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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:28 pm 
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Hey lads looking at buying a new car, your all gonna hate me but ive been looking at a R33, but 2 day i found a AU1 xr8 5speed 180,000kms for $13990 i had a drive, really nice handless great and that exhaust note! wooooooo sounded great, think with those kms and that price its worth it or should i hunt around a lil bit more. as id still really like to get another falcon.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:47 pm 
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$13k sounds good but I am not realy too sure what the going price is these days. Series 1 AU's are often overlooked because of their relativly low powered 185kw engines, but they have huge potential IMO and would be a good choice. 180,000kms isn't all that much for a V8 either.
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:52 pm 
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did the au1 only have 185? i thought it was 220 must be the series 2 that had 220 then. dam, im dead locked i wanna make a good quater pounder, the 8 has the potentail, i had a go in the skyza and it went real dam hard out did the 8 easy, but being a ford man, eerrrrrrrrr, just not a fan of the rice,

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Series 1 - 185kw, Series 2 - 200kw, Series 3 - 220kw (with some Series change-over exceptions).
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:08 pm 
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...........mmmmmmm, think ill keep on saving for a while. thanks guys.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:01 pm 
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I just got myself an AU2 XR8 220kw auto. Ex chaser with 120k's for $15995
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:05 pm 
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I just got myself an AU2 XR8 220kw auto. Ex chaser with 120k's for $15995
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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:06 pm 
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go any good? theres lots of auto 1s around but im really after a manual.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:06 am 
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All the AU engines got the same basic engine parts though, so there is a lot of potential in the 185kw engine. Get some extractors and a decent exhaust, then upgrade the cam and you should be around the 230-240kw mark, enough power to give the R33 a decent run for its money. I drive an R33 quite regularly and they are very nice cars, but personally it would be hard for me to choose a skyline over an XR8.
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:25 am 
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I have a AU3 220kw Manual which is awesome to drive, slightly larger then the turbo charged Galant I owned (dont hold that against me) but never the less you feel power when you are ripping through the gears.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:28 am 
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AUIII XR8's are horn!

If I saw one at the right price, it would be very hard to walk away from :)
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:49 pm 
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in the current auto supermarket theres a red series 3 au xr8 for $17990 drive away at cofee ford seemed very cheap for a series 3 it's even a decent price for a series 2

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:12 pm 
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wild6 wrote:
in the current auto supermarket theres a red series 3 au xr8 for $17990 drive away at cofee ford seemed very cheap for a series 3 it's even a decent price for a series 2


If this car was a manual with reasonable k's available in my area, I'd buy it no questions asked. They are such a hornbag of a car :)
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Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:15 pm 
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Yeah, ill save up 4 a while longer and see what comes my way.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:51 pm 
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Keep in mind though that if you get an AU XR8 (1, 2 or 3) and plan to mod it anyway with a full exhaust & cam, you'll get a very similar end result in rwkw and $$$ cost.

Their power output only differs greatly when left stock.

So, AUIXR8 = 185kw. Add full exhaust & cam (let's say $3000). As EDXR8 said, around 240kw.

AUIIIXR8 = 220kw. Add full exhaust & cam (again, $3000 as same parts being fitted). New power = 240ish kw once again.

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