Old Car:BA XR6 New: 97 EL
Join Date: Feb 2001
Drive Experience: VT Commdore
I have driven a VT Crumbledoor today for the first time.
As a Die-Hard Ford Man, I hate to say it, but I was very impressed.
I found these Points:
* Commodore is Very Very Quiet (Apart from the engine) - AUII Is very noisy - road noise - suspension clunks from the back
* Commodore interior is not as bland as AUII - (IT ****s all over AU1 Interior)
*V6 is CRAP. Falcon Engine is MUCH BETTER, QUIETER, SMOOTHER and MORE RESPONSIVE.
*Commodores Brakes are ALOT better than Falcons
*Falcon's exterior styling is ALOT better than commodores (Unlike most people I love the AU Styling, VERY modern, commo looks old)
*Falcon Looks bigger (Much Bigger) INside, than commodore.
When I Drove the Commo the same route I usually go home, It was smooth sailing the whole way. Not a single squeak, rattle or thunk.
In My AUII I hear rear suspension clunks, rattles, and Road Noise.
(My AUII is 12 months old - 25,000 kms - VT was 18 months old - 45,000 kms)
Anyway, I will stick to my Falcons, I love them more. But sorry to say, I can see WHY the majority of the buying public is going for the commodore.
I know I am a ford fan, but I didn't want to lie and say the ford was better, I am just being Honest!