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Old 08-15-2003, 01:03   #1 (permalink)
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mad BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

... and the spectre of cost cutting rears its ugly head yet again.

How in hells name can the BA XR series NOT receive a rear centre armrest / cupholders? Even with the leather option? It's downright staggering! How many cents are saved by this decision? Who actually prefers to not even HAVE THE BLOODY OPTION???

If Ford really thinks that it's unnecessary, then why does it appear at all, and particularly, only on the upper spec models!?!?

How is there any "value adding" for the consumer in the lower models, by the absense of the armrest? There is none - simple cost cutting.

Come on Ford, how hard can it be to "spec up" the rear seats? Sheesh..
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I agree completely. Have started a thread on ************.com re getting the relevant parts from Ford and getting a motor trimmer to do this as an aftermarket job.

If they suddenly decided to do it as a running change, at least I could buy the whole kit and caboodle and just fit it. Maybe no cheaper , but less hassle.

I understand some early cars, possibly NZ delivery had the rear central armrest.

Leather trim means a bit of upmarket luxury - falls flat without the armrest.

Any ideas on the best way to achieve the desired outcome are very welcome.

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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

I think I have been censored - maybe I'm not allowed to mention other forums! edited by russellw
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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

My car has these and I can honestly say they have never been used. Most people who sit in the back seat wouldn't even spot them. I think it's just a nice to have feature.
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Old 08-15-2003, 05:07   #5 (permalink)
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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

Agree

Not only do i expect to have one in the xr range, but so do the kids when they want to draw and rest on long trips!

Ohhh, that feeling in my butt again - yes have been cost saved yet again -

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The rear Centre Arm Rest was first introduced in the XR range with the EF and continued into the EL. I think the AU XRs with Leather Trim had them and the ones with Cloth Trim didn't.

I find this a very handy feature when sitting in the back of a Falcon on a long trip.

Now you even have to option an LSD in a base XR6, they also were standard in the EF and EL XR6.
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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

Yes, I am disappointed they didn't come with the rear arm rest as well :(
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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

The Rear Centre Armrests were deleted from the XR series (along with all that paint from under the hood/bottom of the doors) so as to save weight on an already lard arse car ! (tongue in cheek) Money has absolutley nothing to do with it. Well thats my theory & I'm sticking with it !
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Re: BA XR rear centre armrest - or lack of!

I'm not that worried about the missing centre arm rest. I'd be more pissed about having to option a spare alloy wheel and with the XR6 NA having to option the LSD.

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All XR models start life as a XT and the base model has no centre arm rest for the rear seat.
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