has anyone noticed this? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2003, 01:53   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Noddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 708
Smile has anyone noticed this?

This was a post i made on other forum but i was interested to see what was everyones thoughts were on this point.

On the subject of interiors. I'm looking at $56000 for xr8 on the road with p/sound,side luv bags, rear parking sensors.

The car is fantastic, the dash layout, consol and all controls excellant,but one thing i did notice was the quality of the carpet, the lack of plush velour on the doors and the hard plastic plates on the back of the front seats look cheap.

Now i'm only comparing to past xr models el and au series. My el2 has what looks like a loop type carpet which is also on the doors.Most of the au series i have seen have plush velour on the doors skins and the seat backs are finished with the same upholstery as the rest of the seat.

Now this is only a minor gripe and not really that, just something i've noticed.

Has anyone else noticed the same thing since upgrading from the older models?

Also my wife pointed out that for the 56grand that we will spend on the xr8 we could have a 220kw v8 fairmont ghia with all the trimmings.

Made me think twice, but only for a second
Noddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2003, 02:05   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Fireman Sam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 458
Re: has anyone noticed this?

Quote:
Originally posted by Noddy

Also my wife pointed out that for the 56grand that we will spend on the xr8 we could have a 220kw v8 fairmont ghia with all the trimmings.

Made me think twice, but only for a second
Thats women for ya

ummm... lets see

All the trimmings & 5.4L SOHC 3V 220

or 5.4L DOHC 4V 260

No contest ! For me anyway, a woman may say differently:s5
Fireman Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2003, 02:17   #3 (permalink)
FF Moderator
 
CDAA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: South Australia
Age: 44
Posts: 2,202
Same price, you want loads of power and comfort or you want good power and loads of luxury. You really can't go wrong these days :)
What ever you do, buy the car you can get emotional about regardless of which one it is. IMO I would love a 5.4 Fairmont, however I most probably won't want a XR8 when I'm 50, but I do now. Live life and go with the force Luke.
__________________
Design for every step. www.cdaa.com.au

WASP GT - Mk2 6 speed + Herrod =
CDAA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2003, 02:19   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: outback QLD
Posts: 1,192
I would be happy with either, but if i wanted a car that was smooth i would go for the Fairmont Ghia with all the BMW classed trimings.
BIGBADAU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2003, 00:49   #5 (permalink)
falconS
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
they probably put the plastic plates on the back of the seats to stop the little terrors in the back seats from kicking the crap out of your nice upholstery. seems like a smart idea to me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2003, 01:57   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Noddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane, Qld
Posts: 708
falcons, you are probably right. I didn't think of it from that angle,but then i don't have kids.
Noddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
At the new FPV site, has anyone noticed.... XR8 Couple The Pub 15 09-14-2002 15:17
Ba Xr = Eb Gt? Chuggwald The Pub 12 07-31-2002 04:20
Dont know whether you noticed.. discokin6 The Pub 7 11-25-2001 15:38
I've noticed.... Nylie The Pub 14 10-29-2001 03:51
Just droped the kids off at the pool and noticed something RPSH8R Ford Ranger Forum 10 04-05-2001 06:00

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:11.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.