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Old 11-01-2002, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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SSS vs T Series Button shift on GT

I was just wondering about the Auto option that will probably be on the GT. Is the new SSS on the BA autos better than the Button shift on the AU TS 50s? What do you think they will have in the GTs if they put an Auto in at all?
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I wonder if the GT will have steering wheel mounted shift buttons (like T series) in addition to the transmission shifter, just to differentiate it from other Falcons.

The SSS is a great feature and all, but the fact that all Falcons, including the base XT now have it, might make it less of a stand out in the GT.
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the best, i would prefer the sss
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Having used both I would prefer the wheel mounted buttons - which were across all AU model T Series autos by the way.

I don't expect we will get them though.

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Having used both I would prefer the wheel mounted buttons - which were across all AU model T Series autos by the way.

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I don't think the TE autos had wheel shift - only TS and TL. On T3s I'm certain this is correct.

I test drove a TS50 and really liked the buttons - unfortunately it wasn't avail on the TE so I went for the 5 speed.
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I don't think the TE autos had wheel shift - only TS and TL. On T3s I'm certain this is correct.

I test drove a TS50 and really liked the buttons - unfortunately it wasn't avail on the TE so I went for the 5 speed.
You are half correct. The T3 TE50 didn't as it was based on the Futura platform. T1 and T2 TE50 did.

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You are half correct. The T3 TE50 didn't as it was based on the Futura platform. T1 and T2 TE50 did.

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wonder why they did that....?
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wonder why they did that....?
I may be wrong but i believe i read somewhere that they were trying to make the TE more accessible to younger/lower budget buyers. I guess trying to get more performance fords out there
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wonder why they did that....?
It basically enabled them to offer it at a price which was $5k lower than S2 TE50 but which included the 250 kw engine bits and pieces.

It lost the Fairmont trim, climate control air, trip computer, premium sound and T-Series dash as the trade-off.

Expect GT to be similarly based in order to keep the price "attainable" and the GT-p to be Fairmont based as the S3 TS50 was.

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