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Old 07-14-2001, 04:15   #1 (permalink)
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What happened to the Falcon S ?

I thought the SR was a limited run. But half the options for the S have shifted to the SR, and the other half (Like the V8 and IRS) have shifted to the Forte.

The long-runing Falcon S (I have seen an XF Falcon S) seems to have disappeared from the price. And the annoying but is that the SR does not come with a V8 option.

Did anyone else notice this shift in product strategy?

And, um, can anyone remember when Jeff said we'd be getting a Manual option on the V8 Forte?


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Old 07-14-2001, 04:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What happened to the Falcon S ?

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I thought the SR was a limited run. But half the options for the S have shifted to the SR, and the other half (Like the V8 and IRS) have shifted to the Forte.

The long-runing Falcon S (I have seen an XF Falcon S) seems to have disappeared from the price. And the annoying but is that the SR does not come with a V8 option.
There was an AU1 or AU2 falcon S released (cant remember which one) - bodykit, decals and some other features were standard. Basically a forte with some sporty bits and options as standard.

I believe the S pack was introduced as far back as the XD/XE.

Oh and you'll be happy to know that The SR *DOES* come with a V8 option as well as a manual tranny (if specified) :)
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Old 07-14-2001, 06:58   #3 (permalink)
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falcon S is pretty much gone.

The falcon SR is a forte. With colour grille and a few other options.

It technically replaces the S.
You can option in sports suspention, Forte V8, Manual etc etc.

basically, Just a pretty looking forte.
By the time you spec it up with Sports suspention etc its still cheaper than the S.

And it has ABS standard and Cruise control is only like $250 for it I think,...
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The SR is damn good value for money if your after a new car with a few extras over the base model. Very good car to drive too.. :D
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Old 07-14-2001, 23:42   #5 (permalink)
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Its seems to have disapeared.

Maybe Ford will use the S model at the launch of a new model, and then when things need more sparkel mid life, they have the SR.

Will the S resurface?
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And what was the X-Pack i've been seeing on a few Falcons (most noticably the XEs)..
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Old 07-15-2001, 02:43   #7 (permalink)
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I think the S went to the Futura in the E.B 2 I think??
Think about it .buying a company car? A futura sounds more along the company profiles than a sports car.We know better,but I am talking pen pushers here.
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Yeah looking at the latest brochure of the Falcon Fairmont and XR seems S has been shevlved temporarily. They introduced it mid life of AU1. Has been stopped just this June.

From memory i don't think you could get an 8 in the S anyway. Only a manual 6 with the ESP pack which includes IRS.

Looking in the dealer at the SR it's a good deal IMO, looks cool with the skirts too, all it needs is a manual and it'd be a great car.
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And what was the X-Pack i've been seeing on a few Falcons (most noticably the XEs)..
Not sure about the XEs, but on the AU's the X-pack is an optional extra that includes alloy wheels, spoiler and chrome tipped exhaust.

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XE's had an X Pack, geez all i know is the AU 2 pack they released before SR. Learn new Ford things everyday.
Can someone fill us in on the XE X pack????

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