Are lasting impressions... I went and looked at the BA's today, and im not impressed at all. Perferated velour is so 80s, the dash is horn, the centre console looks horn, but looks VERY plastic, the exterior looks ok, but front is a bit droopy, brakes are huge, so are calipers, paint is very yum.
I wouldnt put down 40k+ on a fairmont tho, no freaking way. They only had fairmonts at this dealer, if the fairmont looks average, then the XT must look ever worse.
The XR's better hurry up and be around, otherwise im not very happy with what i saw. If anything the engine is the best thing ford could have done, it still looks too much alike an AU, big, sloopy, and 4x4 suspension.
The pictures online look so much nicer than what it does in real life. Maybe big rims and lowering and it would be nice, otherwise i'll keep the EF anyday