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Old 07-03-2002, 19:12   #1 (permalink)
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Gave up waiting for Barra

I gave up on waiting to get the new Barra XR8 falcon. I bought an Import Toyota Chaser. 206Kw from a twin turbo 2.5 six.

Just got sick of all the BS and waiting. Maybe you all can, but I cant live on deferred joy.

I m very happy with the new car!

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Old 07-03-2002, 19:26   #2 (permalink)
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You brought a Toyota?

Well as long as your happy I guess, each to his own.
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Old 07-03-2002, 19:36   #3 (permalink)
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BS and waiting hey?

Why do some people consider the hype of the new bara bs eludes me.

Enjoy the ricer!!!
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Old 07-03-2002, 19:56   #4 (permalink)
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Fair enough. Another 3 months is a while to wait for a 250-260kw XR8 Falcon.

Enjoy your new car! :s2:
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Old 07-03-2002, 20:23   #5 (permalink)
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I must admit I don't know what a Chaser is. But if it's anything like a Soarer, it hasn't got much in common with a Falcon anyway.

The hype is because this is a very important model for Ford. I don't particularly have time for being spoon-fed details about every nook and crannie of the new Falcon, but the important thing is that the product and its marketing is spot on overall.
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Old 07-03-2002, 20:25   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-03-2002, 20:35   #7 (permalink)
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Basically it the same size as a Falcon and a four door. Rear drive 2.5l inline six, DOHC twin turbo. Dusts of my friends 220 XR from a standing start.

All the mod cons you expect from a jap car.
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Old 07-03-2002, 20:40   #8 (permalink)
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Ah thanks. Actually I think I might know the one. I'll look out for it next time I'm at an importer's yard.
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Old 07-03-2002, 20:45   #9 (permalink)
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A Chaser is basically a RWD Avalon.
Its about as quick as an XR8, with the handling of a Fairlane

Dunno why Toyota didnt sell this here instead of the FWD US one we got.....
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Grey import eh? How's the insurance bill? Wait until things starting breaking too, parts cost heaps.
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