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Old 07-27-2002, 03:53   #1 (permalink)
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6 Seat / Column Shift Option on Barra ???

Does anyone know if the Barra will retain the 6 Seat / Column Shift auto option ?

Please tell me they will !!!!!
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Old 07-27-2002, 03:59   #2 (permalink)
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I would think so. The Taxis would definately get it so I couldn't see why they wouldnt make it optional.
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I'd think Ford would keep the colume shift as well as it has been avaliable on most other previous Falcons.
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I'm hoping the number of taxis and utes that falcon sell will justify the cost of continuing this option.

Does anyone know how many of these have the bench seat fitted ?
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I would say most of them, why dont they offer it across the range? (except XRs obviously)
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I don't think everyone likes column shift. I know I prefer T-bar.
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The column shift sure helps if you have to cart the kids in the ute.
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Old 07-29-2002, 23:24   #8 (permalink)
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i can assure you that you will definately not see a column shift in a falcon from now on. who wants their new car to be associated with a cab anyway.??
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I dont' see why they would delete the column shift option, although it does seem through the last few years they have been making it less 'made for it' if you know what I mean.

With the introduction of the EF, the under dash hand brake was deleted. As you all know it was moved in between the centre console and the driver's seat. The column shift hand brake was located under the dash again though, but as a foot pedal. With the AU, the front seat base wasn't one piece, it was the standard front seats with a cushion in the middle, unlike all the previous models in which it was one piece.

I think they are trying to make it less suited for column shift, because they want to lose the cab feel. People don't want to see column shift bits in their T-Bar auto.

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Just plain stupid! Ford shouldve kept it , it was the only Aussie car that had it. Half the reason the ute succeeds is because of this.
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