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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 29th December 2019, 20:43
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Still under construction but enough to make live ......

www.formosacars.co.uk
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Old 30th December 2019, 01:04
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Nice web site design too!
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Old 30th December 2019, 09:26
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Very slick website, informative, easy to navigate and lots of enticing pictures. Should generate some interest and sales.
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Old 30th December 2019, 09:42
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Looks good so far !

My daughter watched the intro video on the site and suggested a video of the car whizzing along at speed would be more dynamic and enticing for potential customers !

Otherwise a very good, easy to navigate site.
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Old 30th December 2019, 14:56
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Looks good so far !

My daughter watched the intro video on the site and suggested a video of the car whizzing along at speed would be more dynamic and enticing for potential customers !

Otherwise a very good, easy to navigate site.
SHE COULD BE RIGHT !!

My interpretation is that I am arriving at Formosa ...as is the person logging onto the intro page ...
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Old 30th December 2019, 15:22
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I’m on an iPad in the US and didn’t see a video at all on the site.
Is that due to Apples ‘no flash’ embargo or am I just not looking hard enough?
This is what I see when I open the page:
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Old 30th December 2019, 16:42
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SHE COULD BE RIGHT !!

My interpretation is that I am arriving at Formosa ...as is the person logging onto the intro page ...
True, but to the casual observer you are pulling up next to a skip, some broken pallets against the fence and an old boat !

If that was your intention a big "Formosa" sign on the wall and a declutter of the yard would help hugely !

Sorry to be critical !

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Old 30th December 2019, 18:38
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Bit harsh saying you're pulling up in a skip! Maybe you could use No 64,121 or 7 instead

Nicely laid out and clear website. I don't think I have seen a website before where all of the background is a film clip. Works very well.
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It's just a bit of background video that's just being used to make the home page a bit more interesting ... Nothing more ... It's a website under construction and as time goes on it will be changed for other videos ... As a side note , the new premises and yard etc are a lot tidier and accessible than my old place as followers on Facebook and Instagram will see but this business on my level will never be a shiny showroom and reception style business as the expenditure couldn't be justified .... Any ways , starting to remember why I stopped coming on here so often ......
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My pet hate is a flash showroom offering you coffee etc. I want my car repaired, I don't want to be paying for flash surroundings and staff who know nothing about working in a garage, they just add to the bottom line.
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Hi Gary, well done a nicely laid out easy to navigate website with all the variations, options and accessories available shown, including the prices. I am sure that any comments made to date are purely constructively aimed by passionate members who are keen to see your business continue to grow. Look forward to future updates and wish you every success in 2020.
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I like the website and that’s as a potential 2020 customer.
Your number 4 is one of my all time favorite cars - as I’ve stated in a couple of your YouTube videos in the comments section.

I’ve also posted images of it a few times on RetroRides forum in the Cafe Racer discussion in the ‘general’ topic area as I like it so much.

http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/...e-cars?page=26

Didn’t mean to be negative- sorry. Just wanted you to know the video doesn’t seem to work for me in the US on an iPad.

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It's just a bit of background video that's just being used to make the home page a bit more interesting ... Nothing more ... It's a website under construction and as time goes on it will be changed for other videos ... As a side note , the new premises and yard etc are a lot tidier and accessible than my old place as followers on Facebook and Instagram will see but this business on my level will never be a shiny showroom and reception style business as the expenditure couldn't be justified .... Any ways , starting to remember why I stopped coming on here so often ......
Being a bit sensitive...comments are on the whole positive. As you say it's under construction so can't be perfect. Some honest feedback has been given, that's all

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I get feedback from my Cafe Racer website saying that they have problems accessing it from an iPad, no idea why, totally beyond me.
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The new website looks really good and its easy to navigate. I didn't mean to be negative, just adding my thoughts re the video. Like you said its still under construction so you might be tweaking it a little anyway. Most of us on the forum are full of praise for you and your products, I know I have been.

Have a great new year and a productive 2020
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Fair do's ..I probably over reacted ... its a very hard induistry to survive in sometimes and can be quite stressful ...certainly not living the dream !!
I can be a bit sensitive about it sometimes ... Apologies and Harpy knew Yeer ...
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I like the addition of the extra video's you have put up. The link with the Petrolicious Ferrari is one of the best videos out there. It gave me lots of inspiration during my 250 Testarossa build.
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I really, really like that sage green one with the black wires - spot on
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Gary – I like the website.

The fact all the options are laid out / priced clearly is a good way to work out what you want.

Cheers, Paul.
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The new front end looks really smart, is that going to be a choice between one or the other when ordering or an extra cost option ?

Your V8 customer car looks interesting, is that one a Rover V8 or something else ? I like the idea of the modern crate engines that are available for reasonable money these days.
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