-fnda1bsz-1226648895882

So if you like the Australian made Ford Falcon at the V8 Super Car race in Austin the other week - it will soon be gone.

p.s. My son drives a Falcon, I drive a Falcon - but not a V8.