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Old 07-15-2002, 06:52   #1 (permalink)
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BA Headlights - yet another BARRA thread!

Damn that BA Fairmont looks the goods doesn't it?
Gotta love those headlights...

Makes you wonder why it seems Ford have opted for a more conservative silver layout for the base models...what a shame..

Any one else agree/disagree??
Is this one Barra thread too many?

Still, top marks to Ford..
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Old 07-15-2002, 06:57   #2 (permalink)
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I agree with you mate. But i think Ford really do want to try and differentiate their model line ups, so credit must be given to them for sticking to that.

It is a shame, but if it really is an issue for most people, them we'll see many Forte/Futura's with blacked out lights.
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True, a bit of model differentiation is a good thing..
Still, with the current setup the base BA seems to lack something...

I think a photoshop comparison is required! Let me get started..
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a quick photoshop job:
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The headlights are probably thre best part of the car. I love the look of them and I'm glad frod now have foglights for the falcon.
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Old 07-15-2002, 18:50   #6 (permalink)
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Why don't Ford offer Xenon lights as option on XRs and Fairmonts, and standard on Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane, and T series????
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Why don't Ford offer Xenon lights as option on XRs and Fairmonts, and standard on Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane, and T series????
Because they are VERY expensive. But it would be very cool
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Do we know for sure that they won't offer it on top spec models? And as Kenaz said yeah they are very expensive, and very not worth it.

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Old 07-15-2002, 23:58   #9 (permalink)
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The new LTD and T Series will be expensive too, and many cars in its price bracket have had gas discharge headlamps for years. The Monaro came close to having that feature, but it was dropped for cost reasons.

I'm tipping that if Barra doesn't have gas discharge, the new LWB models will.
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It comes down to cost. Each BA model will be slightly more expensive than the corresponding AU so to keep it within reach of as many Australian drivers as possible, Ford have had to cut back on some of the features.

The average family with 2.5 kids and a dog who are seriously looking at the Falcon will not be all that interested in paying an extra couple of hundred dollars for darkened headlight inserts.

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