I liked the good old days when they went up in class properly. The stock Falcon looked like one, the Futura had the few extras, then with the Fairmont you started with chrome etc. I know this whole XT means linked to XR is a positive thing, purely for marketing though, I don't like it :( Looking at the EF, the Fairmont had a nicer front bumper including slots for the fog lamps whereas the Gli and Futura had the plainer bumper. I'd prefer something like this than making the base XT look better than the Fairmont from virtually every angle! Using what you said above, shouldn't the Futura have the tinted lights seeing it's above the XT? Hehe, I know I'm whinging, but I don't like this Commodore, if you can't beat them, join them path.
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