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Old 01-06-2005, 14:44   #1 (permalink)
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Just a quick post, in December I flew to Sydney and picked up a rental and after spending time on the south coast with my sister, we continued to drive down the Pacific Highway to Melbourne.
The rental was a BA Falcon and had about 4,500 kms on the clock on pick up, so it was pretty new. There were 5 of us, me, my wife, my 3 sons (17, 14,11) on board with a full boot of 4 suitcases. I can not complain about the performance of the car, the fuel consumption was pretty damn good, considering all the wieght on board, overall was a pretty good experience.
I only had one complaint, and that was the seats, after about an hour, I found the squab of the seats to become very uncomfotable, giving me a numb bum, so as to say, my wife also commented on this. Now in total we did 1600 kms, and after each stint it was so nice to get out of the car to relieve the numb bum.
I know that I dont experience this in either my car (T3 TS50), or my wifes car (Mazda 6). At times I do more than 3 hr stints behind the wheel, in either of these cars, and dont have this problem.
So I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this or is it just me?
My comment on the BA is as I have said before, its a very nice, capable, easy car to drive, but its not an exciting car to drive, maybe I am just spoilt
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Your just use to the performance seats, the XT does have crap seats however!

The XR / FPV seats are much much better!
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My father in law has an BA XT as his work car and the seats are crap, the seats in my wife's EL are better then whats in the XT, I had a '03' BA XR6 and it had great seats, then traded up to my FPV GT and the seats in it are even better.
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Your just use to the performance seats, the XT does have crap seats however!

The XR / FPV seats are much much better!
Thats what i was saying, dont think I could live with the car with those seat on a daily basis, which is a shame for a otherwise good comfortable car to drive
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I think Ford have changed the materials used in the seats.

I had an Early Build BA XR6 (Oct 02) and the seats felt firm and supportive, they felt great.

My wife had a later version BA XR6 (Jul 04) and the seats felt completely different. They looked the same, but hers were really really soft and spongy and offered no support in comparison to mine, they got uncomfortable on long trips. Both cars were purchased new,
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Thats what i was saying, dont think I could live with the car with those seat on a daily basis, which is a shame for a otherwise good comfortable car to drive
How did you go with only one head rest per occupant?
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How did you go with only one head rest per occupant?
always got to be one smart a** picking on us 2 headed tasmanians
good thing you got the friendly head today
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