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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:05 am 
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hi there every1. i just wanted to confirm another thing thats put me off this XR... now dad treats this thing like s**t to be nice. while still in reverse and moving backwards he hammers it into D and starts accelerating while the car is still going backwards. and visa versa.. also moving into the P position when the cars still rolling foward. its a zf 6 speed and i cant help but feel this is damaging or going to damage the gear box..
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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:53 am 
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lol.... your dads a d**k! he's doing everything he can to f**k it!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:17 am 
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damn! talk about abusing the box!!!.. get him to stop immediatly.. zf's are not cheap to replace!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:51 pm 
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ive tried... he doesnt care. im over the whole car. got my eye on a BF 1 Ghia at the moment 44 000km dark blue $22 000, 6 speed ZF premium sound leather and dual zone

at the end of the day id much rather loose the premium sound and dual zone in his xr and end up buying a non thrashed xr with a/c and monochrome screen.. not like the speakers are any better on the premium sound
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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:53 pm 
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Company cars can do amazing things..... pity that you were due to get the car at the end. Personally, I wouldn't want that car as the box will be in a sad state after that abuse!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:44 pm 
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how do you know any other car hasnt been treated the same?
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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:23 pm 
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trust me this car is thrashed to death.. i think im gonna walk on it i dont have any intention of replacing a ZF gearbox in a years time
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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:00 pm 
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and in the end, It'll prolly be the only part that never needs attending to.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:10 pm 
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You could buy a nice V8 EL Ghia for the price of a new ZF....

Why does he treat it like that? Company car?

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Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Get it cheap off him and sell it then

 

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