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Old 08-15-2002, 19:02   #1 (permalink)
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Ok can confirm that bench seat and column shift are no longer a option on falcon passenger vehicles; utes only

also dual fuel has been deleted due to the divergence of technologies between petrol and gas on the new motor.
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What, so you were able to get an AU Falcon with a bench seat and a column shift?

Guess my old old bench seat column shift XY isn't that outdated afterall...
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TAXI's mate taxis! u never been in a bench seater taxi au!?
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What exactly does 'divergence of technologies' mean? Surely adding another camshaft doesn't influence fuel type that much does it?

Wonder if there'll be a BA taxi pack with the bench seat?
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I have been in quite a few AU taxis and I have not seen one with a bench seat, so it pobably isn't worth the effort any more.
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What exactly does 'divergence of technologies' mean? Surely adding another camshaft doesn't influence fuel type that much does it?

Wonder if there'll be a BA taxi pack with the bench seat?
divergence means moving appart or becoming more unique. i think what 61sg means is that there are many less parts compatible with both gas and petrol in fords new systems so the cost effectiveness of running duel fuel is lost.
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Divergence is the term ford used on thier dealer bullitin where i got the info. and i think PURSUTE has hit the nail on the head
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Well personally I think that there hasn't been much point to duel fuel systems since the AU II introduced the LPG-only model. Far simpler and better IMO.
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I have been in quite a few AU taxis and I have not seen one with a bench seat, so it pobably isn't worth the effort any more.

well i have been in plenty of AU Taxis with bench seats and column shifts its also in the brochure as an option actually just the other day i was in a S3 AU taxi it had a bench seat. it had already racked up 120,000 kms!!!
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Maybe like Holden, Ford will also give up on the Taxi market with BA. Taxis do nothing for a car's image and I'd imagine there is very little profit to be made on such a stripped down version of the car.
Toyota has been developing an Avalon Taxi. Maybe they'll have the market to themeselves.
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