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Old 07-07-2002, 20:14   #1 (permalink)
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AV Styling - The Truth

I am a hardened ford fan - currently driving a V8 AU1, my fifth falcon - but I feel compelled to state my opinion about the styling of the AV

The truth is, no matter what they do, the AV will not look great. Why? The retention of the 'hoop' roofline and the 'crease' down the side. In other words, a limited budget has compromised the styling of the AV. It may look OK but it cannot look GREAT. Only when they start with a clean sheet of paper can we look forward to the next classic falcon.
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I agree that the roof is an issue, but IMO the crease line down the side looks great... I don't see how the crease line affects the styling in a bad way.
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First of all welcome aboard milchy.

I think the AU's biggest problem was that grill in the first series and the droopy rear end. The roofline and crease is I guess a personal thing. I tend to think they were the better designed parts of the car. We should probably wait till the car is released and then make a decision on the styling.
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We should probably wait till the car is released and then make a decision on the styling.
Agreed on both counts! :s6:

For those who have not seen the finished product, don't be too hasty in judgement!
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Agreed on both counts! :s6:

For those who have not seen the finished product, don't be too hasty in judgement!
Yeah you bastards who have seen it think your so smart!!! :s5
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I disagree strogly about the roofline and also the crease. I think the Roofline is AU's best feature, it's just it wasn't supported by the front and rear ends. I believe that AUIII has aged really well. I believe that in the future AUII and III will be looked upon in a favourable light.

I don't think anyone should pass judgement until Barra hits the market
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Old 07-07-2002, 21:02   #7 (permalink)
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First of all welcome aboard milchy.

I think the AU's biggest problem was that grill in the first series and the droopy rear end. The roofline and crease is I guess a personal thing. I tend to think they were the better designed parts of the car. We should probably wait till the car is released and then make a decision on the styling.
The AU's downfall has always been its nose (dog ugly lights / grille ,except Xr) and butt - to droopy taurusy - the side & middle bit's ok.

The crompledoor is in a TR magna / Hyundai obese Excel timewarp - this will catch up - be patient....
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Seeing the mock up rear ends from the paper it will be good if it comes with a lip rear wing as factory option or aftermarket.
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nothing and i mean nothing is more uglier then the latest BMW's to come out. But everyone will buy them because of the stigmata of owning a car with BMW badge on it
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Yeah you bastards who have seen it think your so smart!!! :s5
hehe! I was lucky enough to see a camouflaged barra on Woodville Rd in Sydney 3-4 months ago and even then it had a good stance.
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