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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:41 pm 
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Not as fast, faster.. probably not as fun in the twisties but the tiptronic function is good.


How did you come to this conclusion? (just interested :) )

I would have thought that the manual would have had the edge, especially off the line...

Also, the Ford dealer that told that bloke that a manual will cost MORE. What a load of s**t!!!

It's the auto that is the cost option, not the other way around....


well i came to sort of the same conclusion after i posted this 6 months ago, have a read through it. http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight=

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:55 pm 
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new autos are pretty bloody good, but I dont think they'll every have the fun factor of a manual.
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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:54 pm 
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downingj wrote:
fnp wrote:
Not as fast, faster.. probably not as fun in the twisties but the tiptronic function is good.


How did you come to this conclusion? (just interested :) )

I would have thought that the manual would have had the edge, especially off the line...

Also, the Ford dealer that told that bloke that a manual will cost MORE. What a load of s**t!!!

It's the auto that is the cost option, not the other way around....


I drove a couple of manual XT's when I was looking for mine (which is auto btw) - there's not many of them around, I can tell you. The auto is definately quicker - the 5 speed box is really a bit too clunky to be good for serious hooning. Technically, all BA XT's were manual with automatic as a cost option, but pretty well everyone gets an auto because we're turning into a nation of fat Americanized lazy slobs, the land of the automatic transmission and home of the fat. Not that I'm knocking autos.. I prefer it, because I too am lazy :)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:02 am 
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have been in a auto xt; didnt think much of it at the time.

personally id like the auto, not in ba tho - i would want the 6 speed with triptronic.

perfect for the lazy, bit of control when you need/want it..

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:47 am 
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have been in a auto xt; didnt think much of it at the time

Interesting.
I was pretty impressed when I had a drive of my mates XT.
Admittedly, I had come straight out of my Auto ED :P
There pretty bloody quick for a stocker.
They rip burnouts pretty well too, even with 17's on 'em ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:10 am 
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Steady ED wrote:
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have been in a auto xt; didnt think much of it at the time

Interesting.
I was pretty impressed when I had a drive of my mates XT.
Admittedly, I had come straight out of my Auto ED :P
There pretty bloody quick for a stocker.
They rip burnouts pretty well too, even with 17's on 'em ;)


Agreed. I was bloody impressed with my mates BA AUTO UTE and there's only ever been one other auto Falc that's impressed me (XR6T :) ).

The bloody thing had nearly as much grunt as my car and he's is stock...

FNP, I appreciate that you've driven both manual and auto BA XT, but I need 0-100 and 0-400 metre times :wink:

Seat of the pants is hard to judge by (unless there really is a noticable difference) when talking about the same powered vehicle. Plus, in a Motor mag dyno test, a manual produced 4rwk more than an auto......come to think of it, I think they did a 0-100 and 0-400 metre test on it.

I'm at work at the moment, working hard.............................................when I get home, I'll check it out and let you guys know....
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:39 am 
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Im lazy ill have an auto anytime

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:52 am 
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downingj wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Daniel wrote:
have been in a auto xt; didnt think much of it at the time

Interesting.
I was pretty impressed when I had a drive of my mates XT.
Admittedly, I had come straight out of my Auto ED :P
There pretty bloody quick for a stocker.
They rip burnouts pretty well too, even with 17's on 'em ;)


Agreed. I was bloody impressed with my mates BA AUTO UTE and there's only ever been one other auto Falc that's impressed me (XR6T :) ).

The bloody thing had nearly as much grunt as my car and he's is stock...

FNP, I appreciate that you've driven both manual and auto BA XT, but I need 0-100 and 0-400 metre times :wink:

Seat of the pants is hard to judge by (unless there really is a noticable difference) when talking about the same powered vehicle. Plus, in a Motor mag dyno test, a manual produced 4rwk more than an auto......come to think of it, I think they did a 0-100 and 0-400 metre test on it.

I'm at work at the moment, working hard.............................................when I get home, I'll check it out and let you guys know....


what have you done to your car?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:22 am 
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downingj wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
Daniel wrote:
have been in a auto xt; didnt think much of it at the time

Interesting.
I was pretty impressed when I had a drive of my mates XT.
Admittedly, I had come straight out of my Auto ED :P
There pretty bloody quick for a stocker.
They rip burnouts pretty well too, even with 17's on 'em ;)


Agreed. I was bloody impressed with my mates BA AUTO UTE and there's only ever been one other auto Falc that's impressed me (XR6T :) ).

The bloody thing had nearly as much grunt as my car and he's is stock...

FNP, I appreciate that you've driven both manual and auto BA XT, but I need 0-100 and 0-400 metre times :wink:

Seat of the pants is hard to judge by (unless there really is a noticable difference) when talking about the same powered vehicle. Plus, in a Motor mag dyno test, a manual produced 4rwk more than an auto......come to think of it, I think they did a 0-100 and 0-400 metre test on it.

I'm at work at the moment, working hard.............................................when I get home, I'll check it out and let you guys know....


what have you done to your car?


I have a JMM DEV3HL kit installed and high flo cat with s/s 2 1/2" exhaust. I've had her on the dyno and she punched out 149rwk
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:37 am 
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nice :)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:48 am 
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smiley235 wrote:
nice :)


I know :wink:

Is yours a 5 speed?
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:48 pm 
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nah, 3sp auto cpi gas guzzling, gear slipping, over revving pain in the a**. :D

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:26 pm 
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nah, 3sp auto cpi gas guzzling, gear slipping, over revving pain in the a**. :D


Oh well, at least she's a hot lookin' Ford mate. What more can you ask for? :)
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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:55 pm 
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downingj wrote:
FNP, I appreciate that you've driven both manual and auto BA XT, but I need 0-100 and 0-400 metre times :wink:

I'll have a BA XT Auto 1/4 time after tonight.
Maybe also a BA XR6 Ute Manual time as well, depending if the driver b**ch up or not.
The XT has beaten the Ute before, not officially though.
If you know what I mean ;)

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:51 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
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FNP, I appreciate that you've driven both manual and auto BA XT, but I need 0-100 and 0-400 metre times :wink:

I'll have a BA XT Auto 1/4 time after tonight.
Maybe also a BA XR6 Ute Manual time as well, depending if the driver b**ch up or not.
The XT has beaten the Ute before, not officially though.
If you know what I mean ;)


Sound like tonight will be a good night then? :)

Let us know what they pull if ya can hey?
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