T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Re: AV Wagon
Originally posted by Luke Plaizier
Has anyone heard any gossip?
(1) Will the wagon be coming out at the same time as the sedan?
(2) Will it be getting IRS?
(3) Will it be getting a manual tranny?
(4) Will it get a V8 option?
(5) Are we going to see a rehash of the EA Tailgate once again or will it be a new shell at long last?
(6) Will the top edge of the Windows line up at long last?
(7) Will Tickford produce XR Versions? (Please....)
Ok, in regards about (5) i really don't give a monkey's but i'll say one thing i'm not a fan of the AU wagon rear lights with them angled down at the top and the wondow to match the contour. I personally like the E Series ones better, or better still there was a pic of an early development where the lights were like the E Series ones but with integrated reverse lights.
About (6) i have to say the AU heeeeaps better than the E Series wagon about the door lining up to the back end. At least they have a little plastic coloured panel that makes the door and wagon part flush, on the E Series it just had a massive drop and looks cheap. When we got the wagon dad thought it was a factory fault. :dead: :dead:
And the very last part (7), they better build XR wagons again i reckon they make a presense on the road and after spending $$$ on making a base wagon handle it would be a good thing if ford cameout with a sports wagon stock.
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