Originally posted by carazy
more features on the base model like duel air bags on the futura and front power windows on the base GLI. They also retuned the suspention and made a S pack avalible again with the tickford suspention.
no changes to the exterior or interior though.
absolutley brillient car though I had one and loved every minute in it.
I created a thread on this topic a while back: http://discussions.fordforums.com/sh...ghlight=series
I can assure you that dual airbags was reserved for the Fairmont Ghia until the AU II made the feature standard on all models - unless the EL II had it, then it was dropped with the AU I (which I doubt).
Similarly, electric front windows became standard on the AU update in '99 (as distinguished from the 2000 AU series II).
The big change was a 185 kW engine for the XR8. However, I am not convinced that EL series II should be called that. I still refer to it as the EL update.