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Old 08-08-2004, 05:47   #1 (permalink)
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I rented a BA recently for trip between 2 interstate capital cities. Melbourne to Adelaide actually. The cruise control was excellent and much better then older models I have driven. But there wasnt anywhere comfortable to put my left foot. I found the drive very uncomfortable. Is there a footrest available in any of the better models (above XT)?? This is a clear and annoying oversight by Ford. Maybe shorter legged people would find it acceptable (Iam just over 6ft, hardly a giant) My daily runabout is a 14 year old MANUAL Pulsar SSS, and it has plenty of room (the clutch and brake are well apart) and it has a foot rest. I imagine a manual Falcon must be dreadful.
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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

You could just leave it on the brake peddle like a lot of wankers do !!!

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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

i leave my left foot just to the left of my right foot ..lol..
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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

dont know about BAs but the AU you can slip your foot up beside the brake pedal and past the steering colum. there is a bit of a gap so you can stretch your leg right out and its nearly half way up the fire wall.
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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

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I rented a BA recently for trip between 2 interstate capital cities. Melbourne to Adelaide actually. The cruise control was excellent and much better then older models I have driven. But there wasnt anywhere comfortable to put my left foot. I found the drive very uncomfortable. Is there a footrest available in any of the better models (above XT)?? This is a clear and annoying oversight by Ford. Maybe shorter legged people would find it acceptable (Iam just over 6ft, hardly a giant) My daily runabout is a 14 year old MANUAL Pulsar SSS, and it has plenty of room (the clutch and brake are well apart) and it has a foot rest. I imagine a manual Falcon must be dreadful.
Maybe they will rectify this problem hopefully
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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

Well is this a problem that other people have noticed, or am I just too picky or spoilt by having driven better designed cars?.
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Well is this a problem that other people have noticed, or am I just too picky or spoilt by having driven better designed cars?.
Yep it has been a problem for me since i picked it up from the dealer.I also have a Hilux ute and it has one which makes those long trips a bit more relaxing.
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Re: BA Faclon where do you put your LEFT foot?

the Auto BA's dont have as bad a problem as the Manuals do as there is less foot room in a Manual

there was talk of somebody makeing a footrest for the BA's but i dont know what happend there, i think it had something to do with the A.D.R.s

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Footrests were a popular selling point on cars in the 80s and early 90s. I think they were standard on EA era Falcons????
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