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Old 04-16-2003, 07:58   #1 (permalink)
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Improvements for BA series 2.

What suggestions (easily doable) have you guys got for the BA to make it better for series 2?

I've got two:

1- Electrically foldable side mirrors, either by incar switch (possibly part of the L/R adjusting switch) or better yet as part of the key fob locking system; lock vehicle and side mirrors fold in, unlock vehicle side mirrors fold back eg: the Chrystler Voyagers.

2- On the GT/GT-P, when ignition is switched the starter button blinks at say twice the rate the indicators would (to get your attention) and then switches off completely when motor is running, this would stop that red glow reflecting off the windscreen at night.

What do you think? got any more to make the Best Falcon ever even better?
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Old 04-16-2003, 08:14   #2 (permalink)
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Ummm whre do I begin?


Id like to see:
on XT- traction control optional
Futura- fine the way it is, but needs climate control and sunroof for showroom apeal.
Fairmont/ Ghia- standard sat nav, rear trip computer so no one asks how long to go.
FPV/ XRs- 270kW XR8 250kW Xr6T and 300kW GT
6 speed Manual or shorter geared 5 speed.
Ute- XLT semi luxury model replaces XL-which is cheaper with less equipment to deal with Holden One Tonner.
Wagon- V8 or sports model
New cheaper thatn XT model


Across Range- apart from the inevitable weight loss and 6 speed auto, Id like to see the V8 tued to 230kW and a new greenish colour added to the range. Return to using the AUs steering system for superior handling and heavier steering. Adopt some of the Europea and American Ford technology, i.e ESP, curtain airbags and telematics. Holden will be doing this with the VZ. With these cahnges, the BA wil be tehe perfect car, but ultimately leave no roomfor improvement

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and for god sake do something about those friggin instruments . When the light reflects on them you cant see a damn thing. Pretty shocking for a car made in the sunburnt country.
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Ummm whre do I begin?


Id like to see:
on XT- traction control optional
i thought it did have it as an option. I swear Wheels said it was a "late inclusion".
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Old 04-16-2003, 17:16   #5 (permalink)
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All Wheel Drive for the XR6T to give it to those GTR Skylines.

Maybe not for BAII though.

On a side note where is Commodore going to go after the VZ?

maybe the WA??
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* Weight loss
* New auto box
* 18's standard on XR8
* Better manual box on XR6T, or a better box as an available option on it, or alternatively see an FPV incarnation of the XR6T
* Complete and utter destruction of all GT stripes
* A change of rims for the GT/Pursuit
* Manual option for V8 Ghia
* TV Tuner / video input option for premium ICC
* MP3-cd capability in premium ICC


That'll do me.
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Ok heres my suggestions:

- Definitly a weight decrease
- Tremec Manual transmission for XR6-T
- Return of the velour/cloth roof lining
- 3.45:1 Diff for the XR8
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All valid improvements, as long as it doesn't mean huge price increase across the range.

I like the folding mirror idea. I have to fold my drivers side mirror in when ever i park it in my garage. It should be an option on all models.
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I'll go with Strider and Sparkles' posts, a big thumbs up to all points... have to admit those stripes are getting to me!

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But you forgot one very important thing...

Twin pipes that exit either side at the rear bumper! Dammit!
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I know I'm living in the past and it'll never happen but how about;

Less electronic gadgets/gizmos
(Is it really that hard to wind your own windows or move the seat)
Less luxo appointments, thus achieving
Less weight!

I could also probably forgo an airbag or two, after all the car should pull up quicker now that it doesn't weigh so much.

So a lower price should be possible too.
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