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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:03 pm 
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I was just wondering on peoples opinions.....

If you were left with a choice on which car to buy BA futura or XR6, which one would you choose. AFAIK the main difference between the two is basically the interior seats, wheels and suspension, and everything else is basically the same between the models....

Now, say for arguments sake, current BA XT/Futura prices (02/03) are around the 11k mark and the same year XR6 is up around the 20k mark just changing the above mentioned to either the same spec or better, would still be better price wise to go for the futura is it not???

Now what are your thoughts???

P.s i couldnt really find a general forum for this thread :lol:
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:15 pm 
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at thoes prices i would go for the futura and spend the money saved on wheels, bodykit and lowering!
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:23 pm 
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I'd also buy the Futura at those prices and work on her with the saved money. However, if the prices were closer, definately XR6, the value of the nicer interior, wheels, suspension, bodykit alone is probably 5 grand+ cost to you if you were to do it to the Futura. Main advantage with doing up the Futura is you'll go custom choice wheels, bodykit, etc. probably instead of having Ford items like every other XR6...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:27 pm 
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If you're talking the Auto box, XT/Futura/Fairmont gets a 3.23 diff (LSD optional), XR6 gets a 3.45 diff (LSD optional), XR6T 3.45 LSD diff

Manuals across the range get the 3.45 diff (again LSD optional, except XR6T and XR8 where LSD is standard).

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:28 pm 
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I'd love to see a BA Futura go for 11K. s**t yeah! :)

If it were me, I'd theoritcally save myself 9K and buy the Futura. 9K for mods on a BA would be too nice!

But I think you will find that the gap (in general) wouldn't be that much for an XR6 and Futura in the same nick, with similar k's...
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:14 pm 
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Totally agree with everyone else.
The prices are a bit off the mark.
Here is what they look like:

2002 FORD FALCON

BA Futura Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $12,000 - $13,600
National average price - private sale $14,700 - $17,500
Price when new (RRP) $37,750


BA XR6 Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $15,800 - $17,700
National average price - private sale $19,200 - $22,500
Price when new (RRP) $38,695

So as you see there is not that much between the 2 as you have quoted in your post.

Buy whatever your pocket allows you to buy.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:28 pm 
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I bought a futura simply because it came up at the right price at the auctions

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:02 pm 
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mavs19 wrote:
Totally agree with everyone else.
The prices are a bit off the mark.
Here is what they look like:

2002 FORD FALCON

BA Futura Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $12,000 - $13,600
National average price - private sale $14,700 - $17,500
Price when new (RRP) $37,750


BA XR6 Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $15,800 - $17,700
National average price - private sale $19,200 - $22,500
Price when new (RRP) $38,695

So as you see there is not that much between the 2 as you have quoted in your post.

Buy whatever your pocket allows you to buy.


yeah those prices, im finding for the XT's, that was my mistake lol... but the gap im noticing still is roughly around 4k-5k
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Tomek wrote:
mavs19 wrote:
Totally agree with everyone else.
The prices are a bit off the mark.
Here is what they look like:

2002 FORD FALCON

BA Futura Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $12,000 - $13,600
National average price - private sale $14,700 - $17,500
Price when new (RRP) $37,750


BA XR6 Sedan 4dr SA 4sp 4.0i
Prices based on km 60,000 - 100,000
Trade in price guide $15,800 - $17,700
National average price - private sale $19,200 - $22,500
Price when new (RRP) $38,695

So as you see there is not that much between the 2 as you have quoted in your post.

Buy whatever your pocket allows you to buy.


yeah those prices, im finding for the XT's, that was my mistake lol... but the gap im noticing still is roughly around 4k-5k


I guess, possibly the biggest hurdle to overcome, would be street cred.

Is the extra street cred of the XR6 worth 4-5K to you? To some people, it is. Others will point to the power output of both motors and take the Futura.
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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:13 pm 
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XR6's hold their value much better. i would take one over the Futura if i had the money because of, better supporting seats, sportier feel to the interior, nice body kit, sportier suspension, rims etc.

where are you priorities? being young my priorities are not in my fellow passengers comfort or convenience with ride height etc, i want a fast, sporty nice looking package.

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Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:20 pm 
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For the Extra few grand the Xr might be better value, but the Trim is hardly anything different or exciting.
I reckon my mates BA Futura with 18" XR8's and Lowered looks better than any of the XR's anyway. There's too much plastic hanging off the XR's anyway. It has cleaner lines, but still with all the Colour coded stuff!
It is nice to have an XR though!
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