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Old 10-21-2002, 07:05   #1 (permalink)
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Falcon Model Designations...

I've been wondering how much long term thought Ford put into the model designations they use on each Falcon......

We had the X series Falcons;

XK / XL / XM / XP

XR / XT / XW / XY

XA / XB / XC

XD / XE / XF / XG / XH - last 2 ute only


Then the problems started....

EA / EB / ED / EF / EL - then had to abandon E series due to prior Holden models like EH / EJ / EK ...


So we then had;

AU - The orphan...


Now we have the BArra.

So what can we use?

BA
BB - BB Gun
BC - Before Christ
BD - How kinky do you like your sex?
BE
BF - SMS for boyfriend ?
BG
BI - batting for both sides?
BJ - no explaination needed
BK - hamburger chain anyone?
BL
BM - W
BN
BO - used your deodorant today?
BP - petrol, anyone?
BQ - this rings a bell too but not sure why?
BR
BS - R (BullShite)
BT
BU
BV
BW - Black & White
BX
BY - see you later
BZ


Does anyone else think it is sort of confusing when they are always changing the designation from one model to the next now? No continuity like in the old X-series days....

Is B going to really be any better for us (and that's not meant as a pun!).

Comments?????
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Old 10-21-2002, 17:50   #2 (permalink)
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I'm just glad they finally got some sense and made all Falcon derivatives the same model code when they brought out AU.

That is the sedan = AU, the ute = AU, the Fairlaine = AU.

In the past having the sedan called EF or EL, the ute called XH and the Fairlane NF/NL.

Reminds me of a joke us IT hippies like to use now and again: Pick a standard, any standard.
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fairlanes are still known as NU and ltds as DU
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What really gives me the shits is the series I, II, III crap.

For example, why the hell the EBII wasn't just an EC I'll never know.

I'd be happier if they left that alone and just called the BAII a BA with an '03 upgrade or whatever.
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Old 10-21-2002, 22:09   #5 (permalink)
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the series I, II examples is more of a marketing ploy, altough there are vittle changes between each model (with the AU model being the prime example) to warrant a new code. Someone with a marketing and/or business expierence could explain it better then what i can.

and JR, i think you reading too much into it lol
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What really gives me the shits is the series I, II, III crap.

For example, why the hell the EBII wasn't just an EC I'll never know.

I'd be happier if they left that alone and just called the BAII a BA with an '03 upgrade or whatever.

EC never happened because in parts of Queensland, EC stands for Earth Closet (what the rest of us know from house plans as WC - Water Closet) :s4

No need to let the Holden guys say the Falcon had gone to the shithouse - they saved that until AU...

Series I, II & III seems to have turned into the Aussie version of the American practice on new model year releases. You know how they do the '01 Mustang, '02 Mustang, '03 Mustang etc...


In Falcon/Commodore cases, it's just a result of the tit-for-tat running changes that Ford & Holden are always making to their cars (Series III AU came about when XR8 got 220Kw standard, Series III VX - oops, that should be VY - came about to combat Barra).
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I guess the Series II/III jazz, came about so people knew where they spent there money. I think it's ok personally.

Makes it easier to distinguish what upgrades have been made to the model.
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