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3CorsaMeal
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Fed up with people telling me shite i know is wrong but i can't be bothered to argue.

Saw a mondeo ghia, it was shite, my mate telling me how good it is and that Ghia meant "its made by the Karmann Ghia factory"

i said its just called Karmann factory, and that Karmann ghia was a car, nothing to do with Ford Ghia badge?

am i right?
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lots of higher spec ford models were called ghia
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what does VR6 mean? what does the VR stand for?
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Virtual Reality 6
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Google says that Ghia is an Italian design studio name
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It's just a trim level?
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""Ghia was used on Fords to indicate that it was the top of the line version of a particular model. For example Ford Laser came in three versions L, GL and Ghia. The Ghia had a higher standard of trim on the interior than other models, plus special alloy wheels. The Ghia name came from an Italian design studio or styling house. The name was probably just licensed to Ford as the Ghia versions were really only simple light cosmetic changes compare to the lesser models.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrozzeria_Ghia
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i got a puma ghia
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ghia was the stylist wasnt it, but they never actully styled the models there name was associated with
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quote:
Originally posted by BarnshaW
what does VR6 mean? what does the VR stand for?


The name VR6 comes from a combination of V engine (German: V-motor), and the German word "Reihenmotor" (meaning "row engine" or straight engine) - and so is described as a "Vee-Row" engine.

This engine configuration can also be described as a "staggered six",


Vee-Row 6
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Just a trim level as far as i know.

They even use zetec as a trim level now i think.
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quote:
Originally posted by mantamark
Just a trim level as far as i know.

They even use zetec as a trim level now i think.


the modern day example is elite and SRi for Vauxhall

Elite is all the bells and whistles (Ghia) whereas SRi concerns cosmetics and suspension/wheels etc (Zetec S)
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Ghia is latin for 'gay'.
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Ghia was a coachbuilder bought by Ford in the 70s I think
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quote:
Originally posted by mattfiesta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrozzeria_Ghia

There you go
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Yes they specially hand build Mondeo Ghias. Real collectors car that. Bit of duct tape finishes them off a treat
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Ghia is jus like Ny other trim cdx,gti,tdi,lx anythin jus its obd of the higher ones well it used to be in th 80-90s not sure about now
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3cm tell your mate he is a 'tard from me
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Just a trim level. We have a Capri Ghia
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I used to have a Mk3 Fiesta 1.4 Ghia.

Was a G reg with C/L, E/W, Sunroof, Rev counter, electric boot popper etc.
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Zetec-S was top of the range for the Fiesta back in 2000-2001

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Ghia models are normally slightly slower as they have more sound deadening / equipment
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Ghia models are for the elderly. Usually have walnut dashes and pension book holders.

Just like my Mum's Focus!
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quote:
Originally posted by Jambo
Yes they specially hand build Mondeo Ghias. Real collectors car that. Bit of duct tape finishes them off a treat


FPMSL around the rear bumper? Duct tape spec ftw

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