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Old 04-19-2003, 02:42   #1 (permalink)
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BA XR8 Auto

Now that the BA XR8 auto is now out has anybody driven one yet? I just want to know if there is anything different about it.
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Old 04-19-2003, 17:57   #2 (permalink)
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it has 4 gears instead of 5
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Old 04-20-2003, 04:13   #3 (permalink)
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laminge has one - why don't you read his thread, or PM him?

His thread is at:

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i think it needs to be mentioned that the auto changes gears 'automatically' (hence the name), where the manual you have to do it manually....


or was it the other way round?....
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:23   #6 (permalink)
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LOL - but not if you have the auto in SSS mode. It holds gear just like a manual (except under certain, low speed conditions).
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:35   #7 (permalink)
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nows not the time to get all technical on us...

btw what the hell is KSCOSUG? ive been racking my brain here
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:04   #8 (permalink)
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Yeh, sorry. Didn't mean to get too technical, but auto now has a different meaning. Still saps more power than a manual box though.

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Old 04-20-2003, 20:45   #9 (permalink)
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You guys are just pure enlightenment.

You forgot to mention the shift stick lokks different and it has pretty lights on it at night too.

I wonder what the driving is like compared to the manual (with trction controll OFF of course !

PS any one know what the sales figures are for XR8 and GT so far (what about all XRs compare to S SS & Clubsport.
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Old 04-20-2003, 21:11   #10 (permalink)
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you planning on buying redwards...?

get a test drive.
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