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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-03, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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How close is the falcon to EU design rules?

Anyone have a guess at how close the Falcon is to continential EU design regs? Or places where it would most definately need modification?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-03, 11:36 PM
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Re: How close is the falcon to EU design rules?

I know a caompany called Verte sold the AU ute as the tempest in the UK - don't know what the story is re BA though...
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-03, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: How close is the falcon to EU design rules?

Im actually looking at the continental EU design rules, I know what basically the verte have had done.. the continental rules I belive a diffrent enough (although these rules are now comming into effect in the UK too)...
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I read years ago that our design regs' are more demanding to the point of annoyance to car makers, more than most other countries around the globe so on that matter we're ok but the places like the U.S. want rebounding front bumpers, the Japanese want cleaner and quieter engines and Europe just needs motors that won't use too much fuel!

Complying with that stuff costs money but the small things like mandatory child seats' harness points, longer full length wiper blades as standard and dozens of other strange esoteric rules is what stops, for example, the Japanese being able to freely import their vehicles here because the government here asks for alot of compliance in almost trivial areas.

I mean, what does a high powered Japanese sports car going to need mandatory child safety harness points for?

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