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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:30 pm 
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id go the BA for sure, i mean the AU looks like s**t one of the worst designed falcons ever, the BA is a very much vast improvement and it looks bloody mean as. the BA wins for sure without a doubt
worst designs ever how many head gaskets have you done?how about front rotors??i can see why you dont like the look of them but if you like your starwars front bar looks like a storm trooper wheres the rest of it yeah but my cars stock and looks like a peice of s**t please tell me whats the bad design parts of my au and ill try fix them only thing i can find is in a manual your arms need to be made from rubber to get to the ash tray and front window switches you need 30cm long arms but i can live with that
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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:50 pm 
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Chris and I hired a BA XT a couple of months ago just to have a cruise in and we were pleasantly suprised at how smooth and well it ran...I'd go for the BA for sure if you want a newer car, but I suppose it depends if ya gonna buy a car to drive as is.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:37 pm 
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I've driven 4 BA XT's and 5 AU XR8's and in my opinion the XT was an awesome car but it just didnt really grab me. I loved driving it and the cabin was great but it just didnt have the feel of the XR.

You floor the XT and it did go decently hard but a 6 cant compare to an 8.
Engine aside, the AU XR was just a betetr option for me.

I made my decision and now I have a car I not only love driving but also it's more than just a car if you get me.

And to all you insurance companies, F___ you

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:13 pm 
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Awesome stuff ebbes. Sounds like a beauty.

*meh* pratical issues like insurance come second to engine displacement... everytime.

Enjoy.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:23 pm 
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I've driven 4 BA XT's and 5 AU XR8's and in my opinion the XT was an awesome car but it just didnt really grab me. I loved driving it and the cabin was great but it just didnt have the feel of the XR.

You floor the XT and it did go decently hard but a 6 cant compare to an 8.
Engine aside, the AU XR was just a betetr option for me.

I made my decision and now I have a car I not only love driving but also it's more than just a car if you get me.

And to all you insurance companies, F___ you
so when do we get to see some pics ebbes just checked your profile and it looks like we have very simular taste ive got a au xr8 and a white eb you must be a good bloke with insurance i just went into racv forgot to mention lowered and exhaust and i pay $340 a year full comp im happy with that but im old lol but have had drink drive, and a few speeding fines
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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:37 pm 
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id go the BA for sure, i mean the AU looks like s**t one of the worst designed falcons ever, the BA is a very much vast improvement and it looks bloody mean as. the BA wins for sure without a doubt


you serious dude??? maybe im biased but ohwells everyone to there own i guess

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:11 pm 
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Nah, look at is as the package. The AU is the sports pack, has the sport brakes, sport suspension, sports seats and so on. The XT is still primarily designed as a family cruiser.

And besides that, the AU III XR8 is a little less common than the BA, and that body kit on them looks horn!! :D (Must say, the only AU that gets my vote)

f**k it man, well done, and have fun!! :P

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:15 pm 
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I had the same problem, i had to decide between a new XT or an auIII Xr8. I chose the ba and i havent looked back. i have lowered it, put a lukey exhaust with quad tips, limo tint, changed the brakes to different rotors with threaded and drilled discs, racing off the falcon and xt bucket seats and a few other little cosmetic changes. Plus im putting on 19" 5 spoke chromies, and i have taken off the falcon and xt badge. i get looks all the time, and people always say they like the job i have done on it. I wanna get into the motor now . . . does anyone have any suggestions?

GO the Ba . . . . YOU WONT REGRET IT, and u will save on insurance

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:36 am 
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i think any BA i6 owner mite feel a little regret anytime a AU V8 goes roaring past! 8-) unless of course you like looking at them from behind! mind you BA do have sexy asses..

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:13 am 
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I only have an AU XR6 and i LOVE IT!!!!! All these people that "diss" the AU XR Shape? Crazy crazy people! :shock: I'll have the XR over an XT any day!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:55 am 
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I will only ever drive XR's and own XR's. Once you've been bitten by the XR you cant go back. There is too much pride in it for the owner/driver.

I will own XR after XR until the day I die :twisted:
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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:42 pm 
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HAHA! the XR bug bites again, i too will be driving xr's.... but a nice GT-P would go down nicely too :D

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:51 pm 
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on the way home today i saw a damn fine v8 XT..

was all black, no spoiler, lowered, dark tint, and running 19's it seemed to be. very very sexy

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:34 pm 
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I've got an AUIII XR6.

Looking back, I wish I'd got an XR8 instead though.

Note to self: next time I have $$$ to spend and need a new car, get (at least) 8 cylinders.

If you want grunt, either s/c the BA I6 (costly + insurance hassle), or get some N/A AU XR8 lovin.
N/A sixes don't cut it for me in the torque (read: seat of pants) dept.
Mine's nice, but not good enough.

My rambling probably doesn't help you much though. Have fun.
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Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:30 am 
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fish_351 wrote:
I've got an AUIII XR6.

Looking back, I wish I'd got an XR8 instead though.

Note to self: next time I have $$$ to spend and need a new car, get (at least) 8 cylinders.

If you want grunt, either s/c the BA I6 (costly + insurance hassle), or get some N/A AU XR8 lovin.
N/A sixes don't cut it for me in the torque (read: seat of pants) dept.
Mine's nice, but not good enough.

My rambling probably doesn't help you much though. Have fun.
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