I mean, what do you really need to know is happening in your car?
Speed ...... tick
Water temp ...... tick
Petrol ...... tick
|1967 XR Falcon|
Anything else, such as battery charging and oil pressure, are covered by warning lights: they come on when you turn on the ignition; then they go off if everything is OK. What could be easier than that? The upside is that you are not unduly distracted and you can keep your eyes on the road and check out the chicks that are checking you out. (I know, I know, I'm dreamin'!)
But if you were a rev head and wanted to impress ya mates, you'd go for the sports dash.
|XC Falcon GS|
I must admit that I really like this dash design in a late 70s Falcon. I've owned a couple of XC Falcons and I'd like to have one now. The major addition was the rev counter. That's it on the left with the red thingy. I dunno why they put it there, engine valve bounce gave you an aural warning that you were over revving the engine long before you got to the red line, saving you from even looking at the dash. The other gauge was for oil pressure.
|XE Falcon ESP|
|BF XR Falcon (I think)|
The reason the dash cluster is smaller is because there is a lot of electronic items competing for space now. So they introduced more displays in the centre console stack.