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Old 11-19-2001, 00:29   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, Just found this forum today after looking at the LS1.com forums. Quite fitting really since last month my ride has changed from a VT Commodore S to a AU II XR6 VCT. I have to say that I certainly have not regretted changing cars. The main reason I looked eslewhere from the Commodore was because I got tired of its build quality and the VT's faults (Clutch dieing after 55,000kays, brake vibration and heaps of other stuff) so after looking around the only option was really an XR.

I have to say from the moment I first drove the XR on some nice roads I knew I had made the right decision. I never thought the Commodore was a bad drivers car, until I drove the XR. The Steering and handling is years ahead of the commodore and I have to say now I don't mind the styling at all. Esp the front end, it looks bloody fantastic IMO.

So sorry commodore fans (hehe if there are any here) but I have to say that the AU is a much better car, some people may not want to admit that but hey thats their problem, not mine.

Pics to come soon:)
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Old 11-19-2001, 00:34   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! :s5

Glad you made the decision to convert from the "Dark Side". And congrats on your new ride.

Happy posting!! :s4
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Old 11-19-2001, 00:34   #3 (permalink)
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Thats great news. You joined the ford wagon just at the right time as there will be so many more fantastic products to come out of broadmeadows. Welcome to the boards mate.
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Old 11-19-2001, 00:38   #4 (permalink)
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Thats great news. You joined the ford wagon just at the right time as there will be so many more fantastic products to come out of broadmeadows. Welcome to the boards mate.
Thanks :)

Yeah there certainly are some great products to come. Love the look of the new T series, definatly the highlight of the Sydney Motor Show for mine and after reading the semi review on it in Motor I think HSV may have some problems.
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Old 11-19-2001, 00:45   #5 (permalink)
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Hi and welcome.Great post and I'm sure all the Ford fans here including myself will enjoy reading that.Looking forward to the pic's.
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Old 11-19-2001, 00:47   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard, your words are music to my ears. I love hearing bad stories about the Dunnydores.

Some may recall I was looking around for a VS Calias, well after much thought and arm twisting from EF Guy I am going to stay with the Blue Oval, just have to work out now what I want, am in no hurry to buy though.
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:00   #7 (permalink)
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Thats great news BOF 351. I was pretty dissapointed to hear that you were changing camps. If your not in A Hurry then hows about waiting a year for a new AV?
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:05   #8 (permalink)
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XR6VCT, nice to have you here mate! Its always nice to hear news likes yours any I am sure you wont be the last to bring us such great story of newly found love! :s6:

Enjoy your ride mate and I am looking forward to the pics and specs.

BOF 351, I am sure you wont have a problem making a decision mate. There is a EB GT Manual in the West Aust. for 23k. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I wish i had the cash :s2:
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Welcome to the Board.

Great story you have there so thanks for sharing that with us.

As said up further we appreciate hearing good stories like yours as we have had a few leave the blue oval for the dark side on the board you mentioned.
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:37   #10 (permalink)
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XR6VTC,
Welcome aboard mate, great to have a convert from the dark side. The blue oval is definitly on the come back. Hope you enjoy your stay with us ford crazies. :s2: :s2:

BOF351,
Good stuff mate, hehe just carrying my duties as a blue oval man. I'm sure you'll have years of happy driving sticking with Ford.
In the past i've nearly got converted myself, believe me though it's worth staying. :s5 :s5
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