T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
EL/AU in Contrast to Barra
OK while where all look forward to the Barra, i thought i'd take a retrospective look at the way the older model falcons will compare to the new bird. Ok ok so i'm taking a view at this angle as i've recently got an AU2 but none the less i think it's a valid topic to discuss.
I really think one thing ford have suceeded in doing, is making the models that have themes in it's shape. By meaning unlike a Camry or Magna where as soon as the newer one comes up the older is virtually obselete and looks out of date.
I think this is not so in the falcon, every time i look at an EL XR i still think the shape is very very nice and presents a different taste theme to the AU.
Comparing with the Barra pics, I think the AU will always remain a sharp looking car with it's edge design and the steeply raked A pillar, and will not look dated compared. Also if the Barra ends up having a uniform front end between the models then the AU will have another unique point.
Whats everyones view on this...
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