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Old 11-15-2001, 04:12   #1 (permalink)
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Question Au Ii Xr6 Vct

Recently purchased an AU2 XR6 VCT, Oct 2000 build, all options with 20000 km's on the clock.

Having a beer at the local tonight, and it was a 50/50 discussion.

50% of the people said that they had heard great reviews aout this model, while the other 50% had heard that they were a lemon and had nothing but problems.

Whilst I expect some in the negative 50% are Holden fans, can anyone give me any info on this model.

More importantly, what (if any) should i be looking out for over the remaining warranty period.

Thanks in advance.......
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I haven't heard anything that you should be concerned about specifically with that model. There are VCt owners on this board so I am sure they will say if there is something. Being an IRS car you may experience some problems with the diff. Seems to be a problem with a high percentage of IRS Fords and Holdens for that matter
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Can't say I've heard anything directly negative, are you sure they just weren't talking about the AU in general (wash my mouth out)?
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I cant say there are any mechanical problems with them. They are a fantastic car. But like Ian said, you may diff trouble on the IRS model.

But if you get annoyed by the little niggling problems, you might get a few *Ducks from flames*
I have found: Door seal chatter, dash creaks and groans, and suspension clunks..
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Old 11-15-2001, 15:36   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome Dinga, good to see another Penrith lad on the forums.

I've got an August 2000 build XR6 HP. I've had no diff worries so far, but with the IRS you might come across them. They may have had the fix done already, but monitor it anyway.

Otherwise, the VCT is a good car. The 4.0l engine has standard things to check and look out for like rocker cover leaks (look for oil around the top of the engine), head gasket leaks (coolant loss is a typical sign), but you probably won't see these during the warranty period.

If you're planning to go crazy with mods, the VCT isn't the preferred version of the AU Intech 4.0ls. But stock, it's a smoother, slightly better revving engine than the HP.
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